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CofE Environment Bulletin
16th December 2019
2019 has seen the climate move up everyone’s agendas, within and outside the Church. The national Environmental Working Group have recently issued a call to action and staff have started work on vital projects such as energy audits, developing
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​Which magazine is best?
16th December 2019
The search is on for Britain's best church magazine. Entries are now invited for the annual competition run by the Association for Church Editors (ACE)."Church magazines are often a forgotten but effective means of communication," says Sally Churchus
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​Introduction to Further Education Chaplaincy Videos
9th December 2019
Did you know that 2.2 million people in England are studying and training at a Further Education or Sixth Form College? Did you know that FE and Sixth Form colleges educate a higher proportion of 16-19s than school sixth forms? Did you know that ther
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​Anna Chaplaincy
9th December 2019
Named after the faithful widow Anna, who appears with Simeon in Luke’s gospel, Anna Chaplaincy is non-judgemental, person centred spiritual care for older people of all faiths and none. In June 2019, Anna Chaplaincy began in the Emmanuel group
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Festive Film Promotes
9th December 2019
Following the encouraging engagement with last year’s Christmas film, the Diocese of St Albans has released another short film for 2019. In the film 'Choir Wars: Battle of the Carol Singers’, two choirs discover that it ta
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​Building work begins on Brand New School!
9th December 2019
On the 11 November 2019 work officially began on the building of Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy. To officially kick things off we held a 'ground breaking ceremony' to commemorate the moment. Bishop David led the ceremony and
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​Promote Christmas services without the hassle
4th December 2019
Go Chatter... have launched a new website ( where Churches, in less than 5 minutes, can customise their own video advert for events and services.You don’t need video editing skills or a creative bone in your body!
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Bishop's Comment: Take up your cross
4th December 2019
Which is easier to say, take up your cross or write down your cross?This General Election I have been asked more often than in any other by individuals to discuss their dilemma about where to place their mark on the ballot paper. Former certainties a
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​P&P: A great start to the new year!
3rd December 2019
The new church year got off to a great start in Erdington on Advent Sunday 1 December. Over 150 people gathered with Bishop David to launch the new Deanery of Aston and Sutton Coldfield and to welcome a new full time Area Dean, Lay Chair and Deanery
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​Full-time Area Dean of Handsworth & Central
3rd December 2019
The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Douglas Machiridza as the first full-time Area Dean of the new deanery of Handsworth and Central, subject to satisfactory completion of the usual checks.Douglas is currentl
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