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"Racism is a sin which disfigures God’s image in us."
22nd April 2021
From Lament To Action: the report of the CofE Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce is published today. The Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquhart, said in response,
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
9th April 2021
Bishop of Birmingham, +David Urquhart, joins with churches and communities across Birmingham, as the sad news is shared by Buckingham Palace, of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh
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Bishop's Comment: The Transformation of Easter Day
7th April 2021
The first century Christian disciples were not ready for Jesus’ death, nor for a rapid resurrection. Twenty-first century human beings were not ready for COVID-19, nor for a long disruption.
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Malawi Update: latest COVID news
6th April 2021
Through January and early February, the South African variant caused a major spike in cases
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Climate Sunday
25th March 2021
An important part of Eco Church is making sure that our church worship helps us to be aware of our interconnectedness with all of God’s creation, and encourages us to be good stewards of that creation.  
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Eco Diocese
25th March 2021
Eco Church and Eco Diocese are accreditation schemes run by A Rocha UK to recognise churches and dioceses which have taken action on caring for the environment.
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Malawi container lorry (postponed from 2020)
8th March 2021
This year the lorry is to be loaded on Saturday 12 June.
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Bishop's Comment: Simpler, Humbler, Bolder
2nd March 2021
In a month that starts with St David’s Day my thoughts turn across the Marches, not just to commend the Welsh rugby team’s recent Triple Crown victory, but to draw deeply on poetic and biblical inspiration.
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From churches closing to big hearts in parks… Langley Centre of Mission is up and running!
22nd February 2021
The Centre of Mission is a partnership between Church of England Birmingham and the Church Army, with generous support from Archbishops Council in the form of Strategic Development Funding
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Why the Church should care about Housing – Work of the Housing, Church and Community Commission
18th February 2021
The goal of the CofE Housing, Church and Community Commission, launched by Archbishop Justin in April 2019, has been to re-imagine housing in our nation, and to ask, first, what the church can do to alleviate the crisis and then to ask what others might do.
Open Why the Church should care about Housing – Work of the Housing, Church and Community Commission

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