Save the date – Sunday 17 October

Time4Change, the anti-racism movement which brings together senior leaders from Birmingham’s historic Churches, Black-Majority Churches and new Churches, has issued a rallying call to make Sunday 17 October 2021 a special day on the journey to Racial Repentance, Reconciliation and Restoration. Churches are being asked to focus on the issue during their services on that … Read more

Launch of Birmingham Business Wellbeing Alliance

The Birmingham-based business support charity ‘ChaplaincyPlus’ has launched the ‘Birmingham Wellbeing Alliance’ (BWA) in response to the growing need in the area of mental ill-health. According to ‘Thriving At Work,’ a study commissioned by the Prime Minister in late 2017, mental health issues are the number one cause of sickness absences in the UK. The … Read more

‘Shame and the Church’ workshop

A workshop entitled ‘Perspectives on Shame and the Church as we emerge from lockdown’ will take place online on Wednesday 21 July, from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Drawing on empirical research, the workshop will explore a variety of perspectives on shame and the church, including definitions of shame, ways in which people experience shame in relation … Read more

Birmingham City Mission Internship opportunity

Birmingham City Mission’s one-year training programme in Christian evangelism and social work has been running since 1972. The internship offers hands-on experience in urban mission. The wide range of experience on offer includes children’s work, youth work, schools work, city centre and estate evangelism, work with the homeless and elderly, cross-cultural engagement and overseas mission … Read more

Church leaders condemn the racism shown to England footballers

Church leaders and leading Christian sports organisations have condemned the racist abuse that was put out on social media following England’s defeat in the final of Euro 2020 last Sunday. The Church of England’s General Synod, which was meeting online, said, ‘…we wish to applaud the achievements of the England men’s football team in reaching … Read more

Online youth event from Birmingham City Mission

The next online ‘Fulfil’ youth event from Birmingham City Mission will take place on Friday 9 July, starting at 7.30pm. The event will include songs, a message, a challenge, a ‘lockdown sketch’ and contributions from young people and youth leaders. ‘Fulfil’ will last for around 70 minutes. Questions will be provided to enable youth groups … Read more

Steve Faber nominated for a second term

The Revd Steve Faber, Moderator of the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church, has been invited to serve for a second term of office. The invitation was made after a process of discernment by a panel appointed by the General Assembly, the Church’s ultimate decision-making body. The West Midlands Synod covers 108 churches … Read more

WTC moving into Aston

The Westminster Theological Centre (WTC) is relocating its West Midlands hub to Betel UK’s brand new facility in Chester Street, Aston, close to the Dartmouth Circus. The three West Midlands sponsoring churches are Betel Church Birmingham, Chawn Hill Church and Amblecote Christian Centre. The first students will be welcomed in September 2021. Established in 2006, … Read more