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

    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.

    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 creatively, 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. 

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    Thank you!


     


    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

    The Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 3 October to raise money for The Children’s Society.
    Marathon effort as Nikki raises money for The Children's Society

    The Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 3 October to raise money for The Children’s Society. Read More

    St John the Baptist in Suckley has received a £10,000 grant from the National Churches Trust.
    Suckley Church receives funding from the National Churches Trust

    St John the Baptist in Suckley has received a £10,000 grant from the National Churches Trust. Read More

    Throughout Autumn, Bishop Martin will be journeying around the diocese in a pilgrimage of prayer and hope, spending two days in each of our deaneries and visiting as many churches as possible.
    Bishop Martin's pilgrimage of prayer and hope

    Throughout Autumn, Bishop Martin will be journeying around the diocese in a pilgrimage of prayer and hope, spending two days in each of our deaneries and visiting as many churches as possible. Read More

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  • Daily Prayer

    Worshipping God creatively

    Pray for all those who offer ministry in our diocese, particularly those who help us to worship God creatively in our parishes.

    God calls of us to use our gifts in different ways and we pray for those who feel their calling is to help others deepen their faith through preaching and leading worship.

    Many of our churches are led by members of the clergy, whether in a stipendiary or non-stipendiary (voluntary) role. Clergy are able to preside at Holy Communion, take baptisms, weddings, and funerals and walk alongside people in their joy and in their grief.

    We also have around 160 Licensed Lay Ministers (also known as Readers) in our churches. Readers are lay leaders and offer a model of Christian discipleship to the people they meet in their daily lives as well as in their congregations. This is a voluntary, unpaid ministry and Readers are trained in theology, pastoral work and a variety of ministerial skills. Alongside their ministry of teaching, preaching and leading worship, Readers are also engaged in other ministries, such as pastoral work, evangelism, chaplaincy or community involvement.

    Our Authorised Lay Ministers have completed a short diocesan training course, to equip them for specific roles in their parishes. There are over 100 ALMs across the Diocese, all of whom wanted to offer their time and talents in particular ways such as worship leader, children’s and youth worker, pastoral worker or evangelist.

    Have you thought about how God is calling you? Find out more about these roles on the diocesan website.

    Kidderminster & Stourport Deanery - Area Dean: Tim Williams; Lay Chair: Clare Stockford

    Sheffield: Bishop Pete Wilcox w Bishop Sophie Jelley (Doncaster)
    The Province of Uganda: Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba
    Church of Greenland: Bishop Paneeraq Siegstad Munk

    View the 'Daily Prayer' for this month

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  • Upcoming Events

    Tuesday 21st September

    14:30 - 16:30 Living in Love and Faith (LLF) Diocesan Course for Leaders

    Thursday 23rd September

    14:00 - 16:00 Briefing for Living in Love and Faith (LLF) Group Leaders

    Saturday 25th September

    10:00  In Harmony with Creation @ Holland House

    10:15 - 11:15 Coffee Concert in aid of St Richard's Hospice

    Monday 27th September

    10:30 - 11:10 Tiny Tunes - live classical music for babies and toddlers

    Tuesday 28th September

    14:30 - 16:30 Living in Love and Faith (LLF) Diocesan Course for Leaders

    Wednesday 29th September

    09:30 - 16:15 Organising Your Ministry: Creating a Simple Setup

    Sunday 3rd October

    18:30 - 20:00 CARL Farmers' Harvest Service

    Tuesday 5th October

    14:30 - 16:30 Living in Love and Faith (LLF) Diocesan Course for Leaders

    Tuesday 12th October

    14:30 - 16:30 Living in Love and Faith (LLF) Diocesan Course for Leaders

    19:00 - 20:30 Living in Love and Faith (LLF) Overview and Taster

    Monday 18th October

    14:30 - 16:30 Briefing for Living in Love and Faith (LLF) Group Leaders

    18:00 - 19:00 ALM Forum

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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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