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

Archbishop Bernard calls for ‘a fresh beginning’

Archbishop Bernard Longley has presented new mission- and vision statements for the Archdiocese. The Mission Statement is, ‘To support and mobilise all in the diocese to become true missionary disciples.’ The accompanying Vision Statement reads, ‘We are called to be a Catholic diocese which is faithful to the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ, … Read more

Methodist Conference in Birmingham

The Methodist Conference meets annually to discuss matters affecting the life of the Church, the nation and the world. The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church, carrying responsibility for the government, discipline, management and administration of the life of the Church. Members of the Conference hold a trustee responsibility. The Conference is … Read more

Training for Voluntary Workplace Chaplaincy

The workplace chaplaincy group ‘Churches and Industry Group Birmingham-Solihull’ (CIGB) is to run a seven-week training course for Voluntary Workplace Chaplains between September and November. Sessions will take place from 5.00pm to 7.00pm beginning on Monday 20 September and ending on Monday 8 November. The course will teach some of the core skills and strategies … Read more

Windrush Day 2021

To mark Windrush Day tomorrow, Tuesday 22 June 2021, the Windrush flag will be raised outside Birmingham City Council House at 9.00am. Among those joining Councillor Muhammad Afzal (Lord Mayor of Birmingham) at the ceremony will be the Most Revd Bernard Longley (Archbishop of Birmingham), the Right Revd David Urquhart (Bishop of Birmingham), Bishop Desmond … Read more