Churches in Alvechurch celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games.

On July 30th Alvechurch held their very own Games, celebrating the arrival of the Commonwealth Games just down the road. Alvechurch Games evening at the Baptist Church was never going to match the Commonwealth Games with its £millions budget just a few miles up the road in Birmingham. However the church organised a multi-event Team … Read more

Welcoming the Commonwealth Games

A vibrant ecumenical ‘Service of Praise’ to welcome the Commonwealth Games to the West Midlands took place at St Chad’s Cathedral yesterday afternoon (Sunday 24 July). The service had been put together by Mgr Tim Menezes (Dean of St Chad’s Cathedral), Dr Beverly Lindsay OBE (Association of Jamaica Nationals UK), Laurence Sharman (World Prayer Centre) … Read more

The ‘Difference’ course

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s ‘Difference‘ course will run in six weekly online sessions, beginning on Wednesday 7 September. The course is being sponsored by the Church of England Dioceses of Birmingham, Coventry and Lichfield, but is open to people of every Church background. A two-minute trailer can be viewed HERE. The course will run on Wednesday evenings via … Read more

Celebrating 23 years of welcoming refugees

Restore’s Annual Celebration was a great opportunity to bring together the ‘Restore family’ of refugees, asylum seekers, volunteers and supporters for the first event of its kind in 3 years.  As an organisation focused on welcome and building relationships it was fantastic to meet old friends and find new ones.  The Celebration was generously hosted … Read more

Reflections on the work of Birmingham Churches Together from Rev’d Ian Howarth

Ahead of his retirement, Rev’d Ian Howarth, Chair of Birmingham Methodist District and President of Birmingham Churches Together shares his reflections. Further reflections on Rev’d Ian Howarth’s time as chair of Birmingham Methodist District can be found HERE During my nine years as Chair of the Birmingham Methodist District, I have greatly valued the work … Read more

Engaging around the Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place at 14 midlands venues (plus one in London) between Thursday 28 July and Monday 8 August inclusive. A team of representatives from West Midlands’ Churches has been meeting on a monthly basis over the last three years to plan engagement in and around the Games. Among the outcomes … Read more

Do Scientists Have the Right to Change our Genes?

Do Scientists Have the Right to Change our Genes? WITH PROF KEITH FOX Event Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022 Event Time:7:30 PM Venue:Tbc Booking: Do Scientists Have the Right to Change our Genes? – Science and Faith in the Second City Are science and faith opposed to one another? Does science disprove the existence of God? … Read more

Workshop for Christian Leaders: Faith and Science in the local Church

Event Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022 Event Time:9:30 AM Venue: Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HF Booking: Workshop for Christian Leaders: Faith and Science in the local Church – Science and Faith in the Second City Join other church leaders at Second City Church on Tuesday 18th October 09.30-16.30 for equipping talks and group discussions to feed into … Read more

Making Sense of our Identity in the 21st Century World (Science and Faith in the Second City)

Making Sense of our Identity in the 21st Century World WITH PROF GLYNN HARRISON Event Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022 Event Time:7:30 PM Venue: Tbc Booking: Making Sense of our Identity in the 21st Century World – Science and Faith in the Second City Are science and faith opposed to one another? Does science disprove the … Read more