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

    Latest Coronavirus updates can be found here.

    During this period of lockdown, we have been producing videos twice a week for your reflection and meditation. Watch them here.

    The Diocese of Worcester is one of 41 (42 including the Diocese in Europe) that make up the Church of England. The diocese covers an area of 670 square miles and includes the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell - so we are not short on variety.

    We aspire to be Kingdom People, living out the values of love, compassion, justice and freedom to bring about the kingdom of God on earth.

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

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    Our clergy are amazing, but COVID-19 means we need help to continue to meet the costs of their stipends.

    Donate

    Please continue to support your local church as your first priority. 

    However, if in addition to this, you are able to give to the ‘Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund’, your donation will be used to help pay for our clergy now and in the coming months.

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  • Latest Articles


    Prayer diary for September 2020

    Download the prayer diary for September 2020 Read More


    Conversations about the future of our church - round 2

    We are planning a further series of opportunities to engage with the process of effectively resources a healthy and sustainable Church. Read More


    Called to Action - Church cleaning cupboard

    This edition of 'small steps to save our planet' from the Diocesan Environmental Group asks churches to look at what is in their church cleaning cupboard! Read More

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  • Daily Prayer

    #PrayTogether with Mother Victoria

    Before the ending of the day,
    Creator of the world, we pray
    That you, with steadfast love, would keep
    Your watch around us while we sleep. (Neale, 1852)

    When our church buildings closed their doors in March, Mother Victoria Barlow (Assistant Curate at The Bridge Church, Headless Cross & St. George and St. Matthias, Astwood
    Bank), like so many others took to social media to share in worship and prayer with people far and wide.

    After tweeting to ask for prayer requests, soon an online community of all Christian
    denominations and none, was established, creating a comfortable, anonymous space for people to explore their faith at home and feel supported by the power of daily prayer.

    In addition to this, Victoria also began to offer daily Compline streamed online through Twitter and Facebook, using a variation of liturgy and songs. Since lockdown, this Compline community has prayed over 150 services together. Despite worshipping apart, a sense of fellowship has developed through their online interactions outside of the act of worship, which has even led to sharing in virtual coffee mornings!

    Victoria said: “Praying, whether together or alone, is a special gift that draws us together as a community, reminds us where our sources of strength are and sustains us. In times of exile we need to dwell together in the truth that God is with us.”

    Malvern Deanery - Rural Dean: Rod Corke

    Portsmouth: Bishop Christopher Foster
    Stockholm (Sweden): Bishop Andreas Holmberg
    Shyira (Rwanda): Bishop Laurent Mbanda

    View the 'Daily Prayer' for this month

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    Our Diocesan Mailing e-newsletter is published fortnightly. It's packed with resources, information, news and events to support those involved in church in the Diocese of Worcester.

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