Daily Hope Phone Line

The Church of England has launched a free phone line. Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly … Read more

‘Loss and HOPE’ website launched

Care for the Family, Hope Together, At a Loss and the Church of England have developed the Loss and HOPE website, with the aim of equipping churches to support the bereaved. The website, which was launched at Lambeth Palace on 5 March 2020, features numerous resources and helpful links. The project’s new website is intended to … Read more

DNA launches a three-month online personal development course.

DNA (DIscover, Nurture, Action), a collaboration between Alpha, Baptists Together, the Pioneer Network, Fresh Streams – and more – has launched DNA:LITE, a three-month, interactive, online personal development course. The course is structured for personal spiritual growth, enabling people to recognise and realise potential, while identifying possible areas of weakness. DNA:LITE is a rolling course, which can … Read more

Links to advice and support during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Churches of Birmingham and Solihull are each and all providing advice and support during the Covid-19 pandemic. To access the list of Roman Catholic parishes streaming online services, plus other helpful resources, visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s website page HERE. For information from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, click HERE. A comprehensive … Read more

Workplace Chaplaincy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Peter Sellick, Development Director for ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham – Solihull’ (CIGB) reports that its Workplace Chaplains are busy providing emotional and wellbeing support for staff across the city during the Covid-19 pandemic. For businesses like National Express Buses, Birmingham Airport, NEC Group and Birmingham City Council, CIGB Chaplains continue to help staff (of … Read more

Live prayer from Carrs Lane Lived Community

Carrs Lane Lived Community is a small group of people attempting to live together as a Christian Community at the heart of a busy city. Community life is built around a rhythm of daily prayer, a shared life together, openness to others in hospitality and service to the city in which we live, pray and … Read more

New Principal for Queen’s Theological Foundation

Professor Clive Marsh has been appointed to the role of Principal of the Birmingham-based, ecumenical Queen’s Foundation. Clive will succeed the Revd Canon Dr David Hewlett, who retires in the summer. Clive has had a life-long commitment to adult theological education in a number of settings, and brings to Queen’s significant ecumenical experience. Clive’s academic … Read more

#NoExcuseForAbuse

Police say #NoExcuseForAbuse as new campaign launched to prevent domestic violence A multi-agency campaign led by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands Police and victims’ services has been launched to give information to the public around what services are available to victims of domestic abuse and to emphasise that support is available … Read more

Coronavirus guidance and prayers

In the midst of the developing coronavirus situation, Churches Together in England (CTE) are encouraging churches and ecumenical groups to follow national public health guidance. They have collated a number of useful links relating to: Church building closures Continuing Prayer Funeral, weddings, baptisms and partoral respones HR/Finance resources Mental Health resources National call to prayer … Read more

Pause Call Back Service

Need someone to talk to? Struggling to cope with feelings? ‘Pause Call Back Service’ is a telephone based service supporting the mental health needs of young people in the Birmingham area. Run by trained therapeutic youth workers and therapists, the line is open 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week. Call 0207 841 4470 or … Read more