Forge online Midlands missional training programme

‘Forge’ cultivates missional communities around the world by identifying, developing, and training missional leaders, teams and practitioners. ‘Forge’ aims to mobilise ordinary people to become missional and thrive in whatever context they are called to. This may be in pioneering new things, working in and through an already existing church, serving in a local community, … Read more

Appeal for Sleepout volunteers

Birmingham City Mission is appealing for volunteers to spend next Friday night, 26 February, in a cardboard box in their garden in order to raise much-needed funds for its work among the city’s homeless and marginalised population. For the past ten years, BCM has organised a sponsored Sleepout in the Clock Tower Car Park. Typically … Read more

‘Restore’ welcomes a new staff member

Josh Smith has joined the ‘Restore’ asylum seeker befriending team as its Administrative Assistant. Josh was attracted to Restore’s work because of his heart for social justice. He is a Yorkshireman who moved to the city when studying at the University of Birmingham. Josh is a deacon at Harborne Baptist Church, where he worships with … Read more

Youth mentoring support group coming to Birmingham

The ‘Transitions UK’ charity supports some of the most vulnerable young people in society through tailor-made, person-centred mentoring plans. Transitions has been operating in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire since 2014, but having researched the need and secured further funding, wishes to expand its work into Birmingham. The charity’s existing projects support young people who are … Read more

Building friendships, exploring faith, changing lives

The Birmingham-based charity ‘The Feast’ works among 11 to 18-year-olds with the purpose of bringing together teenagers from different faiths and cultures to build friendships, explore faith and change lives. The work in Birmingham is led by Jill Appleton (Development Manager and Schools Consultant) and Rachel Butler (Schools and Youth Worker). Jill and Rachel are … Read more

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children is a growing Christian Charity which is currently partnering with 38 local authorities around the country to equip over 1,000 churches to bring hope and belonging to families and young people. More than 12,000 children and over 5,000 families have been supported so far. Faith is central to the DNA of … Read more

Syro-Malabar Catholic Bishop resides in Birmingham

Approximately 18% of the population of the South Indian state of Kerala is Christian. Many have emigrated and now live in the Middle East, the USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. During the 1960s and 1970s, small numbers of Keralan professionals migrated to the UK, finding work in the NHS and other arenas. Over … Read more

Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccinations are now being rolled out across Birmingham and Solihull to priority groups such as the over-70s and the medically-vulnerable. While most people are willing – even eager – to receive their vaccination as speedily as possible, some groups within the Christian community (and other faith communities) are suspicious about doing so. Reasons for … Read more

Launch of the ‘Answered Prayer Challenge’

The ‘Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer’ group has launched the ‘Answered Prayer Challenge,’ inviting people to post a short video on social media about one way in which the Lord has answered prayer. The aim is ‘to make hope visible’ at a time of ongoing challenge, when many face hardship and many are living in … Read more

#Pray24Brum 2021 – A Patchwork Quilt of Prayer

Together we Bring Hope to our World This year’s #pray24brum will be different to any of those which have come before it, and (we hope at least!) from any which are still to come. One thing remains unchanged: it is an opportunity for all those who call ourselves Christian: across our different backgrounds, traditions, practices … Read more