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New Archdeacon of Worcester announced

Published: 27th July 2023

Bishop John has announced that the Revd Canon Mark Badger is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

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15 people ordained as Deacon/ Priest over the weekend

Published: 2nd July 2023

15 candidates were ordained over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese.

Pentecost confirmations

Published: 29th May 2023

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.

A reflection on the Coronation

Published: 15th May 2023

Bishop John reflects on his experience of the Coronation of King Charles III.

Bishop John to attend Coronation

Published: 1st May 2023

As Lord High Almoner, a post he has held for ten years, Bishop John is one of three bishops who are members of the Royal Household and in this capacity will attend the Coronation of HM The King next week. 

Messages of hope this Eastertime

Published: 1st April 2023

This year's Easter messages from our bishops remind us that the Easter story always gives us hope in a difficult world.

Diocesan Holy Land Pilgrimage

Published: 13th March 2023

During February, Bishops John and Martin led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Watch a film of some of the pilgrims sharing their thoughts on the experience.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Published: 7th March 2023

An article for April editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick.

Bishop John's Lent appeal 2023

Published: 3rd February 2023

Bishop John’s Lent Appeal in 2023 will be for the Anglican Diocese of Peru.

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day in Dudley

Published: 25th January 2023

Tomorrow (27/1) is Holocaust Memorial Day. Bishop Martin attended a commemorative event in Dudley Borough which was held at Dudley College last Friday.

Bishops publish draft prayers for blessing same-sex couples

Published: 20th January 2023

Prayers asking for God’s blessing on same-sex couples as they give thanks for their civil marriage or civil partnership have been published today and welcomed by Bishop John.

An open letter from Bishop John

Published: 9th January 2023

Bishop John has written an open letter to the Diocese, setting out why he believes that the celebration and honouring of monogamous, faithful same-sex relationships by the Church would be consonant with the scriptural witness.

New Year messages from our Bishops

Published: 28th December 2022

Read messages from Bishop John and Bishop Martin as we enter 2023.

Christmas messages from our bishops

Published: 20th December 2022

Read Christmas messages from Bishop John and Bishop Martin.

Happy New Year

Published: 9th December 2022

An article for January editions of parish magazines from Bishop John.

Breakfast with Bishop Martin

Published: 7th December 2022

Bishop Martin hosted a breakfast at the Black Country Institute of Technology yesterday with 20 people from the faith, charity, public and private sectors coming together to share their hopes and dreams for Dudley.

Bishop John visits Peru

Published: 2nd December 2022

Bishop John has recently returned from a visit to our partner diocese of Peru, visiting some of the projects which have been supported by previous Lent appeals. Read his reflections on the visit.

Bishop Martin’s People and Places pilgrimage continued

Published: 23rd November 2022

Yesterday Bishop Martin visited two very different retail settings. Merry Hill in Brierley Hill and Saturday Books in Dudley town centre.

31 confirmed at the Cathedral

Published: 21st November 2022

31 people from across the Diocese were confirmed yesterday evening in a service at the Cathedral for the Feast of Christ the King. Those being confirmed ranged from age 11 to 77 and came from 16 different parishes.

Bishop Martin's People and Places Pilgrimage

Published: 10th November 2022

As part of a series of visits to different people and places across Dudley Borough, yesterday Bishop Martin spent time at Black Country Radio, the Life Centre Debt advice in Stourbridge and Mary Stevens Hospice.

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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

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