Praying for Commonwealth nations

On 7 October, the Queen’s Baton Relay began its journey around the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham. Altogether, the baton will cover 90,000 miles around Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas on its 269-day journey, before its arrival in … Read more

3Generate comes to the NEC

‘3Generate,’ the children’s and youth assembly of the Methodist Church, will be held at the NEC from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 October inclusive. The theme for 3Generate 2021 is ‘In tune,’ exploring what it means to be in tune with each other and with God, and how everyone has a part to play as … Read more

Racial Reconciliation service ushers in new era

Around 1,500 people from across Birmingham attended the ‘Racial Reconciliation, Repentance and Restoration’ service held at St Andrew’s Football Stadium on Sunday afternoon, 17 October. Among the congregation were up to 100 leaders from the city’s churches, including senior leaders from both historic and Black-led Churches. Sung worship was facilitated by (among others) Tim Hughes … Read more

National prayer landmark raises more than £400,000 in four weeks

Christians from across the country have so far donated more than £400,000 in four weeks towards the construction of the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer on land next to Coleshill Manor. The Crowdfunder campaign was hoping to raise £1million in 40 days, with all money donated going directly to the building of the monument.   … Read more

New season, new staff for Birmingham Churches Together and RESTORE

As we welcome in Autumn, we are equally delighted to announce a new season for Birmingham Churches Together. Robert Mountford, who had been supporting the work through the pandemic now joins the team permanently on a part-time basis. We also welcome a new staff member, Maud Grainger, as our part-time Development and Support Worker. Maud, a … Read more

Six days until the Racial Reconciliation service

In six days’ time, Birmingham’s Christian community will hold an historical event to stand together in unity across its different denominations, generations, communities and ethnicities. The joint service will address the awful stain of racism on our Church and city in an unprecedented act of togetherness. The event will be held at St Andrew’s, the … Read more