‘We are here for you’

Mark Ryan, Leader of Birmingham City Church, has developed a poster for use by members of BCC, plus any other Birmingham/Solihull congregations who may wish to participate. The poster, which simply states, ‘We are church and we are here for you,’ can be printed and placed in the front window of people’s homes, serving as … Read more

The Cinnamon Network ‘Project Lab’ competition

Each year, the ‘Cinnamon Network’ invites ambitious church-based projects that want to replicate their work across the country to enter the ‘Cinnamon Project Lab’ competition. This year, Cinnamon is inviting entries from church-based projects that support local people with housing needs and build community. The 2020 competition is being run in partnership with the Archbishop … Read more

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ conversations on the Lord’s Prayer

In support of Thy Kingdom Come, a special video has been launched today (Thursday 21 May). The 45-minute presentation features four short conversations about aspects of the Lord’s Prayer. The conversations are supplemented by Bible readings, sung worship and intercessory prayer. The video features: + Revd Adrian Argile (Regional Minister Team Leader, Heart of England … Read more

‘Thy Kingdom Come,’ Thursday 21 – Sunday 31 May

The sixth ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer season will run from Ascension Day, Thursday 21 May, to Pentecost Sunday, 31 May, inclusive. While unplanned, the lockdown context in which this year’s prayer novena takes place echoes the ‘upper room’ context in which the group of 120 disciples of Jesus prayed in the pause between his ascension … Read more

The Prime Minister honours Revd Tim Hughes for ‘The UK Blessing’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has publicly thanked Christian worship leader and Birmingham vicar Revd Tim Hughes for organising ‘The UK Blessing.’ The music video, which features singers from 65 UK churches, has been viewed 2.5million times on YouTube since its release 12 days ago. The Prime Minister also gave Tim his ‘Points of Light’ Award, … Read more

Big Church Day in!

Each May Bank Holiday weekend, the ‘Big Church Day Out’ festival of music-and-more in West Sussex attracts over 25,000 visitors. Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, the ‘Big Church Day In’ festival of music-and-more is being made available online.

Come all who thirst

The Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism is to hold an online ecumenical retreat over the weekend 29 – 31 May. The gathering, which was due to take place in Coventry, has transferred online in response to the current lockdown. Although the event is free, numbers will be limited. Therefore, registration is required. The gathering is … Read more

New posters to highlight the status of places of worship

The West Midlands Combined Authority Faiths Round Table has identified that, while places of worship are closed for public worship, some buildings are being used by a small number of people for specific reasons such as live-streaming services, operating Foodbanks, or the preparation of hot food. The Round Table is keen to ensure that members … Read more

Can you help #FeedBirmingham?

The organisations in Birmingham which help to distribute food to those in need are running extremely short of food. Stocks are now at the lowest levels seen since the Coronavirus epidemic began. They are asking local communities to come together to help. There are two ways in which you can help. Option 1: Would you … Read more

New Canon Missioner for Birmingham Cathedral

The Reverend Canon Andy Delmege has been appointed to the Residentiary Canonry in Birmingham Cathedral. Andy is currently Vicar of St Bede’s, Brandwood, and Urban Estates Missioner within Church of England Birmingham. He is Chair of the National Estate Churches Network and part of the Estates Evangelism Task Group. Andy is already a member of … Read more