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Year 6 leavers' service at Cradley church

Published: 19th July 2024

Cradley CE Primary School and the community came together at St Peter's Church for a special service to celebrate the year 6 leavers. 

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NWC learning pathway meets for second time

Published: 18th July 2024

Last Friday night saw the second meeting of the Myriad learning community for leaders of New Worshipping Communities in the Diocese and their teams.

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Grant awarded to improve clergy housing

Published: 18th July 2024

We have been awarded a grant to improve the carbon efficiency and running costs of two clergy houses to help reduce our environmental impact as we journey towards net-zero by 2030.

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Celebrating the Redditch Mission Area

Published: 15th July 2024

Churches in Redditch gathered for a special service on Sunday to celebrate working together and forming a new Mission Area. During the service, the High Sheriff of Worcestershire presented some awards and Paul Lawlor was also commissioned as Area Dean with Special Responsibility for the Redditch Mission Area.

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Food, Glorious Food: Oakville sing for Worcester Foodbank

Published: 14th July 2024

​​​​​​​Food was to the fore at Hallow Church on Saturday 15 June both literally and in song as Oakville Singers performed a concert in aid of Worcester Foodbank.

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New Vicar in the Malvern Chase Team Ministry

Published: 14th July 2024

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Emily Spencer as Vicar in the Malvern Chase Team Ministry.

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Bishop Martin opens prayer garden

Published: 12th July 2024

Bishop Martin visited St Oswald's CE Primary School in Kidderminster yesterday to officially open their new prayer garden. The garden was created thanks to the efforts and generosity of the school community and was opened with a special ceremony.

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All animals welcome at Ripple's pet service

Published: 10th July 2024

Last Sunday, all creatures great and small were welcome at the pet service at Ripple Church in the south of the Diocese. Alongside nearly 40 people were 21 dogs, 1 cat, 2 chickens and even a pony!

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Celebrating the Mothers' Union

Published: 10th July 2024

For nearly 150 years, the Mothers’ Union nationally has been engaged in raising awareness of social injustices – and in offering practical, prayerful and loving help to those in need. In the Diocese of Worcester, the MU was affiliated in 1913.

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Being yourself

Published: 10th July 2024

An article for August editions of parish magazines from the Dean Designate of Worcester, Stephen Edwards.

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Jess Fellows: Student and 20s Missioner

Published: 10th July 2024

Jess Fellows is Associate vicar at All Saints in Worcester where she is ‘Student and 20s Missioner’. Her role is a five year post funded by the national church as part of All Saints’ resourcing church.

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Overbury C of E School continue being great Global Neighbours with Goat Party

Published: 9th July 2024

Overbury C of E First School are continuing to learn about global injustice and do what they can to assist our global neighbours, most recently by organising a ‘Goat party’! 

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Fraser Oates appointed Renewal Leader in Redditch

Published: 7th July 2024

Bishop John has announced Fraser's appointment as Associate Priest in the Redditch Team Ministry with special responsibility for St Stephen’s (to be known as Renewal Leader).

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Eco Flower Festival at Holy Trinity, Wordsley

Published: 5th July 2024

Holy Trinity Church in Wordsley is holding an Eco Flower Festival this weekend, with people from across the community contributing displays made from a range of different repurposed materials!

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iSingPop at Perry Wood Primary School

Published: 5th July 2024

Holy Trinity and St Matthew Church in Ronkswood, Worcester has an excellent relationship with its local community Primary School, Perry Wood. They recently arranged for iSingPop to come into the school to work with the children, culminating in two concerts for the families.

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West Worcester Beacon hosts two successful Arts fayres

Published: 3rd July 2024

West Worcester Beacon Benefice has held successful Arts events at two of their churches, celebrating local artists and bringing the whole community together.


Deanery awards presented in Kidderminster & Stourport

Published: 2nd July 2024

Yesterday evening Kidderminster and Stourport Deanery held their first Deanery Awards - presented to people recognised by their own churches.

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Cradley CE Primary Headteacher retiring after 34 years

Published: 2nd July 2024

Marcia Harris took up her first teaching post at Cradley CE Primary back in 1990, watch a short video as she reflects upon her time at the school.

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25 ordained for parishes across the Diocese

Published: 30th June 2024

25 candidates were ordained over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese.

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Join the Conversation and make sure your voice is heard!

Published: 28th June 2024

We want to hear your voice! Please tell us what you want from our next Bishop and pass our survey on to as many people as possible.

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Latest News

Year 6 leavers' service at Cradley church

19th July 2024

Cradley CE Primary School and the community came together at St Peter's Church for a special service to celebrate the year 6 leavers. ...

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