Time4Change Birmingham Churches Event
On Sunday the 17th of October (the day before Anti-Slavery Day 2021) the Time4Change collective hosted a united service at St Andrew’s Stadium to acknowledge the sins of racism of the past and present, and to commit to building a united welcoming Church to serve Birmingham.
Around 1,500 people from across Birmingham attended. Among the congregation were up to 100 leaders from the city’s churches, including senior leaders from both historic and Black-led Churches. Sung worship was facilitated by (among others) Tim Hughes and a group from the New Jerusalem Community Church based in Aston. Leaders from different Churches brought reflections and led prayers. The Saltmine Theatre Company presented a relevant drama based on the theme of resurrection. Pastor Calvin Young (Mount Zion Community Church) presented a call for future unity among Birmingham’s Church leaders and church members.
There was a considerable representation of believers from the Birmingham Methodist district and circuit.