About us

At the heart of Christian partnership in Birmingham and Solihull.

Mission Statement

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

The current membership includes as Full Members: the Anglican 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 and the Fellowship of Churches of Christ. We are working with others to broaden our membership to reflect the full diversity of the Christian faith in our region.

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?

For information about the Christian faith go to www.christianity.org.uk and www.rejesus.co.uk

BCT Trustees

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:

Mauricio Silva

BCT Training management group

Sheila Huckfield-Powell

Appointed by members

Sister Margaret Walsh

Revd Steve Faber, Moderator of the West Midlands URC Synod

Honorary Treasurer

Matt Birchall

BCT is served by a Church Leaders Group, an Ecumenical Development Group, a Coordinating Group, and project management groups.

Charity Status

Birmingham Churches Together is a registered Charity: No. 243931


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.