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Mental health in English communities a leading concern for clergy, survey finds
6th February 2018
Mental health problems in local communities are now one of the biggest social issues Church of England clergy encounter, according to new research.A survey of more than 1,000 senior clergy has found that the proportion reporting that mental health is
Open Mental health in English communities a leading concern for clergy, survey finds

City Pastors - providing a calming, caring presence in the city
6th February 2018
City Pastors is an initiative involving volunteers from local churches working in partnership with Birmingham’s Westside and Southside Business Improvement Districts to ensure that the city is a safe, vibrant environment for everyone who visits
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Survey: a history of the Malawi-Birmingham Partnership
6th February 2018
The Malawi Birmingham Partnership has been a channel of blessing to Birmingham and Malawi alike over its 50 year history. Revd Richard Tucker (Malawi Partnership Officer 2011-17) is researching this history with a view to writing a book. He has produ
Open Survey: a history of the Malawi-Birmingham Partnership

Doing healthy ministry together: the Sheldon Hub
5th February 2018
The Hub is an ambitious, online, collaborative resource for mutual care by and for people in ministry. The conversations are rich, honest and real, some light-hearted, others full of pain that is hard to share locally. It was launched in 2017, it is
Open Doing healthy ministry together: the Sheldon Hub

Reader Licensing 2018 in Birmingham Cathedral
3rd February 2018
The newly licensed Readers gather with Bishop Anne outside the Cathedral after the service - from the left: Phil Taylor, Hay Mills; Mark Simons, SS Mary and Anne Moseley; Alan Walker, Water Orton; Pete Brayshaw, St Peter Harborne; Mary Withers, St B
Open Reader Licensing 2018 in Birmingham Cathedral

Launch of £5million Anniversary Fund
1st February 2018
In 2018 the Garfield Weston Foundation is 60 years old and to celebrate, we are launching a one-off grants scheme, the Weston Anniversary Fund. This Fund will provide Capital grants ranging from £30,000 to £150,000.Weston Anniversary Fund
Open Launch of £5million Anniversary Fund

​BCM's Sponsored Sleepout: Friday 16th February
1st February 2018
Birmingham City Mission's annual Sponsored Sleepout will be16th February. You are very welcome to bring your youth group to the event which aims to raise money for our work with the homeless and to raise awareness of the growing issue of homelessness
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Spiritual Accompaniment - A one year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians
1st February 2018
Birmingham Forum for Spiritual Directors and CompanionsSeptember 2018 to July 2019Who is the course for?The course is open to Christians of any denomination. Those seeking a place would be people who:find others turn naturally to them to talk about t
Open Spiritual Accompaniment - A one year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians

​Planning for Godparents' Sunday - 6 May 2018
1st February 2018
Godparents are really special to families. Now in its third year, Godparents’ Sunday is gaining momentum as a great way to support godparents of all ages. See what it’s all about and browse some ideas for making the most of the opportuni
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Theological Reading Group 2018 - On the Freedom of a Christian
24th January 2018
It is just over five hundred years since Martin Luther put forward his 95 theses and so started off the Reformation. Since then he has often been referred to but not so often studied or read. Hence the Theological Reading Group propose to concentrate
Open Theological Reading Group 2018 - On the Freedom of a Christian

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