Bishop of Aston in call to prohibit nuclear weapons

Bishop of Aston, the Right Revd Anne Hollinghurst (pictured), is one of the 31 Church of England bishops who are calling on the Government to sign the United Nations’ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Bishop Anne joins 29 fellow-bishops, plus Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, in signing … Read more

‘Fulfil’ youth event on Friday evening

Birmingham City Mission will premiere another ‘Fulfil’ youth event on its ‘BCM Youth’ YouTube channel at 7.30pm on Friday evening, 20 November. BCM is asking the city’s youth group leaders to encourage their young people to invite their friends to join the event, in order to hear about Jesus. BCM is encouraging as much engagement … Read more

CIGB to commission two new workplace chaplains

‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) is a well-established chaplaincy group active throughout Birmingham and Solihull. Places in which CIGB chaplains operate include Birmingham City Council, Solihull Town Centre, Birmingham Airport, Jaguar Land Rover, Bournville College, West Midlands Fire Service and National Express Bus. Workplace chaplains seek to steady the soul when heart and head … Read more

Call to prayer in the face of lockdown

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, along with a number of senior Church leaders, are inviting Christians across the country to make the second lockdown in England a month of prayer. They are encouraging Christians to pray daily for a specific area of national concern, culminating in a collective moment of prayer at 6.00pm each … Read more

Online events to mark InterFaith Week

Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 November inclusive is InterFaith Week. IFW aims to strengthen good inter-faith relationships at every level, to increase awareness of the different faith communities in the UK and to increase understanding between people of religious (and non-religious) beliefs. To mark InterFaith Week, the Birmingham Council of Faiths has organised a whole … Read more

New Covid-19 lockdown

On Saturday 31 October, the Government announced a second Covid-19 lockdown, with restrictions on places of worship as follows: ‘FUNERALS can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up … Read more

Scholarship offer from Maryvale Institute

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join its BA (Hons) ‘Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition’ programme, beginning in January 2021. Dr Chris Wojtulewicz (Course Director) is inviting applications, along with a short essay on a relevant topic, to be eligible for consideration. The winning assignments will entitle … Read more

Online Symposium for the UK’s Caribbean diaspora

Three of the leading Black churches in the UK – the Church of God of Prophecy (UK), the New Testament Church of God and the New Testament Assembly – have joined forces with The University of the West Indies to stage an online Symposium on the ‘History, Heritage and Identity’ of people of Caribbean descent … Read more

Prayer meeting for racial equality and Christian unity

Since the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests in the Spring, a group of Birmingham Christian leaders has been praying and talking together to address issues surrounding racial injustice in the midlands. The online meetings have involved significant leaders from the city’s historic Churches, its new Churches and its Black-majority Churches. The title ‘Time4Change’ has been chosen … Read more