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Supporting teenage boys

Christian charity ‘Safe Families for Children’ is looking for men who would be willing to give a little of their time as a role model to a young person. Safe Families’ worker Helen Hoarle shares the story of one teenager: ‘Aaron is a teenager who has been through some difficult times. When we met his … Read more

Prisons Week 2021

For more than forty years, Prisons Week has prepared prayer literature for the Christian community to use as it prays for the needs of all those affected by prison – prisoners and their families, the victims of crime, those working and volunteering in prisons, and the criminal justice system itself. The 2021 annual Prisons Week … Read more

Venue for city-wide Racial Reconciliation gathering announced

Time4Change, the Birmingham Churches’ Anti-Racism network, has announced that the venue for its landmark Racial Reconciliation gathering on the afternoon of Sunday 17 October will be St Andrew’s, the home of Birmingham City Football Club. Co-facilitators of Time4Change, Bishop David Urquhart (The Church of England Diocese of Birmingham) and Pastor Calvin Young (Mount Zion Christian … Read more

‘Pause for hope’ service

The annual ‘Pause for Hope’ service will take place at St Philip’s Cathedral at 3.00pm on Sunday 17 October. The service will be both open to the public and live-streamed via the cathedral’s website (Link HERE) and YouTube channel (Link HERE), to enable those not able to attend in person to participate remotely. Pause for … Read more

‘reimagine’ conference

‘Engage UK’ is sponsoring a ‘reimagine conference,’ inviting us to reimagine churches that connect more effectively with their neighbourhoods, to reimagine the revitalisation of churches that have been in serious decline and to reimagine the planting and replanting of many churches across the West Midlands. The ‘reimagine conference’ will take place in three parts during … Read more

Befriending training with Restore

The crisis in Afghanistan is on all of our minds at the moment. How will Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together, be helping Afghans arriving in Birmingham? Restore’s vision for a society into which all refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, valued and integrated. So, Restore will offer befriending and group social activities to … Read more

Racial Reconciliation, Repentance and Restoration

The co-leaders of ‘Time4Change,’ the anti-racism movement that brings together senior leaders from Birmingham’s historic Churches, Black-Majority Churches and new Churches, have issued an urgent call to the leaders of Birmingham’s congregations to make Sunday 17 October 2021 a special day on the journey to Racial Repentance, Reconciliation and Restoration. On that day, congregations are … Read more