At the heart of Christian partnership in Birmingham and Solihull.
BCT celebrates the diversity of the Christian presence in Birmingham & Solihull. Open to the leading of Holy Spirit, BCT aims to increase unity and cooperation between churches in the following ways:
- Growing in Christian Fellowship
- Engaging in God’s mission
- Interacting in public life
Full Membership is open to:
- A Church that is a larger body than a single local congregation, for example, a Church of England Diocese or a Methodist District
- An association of churches bringing together into one body a number of local congregations who belong to a common Christian tradition, for example, a Baptist
For Links to Churches who are Full members:
- Church of England Diocese of Birmingham
- Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham
- Birmingham Methodist District
- Heart of England Baptist Association
- United Reformed Church West Midlands Synod
- The Society of Friends Central England
- Salvation Army West Midlands Division
- Fellowship of Churches of Christ
History of BCT
Birmingham Council of Christian Churches first meeting was in June 1951 and formed a Charity in 1965. It changed its name to Birmingham Churches Together in 1996 to reflect a wider national churches together movement and to enable the Catholic Church to become full members.
What is Christianity?
Archbishop Bernard Longley, Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham,
Revd Ian Howarth, Free Churches Moderator and Chair of the Methodist District of Birmingham
Rt. Revd. David Urquhart, Anglican Bishop of Birmingham
Chair of Coordinating Group:
Revd Ian Howarth, Chair of the Methodist District of Birmingham
Chair of Ecumenical Development Group:
Chair of Restore:
BCT Training management group
Appointed by members
Sister Margaret Walsh
Revd Steve Faber, Moderator of the West Midlands URC Synod
BCT is served by a Church Leaders Group, an Ecumenical Development Group, a Coordinating Group, and project management groups.
Birmingham Churches Together is a registered Charity: No. 243931
BCT’s revised constitution dated 13 August 2012
Contact [email protected] for a copy of BCT’s standing orders
BCT is an Intermediate Ecumenical Body of Churches Together in England. Established and funded by the mainstream denominations, BCT seeks to serve the whole Christian people of God across the Local Authority areas of Birmingham and Solihull.