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. 

Bishop John to retire

Bishop John has announced that he will retire in October. A farewell service will be held in Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 29 September, 4pm....

Latest Articles

Celebrating 30 years of women priests

21st June 2024

People from across the Diocese including lots of our female clergy, gathered in Pershore Abbey yesterday evening to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ordination of the first women as priests....

West Worcester Beacon Benefice’s Three New Worshipping Communities

18th June 2024

One of our four new priorities is to create 100 New Worshipping Communities by 2030. West Worcester Beacon have three New Worshipping Communities: Breakfast Church, Wild church and All Together....

Bishop John visits Harvington CE First School

17th June 2024

Bishop John recently visited Harvington CE First School and joined in with their ‘climate day’ as they tidied the school grounds....

Daily Prayers

Ordination of Priests

Next Saturday, 16 people will be ordained Priest at the Cathedral. The candidates have all completed the first year of their curacy in their parishes and after their ordination will be able to preside at Holy Communion.

Those being ordained are:

Martin Allen - serving at St Laurence’s Church, Alvechurch and Holy Trinity, Redditch
Mike Bunclark - serving in the Worcester Southeast Team
Fiona Carter - serving in the benefice of Christ the King, Redditch
Claire Cox - serving at St Mary’s Church, Oldswinford, Stourbridge
James Homer - serving in the benefice of Elmley Lovett with Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge with Rushock and Hartlebury and Ombersley with Doverdale
Rachel Homer - serving in the Halas Team, Halesowen
Val Houghton - serving in the benefice of Brierley Hill
Norman Jevons - serving in the benefice of Darby End and Netherton and the benefice of Dudley Wood and Cradley Heath
Jen Jones - serving in the benefice of Teme Valley South
Jamie Klair - serving at All Saints with St Helens in Worcester
Sally Knowles - serving in the Worcestershire West Rural Team Ministry
Linda Nicholas - serving at St Peter’s Church, Ipsley
Jayne Parker - serving in the benefice of Pershore w Pinvin, Wick & Birlingham Ben Somervell - serving at Holy Trinity Church in Old Hill, Dudley
Esther Treasure - serving in the Dudley Team
Richard Wood - serving in the Worcester Southeast Team

Please pray for all those being ordained Priest next Saturday and for the parishes where they are serving.

Greater Dudley Deanery Leadership Team: Lay Chair - John Nicholson, Secretary - Melissa Rose, Treasurer - Michael Bishop.
Church of England Diocese in Europe: Bishop Robert Innes w Bishop David Hamid Visby (Sweden): Bishop Erik Eckerdal Copenhagen (Denmark): Bishop Peter Skov-Jakobsen The Church of England: Archbishop Justin Welby (Canterbury) w Archbishop Stephen Cottrell (York)

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