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. 

1st Sunday of Advent – New Worshipping Communities

We have produced a series of videos for each week in Advent and Christmas Day featuring the lighting of candles on an Advent wreath while praying for growth in our diocese....

Latest Articles

New co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers

8th December 2023

Rosie Moss and Kim Topham have been appointed as co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers (SSMs) for the Diocese. They are taking over from previous Dean of SSMs, Alex Vaccaro....

Changes to Worcester Deanery Leadership Team

7th December 2023

There’s a new look to the Worcester Deanery Leadership Team with Sue Roulstone from Christ Church, Lower Broadheath becoming their new Lay Chair and Rob Pearce moving to be Treasurer. The team have been working with the deanery synod to develop a vision for the deanery....

Archbishop Justin to visit the Diocese

7th December 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will visit our Diocese on Saturday 3 February to bring us together in prayer....

Daily Prayers

Kidderminster West Nativity Celebrations

This year marks 800 years since St. Francis of Assisi created the first-ever nativity scene in Greccio, Italy. It is believed Francis’ inspiration to do a live representation of the birth of Jesus came from his time in the Holy Land. Seeing the holy sites of Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection made them feel more real to Francis and he wanted to recreate that experience for those who were not able to travel there.

On his way back from Rome in December 1223, Francis and Giovanni Velita, the lord of Greccio, set up a cave with live animals and a hay-filled manger. People flocked to see the candle-lit scene during the Christmas Mass.

Since then, nativity scenes have become commonplace in churches, buildings, and homes throughout the Advent and Christmas season. To mark the 800th anniversary, the team in Kidderminster West have planned a series of events. This includes a nativity trail, alongside encouraging schools and craft groups to create their own nativity scenes that can be shared with others.

Christ born for us, Son of God, given for us, help us to know you, to worship and to serve you. Amen.

Pershore and Evesham Deanery Leadership Team: Jackie Knight, Jack Hegarty, Alison Sandham

Southwell and Nottingham: Bishop Paul Williams with Bishop Andy Emerton (Sherwood)
Borg (Norway): Bishop Kari Mangrud Alfsvåg
The Church of Pakistan (United): Archbishop Azad Marshall

Upcoming Events

Sunday 10th December
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Tuesday 12th December
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Monday 25th December
Sunday 31st December
Monday 1st January
Tuesday 2nd January
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Friday 5th January
4:00 pm -

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