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New Worshipping Communities Enabler Kim Brown visits Sanctuary Arts NWC

Published: 26th June 2024

Kim Brown, New Worshipping Communities Enabler recently visited the Sanctuary Arts New Worshipping Community in Kempsey to interview ALM Kay Mason and find out more.

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Celebrating 30 years of women priests

Published: 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.

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Ride and Stride 2024

Published: 21st June 2024

This year's Ride and Stride takes place on Saturday 14 September. Please consider opening your church to sponsored visitors, participating on the day, or encouraging others to do so.

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In celebration of Mission Accompaniers: Chris Bright supporting Nick Gowers

Published: 18th June 2024

Mission Accompaniers are available to come alongside parishes to offer tailored support. Nick Gowers had been vicar nine years, when in 2022, Chris Bright became his Mission Accompanier.

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West Worcester Beacon Benefice’s Three New Worshipping Communities

Published: 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

Published: 17th June 2024

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

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New Dean of Worcester Announced

Published: 17th June 2024

The King has approved the nomination of The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Edwards, Interim Dean of Worcester, to be appointed as the new Dean of Worcester.

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New role for Shaun Armstrong

Published: 16th June 2024

Bishop John has appointed the Revd Shaun Armstrong to Churchill, Blakedown and Broome and Cookley, Wolverley and Upper Arley.

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ISingPop Inspired New Worshipping Community

Published: 16th June 2024

Many schools and parishes in our diocese enjoy iSingPop visiting for one-off events, bringing their dance routines and faith-based songs for the children to learn. NWC Enabler Kim Brown visited a church and school in Gloucestershire who have taken it further, creating a new worshipping community in the school hall.

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St Clement's, Worcester achieves the MU's RISE UP award

Published: 13th June 2024

On 9 June, St Clement’s Church in Worcester were delighted to welcome Sue Coleman, CEO of West Mercia Women’s Aid and Judith Grubb, President of Worcester Diocese Mothers’ Union.

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Wedding fayre at St John's Church, Halesowen

Published: 13th June 2024

For the first time ever, St John's Church Halesowen recently hosted a wedding fayre.

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D-Day 80 – Remembrance and Commemorations in Broadway

Published: 7th June 2024

Broadway commemorated the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a day of remembrance with which the whole village was involved. Read a reflection on the day from Vicar Shellie Ward.

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Reader Weekend at Holland House

Published: 6th June 2024

During May, some 35 Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers) from across the Diocese came together at Holland House for the annual weekend of teaching and meeting and catching up. 

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Looking for churches to take part in funded wellbeing pilot

Published: 5th June 2024

The Church of England is partnering with registered charity, Renew Wellbeing to support churches in creating open spaces of welcome and inclusion for their local community.

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West Midlands Church leaders Election statement

Published: 4th June 2024

Church leaders in the West Midlands have issued a joint statement ahead of the General Election.

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A Ministry of Welcome

Published: 4th June 2024

An article for July editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Worcester, Mark Badger.

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Local people come together to sing Evensong at Tardebigge Church

Published: 29th May 2024

Over 100 people visited St Bartholomew’s Church in Tardebigge on Sunday 26 May to enjoy a special service of Evensong led by a ‘Come and Sing’ choir of people from Redditch and the surrounding area.

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First West Midlands Racial Justice Board meeting held

Published: 29th May 2024

The Church of England in the West Midlands held the inaugural meeting of its Racial Justice Board on Thursday 2 May. This pivotal gathering united representatives from six dioceses to address racism and champion racial justice within the Church, society, and our communities.

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Gilly Maxim – from education team to ordination

Published: 28th May 2024

Gilly Maxim has worked in the education team at the diocesan office since April 2015. She will leave next month ahead of being ordained Deacon in the Cathedral on 30 June.

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The Bridge Counselling Service in Worcester

Published: 23rd May 2024

The Bridge is celebrating 25 years of offering counselling to people in Worcester.


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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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