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Beer & Ethics in Hanley Castle

Published: 28th February 2018

Beer & Ethics at St Mary's Church in Hanley Castle is now in its 4th year andonce again the list of topics and individuals is proving to provide a fascinating opportunity for wrestling with ethical and moral issues whichpeople face in their work or c


A successful half term event in Kidderminster

Published: 27th February 2018

St George's Church in Kidderminster recently held a successful event for local families. Church member, Alison Burton, explains what took place:"On Tuesdaymorning over half-term, St George's Church welcomed 76 babies and children upto age 13 with a p


Gary Crellin appointed Vicar of Powick & Guarlford & Madresfield with Newland

Published: 25th February 2018

An announcement from the Bishop.


Shakespeare's marriage bond recognised by UNESCO

Published: 15th February 2018

Shakespeare's marriage bond is one of the documents held in the Archive at the Hive in Worcester on behalf of the Diocese. It's significance has recently been recognised by UNESCO. Dr Lisa Snook, User Services Manager of the Worcestershire Archi


Old Hill Church gets National Lottery Support

Published: 15th February 2018

Holy Trinity, the parish church of Old Hill, has receivedinitial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their Tower RoofProject it has been announced. Madepossible by National Lottery players, the project aims to secure the fabric of the t


The Cathedral Turned Upside Down!

Published: 15th February 2018

Developed by the Cathedrals Education Department, The Cathedral TurnedUpside Down App will enable visitors to follow in the footsteps of KingCharles II and the Duke of Hamilton as they discover the important role thebuilding played in the Civil War,


Bishop John's Lent Message 2018

Published: 13th February 2018

This years Lent Message was filmed at a place that, I daresay, will be familiar to many of you: the Worcester Royal Hospital. Our National Health Service been on my mind recently havingbadly broken my wrist ice-skating with my 13 year-old on New Year


Dementia Friends training running near Redditch

Published: 9th February 2018

The Churches of Stoke Prior, Wychbold, Feckenham and Bradley Green are coming together to promotedementia awareness across the communities they serve.  Dementia FriendsTraining, accredited by the Alzheimers Society, is being run on Tuesday 27&nb


Holland House Anniversary Appeal continues!

Published: 8th February 2018

The Trustees of Holland House, the independent charity whichoperates the retreat House in Cropthorne, Worcestershire, has succeeded inmeeting its initial minimum target of 100,000 for its Anniversary Appeal andhas largely completed the restoration of


St Oswald Place of Welcome celebrates 1st birthday

Published: 5th February 2018

On 2 February, St Oswalds Place of welcomeCoffee Friday celebrated its first birthday. The founder of the coffeemorning, Mr Brian Murkett celebrated the success of the coffee morning with around 40 regular attenders from the local community. He


Mothering Sunday 2019

Published: 5th February 2018

31st March is Mothering Sunday.


Letter from the Bishop of Dudley

Published: 5th February 2018

Gods workHave you noticed that when you turn the pages of scripturepeople are often described by the job they do? Abraham was a herdsman, Noah was a farmer, David was a shepherd, thefirst disciples of Jesus where commercial fishermen, Matthew was a t


Join Ringing out for Peace this Armistice

Published: 25th January 2018

The organisers of Battles Over, a national andinternational event marking the armistice, wants to see more than 1,000churches and cathedrals participate by ringing their bells simultaneously at7.05pm on the night of November 11th 2018.Pageantmaster B


Brockmoor Church awarded lottery grant

Published: 25th January 2018

StJohns Church in Brockmoor has received a grant for 176,100 from the HeritageLottery Fund (HLF) to carry out vital repairs and improvements to the building.Thanksto the National Lottery, work can go ahead to repair the roof, brickwork andstonework,


Paul West receives the Wulfstan Cross

Published: 22nd January 2018

The Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher has presented Paul West, the former Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, with the Cross of St. Wulfstan, an award that pays tribute to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the Church.


New Priest for Dudley

Published: 21st January 2018

An announcement from the Bishop.


Worcester Cathedral shortlisted to host Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

Published: 19th January 2018

Worcester Cathedral has been shortlisted as one of five potential venues for Tim Peakes Soyuz Spacecraft to beexhibited later this year. It is an exciting prospect to be able to host such asignificant piece of modern national history in a vastly cont


Lent course on science & faith in Stourport

Published: 18th January 2018

From Mark Turner, Rector of St Bartholomew's Church, Areley Kings, Stourport: In Lent last year I ran the Test of Faith course which wasoutstandingly successful with far more people attending than I everanticipated. There is clearly a great inte


Bishop Graham welcomes new scheme from Christian Aid

Published: 15th January 2018

Bishop Graham has welcomed a new globaljustice scheme launched this January by Christian Aid in partnership with theChurch of England which aims to empower a new generation of children to speakout against poverty and injustice.The scheme, GlobalNeigh


Bishop John & HJ are wed

Published: 15th January 2018

Congratulations to Bishop John and HJ who were married onFriday at St Katherines Church in Holt near Bath, surrounded by close friends andfamily.Bishop Graham said: It was wonderful and a sheer delight toshare in Bishop John and H-Js wedding with its

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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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