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The Bishop of Dudley’s Easter Message 2018

Published: 27th March 2018

On Sunday, millions of Christians around the world will be celebrating Easter. At the heart of this festival are the astonishing words, “He is Risen!”

Astley School runs for Sport Relief

Published: 25th March 2018

Astley CE Primary School held their first cross country run for Sport Relief on Friday 23 March. Sports leaders from Oak Class practised warm up routines before the day which they then ably led for the school before the race began. Elm Class wer

New Incumbent for St Martin in the Cornmarket, Worcester

Published: 25th March 2018

An announcement from the Archdeacon.

Card Readers now available for parishes

Published: 22nd March 2018

Following a national trial of contactless cardreaders, the Parish Buying service now has contracts with two companies: SumUpand iZettle. Church of England parishes are able to buy card readers at adiscount through the Parish Buying website and use t

New Just Finance Worker for the Black Country

Published: 22nd March 2018

The Revd Cassius Francis has been appointed as Just Finance DevelopmentWorker for the Black Country. He will work with churches and local communitygroups across the four boroughs, including Dudley in our diocese to help themost vulnerable become bett

Historic lantern slides given public view

Published: 20th March 2018

A new project to digitise a historic collection of lantern slides from over 100 years ago was launched at the Old Palace in Worcester on Friday.

A Church Near You - Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

Published: 20th March 2018

With less than two weeks until Easter, now would be a good time to check your churchs page is ready. Last year, the sitereceived more than 250,000 page views throughout Holy Week. Dont miss theopportunity to reach out to new people in your community.

In Harmony with Creation at Holland House

Published: 19th March 2018

This year's Holland House Friends' Weekend  takes place from 4 - 6 May with the theme of In Harmony with Creation.The weekend will start with tea and cakes from 4pm on Friday 4 May andend with a Garden Eucharist, written especially for the Holla

Celebrating Dudley's Tourism Sector

Published: 16th March 2018

The stories that we tell about ourselves, asindividuals and as communities, shape who we are. Sometimes the memoriesthat are strung together to create those stories are crystal clear. At othertimes, they are hazy or have, through the passage of time

Christian Aid Week 2018

Published: 14th March 2018

ThisChristian Aid Week, we are inviting people to come together to support thethousands of people in Haiti, who regularly experience some of the worstnatural disasters on earth.Today, morethan 40 million people across the globe are forced from their

Dick Johnson - workplace chaplain

Published: 14th March 2018

Last year, the Revd Dick Johnson became the first Joint LeadChaplain for both West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire andRescue Service, alongside continuing to work with Faith and Work inWorcestershire (FWW) part-time. Based mainly at the P

A science week for St Bartholomew's School

Published: 14th March 2018

The Revd Mark Turner, Rector of Areley Kings and Governor atSt. Bartholomews CE Primary School visited the school on Monday to launchtheir science week. Mark was a chemist before training for ordination and stillmaintains an active interest in scienc

Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

Published: 13th March 2018

The factthat the date of Easter varies from year from year is an irritation to many intodays secular world. It means nothing to them that it is set by the date ofPassover, the commemoration of the People of Israels Exodus from Egypt, which itselfis c

New roles for Alex Vaccaro & Hazel Charlton

Published: 8th March 2018

The Revd Canon Alex Vaccaro, Associate Priest in the Kidderminster Ismere Parish and the Revd Hazel Charlton, Vicar of St Peter in Lapal have been appointed to new roles supporting different groups of clergy in the Diocese of Worcester.

Vocations Sunday 2018

Published: 8th March 2018

Vocations Sunday is on Sunday 22 April.

Easter Garden in the Cathedral

Published: 8th March 2018

Watch out for the Cathedral's Easter Garden.

Thy Kingdom Come 2018

Published: 8th March 2018

Pray for more people to come to faith from Ascension Day (10 May) to Pentecost (20 May).

water safety at Astley CE Primary School

Published: 7th March 2018

Astley CE Primary School was delighted to welcome Miss Sue Matthews from the Canal and River Trust into a school assembly recently to talk about water safety. The presentation was based around a delightful banner illustrating wise and foolish ways of

£280,000 building conservation project starting at St Edmund King and Martyr

Published: 6th March 2018

Thanks toNational Lottery players work will be starting at St Edmund King and Martyrjust after Easter. The project will undertake much needed repairs to the churchtower and create a new kitchen and toilet as well as a display about thehistory of the

Bishop John celebrates 10 years!

Published: 1st March 2018

Bishop John has celebrated 10 years as the Bishop of Worcester in a special service in Worcester Cathedral.

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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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