The Presidents of Churches Together in England call all churches to address racial injustice

On 28 July 2020, the Presidents of Churches Together in England issued a joint statement calling on churches to travel together on the journey of racial justice, addressing injustices both within our church life and in wider society. They write: ‘We as Presidents of Churches Together in England have responded to the killing of George … Read more

Father Hudson’s Care requires a Deputy Community Projects Manager

‘Father Hudson’s Care’ is the social care agency of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. Its Community Projects Department collaborates with local partnerships of different types and sizes, which provide services such as social support, information and guidance, practical help and accommodation. The projects reach out to people in need of support – asylum seekers, … Read more

Networkfour seeks a new Finance Trustee

Networkfour is seeking a Finance Trustee to join its board on a voluntary basis. The charity, which was founded in 2008 by Gary Wicker, specialises in working with vulnerable people and rough sleepers, who are referred by the police, Birmingham City Council and other statutory agencies. Networkfour helps the vulnerable with accommodation and referral to … Read more

Newman University seeks a new Chancellor

Following the arrival in March of Professor Jackie Dunne as its Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham’s Newman University is seeking to appoint a new Chancellor. Newman University, which has around 2,700 students, is one of the country’s first Catholic universities since the Reformation It plays a distinctive role in higher education, focusing on the growth and development of … Read more

Birmingham City Mission’s founder dies, but work continues

Birmingham City Mission is an ecumenical Christian ministry, committed to helping the needy and marginalised of the city and to sharing the Christian message. The Mission runs many projects throughout Birmingham where there is need, offering friendship and support to the homeless, elderly, young, poor and marginalised. Though an unashamedly Christian mission, BCM offers its … Read more

CIGB chaplaincy work continues in challenging times

For a number of years, the ecumenical ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham – Solihull’ (CIGB) has provided chaplaincy for employers such as Birmingham City Council, Solihull Town Centre, Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover and National Express Bus. In their work, CIGB’s team of chaplains is supported by Development Director Revd Peter Sellick and Secretary Val … Read more

Urban Devotion Birmingham seeks to expand its work

‘Urban Devotion Birmingham’ is seeking a part-time Youth Connector to join the team in September 2020. Urban Devotion began in Perry Common in 2003, when Sam and Hannah Millar moved into Perry Common. Since then, the team has maintained its commitment to community transformation in four of the most disadvantaged areas of north-east Birmingham – … Read more

Birmingham Methodist Circuit bids farewell to three leaders

This Sunday (19 July), thank-you’s will be expressed to three Birmingham Methodist leaders who are moving on from their roles in the Birmingham Circuit to new places of service. Revd Vicki Atkinson (Pastoral responsibility for Earlswood Methodist Church and Trinity Monkspath) will relocate to the Epworth and Scunthorpe Circuit. Revd David Alford (Pastoral responsibility for … Read more

Statements concerning Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

President Erdogan of Turkey has announced that Hagia Sophia in Istanbul will become a mosque, with the first prayers taking place there next Friday, 24 July. The building, which was originally a Christian cathedral, became a mosque in 1453AD following the Ottoman conquest. Since 1934, Hagia Sophia has been a museum. Following the announcement, the … Read more

Wellbeing Forum addresses ‘Living with uncertainty’

ChaplaincyPlus’s ‘Wellbeing Forum’ will hold its latest meeting via Zoom from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Wednesday lunchtime. ‘Living with uncertainty’ starts from the premise that, through all the recent changes to people’s working patterns, the future remains unclear and personal resilience is being tested after the long lockdown period. Wellbeing Forum sessions include structured input, … Read more