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Pocket money donation helps Upper Arley Church

Published: 18th February 2022

A 4 year-old from Upper Arley CE Primary School was so affected by a break-in at the local church that he decided to donate his pocket money towards the repairs.

Inkberrow invites the community on a 'stable trail'

Published: 16th January 2022

At St Peter's Inkberrow, this Christmas for the second year, they organised a 'stable trail' as a different way to tell the Christmas story to their local community.

Launch of Revive Learning Centre at Top Church

Published: 10th December 2021

The Revive Learning Centre at Top Church, Dudley, operated by the Invictus Education Trust, will offer alternative provision to vulnerable students who find mainstream school difficult.

A Christmas children's book in Malvern Link

Published: 23rd November 2021

Member of St Matthias Church in Malvern Link, Philippa Lowe, has written a children’s book, telling the Christmas story and featuring the church, local school and the church mice!

Faith through cartoons

Published: 15th November 2021

A new resource from our Calling Young Disciples Team will help children to explore their faith through reference to popular cartoons.

Learning hub commissioned for the next stage of their CYD journey

Published: 11th November 2021

The 2nd Calling Young Disciples learning hub have met together for the final time & were commissioned by Archdeacon Nikki to continue their journey reaching out to children, young people and families.

St Kenelm's Primary learn about China

Published: 4th November 2021

Pupils from St Kenelm’s CE Primary School have had their global horizons stretched as they journeyed along the ancient Silk Roads with educational charity, Engage with China.

A Royal visit for St Barnabas Primary

Published: 15th October 2021

St Barnabas Primary in Worcester had a very special visitor last week as HRH The Princess Royal came to plant a tree as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy Platinum Jubilee initiative.

Psalm 23 garden at Hanley Swan Primary School

Published: 27th September 2021

Hanley Swan Primary School have taken up the Bible Society's challenge to create a Psalm 23 garden, which was officially opened last week by the Open the Book team.

An update on the CYD Project

Published: 24th September 2021

With just over a year to go for the Calling Young Disciples Project, the team continues to work with parishes throughout the Diocese to help them to bring more children, young people and their families to faith.

What's the point of community events?

Published: 23rd September 2021

A blog from CYD Mission Enabler, Amy Stokes on the the point of community events and the importance of understanding the long journey to discipleship.

Marathon effort as Nikki raises money for The Children's Society

Published: 16th September 2021

The Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 3 October to raise money for The Children’s Society.

Shine After School club supports local families

Published: 7th September 2021

The Shine After School club in Evesham is going from strength to strength and this September is opening at a new site in Bengeworth Church Hall.

Children & families week in Kidderminster West

Published: 25th August 2021

Kiddminster West Team Vicar, Laura Betson, shares the story of this year's children and families activity week: 

Education Sunday

Published: 6th August 2021

Sunday 12 September is Education Sunday.

Changes in the Calling Young Disciples Team

Published: 6th August 2021

The CYD team will be changing in September as Project Director, Ruth Walker, steps down & two new Mission Enablers start, replacing Adam Legge who left in July & as maternity leave cover for Amy Stokes.

A community picnic in Brierley Hill

Published: 5th August 2021

The rain held off, and the sun even shone, for the first event held by a new Calling Young Disciples inspired partnership between St Mark, Pensnett and St John, Brockmoor, supported by other churches in the Brierley Hill Team.

Mainly Music at St Wulstan, Worcester

Published: 28th July 2021

St Wulstan’s Church in Warndon, Worcester has been piloting a ‘Mainly Music’ session over the last half term and is working hard to ensure that it is linked into their Sunday morning service.

Continuing Open the Book through the pandemic

Published: 20th July 2021

When Covid-19 meant that the Hanley Swan and Welland Open the Book Team couldn't go into schools, they began creating films of the stories using wooden pegs!

Mental Health Awareness Week

Published: 9th May 2021

Children’s Officer, Emma Pettifer, writes about the importance of looking after our mental health.

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