Church called to sing hymns on Easter Sunday

‘Sing resurrection’  Easter Sunday, 12 April 2020, will be unlike any other. We will not be able to celebrate together in our church congregations, but the suggestion is that, at 10.00am on Easter Sunday morning, Christians all over the country celebrate the resurrection by going outside and singing the well-known hymns ‘Jesus Christ is Risen … Read more

Statement from British and Irish Church Leaders

At the start of Holy Week, as Christians follow in the footsteps of Jesus as the events that lead to Good Friday unfold, followed by the hope of Easter Day, leaders of churches throughout the British Isles have issued the following statement and call to continued prayer as we face the Covid-19 pandemic. They write… … Read more

Manresa Link

Manresa Link has been offering Retreats In Daily Life in the Midlands since the 1980s, based on Ignatian Spirituality. These have usually been parish-based, or within a variety of organisations, giving participants weekly meetings with a trained prayer-guide to help them deepen their relationship with God. Now you can do this online, from your own … Read more

Spring Harvest goes online

Following the cancellation of the annual Easter-time Spring Harvest programme, the event has moved to an online conference, with content suitable for all the family. From Easter Monday, 13 April, to Friday 17 April, the 2020 theme of ‘Unleashed – The Acts Church Today‘ will be explored in a variety of formats, including morning Bible teaching, live … Read more

Offering local support

Thrive Together Birmingham and Birmingham Churches Together are looking to support churches and community run projects and initiatives during these challanging times. In this update Thrive Together Birmingham have compiled some useful information on the different support networks emerging in Birmingham. Birmingham City council has joined forces with BVSC to create the C19 Support Brum … Read more

#PrayersOfHope

As our nation faces the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, Churches Together in England (CTE) is encouraging Christians across our nations to continue uniting in prayer, praying #PrayersOfHope in their homes at 7.00 pm each Sunday evening. Following the overwhelming response which the National Call to Prayer and Action received on Mothering Sunday, CTE … Read more

A Statement by the Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

The current Coronavirus Pandemic has correctly been described as the greatest challenge of this generation. We recognise that the rapid spread of the virus throughout the world is unprecedented in modern times. It speaks of profound realities about both the limitations of human understanding and capabilities and our capacity to work together for the good … Read more

Can you help? Food banks in central and east Birmingham need volunteers

The Impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) means that Places of Welcome, Stay and Play Groups, Safe Spaces for Young People and so many other projects, initiatives and churches are having to think differently about how we do connection, relationship and support. There are some really creative responses both in local neighbourhoods and across the city already … Read more

Churches working together provide glimmer of hope

Bishop Mike Royal, Co Chief Executive of Cinnamon Network UK and part of CTE’s Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders Forum, shares our Reflection of the Month for March 2020…  A recent newspaper article in The Guardian, under the heading ‘Life Expectancy’, highlighted the fact that over the last decade austerity has caused life expectancy to stall … Read more