‘Loss and HOPE’ website launched

Care for the Family, Hope Together, At a Loss and the Church of England have developed the Loss and HOPE website, with the aim of equipping churches to support the bereaved. The website, which was launched at Lambeth Palace on 5 March 2020, features numerous resources and helpful links. The project’s new website is intended to … Read more

DNA launches a three-month online personal development course.

DNA (DIscover, Nurture, Action), a collaboration between Alpha, Baptists Together, the Pioneer Network, Fresh Streams – and more – has launched DNA:LITE, a three-month, interactive, online personal development course. The course is structured for personal spiritual growth, enabling people to recognise and realise potential, while identifying possible areas of weakness. DNA:LITE is a rolling course, which can … Read more

Links to advice and support during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Churches of Birmingham and Solihull are each and all providing advice and support during the Covid-19 pandemic. To access the list of Roman Catholic parishes streaming online services, plus other helpful resources, visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s website page HERE. For information from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, click HERE. A comprehensive … Read more

Workplace Chaplaincy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Peter Sellick, Development Director for ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham – Solihull’ (CIGB) reports that its Workplace Chaplains are busy providing emotional and wellbeing support for staff across the city during the Covid-19 pandemic. For businesses like National Express Buses, Birmingham Airport, NEC Group and Birmingham City Council, CIGB Chaplains continue to help staff (of … Read more

New Principal for Queen’s Theological Foundation

Professor Clive Marsh has been appointed to the role of Principal of the Birmingham-based, ecumenical Queen’s Foundation. Clive will succeed the Revd Canon Dr David Hewlett, who retires in the summer. Clive has had a life-long commitment to adult theological education in a number of settings, and brings to Queen’s significant ecumenical experience. Clive’s academic … Read more


Police say #NoExcuseForAbuse as new campaign launched to prevent domestic violence A multi-agency campaign led by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands Police and victims’ services has been launched to give information to the public around what services are available to victims of domestic abuse and to emphasise that support is available … Read more

Coronavirus guidance and prayers

In the midst of the developing coronavirus situation, Churches Together in England (CTE) are encouraging churches and ecumenical groups to follow national public health guidance. They have collated a number of useful links relating to: Church building closures Continuing Prayer Funeral, weddings, baptisms and partoral respones HR/Finance resources Mental Health resources National call to prayer … Read more

Community grants to help children and families

Birmingham City Council has announced £0.8m emergency funding to help children and families. Community, voluntary and faith groups who are helping children, young people and families through the challenges of Covid-19 are invited to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to continue supporting families through this difficult period. Birmingham has flourishing communities which have … Read more

Videos from Birmingham Passion Play 2019 released

The Saltmine Theatre Company is making an audio/picture presentation of the events of Holy Week freely available. The professional presentation comes in three episodes, each of which are based on recordings/photography at the Birmingham Passion Play of Holy Week 2019. That unique, contemporary re-telling of the Easter story was performed live to over 3,000 people … Read more


After 14 years as the Ecumenical Development Officer for Birmingham Churches Together it is with very mixed feelings that I hand over to Robert Mountford who will be monitoring emails and ensuring communications continue until a new Officer is appointed. I have got to know Robert well in recent years as the Ecumenical Officer for … Read more