News & Stories

People & Places - Deanery Merger update
26th February 2020
One of the key aims of the P&P framework is to consolidate our 13 existing deaneries into six new larger deaneries. Each new deanery will be better resourced with a full-time Area Dean, a half-time support officer and access to parish book-keepin
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​Church Leaders come to Spring Harvest for free!
26th February 2020
Spring Harvest are passionate about serving and equipping the local church and want to widen the reach of the event to churches who haven’t been to Spring Harvest in recent years. Our vision is for people to encounter God, to be inspired by Hi
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​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation
26th February 2020
'Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.As Lent begins today – Ash Wednes
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The ​Revd Peter Haywood
18th February 2020
The Revd Peter Haywood, first vicar of St Thomas' Garretts Green, died peacefully in his sleep on 15 February aged 93. Peter was appointed Bishop’s Chaplain to develop church life and superintend the construction of the new St Thomas&rsquo
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​Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Parishes & Chaplaincies
17th February 2020
Churches should already be following best-hygiene practices that include advising parishioners with coughs and sneezes to refrain from handshaking during The Peace and to receive Communion in one kind only.Please click here to read further detai
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The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life"
12th February 2020
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched his 2020 Lent Book, “Saying Yes to Life” by Ruth Valerio.Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent
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Spiritual Accompaniment Training Course
12th February 2020
A one-year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians.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 their life and faithare stable and
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​The pod in search of a church car park
12th February 2020
It may be just 8ft by 6ft – with bed, toilet and USB socket – but for a homeless person it’s a potential life saver. The Amazing Grace Spaces pod – officially an urban emergency sleeping hut – has a coded lock to protect
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Pathways for Discipleship
12th February 2020
Seven opportunities in March/April to learn about the renewed pathways for discipleship and servant-leadership coming in September 2020.A renewed journey of discipleship will be running across Church of England Birmingham from September 2020.The aim
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Notification of Appointments
6th February 2020
The Revd Sue ChandlerAssistant Priest (SSM), Olton, Diocese of BirminghamTo be: Associate Priest (SSM), Solihull, Diocese of Birmingham (29 March 2020)The Revd Peter Law-JonesVicar of Shirley, Diocese of BirminghamTo retire from this position (12 Apr
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