News & Events

Click on the links above for News Letters,

reports and photo's of Recent Events

or use the Other News link for Pilgrimages/Retreats/BCYS etc

Click on any of the Links below for items of current or recent interest

Current News and Events

Vacancy - Archdiocese of Birmingham: Chief Operating Officer

Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network: The Bundle, a play from Journeyman Theatre
Quaker Meeting House, Wolverhampton, 10th November (and other dates around the country)

Stourport Justice & Peace Group: 25 Years of Stourport Justice & Peace, 15th November

Redditch Carmelite Spirituality Group: Camino de Santiago de Compostella, Sat 18th November

Harvington Bach Choir & Orchestra: St Cecilia Concert, St Mary's Harvington, 19th November

Marriage Encounter Weekend: 24th/26th November

Parish Annual Jim Friar Memorial Quiz: Friday 1st December

Theology Lectures in Bewdley: Advent 2017

CAFOD Gap Year Opportunities: Step into the Gap
CAFOD: Inspire Younger Generations

Kenelm Youth Trust:
REFRESH 2017/18: Training, support and fellowship days for youth workers

Older News

Become a Manresa Prayer Guide in Ignatian Spirituality: Basic Training Course
Manresa website

Jack Fellows: The Social Mercenary

Intentional Health: Christian Physical & Mental Wellbeing Courses

Aid to the Church in Need : Prince Charles speaks out against Religious Persecution (Video)

Marriage Care : Facilitators, Counsellors and Co-ordinators needed

Mary's Meals: Providing meals for children in the world's poorest communities
Endorsed by Pope Francis in this Year of Mercy

Amoris Laetitia: Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family”

Holy Land:  Archdiocese of Birmingham & Diocese of Worcester
Ecumenical Pilgrimage November 2016
Link to video of the trip

Fatima House Women's Refuge: Appeal for financial Support

St Chad's Sanctuary: Help for Refugees
See our clothing appeal in the Newsletter
Fr Hudson's Fatima House appeal

Cafod Ethiopian Crisis: Campaign Poster
Cafod website appeal

SPICMA: Nairobi and Solomon Isles appeals

Post Referendum Statement by Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Vocations Sunday: "Change a life" - a Reflection
New Vocations Video
National Office of Vocations

Kenelm Youth Trust: Pope John Paul II awards


Syria Crisis: Aid to the Church in Need

Aid to the Church in Need: Light a Candle Prayer for Syria


CAFOD offers Gap year placements: Step Into the Gap

UK placements

read the stories of former gappers

a current gap year participant : Lizzie's Story

Application Forms


BCYS and Kenelm Youth Trust

Watch the Taize video One Week in July

Lifeteen: Website for Catholic Teenagers


Cafod Birmingham Youth

New Resources

Action Guide for Young People



Christian Aid: Afghanistan Project Update



Proclaim 15: News, Resources and Legacy





Even Older News Items


SPICMA Charity Annual Report 2014


Home Mission Sunday: 21st September 2014


Gaza Crisis Appeal:

Friends of the Holy Land

Cafod Appeal


Friends of the Holy Land:

Healing the souls of children

Gaza Christians bury first victim

Three little Children

Tranquility amongst chaos

Archive news - April 2014


Iraq Crisis: Aid to the Church in Need

Cafod Response



General Items

Kidderminster Food bank: Baxter URC


New Auxilliary Bishop for Birmingham Archdiocese: Fr Robert Byrne

Consecration of Bishop Robert Byrne: Tues 13th May, St Chad's (Video)


Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima, September 2015: Tangney Tours website

Two Hospitals that you have donated to in Romania
We have recently received an update from Marius about conditions at the hospitals and
his experiences as he delivered the many TV's, clothes and blankets that you generously donated.
Click here to see Marius' message and photos

Street Pastors


Kidderminster Branch
National web site


SPICMA: News from the Philippines


Latest Messages from Fr Sunny: Sunny Trust News
Bakdil on Facebook: Follow


Heaven's Road: Catholic FM Radio

Advert: talent wanted


Get Away from it allSandymount Retreat House






Philippines Typhoon Appeal: Cafod
Appeal Poster
Gift Aid form

Follow Pope Francis on Twitter

Same Sex Marriage Bill: Bishops of England and Wales respond

Pope Francis Encyclical: Lumen Fidei


Newman University: website


Holy Family Development: Newsletter May 2013

Information about Holy Family Extension: How to Donate


The Sunny Trust:

We Have Chickens! Dec 2013

Message from Fr Sunny
Helen & Niki's Garo Hills Diary

Fr Stephen's Garo Hills Diary


Let the Children Live: Street Children of Columbia


Birmingham Justice & Peace: See our Groups page


Offering Hope when the Cradle is Empty: Life Fertilitycare

Knights of St Columba: Serving God by Serving Others

Papal Visit Legacy: (see archive links at bottom of this page)

Statement by CBCEW 18th Sept 2011

1st Anniversary


Friday Penance: Questions and Answers

Will's Story: A Sacrifice of Love


Other Links you may find useful:

The New Mass Translation: Various interesting articles and Links

New Mass Translation: Explanation of New Missal Texts

Catholic Bishops Conference: Liturgy Office

The Order of Mass: CTS Booklet

Praying the Mass: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

National Pastoral Letter on New Translation of the Mass


Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Marriage Enrichment Weekends

Family Education Trust: Latest bulletins

Young Catholic Overseas Volunteer Organisation: Progressio

The World seen from Rome: Free online Newspaper: ZENIT

Papal Visit Archive:


The Papal Visit Sept 2010

To visit our Papal Visit Page click the banner above


To relive and read reviews of the

State visit of the Pope  16th - 19th September 2010

Click the above image


1st Anniversary of Papal Visit: Fresh Wind in our Sails

Papal Visit Legacy: Resource Document for September 2011

Growing in Confidence: Everyday evangelizing



Archbishop Vincent Nichols: Reflections on the Visit

Newman Exhibition: The Oratory