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Now seldom seen speech service still very much heard

By Spurgeons | April 24, 2020
We’ve all been missing each other over the last few weeks, whether it’s friends, family, colleagues or clients. Thankfully, technology has helped us stay connected, with many new social media platforms really coming into their own. One Spurgeons colleague who’s…

Inspired by brave risk-taking to serve others

By Spurgeons | April 8, 2020
With the country almost three weeks into lockdown, our Chief Executive, Ross Hendry, discusses how the Coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated our capacity for both holiness and sin and how he has been humbled by stories of those putting themselves at…
Group of four teenagers on bench

In a nasty world, just be kind… especially to those harder to love

By Spurgeons | March 2, 2020
With more reports published this month highlighting the discrimination against children in care, and more failures to protect them from harm, our Chief Executive, Ross Hendry, reminds us of God’s expectations that His family does not forget these children in…

Christmas story can inspire new vision of power

By Jeremy Waterfield | December 13, 2019
On the morning after the Election night before, Spurgeons Chief Executive Ross Hendry reflects on where true power lies. By the time you read this it’s likely we’ll know the result of the General Election and who will be in…
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How Poppy can now go fly a kite, thanks to our Craig

By Jeremy Waterfield | December 4, 2019
Spurgeons works with around 600 young carers in the West Midlands. One of them, Poppy, has lived through domestic abuse, homelessness and isolation. Now she’s set to appear in her school production of Mary Poppins. Craig, one of our Young…

Young carer Mya ‘graduates’ from Spurgeons with distinction

By Jeremy Waterfield | December 4, 2019
Spurgeons’ Birmingham Young Carers group received national recognition as a finalist at this year’s Children & Young People Awards, in London. Spurgeons works with nearly 600 young carers across the West Midlands. These are young people with a maturity beyond…

How an award-winning project gave city’s young carers a break… till the money ran out

By Jeremy Waterfield | November 29, 2019
Timing, they say, is everything but it didn’t quite work out recently for Spurgeons’ Birmingham Young Carers group. Just before it was made a double finalist in the 2019 Children & Young People Now Awards, for an initiative targeted at…

Hope – the surprising result of Remembrance

By Jeremy Waterfield | November 25, 2019
In the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday two contrasting pieces in the media stopped me in my tracks because of how differently they interpreted the annual Remembrance commemorations, writes Spurgeons Chief Executive Ross Hendry. At the heart of both…

In praise of ‘angels’ in dark places

By Lauren Baldridge | October 15, 2019
On the eve of Prisons Week (13-19 October), Spurgeons Chief Executive Ross Hendry invokes the compassion, hope and inclusiveness brought by those ‘angel’ volunteers in our prisons Prisons are not nice places. That may seem an obvious statement, but one…