‘As-one’ to launch in 2021

One bright spot of 2020 was the resurgence of community spirit during the Covid-19 lockdown. This is still required, not least this winter. It is churches which, in a wider partnership, can help recapture this spirit, embed it for the long term and invest in new and fruitful links with their immediate neighbourhood, especially when we … Read more

Pray24Brum to take place virtually in January

For the last seven years, ‘Pray24Brum’ has organised 24 hours of unbroken prayer during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The organisers are working to enable the inter-Church prayer initiative to go ahead on Friday 22/Saturday 23 January 2021, albeit mostly in online format. The theme for the prayers this year will be … Read more

Connect Church looks to the future

One of Birmingham’s oldest Pentecostal churches is looking to the future as its new building nears completion. The ancestor of today’s ‘Connect Church’ began life in Sparkhill on Saturday 13 July 1940 under the name ‘Glad Tidings Hall.’ From humble beginnings during the Second World War, the church later became ‘Calvary Temple’ and then ‘King’s … Read more

Singing Christmas Carols on the doorstep

Churches Together in Banners Gate, Boldmere and Wylde Green are planning a virtual Carol Service to take place at 8.00pm on Monday 21 December. While no large, church-based Carol Services are able to take place this year, the idea is to sing four Christmas Carols on the doorstep all over the North Birmingham area at … Read more

Advent and Christmas resources

‘GoChatter’ is offering 90+ quality Christmas video resources for churches to use in their Christmas services. Click HERE to view the products. ‘Christian Vision’ has made a selection of Christmas videos free to download and use. Access the resources via THIS LINK. The Bible Society is offering a range of Nativity resources for use in … Read more

Preparing for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham – and beyond – have been going on for several years already. Alongside those working on accommodation, transport, venues and security, a group of Christian leaders has been meeting for the last 18 months to collaborate concerning Christian input into the international gathering. The group, which is … Read more

Christmas Concert for Human Rights

Each year the Bournville Branch of Amnesty International, together with the West Midlands ‘Freedom from Torture’ group, stage a Christmas Concert for Human Rights at the Church at Carrs Lane. Due to the Tier-3 Covid-19 restrictions in place, the 2020 concert is unable to take place. However, the groups have instead produced a one-hour film, … Read more

New Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multicultural Relations for Churches Together in England

Churches Together in England is delighted to announce the appointment of Shermara Fletcher to the role of Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multi-cultural Relations, commencing in March 2021. Shermara will lead CTE’s work amongst Pentecostal and Charismatic churches, as well as facilitating CTE’s new Racial Justice Working Group. Shermara is a dynamic, millennial Pentecostal … Read more