Witness Course for churches supporting asylum seekers and migrants

Churches seeking to support asylum seekers and immigrants through the legal process can access training from Transforming Communities Together. The Witness Course aims to empower church leaders and congregants in how to support people through the complex legal system. The free course takes place on 16 September at St Peter’s (Church of England) Church in…

Good Friday Walks of Witness

Ecumenical Walks of Witness will take place on Good Friday 2019 to commemorate Christ’s death and resurrection. Walks are taking place in many places, including: BIRMINGHAM, beginning at at Carrs Lane Church at 10.00am and concluding at St Chad’s Cathedral. LICHFIELD, beginning at 8.15am in Whittington and concluding at Lichfield Methodist Church. TAMWORTH, gathering at…

Embrace project shares learning across the Diocese

After a successful two years, the Embrace project, run by Father Hudson’s Care is drawing to a close. Based in the Worcester deanery, Embrace has worked alongside parishioners to support them to find new ways to reach out to isolated elderly residents. The project saw Father Hudson’s Care work in partnership with Caritas Salford, Catholic…

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Brushstrokes part of new national strategy on asylum

Brushstrokes Community Project today announced its involvement in a new national coalition seeking to transform the support offered to people seeking asylum. Brushstrokes, a partnership project of Father Hudson’s Care, the Infant Jesus Sisters and the Parish of St Philip Neri, reaches out to refugees, asylum seekers and the hidden poor in and around Sandwell….

Brushstrokes Community Project awarded £3,000 grant for community café

Brushstrokes Community Project has been awarded a £3,000 grant to help fund the training and development of volunteers for a community café. The grant from Sandwell Council will help with developments at the Friday Community Café, run by a team of volunteers in Smethwick.  As well as supporting the training and development of volunteers, some of the…

The Bible and you – survey by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference

From the Catholic Bishops’ Conference: As part of the preparations for our 2020 Initiative – The God who Speaks: The Year of the Word, we are conducting a short survey about how we see and use the Bible. We’d like as many Catholics as possible to do the survey so we get a snapshot of our…