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Bishop's Comment: ‘One more step along the world I go’
2nd August 2021
The lyrics of this journeying hymn by Daniel Shiells with its bouncy tune are often sung with passion and meaning in rousing school assemblies.
Open Bishop's Comment: ‘One more step along the world I go’

Where do you feel most connected to God?
27th July 2021
Many churches across the diocese have started creating worshipping spaces outside, from Forest Church in Shirley and Sutton Coldfield to Outdoor Church on the Lickey Hills.
Open Where do you feel most connected to God?

New CofE Secondary Academy in Yardley Wood is complete
27th July 2021
‘The Church of England has a vision for offering excellent education for everyone everywhere, and so we are delighted to be able to open a brand new secondary school in this part of Birmingham for local children and their families.'
Open New CofE Secondary Academy in Yardley Wood is complete

Comment from Bishop David regards racially motivated criticism of Euro 2020 players
12th July 2021
After the excitement of Euro 2020 and yesterday’s Final at Wembley, I am saddened and dismayed by racially motivated criticism directed at players.
Open Comment from Bishop David regards racially motivated criticism of Euro 2020 players

‘Wherever you find joy, go with it’
29th June 2021
There is a longing more than ever in a pandemic for holy-days that offer a change from the daily round bringing rest, recreation, and moments of pure joy.
Open ‘Wherever you find joy, go with it’

The Road to Glasgow
21st June 2021
Increasingly the world’s environmental hopes and fears are focused on the COP26 conference to take place in Glasgow in November 2021.
Open The Road to Glasgow

Bishop's Message: A Game of Two Halves
26th May 2021
There is growing excitement across the West Midlands in anticipation of the Commonwealth Games 2022
Open Bishop's Message: A Game of Two Halves

Taize at Home 2021: 12-17 July
25th May 2021
A Pilgrimage from your own home, a chance to punctuate your day with prayer and reflection using the rhythm of a community in Taize, France, who have been worshiping this way for decades.
Open Taize at Home 2021: 12-17 July

Malawi container lorry
12th May 2021
This year the lorry is to be loaded on Saturday 12 June.
Open Malawi container lorry

Bishop's Message: May Day
4th May 2021
Amazed at the turn of the earth for warmer days I have been more attentive to what is given and life-giving as May heralds creation and creativity. This year will it also be marked by pared-down priorities for wiser and more considerate living?
Open Bishop's Message: May Day

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