Birmingham Churches Together Enabling Officer

An important ministry opportunity is available to serve as the Enabling Officer for Birmingham Churches Together.   The background papers and application form will be emailed to those who express their interest.

Further information can be found in the link below:

https://www.birminghamchurches.org.uk/birmingham-churches-together-are-recruiting/

 

Coronavirus advice

In light of concern over the rapid spreading of the Coronavirus world-wide, the Church of England has produced some very helpful guidance especially in light of worship services and the celebration of communion. While not all of this is relevant to each local church, the overall guidance of following good hygiene practices should be followed by everyone.

Here is a link which will be updated regularly:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes†

Video Update on FCC Restructuring

Here is a recent video update by Dan Yarnell, FCC National Coordinator and Martin Robinson, principal of ForMission College, about the progress of the merger of the Christian Renewal Trust and ForMission College into FCC as agreed by the Annual Delegates conference. It includes why we are doing it and what steps are still needed.

Here is the link: https://youtu.be/plXYMR2iY9c

 

 

New FCC Newsletter

The latest FCC Newsletter has been uploaded to the website here.

It includes reports on our recent FCC Connect Conference, from the Jennings in Ghana and a visit to partners in Romania, as well as reports from our churches and information about coming events. Why not download a copy and share it with your church/ministry?
To be added to the e-mail distribution please sign up here.

Places of Worship – Security Funding Scheme

The Government have just re-opened their fund for protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that are vulnerable to hate crime. Bids can be submitted until 10 August 2018. Places of worship can submit bids for projects costing up to £70,000 for protective security measures and will be required to contribute at least 20 percent of the total cost of the project. The Home Office will award funding on a discretionary basis up to a maximum of £56,000 per place of worship.

To meet the criteria for consideration for funding, your application will need to demonstrate that your place of worship is vulnerable to hate crime or has been subjected to an attack within the last 2 years and which was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on religion or belief.

For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme