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Advent and Christmas Resources

Church of England Follow the Star: Join the Song This year’s theme – Follow the Star: Join the Song – highlights how singing can help draw us closer to God and each other through the journey from Advent to Epiphany. Follow the Star: Join the Song – Resources for churches | The Church of England United Reformed … Read more


The next interdenominational ‘Fulfil’ youth event for 11 – 18s will take place at Mount Zion Community Church, 70 Thomas Street, Aston B6 4TN, at 7.30pm on Friday 17 November. With special guests Faith Child, Kemi Naomi and Mark Wayt. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. BOOK YOUR PLACE ONLINE HERE Youth groups – please … Read more

Birmingham Christmas Shelter

How many people will you be cooking for this Christmas ? We are looking for experienced Chefs or Cooks to volunteer with us, for one or more shifts, between 24th and 28th December inclusive. You’ll have a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help you. At Birmingham Christmas Shelter we open our doors 24 hours a … Read more

Holy Land: Prayers and Peace.

From Churches Together in England Friends of the Holy Land appeal for Gaza The CEO of Friends of the Holy Land, a Christian charity, Brendan Metcalf writes: Just over 1,000 Christians live and worship in Gaza. As the intense bombing began, they were reaching out to their neighbours of all faiths, offering shelter and support. … Read more

Love God, Love your Neighbour

  This year, its 10th year #Pray24Brum returns to St Philips Cathedral, with the theme: Love God, Love your Neighbour. Over the 19th and 20th of January we shall be joined from Christians from all over the city for 24 hours of prayer celebrating our unity across different traditions. If you are interested in leading … Read more

Shine Your Light

The ‘Shine Your Light’ initiative is calling on Christians to unite in towns, villages and cities across the UK in order to take the Gospel message outdoors in the run-up to Christmas. ‘Shine Your Light’ will run over the weekend of Saturday 16/Sunday 17 December, with an emphasis on community events and activities on the Saturday. … Read more

Justice and Peace Assembly

  The Annual Assembly of the Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission will take place in the Grimshaw Room, St Chad’s Cathedral, 3540 St Chads Queensway, Birmingham B4 6HJ, on Saturday 28 October, from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The focus of the 2023 Assembly will be ‘Climate Action: responding to the climate crises in our homes, parishes … Read more

Laudate Deum

On 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum (‘Praise God’) was published. The exhortation ‘clarifies and completes’ the Pope’s 2015 Exhortation Laudato si’ in addressing the climate crisis. The exhortation consists of six chapters, which address the global climate crisis, the fragility of nature, the weakness … Read more

ChaplaincyPlus 2023 Autumn Celebration

Chaplaincy Plus’s Annual Celebration will take place at Mills and Reeve, Colmore Row, Birmingham, at 5.30pm on Tuesday 10 October. You are invited to celebrate the last year and look forward to a new season of vision and growth. Information and registration at…/autumncelebration2023/.   Come and celebrate with us as we thank God for … Read more

West Midlands leaders’ summit

Building on the success of the summit held in October 2022, over 20 senior leaders and representatives of West Midlands Churches participated in a second leaders’ summit on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 October 2023 at the Woodbrooke Centre in Birmingham. At the gathering, the leaders spent significant time in prayer and conversation on issues … Read more