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Spirituality and sport flourish together

Published: 11th April 2024

Project Touchline recently delivered a six-week programme of sport, collective worship, Bible teaching and prayer for the children and teachers at Broadwas CE Primary.

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Have you completed the Energy Footprint Tool?

Published: 10th April 2024

We would like as many parishes as possible to complete the online Energy Footprint Tool for their churches. Here's how we can support you in doing it.

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Christian Aid Week 2024

Published: 9th April 2024

This year, Christian Aid Week runs from 12 - 18 May - seven days, so many ways to make a difference.

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Thy Kingdom Come in 2024

Published: 8th April 2024

Starting on Ascension Day (9 May) and running until Pentecost on 19 May is Thy Kingdom Come.

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Growing churches through our renewal programme

Published: 8th April 2024

In this article for May editions of parish magazines, Bishop Martin explains where we are with the strand of our diocesan strategy to have at least one church in each major population area with a congregation of at least 150 people.

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Celebrating Easter in the Brierley Hill team

Published: 4th April 2024

The Brierley Hill team held a number of different services and activities to engage their community over the Easter weekend. Here, Licensed Lay Minister, Tracey Skidmore shares some of what happened.

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‘Singing Angels’ singing group remastered by Curate Claire Cox

Published: 3rd April 2024

Curate Claire Cox launched a new multigenerational singing group last month at Old Swinford Church in Stourbridge. This is the third time Claire has found success with her ‘Singing Angels’ format as a way to praise God and build community.

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Experience Easter in Worcester

Published: 28th March 2024

St George’s and Claines churches in Worcester gave their local primary schools the opportunity to Experience Easter in an engaging way this year.  Six stations were set up around the churches, which take the children through Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday. 

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Churches 'All Ears' for your ideas

Published: 27th March 2024

Churches of the West Worcester Beacon are running a novel listening project, holding monthly Community Conversations to help them learn more about their communities.

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Lent lunch raises funds for the Friends of the Holy Land

Published: 27th March 2024

St Anne’s church in Wyre Piddle hosted a very happy lunch get-together last Thursday in their village hall in support of the Friends of the Holy Land.

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40 people from our diocese receive Maundy Money

Published: 27th March 2024

40 people from across Worcestershire and Dudley received ‘Maundy Money’ from HM the Queen this morning in recognition of their exemplary Christian service to church and community over many years.

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Easter messages from our bishops

Published: 26th March 2024

Read Easter messages from Bishop John and Bishop Martin.

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Partnership working enables new defibrillator

Published: 20th March 2024

A new defibrillator has been installed on the outside of St Andrews church hall thanks to a joint project between St Andrew’s Church and Bridge Church Gornal as they seek to bless and serve their local community.

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Hagley Music Festival

Published: 19th March 2024

The Hagley Music Festival as been organised by the Church in Hagley since 2001 and has grown over the years! Read about why it started and how it's going!

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Celebrating the ministry of women

Published: 15th March 2024

2024 marks 30 years since women were first ordained priest. A special service to celebrate the anniversary and all that has been achieved since then will be held at Pershore Abbey on Thursday 20 June at 7pm.

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Car enthusiasts 'REVS' up for another year.

Published: 14th March 2024

Do you have an interesting and well loved car that does not get driven enough? REVS is a Christian based group that has various meeting places in the West Midlands.

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Being a Distinctive Deacon

Published: 13th March 2024

Chris Sheehan is a Pioneer Minister in Evesham having been ordained six years ago. With a ministry focussed on working in the community, he decided to stay as a distinctive deacon rather than being ordained as a priest at the end of the first year of his curacy.

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New Bishop's Adviser for Worship and Liturgy

Published: 13th March 2024

Doug Chaplin has taken on the role of Bishop’s Adviser for Worship and Liturgy.

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Teme Valley utilises funding to host very successful Alpha course

Published: 12th March 2024

Twenty-five people recently completed an Alpha course in the Teme valley, which was supported by a grant from the Healthier Churches Fund.

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A time capsule in Malvern Priory

Published: 11th March 2024

A time capsule has been placed underneath the new nave flooring in Malvern Priory. 

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Latest News

Celebrating 30 years of women priests

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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