Reflections on the work of Birmingham Churches Together from Rev’d Ian Howarth

Ahead of his retirement, Rev’d Ian Howarth, Chair of Birmingham Methodist District and President of Birmingham Churches Together shares his reflections. Further reflections on Rev’d Ian Howarth’s time as chair of Birmingham Methodist District can be found HERE During my nine years as Chair of the Birmingham Methodist District, I have greatly valued the work … Read more

Engaging around the Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place at 14 midlands venues (plus one in London) between Thursday 28 July and Monday 8 August inclusive. A team of representatives from West Midlands’ Churches has been meeting on a monthly basis over the last three years to plan engagement in and around the Games. Among the outcomes … Read more

Do Scientists Have the Right to Change our Genes?

Do Scientists Have the Right to Change our Genes? WITH PROF KEITH FOX Event Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022 Event Time:7:30 PM Venue:Tbc Booking: Do Scientists Have the Right to Change our Genes? – Science and Faith in the Second City Are science and faith opposed to one another? Does science disprove the existence of God? … Read more

A Service of Praise and Celebration

It may be once in our lives that our city hosts an international sporting event, such as the Commonwealth Games. As Birmingham Churches Together we have bought together Churches and Christians to reflect, plan and prepare our part in welcoming visitors to the city. The World Prayer Centre has created prayer resources following the Queens … Read more

The United Reformed Church is 50 not out!

50 years ago today, 21 June 1972, the Bill was debated in Parliament which enabled the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales to come together to form the United Reformed Church. Each local URC congregation is overseen by a group of elders, who work alongside the ordained ‘Minister of … Read more

The Faith Experiment

The ‘Faith in Science’ group is to relaunch ‘The Faith Experiment’ programme with a series of sessions to be held at Birmingham Science Museum’s thinktank on Wednesday 22 June. ‘The Faith Experiment’ is a programme comprising of seven interactive, family-friendly sessions examining perceived conflicts between established science and the Christian faith – and helping to reconcile the two. All … Read more

A service of Praise; Birmingham Churches welcome the Commonwealth Games

Ahead of the start of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham’s Churches come together in a Service of Praise and Celebration to welcome the athletes and visitors from Commonwealth Nations and Territories. The service will be attended by senior leaders from Birmingham’s Christian Churches and a congregation drawn from a number of congregations. A varied programme … Read more

Leeroy Gotami – Promoted to Glory

Members of the midlands Salvation Army community are mourning the loss of Leeroy Gotami, who died suddenly at the weekend. Originally from Zimbabwe, Leeroy lived with his family in Birmingham. Having studied Music Technology at The Sixth Form College in Solihull, Leeroy was studying Audio and Recording Technology at De Montford University, Leicester. A keen … Read more