Networks

Churches Together in England is the meeting place of 44 denominations, 2,600 local unity groups and 900 Local Ecumenical Partnerships. Visit http://www.cte.org.uk for more information.

Love Black Country networks several hundred leaders, churches and agencies across the four boroughs of the Black Country. More here.


Chaplaincy

bcuimBlack Country Urban Industrial Mission is a team of chaplains, from a number of Christian churches, offering support to businesses and their employees through regular visits to workplaces in the Black Country. More information at http://www.bcuim.co.uk.


Social action

Places of Welcome is a growing network of hospitality run by local community groups who want to make sure that everyone in their area has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it. More information at the Places of Welcome website.

Transforming Communities Together, a joint initiative of the Church Urban Fund and the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield, works with churches and organisations in Walsall and Wolverhampton to help communities to flourish, so that people can enjoy life in all its fullness. For more information, e-mail James Henderson at this address.

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Sandwell Churches Link aims to engage the churches of Sandwell in promoting social inclusion, the alleviation of poverty and the promotion health, basic education and general well-being. Discover more via this link.


Churches

Baptist Union congregations in the Black Country belong to the Heart of England Baptist Association. HEBA’s Regional Minister Team Leader, with special responsibility for the Black Country, is Adrian Argile, who can be contacted via this link.

The Black Country comes within the Church of England Dioceses of Birmingham, Lichfield and Worcester. The Area Bishop of Dudley is Graham Usher and of Wolverhampton Clive Gregory.

wsmethodist-logo1The Black Country fall within the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District of the Methodist Church, whose Chair is Rachel Parkinson.

The whole of the Black Country comes within the Birmingham Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, whose centre is St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham. The Archbishop of Birmingham is Bernard Longley and the local Auxiliary Bishop is David McGough.

The West Midlands Division of the Salvation Army covers the Black Country. The Divisional Commander is Major Peter Forrest.

urcThe Black Country falls within the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church. The Synod Moderator is Steve Faber.