Carols For The Business Community 2018

On the 12thof December, ChaplaincyPlus hosted two Carols for the Business Community services at St Philip’s Cathedral in central Birmingham. These services occur every year and are popular. Whether, it was the bright, joyful lunch time service or the atmospheric evening one, people enjoyed...

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‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Following the evening Carols for the Business Community service on 12/12/18, we had a social for those linked to CityLights and Onebodybrum. This was going to be going to a pub or bar for some festive drinks, but when faced with how busy everywhere was in the build-up to Christmas, we decided to...

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Coffee & Cake With CityLights

We met on Tuesday 4th December with members of CityLights and Onebodybrum at the 3Threes Coffee Lounge in the city centre. This is an awesome vegan café where we enjoyed delicious drinks and yummy cakes. The Victoria sponge was a particular favourite! It was great to have 9 of us there and we are...

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ChaplaincyPlus Mentoring

Having a mentor is a great way to explore the challenges faced in daily working life and examine how God is there with us wanting us to be his people in the world. A ChaplaincyPlus mentoring arrangement is a one-to-one relationship, built on mutual trust and respect and grounded in Christian...

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Only Connect – with Sue Noyes

“Only Connect”, our recent Chaplaincy Plus lunchtime event, appropriately involved both City Women and City Men. Browne Jacobson generously hosted this event, which gathered together about 50 people from the ChaplaincyPlus network and beyond. Our speaker Sue Noyes is a chartered accountant by...

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Making a Difference – In a Performance Culture

A few weeks ago, some of us were privileged to be in the Making a Difference in a Performance Culture session with Paul Valler. “Do you believe that your self-worth is dependent on your ability to perform? I think a lot of us do.” One of the sentences from Paul Valler last Thursday that resonated...

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Work-Life Balance or Imbalance?

Our most recent City Women event has focused on “Work-life balance or imbalance?”. There’s been a lot of response to this event from the network, confirming that this is a live issue for many of us. Thanks to Patricia Wright and Amy Tabari from Gowling WLG for leading our discussion as well as...

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Retreat in Daily Working Life

Sarah Thorpe writes: This autumn, we’re going to hold our seventh Retreat in Daily Working Life, with ChaplaincyPlus once again partnering with Manresa Link.  This fact in itself confirms how much the Retreat is valued by people in the business community.  The Retreat gives a framework for going...

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Affirming Women in Business Leadership

Working in the Birmingham business community, ChaplaincyPlus affirms women in leadership. Our network is keen that the extremely disappointing “reasons” that a range of FTSE Chairs and CEOs have given for not appointing women to FTSE company boards, which have made the news headlines this week,...

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