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Birmingham’s Reader Training Programme praised following a national review
6th February 2023
The Birmingham Reader training programme, which prepares lay people for a ministry of teaching, mission and collaborative leadership as part of diverse church communities, has been praised following a Church of England review of the scheme.
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Living in Love and Faith
19th January 2023
A pastoral letter from Bishop Anne to accompany the publication of “A response from the Bishops of the Church of England about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage”
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Resources for Lent 2023
18th January 2023
A selection of lent resources for individuals or groups.
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A message from Bishop Anne: Living Epiphanytide
18th January 2023
I love being part of the family of CofE Birmingham for many reasons, one of the main ones being the quality of our clergy, lay ministers and worshipping communities who daily make God’s love visible in the most challenging of neighbourhoods.
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LGBT+ Chaplaincy Support
16th January 2023
The Church of England is now in the discernment phase of the Living in Love and Faith process, and we are all personally affected by the nature of the discussions.
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​​​​​​​Environmental Update
4th January 2023
The Routemap is a plan for how the Church of England can be net zero carbon by 2030.
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Birmingham Warm Welcome: An approach to providing warm spaces
3rd January 2023
Through the Thrive Together Birmingham team, Church of England Birmingham have been collaborating with voluntary, community and faith sector partners across the city and with Birmingham City Council to develop responses to the Cost of Living Crisis and in particular the response to rising energy costs.
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A Reflection from Bishop Anne - New Years Day
3rd January 2023
Take a moment to join with Bishop Anne as she shares how we can have more than optimism but experience real hope in Jesus.
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Reader Ministry – Discernment and Selection for Reader Training 2023
19th December 2022
Do you know someone whom you might encourage to explore licensed lay ministry, also known as Reader ministry, or has someone come forward expressing an interest?
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Eco-church: it’s a piece of cake
28th November 2022
Saints Peter and Paul, Coleshill, has been an eco-church since long before the phrase was invented. It’s fund raising has recycled thousands of items and made thousands for the church.
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