New ministry to international students

Over 8,000 international students are registered at Birmingham’s City Centre universities. The students come to the city from the majority of countries of the world. ‘Friends International’ (FI) exists to welcome these students, to help them thrive while in the UK, to give them the opportunity to learn about Jesus and to support them as … Read more

New Church of England Secondary Academy

Over the last three years, the Church of England Birmingham’s Education Department and the Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust have been leading on the development of ‘Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy,’ a brand new Church of England Secondary Academy serving the community of Yardley Wood. The keys to the new school building, which had … Read more

Young Christian Climate Network relay in Birmingham

The Young Christian Climate Network is undertaking a pilgrimage to Glasgow, to arrive in time for the COP26 climate conference, which will take place in November. The walk began at St Ives, Cornwall, during the G7 conference of 11 – 13 June. This week, the pilgrimage pauses for a residency in Birmingham, before moving north … Read more

Online course for cross-cultural mission

Bookings are now open for the Crucible Course, which will run online in the autumn. The context for the course is that Christians living in Western cultures are facing profound challenges and fresh opportunities. The long era of ‘Christendom’ is coming to an end. We now live in a plural society, with multiple religious options … Read more

Next leadership

Kate Coleman and Cham Kaur-Mann, Birmingham-based directors of ‘Next Leadership,’ are passionate about developing leaders and transforming leadership, by equipping leaders to serve well in today’s and tomorrow’s world. They do so by offering mentoring and coaching, consultancy services, tailored programmes and leadership courses. The ‘Ellevation’ programme and its accompanying book ‘The seven Deadly Sins … Read more

New Presidents for Churches Together in England

Churches Together in England has announced the appointment of two new Presidents. Archbishop Nikitas of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Archdiocese of Thyateira and the United Kingdom will be its new Orthodox President, in place of Archbishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of London. Bishop Tedroy Powell of the Church of God of Prophecy will be … Read more