God entered our world, on our terms, to experience our human reality in its diversity.
We are Columban Missionaries sent to cross boundaries seeking out signs and echoes
of the kingdom alive in the human reality among the diverse people of Birmingham
on their terms, to be challenged by what emerges, to try to create a different experience
of Church among those we meet and encourage new relationships of unforeseen possibilities
for new life.
We do this by being present to people in their human struggle in the context of their
cultural, faith and economic experience, through witness, dialogue and solidarity,
and by encouraging and listening to the local Church in its efforts to reach out
beyond its boundaries for the sake of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
As Columbans we try to create an "engaging presence" among the diverse peoples of
Birmingham by giving witness to our mission statement and by supporting and challenging
each other in the living out of this mission statement in agreed places of presence.
Jim Fleming SSC
Ray Collier SSC
The Mission Outreach team are centred in Birmingham. Originally based at St. Catherine
of Siena Parish, part of the team has now spread into the Sparkhill area.