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Betel UK’s new headquarters in Aston

Throughout the recent lockdown, work has continued on a new multi-purpose venue called ‘Anchor Point‘ in Chester Street, Aston. The former magazine distribution warehouse is to house a range of social enterprises, an arts performance suite, a dance studio, conference and meeting facilities, a community outreach centre, a cafe with soft-play area and a resource … Read more

Online ‘Justice and Peace’ Assembly

The Birmingham Archdiocesen Justice & Peace Assembly 2020 will take place online, consisting of three one-hour evening sessions, plus Evening Prayer to conclude the virtual gathering. The 7.30pm weekday evening sessions will take place on Monday 28 September, Wednesday 30 September and Friday 2 October. Evening Prayer will be led by Archbishop Bernard Longley at … Read more

Solihull says Thank You

Solihull Council has launched an initiative called ‘Solihull says Thank You,’ in place of The Civic Honours Awards, which have been postponed until 2021. ‘Solihull Says Thank You’ has been set up to acknowledge the support that people and communities have given each other over the last six months. This is an opportunity for Solihull … Read more

Invitation to join CIGB’s Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) will take place via Zoom on Thursday 17 September, between 6.15pm and 8.00pm. Workplace chaplains, friends, supporters and those interested to know more about CIGB’s workplace chaplaincy work are welcome to attend. The AGM will begin with Councillor Waseem Zaffar MBE, Birmingham City … Read more

Changes in the Diocese of Birmingham

Revd Kate Stowe, who has been Chaplain to Bishop David Urquhart, has been appointed to the living of St Peter’s, Harborne. Bishop David said, ‘Kate has been an outstanding support to me and the Bishop’s ministry for nine years and has been appreciated widely across the Diocese, not least by clergy colleagues. Please pray for Kate … Read more

Unused church hall sought by the Active Wellbeing Society

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Active Wellbeing Society’s #BrumTogether project has been Birmingham’s coalition of voluntary, community and faith groups, for essential supplies and support. The network included more than 80 partner organisations working together to provide those most in need with essential support and services. This has involved co-ordinating and delivering food parcels, hot … Read more

Faith Guiding Course to run online in the autumn

The ‘Faith Encounter Programme’ will run its ‘Faith Guiding Course’ online over six Tuesday evenings in September and October. The training course  aims to train ‘Faith Guides’ from different faith backgrounds to lead high-quality educational visits to different places of worship. Since 2007, the ‘Faith Encounter Programme’ has trained over 140 Faith Guides from eight different faith … Read more