Advent Resources

The season of Advent begins on Sunday 28 November and runs until Christmas Eve. Advent is a season of preparation, anticipation and hope. Many Churches and Christian organisations provide resources for individuals, groups and congregations to use during Advent.   Tearfund are offering daily emails with the focus, ‘Christmas in your global neighbourhood’ Sign up to receive these emails HERE … Read more

TLG’s ‘Box of Hope’ campaign

Phil Coltman, Church Relationships Manager for the charity TLG (Transforming Lives for Good), writes about seed funding offered to local churches who engage with the TLG ‘Box of Hope’ campaign: ‘With this winter set to be a devastating period of worry and despair for children and their families, we are delighted to be working yet again with … Read more

Doorstep Carols

Britain’s Christmas Singalong It’s a new Christmas tradition! ‘In 2020, Doorstep Carols was broadcast on 35 local radio stations… It led to amazing scenes of participation’. The idea first came from Katy Pink and Beth Heath in Shrewsbury, Shropshire who persuaded their local radio station to get on board and spread some cheer during the … Read more

The Saltmine Theatre Company’s new Christmas show

The Saltmine Theatre Company, which performed so well at the recent Time4Change gathering at St Andrew’s Football Stadium, will be touring in person during December 2021. There are just three dates left on the touring schedule for the new all-age Christmas production, ‘Neverland (Peter Pan Reimagined).’    In the new show, one person who will do anything to make sure … Read more

Next Churches Together in England General Secretary appointed

Next Churches Together in England General Secretary appointed Bishop Mike Royal has been called as the next General Secretary of Churches Together in England (CTE). He will take up his post in March 2022 when the current General Secretary, Rev Dr Paul Goodliff, retires. Bishop Mike is the Co-Chief Executive of The Cinnamon Network, a … Read more

Agapé UK’s mission Hub is relaunched.

On Wednesday 3 November, Agapé UK celebrates the relaunch of its building and community space on Newhall Street, Birmingham. The Rt Revd David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham, will pray God’s blessing on the Agapé UK team, its work and the ministry hub at a special gathering on that day. The four-storey building has been completely … Read more

Ways to engage with COP26

This week, COP 26 began in Glasgow. COP 26 is the 26th Conference of Parties and is a United Nations summit about Climate Change and how countries are planning to tackle it. We are highlighting some of activities, prayers and resources offered from across the Christian community at this time.   ‘We still, just, have … Read more

How can we respond to Afghans and other people fleeing persecution?

Jeremy Thompson, Restore Manager shares with us; If we believe we have a Biblical mandate from Jesus to welcome the stranger and we follow a God of justice who cares for the oppressed, how can we act on that today? Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen an outpouring of compassion for those fleeing the … Read more

Praying for Commonwealth nations

On 7 October, the Queen’s Baton Relay began its journey around the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham. Altogether, the baton will cover 90,000 miles around Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas on its 269-day journey, before its arrival in … Read more