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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.  

New Worshipping Communities in Bromsgrove

Published: 5th May 2023

On the last Saturday of each month, a group of people gather in St Godwald’s Church Hall on the edge of Bromsgrove for ‘Pizza and God’, the parish’s café church. This new worshipping community is one of a series of alternative opportunities to come together for worship across Bromsgrove.

Gifts for Perry Wood Primary School

Published: 21st April 2023

Just before Easter, Holy Trinity and St Matthew’s Church in Ronkswood gave gifts to the children in Years 2 & 3 at Perry Wood Primary School.

Faith through Films resource

Published: 19th April 2023

Faith through films is the latest resource from the Calling Young Disciples team, which uses different films to explore a theme linked to a bible passage.

Exploring Holy Week through art

Published: 31st March 2023

Many of our clergy have been going into schools this week to talk about Easter. Gary Crellin, Vicar of Powick, Guarlford & Madresfield with Newland has used an original piece of artwork to explore the story in a completely different way! 

Telling bible stories through Playmobil

Published: 30th March 2023

During lockdown, curate Julia Quinn was keen to find a way of continuing to connect with people, so began recording short films of bible stories using Playmobil.

School children encouraged to 'Gather' in church

Published: 3rd March 2023

Gather is a new partnership between a Church of England Primary School and their local church. It is a monthly act of worship immediately after school for children and their parents/ carers which uses elements with which the children will already be familiar from school.

Chaplaincy connecting schools & church

Published: 17th February 2023

Ness Everitt has been appointed as Chaplain at Dyson Perrins CE Secondary School in Malvern. Alongside this, a grant from the Healthier Churches Fund enables her to work with two local Primary Schools & help connect parish & schools.

Happy 10th birthday to the toddler group in Webheath

Published: 22nd January 2023

Bumps, Babes and Toddlers at St Philip’s, Webheath celebrated turning 10 with cake and balloons last week!

Messy Church goes wild in Elmley Castle!

Published: 14th November 2022

Elmley Castle, has started a new worshipping community at St Mary’s Church.  The service takes place outside – ‘Messy Church goes Wild’!

Celebrating the Calling Young Disciples project

Published: 11th November 2022

Over 50 people gathered at Worcester Bosch yesterday to celebrate the Calling Young Disciples project as the main part of it comes to an end.

Experience Dudley at Top Church

Published: 1st November 2022

Recently, over 330 children from Jesson’s CE Primary School visited Top Church for an ‘Experience Dudley’ week. The school’s entire Key Stage 2 visited the church over 4 days to learn about faith and the role of the church community throughout the town’s history.

Children's Society - Good Childhood report

Published: 12th October 2022

In September, The Children’s Society published their 11th Good Childhood Report, with the key findings in this year’s report showing that UK children’s happiness with their lives continues to decline. 

Calling Young Disciples & future support for children’s & youth work

Published: 6th October 2022

The Calling Young Disciples (CYD) Project will come to an end in July next year. The objective of the project has been to see a significant and sustained increase in the capacity of churches across the Diocese to engage with children and young people - so that they respond to God’s call to be disciples of Jesus.

Holiday Club at St Martin’s Church

Published: 22nd June 2022

For three weeks over the school summer holiday, St Martin’s Church on the London Road, Worcester will be hosting a HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) holiday club for children of families on low incomes.

Update on the Calling Young Disciples Project

Published: 27th April 2022

Director of Ministry and Discipleship, Jonathan Kimber, gives an update on the Calling Young Disciples Project and the post of Diocesan Children's Officer.

Knife Angel visits Worcester

Published: 1st March 2022

During March 2022, the Knife Angel visits Worcester city centre. This imposing structure stands at 8 metres tall and is constructed from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by UK police forces.

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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

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