A Service of Praise and Celebration

It may be once in our lives that our city hosts an international sporting event, such as the Commonwealth Games. As Birmingham Churches Together we have bought together Churches and Christians to reflect, plan and prepare our part in welcoming visitors to the city. The World Prayer Centre has created prayer resources following the Queens … Read more

The United Reformed Church is 50 not out!

50 years ago today, 21 June 1972, the Bill was debated in Parliament which enabled the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales to come together to form the United Reformed Church. Each local URC congregation is overseen by a group of elders, who work alongside the ordained ‘Minister of … Read more

‘Talking Jesus’ report 2022

The ‘Talking Jesus’ report, originally published in 2015, has been updated in 2022. The report, which is the result of the partnership between Alpha, the Evangelical Alliance, HOPE Together, the Luis Palau Association and Kingsgate Community Church, reveals the state of faith in the UK, showing how people come to faith in Jesus and how … Read more

A service of Praise; Birmingham Churches welcome the Commonwealth Games

Ahead of the start of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham’s Churches come together in a Service of Praise and Celebration to welcome the athletes and visitors from Commonwealth Nations and Territories. The service will be attended by senior leaders from Birmingham’s Christian Churches and a congregation drawn from a number of congregations. A varied programme … Read more

Invitation to attend CIGB’s Annual General Meeting

The workplace chaplaincy ‘Churches And Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 14 June at Solihull United Reformed Church (‘Christ Church’), 741 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DG. The speaker will be Dr Justin Varney, Director of Public Health for Birmingham City Council. Justin will bring ‘Reflections on Faith, Public Health … Read more

Restore supporting refugees through challenges and opportunities….

We are all horrified by the war in Ukraine that now appears daily in the news and the devastating impact on millions of people there.  It’s been extremely heartening to hear of the response to the Homes for Ukraine scheme where British people are taking up the opportunity to generously host Ukrainian refugees.  There’s a … Read more

Betel celebrates 25 years in the UK

Over the weekend of Friday 20/Sunday 22 May, ‘Betel UK’ will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of its first British base at Windmill House in Alvechurch. Betel centres now also operate around the UK in Nottingham, Derby, Watford, Manchester, Hexham and Motherwell. A large multifunctional space has been created in Chester Street, Aston, … Read more

Science and Faith in the Second City

When did you last hear someone say ‘…of course Science has disproved the existence of God’. It’s a popular view, widely held, but it is not true and as Christians we need to challenge the rather lazy assumptions that lie behind it. The argument goes that once upon a time we turned to God to … Read more

Funding available

St Peter’s Saltley Trust funds and supports creative projects in three main areas: 1) school religious education; 2) faith and the further education sector; 3) Christian learning, discipleship and theological education. Each year, the Trust’s small grants fund offers around ten grants of approximately £500 each for one-off, time-limited projects in any of the three areas of work listed above. This … Read more

Spiritual Perspectives on the Pandemic

Spiritual Perspectives on the Pandemic Organised by Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell A series of 5 talks by different speakers on 12, 19, 26 and 2 April (The first was held on the 5th March) These Talks and Discussions have been developed jointly by the six churches in Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.  … Read more