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Celebration time at Grade II listed church 

14 Jan 18

(Copy and photos by Faye Fawcett) It was standing room only at Sacred Heart and St Margaret Mary in Aston today (Sun) as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate their fundraising efforts.


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Please join us at #pray24brum 

11 Jan 18

The Archdiocese of Birmingham will be supporting next week’s 24-hour prayer event in the city.


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Retired priest, Fr Edmund Motherway, celebrates 100th birthday 

11 Jan 18

As Fr Eddie Motherway, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, living in Ireland, reaches the age of 100, Archbishop Bernard Longley said: ‘I wish to congratulate Fr Edmund Motherway on behalf of all his brother priests in the Archdiocese …


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Marking the festive season in style 

5 Jan 18

The St Vincent de Paul Society from Our Lady Of Mount Carmel, Redditch, organised a Christmas party for the 6th year running for homeless people in Birmingham.


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No More Leaks for The Sacred Heart and St Margret Mary, Aston, Birmingham 

4 Jan 18

Please support further fundraising efforts at Dedication Mass The Sacred Heart and St Margret Mary Church in Prestbury Road, Aston, Birmingham will be holding a special Dedication Mass at 11:00am on Sunday January 14 th 2018 to mark the completion of…


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Christmas Midnight Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral 

25 Dec 17

‘Tonight we are caught up in a most extraordinary story – the longing for a Messiah that stretches back for thousands of years in the memory of the People of Israel – and the plan for our salvation that stretches back to the beginning of time …


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Archbishop’s Christmas message 

24 Dec 17

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Children Hear Message of Kindness in New Christmas Classic 

20 Dec 17

Pupils at Crackley Hall School were delighted to meet new children’s author Samuel Langley-Swain when he visited the school on Monday 27 November.


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Pony Party puts Smiles on Residents’ Faces 

20 Dec 17

People living in St Joseph’s residential home enjoyed a visit from some special guests – Lollipop and Tinkerbelle, two Shetland ponies.


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FHL Carol Service Remembers Christians in Bethlehem this Christmas 

19 Dec 17

Two hundred Christians, from differing traditions, came together at ‘The Friends of the Holy Land’ carol service held at the Lichfield Cathedral on Friday 15th December.


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Message from Archbishop Bernard Regarding Birmingham Car Crash 

19 Dec 17

My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the tragic road accident in Birmingham; for those injured, for their families and for those who responded and cared for the injured.


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Helping out in the Community 

18 Dec 17

On Saturday 16 th December in sub -zero temperatures, six of our young people went around the streets of Newcastle Under Lyme delivering hot food, drinks and blankets to the homeless.


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Shoe Box Appeal 

18 Dec 17

Bishop Walsh Catholic School was a hub of activity over the past month as students and staff filled and wrapped shoeboxes full of presents and treats for the less fortunate.


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Royal Mail Christmas Stamps Competition 

14 Dec 17

Arwen Wilson, designer of the 2nd Class stamp, said, ‘When I went to Clarence House it was very exciting.


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Archbishop visits Parish and Blesses Diamond Anniversary Couple 

13 Dec 17

Top image: Brian and Bridgette Hallam who have celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary this year Archbishop Bernard made his first visit to St Christopher’s Church, Tutbury, on Sunday December 3rd and celebrated the 9 am Mass together with …


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Promoting the Causes 

13 Dec 17

Father Benedict Lodge CP Working on the Causes of Blessed Dominic Barberi and Father Ignatius Spencer Father Ben Lodge is a Passionist priest currently living in St Joseph’s Retreat in Highgate, North London.


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Operation Christmas Child 

13 Dec 17

Children, parents, staff and Governors at Our Lady and St Kenelm in Halesowen get on board with Operation Christmas Child.


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Anti-Bullying and Good Samaritan Week 

13 Dec 17

This week staff and students marked both Anti – Bullying and Good Samaritan Week in school.


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The Andrew Robinson Christmas Redidential 

12 Dec 17

‘God, by calling you, has joined you to his Son’ The first weekend in December is a humbling experience when working with Andy’s Trust.


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The Coventry Christmas Crib 

11 Dec 17

The Coventry Christmas Crib was blessed on the first Sunday of Advent, 3 December at 4.00pm.


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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and Installation of Canons at St Chad’s Cathedral 

8 Dec 17

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception took place at St Chad’s Cathedral today with around 300 people having braved a very crisp winter’s day.


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Birmingham City Council votes to stamp out prolife freedom of speech 

7 Dec 17

Life Link One, the regional hub of the national prolife charity Life, is shocked by the Birmingham City Council’s assault on prolife freedom of speech as they voted today to explore measures to punish peaceful activities outside the abortion clinic…


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Fundraising gets a kick-start for the New Year 

6 Dec 17

A unique conference for Catholic fundraisers proved to be a great opportunity to share best practice and success stories from across the Archdiocese of Birmingham.


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Help Secure The Future of Catholic Education 

6 Dec 17

The government in their manifesto promises, had indicated that they would remove the 50% cap on Catholic education allowing the Catholic Church to open new Catholic schools and safeguard the future of Catholic Education The government, under pressure…


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The Key to a Better Future 

5 Dec 17

On 3 December Archbishop Bernard welcomed invited guests to a service of blessing at Tabor House, Birmingham’s new night shelter.