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​Hidden heritage and wildlife of Burial Grounds to be revealed thanks to National Lottery cash
22nd February 2018
A major new project, the Beautiful Burial Ground, has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £586,700 National Lottery grant.The project, developed by Shropshire based conservation charity, Caring for God’s Acre, will put burial grounds
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When words fail...
13th February 2018
I love words.I love beautiful sounding words that dance off the tongue like soliloquy, ineffable, salubrious and mellifluous. I also love less beautiful, stodgy words such as gloop, gooey, dollop and plop. I love rhyme. I love alliteration. I love me
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Asking the difficult 'What if...?'s
13th February 2018
Every good story starts with a ‘What if..?’. So here’s mine: What if we youth workers started with questions instead of answers?You may have heard the analogy that children and young people are like empty glasses and we as thei
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'Broken' - A six week study course for Lent
8th February 2018
The TV series, 'Broken', written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Sean Bean is set in an estate parish somewhere in the UK. The church used at the centre of the series is in Liverpool but the series never explicitly states that this is where the narra
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​Bishop's Comment: Letters in Lent
8th February 2018
Will the Christian season of Lent become as well known publicly as the month of Ramadan?Those who belong to Church may have a weekly Bible study group, be part of a Lent project connected with a good cause, or renew their devotions in Eucharist and p
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​Kate Bottley is joining churches to tackle food poverty with Pancake Parties
6th February 2018
Kate Bottley is helping to tackle food poverty by taking part in a Big Pancake Party to raise money for the Church Urban Fund’s Together Network.Kate said "I want as many people as possible across the country to hold a Big Pancake Party this Sh
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Mental health in English communities a leading concern for clergy, survey finds
6th February 2018
Mental health problems in local communities are now one of the biggest social issues Church of England clergy encounter, according to new research.A survey of more than 1,000 senior clergy has found that the proportion reporting that mental health is
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City Pastors - providing a calming, caring presence in the city
6th February 2018
City Pastors is an initiative involving volunteers from local churches working in partnership with Birmingham’s Westside and Southside Business Improvement Districts to ensure that the city is a safe, vibrant environment for everyone who visits
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Survey: a history of the Malawi-Birmingham Partnership
6th February 2018
The Malawi Birmingham Partnership has been a channel of blessing to Birmingham and Malawi alike over its 50 year history. Revd Richard Tucker (Malawi Partnership Officer 2011-17) is researching this history with a view to writing a book. He has produ
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Doing healthy ministry together: the Sheldon Hub
5th February 2018
The Hub is an ambitious, online, collaborative resource for mutual care by and for people in ministry. The conversations are rich, honest and real, some light-hearted, others full of pain that is hard to share locally. It was launched in 2017, it is
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