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Bishop's Message: The Sorrow that Heals
4th October 2021
In a time of grief or loss can you and I cherish those memories that are fruitful and life-giving and put away those that are corrosive and hopeless? 
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Father Gerry, a chaplain to all faiths and none
22nd September 2021
Father Gerry is passionate about young people being given the chance to think through issues for themselves as well as being exposed to the faith of others and given language to talk about their own beliefs whilst respecting and gaining insight into others.
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COP15 - the UN Conference on Biodiversity
14th September 2021
COP15, set up to tackle the biodiversity loss and extinction emergency.
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Bishop's Comment: Taking Notice
26th August 2021
For people of faith, giving attention to inner and outer responses to the daily routines or can nourish their relationship with God and the world.
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Bishop's Comment: ‘One more step along the world I go’
2nd August 2021
The lyrics of this journeying hymn by Daniel Shiells with its bouncy tune are often sung with passion and meaning in rousing school assemblies.
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Where do you feel most connected to God?
27th July 2021
Many churches across the diocese have started creating worshipping spaces outside, from Forest Church in Shirley and Sutton Coldfield to Outdoor Church on the Lickey Hills.
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New CofE Secondary Academy in Yardley Wood is complete
27th July 2021
‘The Church of England has a vision for offering excellent education for everyone everywhere, and so we are delighted to be able to open a brand new secondary school in this part of Birmingham for local children and their families.'
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Comment from Bishop David regards racially motivated criticism of Euro 2020 players
12th July 2021
After the excitement of Euro 2020 and yesterday’s Final at Wembley, I am saddened and dismayed by racially motivated criticism directed at players.
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‘Wherever you find joy, go with it’
29th June 2021
There is a longing more than ever in a pandemic for holy-days that offer a change from the daily round bringing rest, recreation, and moments of pure joy.
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The Road to Glasgow
21st June 2021
Increasingly the world’s environmental hopes and fears are focused on the COP26 conference to take place in Glasgow in November 2021.
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