Community grants to help children and families

Birmingham City Council has announced £0.8m emergency funding to help children and families. Community, voluntary and faith groups who are helping children, young people and families through the challenges of Covid-19 are invited to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to continue supporting families through this difficult period. Birmingham has flourishing communities which have … Read more Community grants to help children and families

Videos from Birmingham Passion Play 2019 released

The Saltmine Theatre Company is making an audio/picture presentation of the events of Holy Week freely available. The professional presentation comes in three episodes, each of which are based on recordings/photography at the Birmingham Passion Play of Holy Week 2019. That unique, contemporary re-telling of the Easter story was performed live to over 3,000 people … Read more Videos from Birmingham Passion Play 2019 released

Stations of the Cross

Rachel Matthews, Premier Christian Radio’s Co-ordinator for Central England, has produced a series of 14 short recordings based on the Stations of the Cross. The reflections will be aired on Premier Christian Radio at 3.00pm on Good Friday. They are available online now at https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Easter-2020/Stations-of-the-Cross. The recordings were made in Birmingham. Speakers include Fr Tim … Read more Stations of the Cross

Farewell

After 14 years as the Ecumenical Development Officer for Birmingham Churches Together it is with very mixed feelings that I hand over to Robert Mountford who will be monitoring emails and ensuring communications continue until a new Officer is appointed. I have got to know Robert well in recent years as the Ecumenical Officer for … Read more Farewell

New Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham

Pope Francis has appointed Canon David Evans to be a new Auxiliary Bishop to serve the Birmingham Archdiocese. Canon Evans will take pastoral responsibility for the deaneries of Birmingham and Worcestershire, which were overseen by Bishop Robert Byrne until his appointment to Hexham and Newcastle in March 2019. If the current restrictions are lifted, the … Read more New Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham

Launch of Yourneighbour.org

A brand new website has been created by the Good Faith Foundation, in partnership with Churches Together in England, Baptists Together, the Salvation Army, Assemblies of God, the Cinnamon Network, the Diocese of London, the Evangelical Alliance and many more. Yourneighbour.org is working with these church networks and other community partners across the UK to … Read more Launch of Yourneighbour.org

Church called to sing hymns on Easter Sunday

‘Sing resurrection’  Easter Sunday, 12 April 2020, will be unlike any other. We will not be able to celebrate together in our church congregations, but the suggestion is that, at 10.00am on Easter Sunday morning, Christians all over the country celebrate the resurrection by going outside and singing the well-known hymns ‘Jesus Christ is Risen … Read more Church called to sing hymns on Easter Sunday

Manresa Link

Manresa Link has been offering Retreats In Daily Life in the Midlands since the 1980s, based on Ignatian Spirituality. These have usually been parish-based, or within a variety of organisations, giving participants weekly meetings with a trained prayer-guide to help them deepen their relationship with God. Now you can do this online, from your own … Read more Manresa Link