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Reflections from Restore

Catherine Bridgwood, Restore’s Befriending Co-ordinator writes: As a Restore staff team, we recently started our week reflecting on Matthew 6:34 ‘Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.’ It was helpful as a team to step back and consider how as … Read more

World Prayer Centre turns 30

Birmingham’s ‘World Prayer Centre’ is marking the 30th anniversary of its inception. Over the 30 years, WPC has sought to be a catalyst for prayer, encouraging people to pray and act locally, nationally and globally. WPC plays a networking role, working with a range of people and organisations. WPC brings Christian leaders with a heart … Read more

Coming Together in Hope

A special ‘Coming Together in Hope’ service will take place in Winson Green on the evening of Thursday 23 March, the 2023 National Day of Reflection. The National Day of Reflection is a day to support the millions who were bereaved during the Covid-19 pandemic and to reflect on the lives of the people who … Read more

Being a Welcoming Church

‘Father Hudson’s Care’ is working with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham on a new project called ‘Being a Welcoming Church.’ It is a call for action with regard to four groups of people – older people, refugees, people living with disability and the homeless. Each area of concern will be introduced at a one-hour … Read more

Special Methodist events

Revd Graham Thompson, 2022/2023 President of the Methodist Conference, along with Vice-President Mr Anthony Boateng, will visit the Birmingham Methodist District over the weekend of Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March. A series of events are planned around the District, which has ten circuits serving a total of 128 Methodist congregations from Lichfield in the … Read more

God at work in the Birmingham Methodist District

Rev Novette Headley Chair – Birmingham Methodist District. February 2023 I arrived in Birmingham in the summer of 2022 to catch the tail-end of the amazing Commonwealth Games. The common sense-of-purpose and achievement was evident as volunteers guided people into the various venues in the city centre to see, not only athletes but also dance … Read more

Shirley Parish receives the Silver Eco Church Award

Eco Church is A Rocha UKs award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. Shirley Parish has recently been awarded the Silver Award. Read on to hear about their story. Shirley Parish is made up of 3 churches: St Johns in Tidbury … Read more

Lent Resources

Church of England Dust and Glory Dust and Glory – Resources for Lent 2023 | The Church of England This Lent we are all invited to explore how we can live well with the mess of everyday life. Dust and Glory encourages us to take a fresh look at the frustrations and failings that every … Read more

Racial Justice Sunday

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never failing-stream Amos 5:24 Racial Justice Sunday On Sunday 12th February we are encouraged to mark Racial Justice Sunday, in the resource provided by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland we are reminded that Racial Justice Sunday started 2 years after the murder of … Read more