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Marking Rogation

Published: 16th May 2023

Last weekend many of our rural parishes marked Rogation with services and events.

A reflection on the Coronation

Published: 15th May 2023

Bishop John reflects on his experience of the Coronation of King Charles III.

New Associate Vicar for All Saints, Worcester

Published: 15th May 2023

The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd James Ellin as Associate Vicar of All Saints in Worcester.

High profile funeral at St Mary's, Kidderminster

Published: 12th May 2023

The funeral of PC Andy Boardman from West Mercia Police took place at St Mary’s Church in Kidderminster yesterday.

Significant lottery grant for Hampton Lovett church

Published: 12th May 2023

All set for the ‘walls to talk’ and ‘secrets to be revealed’ at St Mary and All Saints church, Hampton Lovett, near Droitwich thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Take the Veg Pledge

Published: 11th May 2023

The Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) are asking you to Take the Veg Pledge!

'Living Gently on the Earth'

Published: 10th May 2023

The latest events, talks and workshops in the Cathedral's 'Living Gently on the Earth' series.

Ordinations 2023

Published: 9th May 2023

This year’s ordinations will take place over the weekend of 1 and 2 July. Do pray for and support all those who will be ordained either Deacon or Priest over the weekend.

Praying for Growth

Published: 9th May 2023

Bishop John writes about a dedicated period of prayer starting in July.

Churches mark the Coronation

Published: 7th May 2023

Churches throughout the Diocese celebrated the King’s Coronation today, with prayers said in services and community lunches with coronation-themed cakes and family activities.

New Worshipping Communities in Bromsgrove

Published: 5th May 2023

On the last Saturday of each month, a group of people gather in St Godwald’s Church Hall on the edge of Bromsgrove for ‘Pizza and God’, the parish’s café church. This new worshipping community is one of a series of alternative opportunities to come together for worship across Bromsgrove.

Diocese becomes a Bronze Eco-Diocese

Published: 4th May 2023

We have achieved our bronze Eco Diocese award as we continue our journey towards net-zero carbon by 2030.

Public meeting on the future of St James' Church, Dudley

Published: 2nd May 2023

A public meeting to discuss the future of St James’ Church in Dudley will be held at the church on Wednesday 17 May at 7pm.

The Coronation of King Charles III

Published: 2nd May 2023

A wide range of resources have been created to help people pray, create, encounter, and mark the event in their own setting.

Bishop John to attend Coronation

Published: 1st May 2023

As Lord High Almoner, a post he has held for ten years, Bishop John is one of three bishops who are members of the Royal Household and in this capacity will attend the Coronation of HM The King next week. 

The Big One - demanding climate action!

Published: 27th April 2023

On Friday 21 April around 1400 Christians, including a small group from the Diocese of Worcester, joined “The Big One” in London, to demand action on the climate emergency and cost of living crisis.

After the Flood

Published: 26th April 2023

On Saturday 22 April, the diocesan Racial Justice Forum hosted a screening of the film 'After the Flood: the church, slavery and reconciliation' at St John's Church in Redditch.

New Director of Mission and Ministry

Published: 24th April 2023

​​​​​​​The Revd Dr Roger Latham has been appointed as the new Director of Mission and Ministry for the Diocese. Roger will be responsible for leading and developing the team which will oversee our underpinning priority of equipping ministers for mission.

Gifts for Perry Wood Primary School

Published: 21st April 2023

Just before Easter, Holy Trinity and St Matthew’s Church in Ronkswood gave gifts to the children in Years 2 & 3 at Perry Wood Primary School.

Faith through Films resource

Published: 19th April 2023

Faith through films is the latest resource from the Calling Young Disciples team, which uses different films to explore a theme linked to a bible passage.

Latest News

Worcester Passion Play 2024

19th February 2024

Last Easter, more than a thousand people came to watch a live open-air performance of the Passion Play in Cathedral Square on Good Friday. This year's play will take place on 29 March....

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