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Introducing Helen Laird C&YP Worker for Three Worcester Churches

Published: 20th February 2024

In Autumn 2023 three churches in Worcester joined together to recruit a full-time Children and Young People Worker following a successful application to the Healthier Churches Fund. Helen Laird was appointed.


Redditch Mission Area helped provide Christmas presents to over 600 children

Published: 13th February 2024

The 12 Anglican churches which make up the new Redditch Mission Area came together for the Make Christmas Special Toy Appeal 2023 providing Christmas gifts to 605 children.

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St James Norton Hosts Exhibition of Local Children’s Artwork

Published: 7th February 2024

On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February St James church in Norton Worcester hosted an exhibition of local school children’s artwork.

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Thursday family club in Malvern

Published: 29th January 2024

Malvern Link with Cowleigh has started an after-school club for local families in the hall at the Church of the Ascension. Parents with primary school age children can come along to the club, to do craft and games together and then have a hot meal.

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Working with children, young people and families in Norton and Wollaston

Published: 26th January 2024

Keri Robinson is the Children and Families worker at both St James’ Church in Wollaston and St Michael’s Church in Norton, on the edge of Stourbridge. 

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Christ Church Quarry Bank launch Toddler group thanks to funding

Published: 24th January 2024

Christ Church Quarry Bank have this week launched a much-needed Toddler group at the church, made possible thanks to a grant from the Kingdom People Fund.

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New reflection and prayer space at Hartlebury Primary School

Published: 18th January 2024

Bishop John visited Hartlebury CE Primary School this week to bless their new reflection and prayer space which has been created by the pupils themselves.

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Pilot project to recruit more children & youth work volunteers

Published: 13th December 2023

Worcester is one of five dioceses to pilot a new national volunteer recruitment toolkit next Summer. Find out how your parish could get involved!

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Nativity travels around Clifton, the Shelsleys and Harpley

Published: 27th November 2023

Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School helped to launch this year’s travelling nativity which will be visiting locations around Clifton, the Shelsleys and Harpley (villages in the countryside to the West of Worcester).

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Madresfield Walk of Wonder

Published: 22nd November 2023

The whole village gets involved in the Madresfield Walk of Wonder, a free event being held over the weekend of 9 & 10 December.

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Cradley CE Primary pupil wins national competition

Published: 15th November 2023

Emilia, age 10, from Cradley CofE Primary School in Halesowen has won a NATRE (National Association of Teachers of Religious Education) competition for her artwork celebrating diversity.

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Second Silver Global Neighbours Award for Overbury C Of E First School

Published: 25th October 2023

Overbury C of E First school has been awarded a silver Global Neighbours award for the second time.

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St Barnabas CE Primary Harvest Festival

Published: 20th October 2023

St Barnabas CE Primary in Worcester held a whole school harvest festival at St Barnabas Church this week. The service included the presentation of certificates to the winners of a harvest poetry and art competition which was run by the Church for children at the school.

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Partnership enables Worcester churches to appoint Children and Youth Worker

Published: 10th October 2023

Three churches in Worcester have worked together to apply to the Healthier Churches Fund and appoint a full-time Children and Youth Worker, who will build on previous work in each of the parishes to engage children and young people.

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Children's Society's Good Childhood Report

Published: 20th September 2023

The Children’s Society has now launched its 12th annual Good Childhood Report. The report shows the latest trends in children’s wellbeing.

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New Church Children and Youth Worker Appointed 

Published: 30th August 2023

Sian Morgan has become the latest person to join our network of Children and Youth Workers, as we seek to double the number of children and young people worshipping in our churches by 2030.

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New holiday club for Greater Dudley Church of Ascension

Published: 23rd August 2023

The Church of Ascension in Wall Heath in Greater Dudley deanery ran a new holiday club for primary school aged children this summer.

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New children's choir revitalises family service

Published: 8th August 2023

The monthly family service at Holy Trinity, Belbroughton, just outside Stourbridge, is thriving thanks to the addition of a new children’s choir linked to Belbroughton CE Primary School. 

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Schools visit Malvern Priory for 'Lifepath'.

Published: 27th June 2023

At Great Malvern Priory last week over 600 children from 19 primary schools experienced ‘Lifepath’.  With one school travelling from Shropshire to take part!


Working with children & families at Pershore Abbey

Published: 2nd June 2023

Sam Andrews is the Children and Families’ worker at Pershore Abbey. She started in February in a part-time role funded in part thanks to a grant from the Healthier Churches Fund.  

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Worcester Passion Play 2024

19th February 2024

Last Easter, more than a thousand people came to watch a live open-air performance of the Passion Play in Cathedral Square on Good Friday. This year's play will take place on 29 March....

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