Bishop John recently presented Canon Paul Tongue with the Cross of St Wulfstan in recognition of his exceptional service to the Diocese of Worcester over many years. The award was presented to Paul while he was in hospital ahead of his sad death on Tuesday 30 January.
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Bishop John’s Lent Appeal this year will be for the Friends of the Holy Land.
An award-winning film based on a book written by Bishop John's late wife Denise will get a special screening at Worcester Cathedral to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her death.
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.
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.
Bishop Martin joined the congregation of St John’s Church in Kates Hill, Dudley last Sunday to bless their new community space.
As we start 2024, Bishop John and Bishop Martin have written messages for the new year.
Read Christmas messages from Bishop John and Bishop Martin.
To celebrate the feast of Christ the King, confirmations were held at the Cathedral last Sunday with people from parishes across the diocese being confirmed by Bishop John.
People from across the Diocese have received a certificate from Bishop Martin, marking the completion of a course designed to help them relate their Christian faith to their own life and locality.
During the General Synod debate on Living in Love and Faith, Bishop John was asked to say a few words setting out his position. Here is the text of his speech.
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem and Archbishop Justin are encouraging support for the Anglican ministries in Gaza, Palestine and Israel through donations to the Friends of the Holy Land Appeal.
This weekend, Bishop John and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley are leading an ecumenical pilgrimage to Canterbury with a group from the two dioceses.
An article for November editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Worcester.
Bishop John has blessed and dedicated the new organ at Pershore Abbey. The service of dedication came at the end of the parish’s ‘organ festival’ – a weekend full of concerts and activities to celebrate the new Ruffatti organ.
Ten candidates were ordained as Deacons on Sunday to serve in parishes across the Diocese. The candidates have been part of a new training pathway aimed at those who see their vocation as being non-stipendiary (voluntary) ministers to churches in their local area.
Bishop Martin has been doing a pilgrimage around the Diocese this week, ‘praying for growth’ in each of our deaneries.
Bishop John has announced that the Revd Canon Mark Badger is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.
15 candidates were ordained over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese.
12 Candidates from across the Diocese were confirmed in the Cathedral during a celebration of the Feast of Pentecost with two candidates also being baptised.