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New Chair of the DAC

Published: 14th November 2023

Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at the King's School in Worcester, has been appointed as the new voluntary Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).

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David Hawkins RIP

Published: 14th November 2023

It is with sadness that we report the death of David Hawkins last Thursday following a long illness.

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Inter Faith reception at Dudley Council House

Published: 13th November 2023

Around 25 people gathered at Dudley Council House this morning for an Inter Faith Week reception.

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Wadham Downing appointed Chair of the DBF

Published: 13th November 2023

Wadham Downing, a member of the Cathedral congregation, has been appointed as the next volunteer Chair of the Board of Finance for the Diocese of Worcester. He was nominated by Bishop John at the last diocesan synod meeting following an application and interview process and his appointment was overwhelmingly approved by synod members.

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Kidderminster East Team training event for Healing Prayer Ministers

Published: 12th November 2023

At the end of October, 19 members of the churches in Kidderminster East came together at St George’s Church, Kidderminster to follow an ‘Exploring Christian Healing’ course.

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Faiths gather to plant a tree in Bromsgrove

Published: 12th November 2023

A group of people of different faiths gathered in Sanders Park in Bromsgrove this afternoon to plant a tree as a way of reaching out to each other and committing to work together, as well as marking the start of Interfaith Week.

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Clent Connect: the face of the church in the community

Published: 10th November 2023

Clent Connect is a community hub, shop and café, owned and run by the local community. It’s non-profit making, and with volunteer help, this makes the shop viable and the prices reasonable.

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Giving at Christmas

Published: 9th November 2023

As we head into Advent and the Christmas season, there will be a host of services and fundraising events taking place in our churches. Make the most of them with some strategies and ideas from our stewardship team.

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Can you help Maggs Day Centre?

Published: 9th November 2023

The charity is looking for a number of items to help the growing number of rough sleepers as well as passionate volunteers who will aid in our day centres with cooking breakfasts or helping our service users and staff in our Clothing Project.

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Creating digital content for Christmas using free resources

Published: 9th November 2023

Mel Beynon, Curate in the Halas Team, spent an afternoon exploring the free resources available from the Church of England and found them to be really helpful.

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Malvern priest to publish book on walk

Published: 8th November 2023

Malvern priest and gardener, Anthea Elston, is publishing a book based on her 150 mile walk of self-discovery in 2019.

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Becoming an Eco Cathedral

Published: 7th November 2023

The Cathedral have produced a video about becoming an "Eco Cathedral" and their Living Gently on the Earth Series.

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Licensing of our new Archdeacon of Worcester

Published: 6th November 2023

Mark Badger will be licensed as our new Archdeacon of Worcester by Bishop John during Evensong in Worcester Cathedral at 5.30pm on Saturday 2 December.

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Finding hope this Christmas-time

Published: 6th November 2023

An article for December editions of parish magazines written by Bishop Martin.

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Could your parish benefit from a Mission Accompanier?

Published: 2nd November 2023

At a recent training day we caught up with some of our Mission Accompaniers to find out how they're getting on.

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Community Matters Fund (Fuel Poverty 2023) is now open for applications

Published: 1st November 2023

This winter, National Grid’s electricity distribution business has teamed up with Localgiving to deliver grants to charitable organisations tackling fuel poverty in their communities.

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New Worshipping Community in Worcester care home

Published: 30th October 2023

Holy Trinity & St Matthew, Ronkswood has started a new worshipping community in a local care home, which they also plan to take to other venues in the local community. 

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Bishop John commends Archbishops' appeal

Published: 30th October 2023

The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem and Archbishop Justin are encouraging support for the Anglican ministries in Gaza, Palestine and Israel through donations to the Friends of the Holy Land Appeal. 

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New Priest in Charge at St Stephen, Barbourne

Published: 27th October 2023

Bishop John has announced the appointment of Lindsey Coulthard as Priest in Charge of St Stephen's Church in Barbourne, Worcester. 

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Successful Church Buildings conference

Published: 27th October 2023

The fourth ‘Fit for Function’ Church Buildings Conference took place earlier this month with over 40 people attending from parishes across the Midlands (and even as far away from The Wirral)!

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Latest News

Her Majesty the Queen to distribute Royal Maundy gifts in Worcester

4th March 2024

The annual Royal Maundy Service will be coming to Worcester on Thursday 28 March when Her Majesty The Queen will be distributing the Royal Maundy gifts on behalf of His Majesty The King at the Cathedral....

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