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Pray24Brum:Thy Kingdom Come

As part of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ season of prayer, a 24-hour prayer relay will take place in Birmingham from 9.00am on Friday 14 to 9.00am on Saturday 15 May. Pray24Brum:Thy Kingdom Come invites individuals, families, prayer groups, congregations and organisations to sign up to pray for one hour during the 24-hour period. Prayer can be … Read more

Year of unbroken prayer in Coventry

During the last year, when Covid-19 restrictions have curtailed so many activities, Christians in Coventry have continued to work together intentionally to seek more God-given transformation in the city. Some of the work is undertaken under the banner of ‘HOPE Coventry,’ who run projects such as Good Neighbours Coventry, Christians Against Poverty Coventry, Healing on … Read more

Manresa Link Prayer Guide and Basic Training Course

‘Manresa Link’ is a Midlands-based, ecumenical network which puts on Ignatian retreats, encouraging participants to nurture an intimate relationship with Jesus and to open themselves up to the graces that God so generously offers. To enable participants to complete the course within the context of daily life, individually-guided retreats can be arranged to take place … Read more

Singing for sanctuary

The staff team members of ‘Restore’ are preparing to sing non-stop for 100 minutes on Friday afternoon, 30 April, in order to raise funds for their work. Restore is a project of Birmingham Churches Together, which, through befriending, social activities and training, welcomes and supports refugees and those seeking sanctuary . Jeremy, Andy, Catherine and … Read more

Gap Year with the Kenelm Youth Trust

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham is inviting young adults to consider spending a gap year with the Kenelm Youth Trust. Applications are now being taken for the Mission Team for the new academic year, starting in September 2021. This great opportunity is aimed at young adults aged 18 – 25 who are about to … Read more

Compassion UK

In order to further extend its mission to support children around the world, ‘Compassion UK’ is looking to partner with individuals and congregations around the West Midlands. Compassion UK’s West Midlands Partnership Manager James Spencer says, ‘There is no set model as to what a partnership looks like. We work with churches in a variety … Read more

Birmingham Spring Convention

The 2021 Birmingham Spring Convention will take place virtually on the evenings of Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 April, beginning at 7:30pm each evening. The three programmes will be live-streamed from the ‘Birmingham Spring Convention’ YouTube channel. They will also be available on YouTube for a while after the Convention. Jonathan Lamb, Keswick … Read more

Church buildings and the post-Covid world

Recognising that life will be different post-Covid-19, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, together with the Church of England Dioceses of Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Lichfield and Worcester, will stage a free, ecumenical, online conference over three successive Thursdays. Each session will consist of presentations, discussions and Q+A panels. A range of experts will provide practical … Read more

His Royal Highness the Prince Philip RIP

Senior national and regional Church leaders have issued statements following the death of Prince Philip on Friday 9 April 2021. Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Revd Justin Welby said, ‘I join with the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, … Read more

‘Hope at Home’ helps slavery survivors

‘Hope at Home’ is staging an informal meeting via Zoom at 7.30pm next Tuesday, 13 April, to explore what hosting survivors of modern slavery looks like. ‘Hope at Home’ is looking for people with a spare room who might be willing to help slavery survivors who would otherwise be without home and support. Register to … Read more