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​Anna Chaplaincy
9th December 2019
Named after the faithful widow Anna, who appears with Simeon in Luke’s gospel, Anna Chaplaincy is non-judgemental, person centred spiritual care for older people of all faiths and none. In June 2019, Anna Chaplaincy began in the Emmanuel group
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Festive Film Promotes achurchnearyou.com
9th December 2019
Following the encouraging engagement with last year’s Christmas film, the Diocese of St Albans has released another short film for 2019. In the film 'Choir Wars: Battle of the Carol Singers’, two choirs discover that it ta
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​Building work begins on Brand New School!
9th December 2019
On the 11 November 2019 work officially began on the building of Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy. To officially kick things off we held a 'ground breaking ceremony' to commemorate the moment. Bishop David led the ceremony and
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​Promote Christmas services without the hassle
4th December 2019
Go Chatter... have launched a new website (gochattercustomvideos.com) where Churches, in less than 5 minutes, can customise their own video advert for events and services.You don’t need video editing skills or a creative bone in your body!
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Bishop's Comment: Take up your cross
4th December 2019
Which is easier to say, take up your cross or write down your cross?This General Election I have been asked more often than in any other by individuals to discuss their dilemma about where to place their mark on the ballot paper. Former certainties a
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​P&P: A great start to the new year!
3rd December 2019
The new church year got off to a great start in Erdington on Advent Sunday 1 December. Over 150 people gathered with Bishop David to launch the new Deanery of Aston and Sutton Coldfield and to welcome a new full time Area Dean, Lay Chair and Deanery
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​Full-time Area Dean of Handsworth & Central
3rd December 2019
The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Douglas Machiridza as the first full-time Area Dean of the new deanery of Handsworth and Central, subject to satisfactory completion of the usual checks.Douglas is currentl
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​Discipleship and Servant Leadership: What do you think really matters?
28th November 2019
Everyone is being invited to take part in a big survey of discipleship and servant leadership between now and 30 January. Can you help shape the vision to make more, and more confident, disciples?By looking through a list of possibilities, and feedi
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Parish Buying - make your church greener
26th November 2019
This month Parish Buying is focussing on how to make your church greener - contactless provider, GoodBox have a fab festive offer - solutions to getting your church online if this has been a challenge - an easy and free way to take contactless d
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​A handmade tale: petition in fabric goes on display in the cloisters at Westminster Abbey
26th November 2019
Part of a 16,000 strong petition with a difference went on display at Chapter House, Westminster Abbey this week. The Handmade Petition: I See You, consists of 16,000 handmade squares of fabric. Each one contains a message to women around the world w
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