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Donations requested for the Toys4Birmingham campaign

Thrive Together Birmingham is joining forces with the Edgbaston Foundation and Birmingham PlayCare Network to collect gifts to keep Christmas special for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Birmingham. People are asked to liaise with friends and neighbours to safely collect unwrapped gifts and to deliver them to Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, … Read more

Training seminar on unemployment support

Jericho’s ‘Ignition’ Unemployment programme, ‘Faith at Work in Worcestershire’ and ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ are working together to stage an online training seminar about providing unemployment support. The event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday 1 December, from 14:00 – 16:00. The seminar is aimed at anyone concerned to respond to those experiencing … Read more

‘Black and Blue’ webinar

The National Black Police Association, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the Methodist Church, the Ascension Trust and the Diocese of Southwark are co-hosting the ‘Black and Blue’ webinar from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Wednesday 2nd December. In the webinar, present and former Black police officers will share their views on the Black Lives Matter … Read more

Bishop of Aston in call to prohibit nuclear weapons

Bishop of Aston, the Right Revd Anne Hollinghurst (pictured), is one of the 31 Church of England bishops who are calling on the Government to sign the United Nations’ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Bishop Anne joins 29 fellow-bishops, plus Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, in signing … Read more

‘Fulfil’ youth event on Friday evening

Birmingham City Mission will premiere another ‘Fulfil’ youth event on its ‘BCM Youth’ YouTube channel at 7.30pm on Friday evening, 20 November. BCM is asking the city’s youth group leaders to encourage their young people to invite their friends to join the event, in order to hear about Jesus. BCM is encouraging as much engagement … Read more

CIGB to commission two new workplace chaplains

‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) is a well-established chaplaincy group active throughout Birmingham and Solihull. Places in which CIGB chaplains operate include Birmingham City Council, Solihull Town Centre, Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover, Bournville College, West Midlands Fire Service and National Express Bus. Workplace chaplains seek to steady the soul when heart and head … Read more

Call to prayer in the face of lockdown

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, along with a number of senior Church leaders, are inviting Christians across the country to make the second lockdown in England a month of prayer. They are encouraging Christians to pray daily for a specific area of national concern, culminating in a collective moment of prayer at 6.00pm each … Read more

Online events to mark InterFaith Week

Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 November inclusive is InterFaith Week. IFW aims to strengthen good inter-faith relationships at every level, to increase awareness of the different faith communities in the UK and to increase understanding between people of religious (and non-religious) beliefs. To mark InterFaith Week, the Birmingham Council of Faiths has organised a whole … Read more

New Covid-19 lockdown

On Saturday 31 October, the Government announced a second Covid-19 lockdown, with restrictions on places of worship as follows: ‘FUNERALS can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up … Read more

Scholarship offer from Maryvale Institute

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join its BA (Hons) ‘Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition’ programme, beginning in January 2021. Dr Chris Wojtulewicz (Course Director) is inviting applications, along with a short essay on a relevant topic, to be eligible for consideration. The winning assignments will entitle … Read more