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​Reaching into your neighbourhood
30th October 2019
You've probably seen 'Permission to Smile' banners around Birmingham encouraging people to be friendly and 'greet someone today'. Did you know that this high-profile Birmingham campaign was started and is led by Christians, from the leadership of So
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​2019 Advent Calendar launches with competition
30th October 2019
The 2019 Real Advent Calendar has been officially launched with a new 24 page Christmas story-activity book, a children’s competition, with profits helping to transform the lives of children in Kenya.David Marshall, from the Meaningful Chocolat
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Space for prayer
30th October 2019
The Chapel at St Michael’s, Hall Green, had been fallen into disuse. The church congregation worked over two years to re decorate, repair the lighting, new carpet and more to return this prayer space to use. We then wanted to open the chapel to
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Altarpieces feature in Truly Bright and Memorable Exhibition
30th October 2019
Glorious altarpieces by Renaissance painter Jan de Beer go on show at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham this autumn.Famed in his lifetime and for several generations after his death for his stylish and elegant paintings, Ant
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Music for Mission and Ministry three day courses
29th October 2019
Music for Mission and Ministry is a residential training course for lay or ordained leaders of worship and musicians, exploring how to use music creatively and effectively in worship. Please note: no specific musical expertise is required. These prac
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Church Planting Event to Ignite New Visions of Church
28th October 2019
A church planting event is taking place at Gas Street Church on November 8th (10am-2pm). A diocesan team will be outlining the vision for New Christian Communities in Birmingham and explain how churches can get involved with the new opportu
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Special Service Marks the Relocation of Beloved Daughters' Memorial
16th October 2019
On Tuesday 22nd October 2019 Dr Marcia Shakespeare MBE and Miss Beverly Thomas are taking part in a thanksgiving service at Aston Parish Church marking the relocation of a memorial for their teenage daughters, Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis,
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Follow the Star…
3rd October 2019
Follow the Star……………“It was the star that first caught their attention. It was the star that shone out announcing to the world; Jesus is Here. It was the star that prompted them to make that journey…&he
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Encouraging Debate
3rd October 2019
At a political level there is a strong sense both in Parliament and Party Conferences that “the time is out of joint” and a frantic search for someone or something “to set it right”. Amongst the electorate the most common ques
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CofE Birmingham’s first full-time Area Dean
16th September 2019
The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Ann Richardson as the first full-time Area Dean of the new deanery of Aston & Sutton Coldfield. The deanery came into being in May this year as part of Church of Englan
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