We are the Church of England in Worcestershire and Dudley.  
Welcome to the Diocese of Worcester.

Our diocesan vision is to grow as Kingdom People, sharing the good news of Jesus’ love in Worcestershire and Dudley.  

As the body of Christ, God’s Kingdom People, we join together to worship God, make disciples, share hope, and transform communities as we live out values of love, compassion, justice and freedom.

The Diocese of Worcester is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. 

Can you help us improve safeguarding in the Diocese?

Our work in safeguarding is being audited and the auditors would like to hear from you! In this article, Bishop Martin encourages people to give their opinions....

Latest Articles

Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

17th April 2024

Lightbox is a pop-up initiative run by a collaboration of churches in Worcester. It aims to provide a safe space and opportunities for young people to build community with each other through fun activities, discussion groups and challenges....

Supporting Church Buildings - can you help?

16th April 2024

We are looking for people with expertise in a number of different areas to support our Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC)....

New ALM Worship Leaders across Dudley

12th April 2024

11 people from parishes across the Greater Dudley Deanery have been presented with certificates to mark the completion of their course to become Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs) as Worship Leaders....

Daily Prayers

Vocations Sunday

We often think of vocations in terms of ministry within the church: to be ordained or a lay minister. However, vocation, simply means what you are called by God to be and do. For some, this will be in formal ministry whether lay or ordained. But for all of us it will mean serving God through faithful discipleship in everyday life. As Christians, we are called to spread the Good News to everyone, to be a Christian presence in every community. Vocations Sunday offers us an opportunity to stop and reflect on our vocations both individually and corporately. Are we living our faith as we would like to? What changes might we make?

There are a number of people within the Diocese who can help you work out what God might be calling you to be and do. This could be your vicar or another member of your church leadership team or community. It could be friends, family, or coworkers. It might be a member of the Mission and Ministry team, especially if you feel called towards formal ministry. Or you might find a spiritual director helpful, and the Spirituality Connexions group can help you to find one.

Almighty and everlasting God, hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Kidderminster & Stourport Deanery Leadership Team: Area Dean – Tim Williams, Lay Chair – Clare Stockford

Blackburn: Bishop Philip North, Bishop Jill Duff (Lancaster), Vacant (Burnley)
Brechin (Scotland): Bishop Andrew Swift
The Lutheran Church in Great Britain: Bishop Paulina Hlawiczka-Trotman
The Anglican Church of Australia: Archbishop Geoffrey Smith

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