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Birmingham City Mission's Christmas appeal
11th November 2019
Christmas is a time when ‘home’ becomes a special place. Somewhere that feels secure and safe. Smells that waft from the kitchen bring back memories of our childhood. The laughter and hugs that are given as presents are shared and opened.
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BCM Reverse Advent Calendar
11th November 2019
Birmingham City Mission has produced a BCM Reverse Advent Calendar to help stock up the shelves at their food bank. The idea is, rather than (or as well as!) treating yourself every day through Advent, give to somebody else who needs
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Appointment of a new Diocesan Secretary
7th November 2019
The Bishop of Birmingham and the Chair of the Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance (BDBF) are delighted to announce, after an extensive recruitment and discernment process, the appointment of a new Diocesan Secretary from 1st January 2020. Dr Jan Sma
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​Counting church visitor numbers goes digital in the Great Church Visitor Count
5th November 2019
The Great Church Visitor Count will analyze the difference between the number of entries recorded in a church visitor book and the actual number of visitors who pass through the door.Churches and chapels will monitor and record the number of visitors
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​Parishes can now invest their savings fossil-free
5th November 2019
Many of our parishes have been accustomed to investing their savings with the CBF (Central Board of Finance) Church of England Funds, and a number of us have been concerned that those investments should not be in businesses which contribute to global
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Mission trip to South Africa and Mozambique
5th November 2019
News of Rev Nigel and Erin Traynor, St Mary’s Pype Hayes 2000 – 2018, now working at Mercy Air South Africa and ASAM MozambiqueFour years ago, five church members joined Nigel and Erin on a ‘mission trip’ to South Africa and M
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Bishop's Comment: Words of eternal life
5th November 2019
Words similar to those of the prophet Isaiah can be expected ‘in a Manifesto near you’ any time soon, “Behold I create new heavens and a new earth”, with the spin-doctors’ line following, “and the former things sha
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​John Henry Newman and the Church of England: Then & Now
4th November 2019
The Bishop of Birmingham’s Lecture: St Alban’s, Highgate which took place on 23rd of September 2019Serenhedd JamesWHEN, during his lifetime, John Henry Newman was called a saint, he was both amused and embarrassed. “I have no tenden
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50th anniversary of women being admitted to Reader ministry
4th November 2019
A service to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women being admitted to Reader ministry was held in Birmingham Cathedral on the evening of 21st July this year. Bishop David officiated and Canon Dr Paula Gooder was the preacher.Bishop David had sent an
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The Churchwarden's Yearbook 2020
4th November 2019
The annual diary and source of information used by churchwardens and clergy in England and Wales is now available. The diary especially designed for churchwardens covers: Advent 2019 – Epiphany 2021, with additional pages for planning 2021One-
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