News & Events

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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

Christian Aid: Lent Lunches every Friday

Wyre Forest Refugee Group: Spring Newsletter

Novena to St Joseph: 10th - 18th March

Retrouvaille: Marriage advice course, 16th-18th March 2018

Redditch Carmelite Spirituality Group: Fr Titus Brandsma, WWII Martyr Saturday 17th March

Lent talk by Fr Andrew Robinson: Holy Family 18th March

Birmingham Bach Choir: at St Chad's Cathedral 24th March
Website and ticket line

Friends of the Holy Land: Fashion Show, Sunday 15th April

Birmingham Justice & Peace: Newsletter Spring 2018

Sheltered Housing for Catholic over 60's: St Scholastica's Retreat

Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland: 2nd April 2018

A Week with St Paul: 23rd - 29th April 2018 Southern Greece

Archdiocese of Birmingham Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018

26th May - 1st June : Poster

Application Form

Tangney Tours website

Order of Malta: Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018

Medjugorje Irish Centres: Newsletter December 2017

Kenelm Youth Trust:
REFRESH 2017/18: Training, support and fellowship days for youth workers
FEARLESS retreat at Alton Castle 20th - 22nd April
Summer Camp Alton Castle July/August 2018
KYT Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018
World Youth Day Panama January 2019
Diary of Events 2018

Maryvale Institute: Art, Beauty & Inspiration from a Catholic Perspective
Study Days

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress: 7th/8th/9th September
Programme and Contact details

Support Catholic Education: Contact the Secretary of State

Older News

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

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