New Befriending Coordinator for ‘Restore’

On Tuesday 6 April, Catherine Bridgwood took up the role of Befriending Co-ordinator at ‘Restore.’ Restore is a project of Birmingham Churches Together, working with refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham, Solihull and Smethwick. Restore’s vision is to see ‘a society into which all refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, valued and integrated. Prior to … Read more

Good Friday resources from Birmingham City Centre Churches

Although Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have lifted slightly, it will still not be possible to conduct Holy Week events in the way that was normal in the pre-Covid era. However, Birmingham’s City Centre Churches’ group is providing three online resources for use on Good Friday: + An ecumenical Good Friday virtual Walk of Witness through Birmingham, … Read more

Easter resources from the Saltmine Theatre Company

The Saltmine Theatre Company has developed a set of Easter resources for local churches to use. The three videos tell the story of Easter from Good Friday to Resurrection Sunday. The resources can be accessed by making a donation for an individual video, or by purchasing all three as an ‘Easter Bundle.’ The presentations are: … Read more

National Day of Reflection and Prayer

One year on from the announcement of the first national Covid-19 lockdown, Tuesday 23 March has been designated a National Day of Reflection by the Marie Curie organisation (Link HERE). The National Day of Reflection is to enable everyone to reflect on our collective loss, to support those who have been bereaved and to ignite … Read more

Marking the anniversary of ‘Prayers of Hope’

On Sunday (21 March), Churches Together in England will mark the anniversary of the start of the first national lockdown and the launch of the ecumenical ‘Prayers of Hope’ initiative. As the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the globe, candles were lit in thousands of homes on the evening of Sunday 22 March 2020, symbolising … Read more

Celebration of Festivals

A special event will take place via Zoom from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday, 23 March. Representatives of a number of Birmingham’s faith communities will speak about Holi, Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi and Ramadan, each of which takes place during the months of March and April. Speakers at the online gathering include Mina Patel, Benita Wishart, … Read more

Official launch of ‘West Midlands Faith in Action’

A new West Midlands partnership of Black, African and Caribbean churches launches online at 7.00pm this evening. ‘West Midlands Faith in Action’ (WMFIA) is a regional umbrella of Christian church- and community-leaders who are uniting to provide a collective voice for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, with special emphasis on Black, African and Caribbean … Read more

Launch of the ‘Time4Change’ Birmingham Charter

The ‘Time4Change’ network of leaders drawn from Birmingham’s historic Churches, Black-Majority Churches and new Churches is pleased to announce the launch of the Birmingham Charter, which directly addresses racism in the Church, the community and the country. The launch will take place online at 7.00pm on Wednesday 10 March 2021 on the Birmingham City Leaders’ … Read more

Online conference to focus on Catholic Catechesis

The Maryvale Institute, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, is to host a free online conference focusing on the new ‘Directory for Catechesis.’ The Directory, which was published in March 2020, makes clear the essential elements in teaching and personal formation required by the mission of religious instruction. Building on the previous … Read more