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Restore – working with individual refugees and also campaigning for policy change

Restore’s vision is for a society into which all refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, valued and integrated.  Restore is best known for its one-to-one befriending scheme.  A befriended resettled refugee recently wrote: “Meeting my befriender helped me a lot during the lockdown when we had weekly video calls to chat and it was amazing … Read more

Prayers for Ukraine

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Church Leaders are offering Prayers Church of England The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell have condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine as ‘an act of great evil.’ They are urging Christians to make this Sunday a special day of prayer for Ukraine, … Read more

Focolare communities in the Midlands

In the past year, in response to an invitation from Archbishop of Birmingham Bernard Longley, two ‘Focolare’ communities have opened in the Midlands. At the heart of the Focolare Movement are small communities of men and women who consecrate their lives to God and live in separate households called ‘focolares’ (the Italian word for ‘hearth’).  … Read more

Churches Together in England Forum

Churches Together in England’s triennial Forum will take place from teatime on Monday 14 March to lunchtime on Wednesday 16 March at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. The Forum brings together over three hundred representatives from its 52 member-Churches, 71 member-organisations, regional groups (such as Birmingham Churches Together) and other interdenominational agencies. The theme … Read more

Praying for the Commonwealth

An interdenominational prayer meeting for the Commonwealth will take place on Tuesday 8 March at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Covenant Restoration Assembly Birmingham, 117 -125 New John Street, Aston B6 4LD. The venue can be found next to the Matalan car park, just off Dartmouth Circus. Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm. The … Read more

Lent; Resources for you and your Church

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6   We have brought together a number of resources for you and Church during Lent, if there are other resources that we could add to the list, please let us know via   Life on … Read more

Spiritual Accompaniment (a course 2022 – 2023)

We want to draw your attention to this Course in Spiritual Accompaniment (2022-2023)  A one year ecumenical training course for lay and ordained Christians  The course aims to: encourage each person to grow and develop gifts for spiritual accompaniment in various contexts, and offers knowledge, critical awareness and skills for spiritual accompaniment and direction . The … Read more