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Walks of Witness 2024

Birmingham City Centre Walk of Witness Please note that all times after the 10am start are approximate depending on numbers and the weather. 10.00am – The Church at Carrs Lane – Stations 1 & 2 10.30am – Pause on High Street – Stations 3 & 4 10.40am – Pause outside Spec Savers on New Street … Read more

World Day of Prayer

Services in and around Birmingham and Solihull The 2024 World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 1 March. A number of locations in Birmingham and Solihull will hold an ecumenical service on that day. Chosen by the Christian women of Palestine, the 2024 theme, ‘I beg you, bear with one another in love,’ is especially poignant. Read more about the World Day of Prayer HERE. Services local … Read more

New Salvation Army Commander

It has been announced that Major Adrian Allman, Corps Officer of the Birmingham Citadel, is to be the next Commander of the West Midlands Division of the Salvation Army. Adrian’s wife Clare, who leads the Birmingham Citadel alongside Adrian, will become Divisional Personnel Officer. Both appointments will take effect from 1 July 2024. Read the … Read more

News from the Interfaith Network

The Interfaith Network has been promoting understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and persons of different faiths in the UK since 1987. On the 22nd February the Interfaith Network released the following: Today the Board of Trustees of the Inter Faith Network for the UK met today. It has, with much regret, agreed that … Read more

Installation of new Bishop of Birmingham

The Right Revd Michael Volland, will be installed and officially welcomed as 10th Bishop of Birmingham at a special service at Birmingham Cathedral on St Chad’s Day, Saturday 2 March. The service will be attended by civic guests, Church of England bishops, representatives of the Church or England Birmingham and ecumenical leaders. The service marks … Read more

Restore  – Celebrating 25 years

2024 marks 25 years since Restore was started by people from churches in Edgbaston and Ladywood to support Kosovan refugees arriving in Birmingham and also asylum seekers accommodated in our city under the then Government’s new policy of asylum dispersal. They started a one-to-one befriending scheme which was a practical response to the call of … Read more

Exponential Roundtable

‘Engage West Midlands’ is facilitating an Exponential Roundtable in Birmingham on Wednesday 28 February focused on multiplying churches. The venue for the gathering will be Floor 9, Quayside Tower, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HF. Leading a ‘Multiplying Church’ will require a new attitude and a new way of thinking. For leaders to create a culture … Read more

Contemporary Martyrs Day

On 15 February each year, the Coptic Orthodox Church worldwide commemorates the lives of its contemporary martyrs on the anniversary of the martyrdom of the 21 men executed by ISIS in Libya on 15 February 2015. 20 of the 21 martyrs were Coptic Orthodox Christians from Upper Egypt, with the 21st being their Ghanaian friend … Read more

Debt Justice: Tree of Memory and Hope

Ruth Tetlow shares: “On Wednesday January 24th a group of Debt Justice staff and supporters gathered in the City Centre Park in Birmingham, to commemorate the extraordinary Human Chain of about 70,000 people who gathered around the city centre 25 years earlier in 1998, as part of the global jubilee campaign. It resulted in the … Read more

King Solomon International Business School 

Birmingham-based African and Afro-Caribbean churches have reacted strongly to the recent proposal by the Department for Education to transfer the King Solomon International Business School to the  Islamic-based Stars Multi Academy Trust. Bishops Tedroy Powell, Deverton Douglas and Desmond Jaddoo, co-chairs of the ‘West Midlands Faith in Action’ partnership of Black-led Churches and businesses, have written to Andrew Warren, West Midlands Regional Director … Read more