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Online youth event from Birmingham City Mission

The next online ‘Fulfil’ youth event from Birmingham City Mission will take place on Friday 9 July, starting at 7.30pm. The event will include songs, a message, a challenge, a ‘lockdown sketch’ and contributions from young people and youth leaders. ‘Fulfil’ will last for around 70 minutes. Questions will be provided to enable youth groups … Read more

Steve Faber nominated for a second term

The Revd Steve Faber, Moderator of the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church, has been invited to serve for a second term of office. The invitation was made after a process of discernment by a panel appointed by the General Assembly, the Church’s ultimate decision-making body. The West Midlands Synod covers 108 churches … Read more

WTC moving into Aston

The Westminster Theological Centre (WTC) is relocating its West Midlands hub to Betel UK’s brand new facility in Chester Street, Aston, close to the Dartmouth Circus. The three West Midlands sponsoring churches are Betel Church Birmingham, Chawn Hill Church and Amblecote Christian Centre. The first students will be welcomed in September 2021. Established in 2006, … Read more

Archbishop Bernard calls for ‘a fresh beginning’

Archbishop Bernard Longley has presented new mission- and vision statements for the Archdiocese. The Mission Statement is, ‘To support and mobilise all in the diocese to become true missionary disciples.’ The accompanying Vision Statement reads, ‘We are called to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, … Read more

Methodist Conference in Birmingham

The Methodist Conference meets annually to discuss matters affecting the life of the Church, the nation and the world. The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church, carrying responsibility for the government, discipline, management and administration of the life of the Church. Members of the Conference hold a trustee responsibility. The Conference is … Read more

Training for Voluntary Workplace Chaplaincy

The workplace chaplaincy group ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) is to run a seven-week training course for Voluntary Workplace Chaplains between September and November. Sessions will take place from 5.00pm to 7.00pm beginning on Monday 20 September and ending on Monday 8 November. The course will teach some of the core skills and strategies … Read more

Windrush Day 2021

To mark Windrush Day tomorrow, Tuesday 22 June 2021, the Windrush flag will be raised outside Birmingham City Council House at 9.00am. Among those joining Councillor Muhammad Afzal (Lord Mayor of Birmingham) at the ceremony will be the Most Revd Bernard Longley (Archbishop of Birmingham), the Right Revd David Urquhart (Bishop of Birmingham), Bishop Desmond … Read more

Well-known Birmingham pastor to relocate

Mark Ryan, pastor of the multi-ethnic Birmingham City Church for the last 12 years, is to leave the city in order to take on the senior leadership responsibility for Kensington Temple in London. The announcement that Mark and his wife Kathy would be relocating was made at BCC’s 9.00am and 11.15am services last Sunday morning, … Read more

Living our laments

‘Manresa Link,’ a Birmingham-based network of people with a passion for sharing the riches of Ignatian spirituality, is offering a Quiet Morning via Zoom to help people engage with the language of lament as we move out of lockdown. The Quiet Morning will take place on Saturday 26 June 2021, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. The … Read more