+Michael on Christian Witness (with AGM)

On Tuesday 4 June 2024 at St Luke’s Gas St – we are delighted to be joined by the new Bishop of Birmingham, Michael Volland. He will speak on ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength: Christian witness in an age of rapid change’.

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18:30 AGM (all welcome, only members can vote)
19:00 Refreshments
19:30 +Michael on ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength: Christian witness in an age of rapid change’
(with an opportunity for questions)
21:00 Close

About +Michael Volland

‘I am looking forward to meeting people, making friends, and getting to know the city and region. As a Christian leader, I am excited about the prospect of joining in with what God is doing in Birmingham and the West Midlands. I have been praying for the people of the city and whole region, especially those for whom life is a challenge. I believe the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for all and offers love, forgiveness, life and peace. God cares deeply about these wonderful places and communities, and I look forward to playing my part in God’s hopeful future for the people of the city and region.’

Prior to Bishop Michael’s appointment as Bishop of Birmingham, he served as Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, from January 2017, having been a member of the tutorial staff team at the college since 2015. Before moving to Cambridge, Bishop Michael taught mission, evangelism and church planting to ordinands at Cranmer Hall in Durham, alongside leading the East Durham Mission Project, working with parishes in former mining communities as well as serving as Area Dean of Easington and Chaplain to Durham Army Cadet Force. He grew up in Reading where he attended a state secondary school and spent his evenings and weekends with the Boys Brigade and Army Cadets. After completing a foundation course in Art and Design, Bishop Michael spent three years studying sculpture at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle and several years working as a practising, full-time artist.

He was educated at Northumbria University, King’s College London, and Durham University. He trained for ordained ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, was ordained in 2006 and served his title at Gloucester Cathedral.