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Church leaders look forward to exhibition in the heart of England

Leaders from churches across the Midlands met at Cranmore Park in Solihull last week (28 June), venue for the upcoming CRE Midlands 23 (8/9 Nov). In the purpose-built exhibition centre (some delegates pictured outside), Dr Peter Green, director of the Christian Family Trust told the audience: ‘It blew my mind when I visited CRE some … Read more

Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery Roadshow

The Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking & Modern Slavery Team will visit Birmingham on 23 September to celebrate & champion its amazing volunteers and raise awareness of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking. The Birmingham event will take place from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 23 September at the Salvation Army’s Birmingham Citadel, 24 St Chads Queensway, Birmingham B4 … Read more

Restore: Annual Celebration

Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together will soon be holding its Annual Celebration.  This is an opportunity to gather the Restore ‘family’ together to celebrate our work with refugees and asylum seekers over the past year.  There will be input from volunteers, refugees and staff, music from refugees and the premiere of Restore’s new … Read more

Methodist Conference in Birmingham

The 2023 annual national Methodist Conference is taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel this week (Thursday 22 to Thursday 29 June inclusive. The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church, carrying responsibility for the government, discipline, management and administration of the life of the Methodist Church. 306 representatives and 24 associate … Read more

Prayerline Ministry

United Christian Broadcasters reports that the current average number of phone calls per day to its ‘Prayerline’ ministry is in excess of 400, with many more than this on some days. The telephone lines are open between 9.00am and 10.00pm from Monday to Friday inclusive, and between 10.00am and 6.00pm each Saturday. Outside these hours … Read more

MBE for Birmingham-based church leader

In the King’s Birthday Honours list, it has been announced that Bishop Dr Desmond Jaddoo is to become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Windrush Generation. As chair of the Windrush National Organisation, Desmond has worked tirelessly to challenge injustice against the people who emigrated from the … Read more

Refugee Week 2023

This year Refugee Week in Birmingham runs from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 June and the national theme for Refugee Week 2023 is: Compassion. There are a number of events and opportunities to engage with this year. For a full list of events click on this link Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham   We have highlighted a … Read more

Windrush 75 Service

A ‘Windrush 75’ Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration will take place on Sunday 25 June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the arrival at Tilbury Docks of the first post-war Caribbean workers on HMT Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948. The service will run from 4.45pm to 7.00pm at The New Testament Church of God, … Read more

Shane Claiborne in Birmingham

At 7.00pm on Wednesday (7 June), at Lodge Road Community Church, Hockley B18 5BU, Shane Claiborne will deliver the 2023 Newbigin Annual Public Lecture. The annual lecture is sponsored by Seedbeds, a group that grows leaders and communities locally, nationally and internationally. Each lecture features a high profile Christian leader who embodies the spirit of … Read more