Birmingham has more businesses in the creative industries than any other UK city

Birmingham is located about a 2 hour drive north west of London with a population of over 1.1. million people - the 2nd largest city in the UK! The region is the home of British car making including Land Rover, Jaguar and Aston Martin factories, as well as the iconic Cadbury chocolate factory; built by the Cadbury family in 1879, whose faith moved them to improve the housing of their workers.

Birmingham is Europe's youngest city with: 40% of the population under the age of 25

 The city is large and incredibly young with 40% of the population under the age of 25, which makes it the youngest city in Europe, giving Birmingham both an unusual and growing demographic. The city grows by around 10,000 people every year and plays host to around 65,000 students spread over 5 different universities.

Birmingham identified in 2011 as 46.1% Christian,
21.8% Muslim, and 19.3% have no religion

But Birmingham is also a spiritually needy city, with less than 4% regularly attending any church, and less than 1.5% attending an Evangelical Bible teaching church. The Church is generally in decline with church buildings demolished to make way for new flats and apartment blocks. 1/5th of the city (1/4million people) would identify as Pakistani Muslims and the city contains what was the largest mosque in Europe when it was built in 1974, with a capacity of 6,000 people.