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Reader Weekend at Holland House

Published: 6th June 2024

During May, some 35 Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers) from across the Diocese came together at Holland House for the annual weekend of teaching and meeting and catching up. 

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Looking for churches to take part in funded wellbeing pilot

Published: 5th June 2024

The Church of England is partnering with registered charity, Renew Wellbeing to support churches in creating open spaces of welcome and inclusion for their local community.

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Step by step guide to appointing the next Bishop of Worcester

Published: 21st May 2024

Bishop John has announced that he will be retiring at the beginning of October this year. This announcement started the discernment process to find the next Bishop of Worcester.

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Bishop John to retire

Published: 2nd May 2024

Bishop John has announced that he will retire in October. A farewell service will be held in Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 29 September, 4pm.

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Ordinations 2024

Published: 17th April 2024

This year’s ordinations will take place over the weekend of 29 & 30 June. Let us know if you are planning to be at the service and would like to robe.

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Growing churches through our renewal programme

Published: 8th April 2024

In this article for May editions of parish magazines, Bishop Martin explains where we are with the strand of our diocesan strategy to have at least one church in each major population area with a congregation of at least 150 people.

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New Bishop's Adviser for Worship and Liturgy

Published: 13th March 2024

Doug Chaplin has taken on the role of Bishop’s Adviser for Worship and Liturgy.

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Introducing our Mission and Ministry Team

Published: 26th February 2024

The diocesan Mission and Ministry Team helps to equip and enable people to follow God’s call in their lives and better serve their communities. The team offers learning and training opportunities for people throughout the Diocese, wherever they are in their discipleship journey.

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Canon Paul Tongue receives Wulfstan Cross

Published: 17th February 2024

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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A focus on New Worshipping Communities

Published: 1st February 2024

Last weekend saw the first meeting of a new learning community for leaders of new worshipping communities and their teams in parishes across the Diocese.

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New joint appointment for the dioceses of Worcester and Hereford

Published: 22nd January 2024

A new cross-diocesan appointment will see Gemma Martin become the next Diocesan Director of Education for Hereford Diocese and our Diocesan Director of Education, Tim Reid supporting Gemma as Executive Director of Education across both dioceses.

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Appointing a new Dean of Worcester

Published: 3rd January 2024

The process of appointing a new Dean of Worcester continues to move forward with confirmation of the names of those who will sit on the panel.

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New Area Deans appointed

Published: 20th December 2023

Bishop John has appointed Andrew Sillis to be the new Area Dean of Greater Dudley Deanery and Gary Crellin to be the new Area Dean of Malvern and Upton Deanery.

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New Chair of the diocesan Climate Crisis Task Group

Published: 12th December 2023

David Hewlett has become the new Chair of the diocesan Climate Crisis Task Group. He takes over from Bishop Martin, who has been Interim Chair since the retirement of Hugh Burton at the start of the year.

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New co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers

Published: 8th December 2023

Rosie Moss and Kim Topham have been appointed as co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers (SSMs) for the Diocese. They are taking over from previous Dean of SSMs, Alex Vaccaro.

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Archbishop Justin to visit the Diocese

Published: 7th December 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will visit our Diocese on Saturday 3 February to bring us together in prayer.

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Exploring the Christian Faith

Published: 23rd November 2023

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.

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Evensong to the mark the retirement of Archdeacon Robert

Published: 20th November 2023

Hundreds gathered in the Cathedral yesterday evening to say farewell and thank you to Archdeacon Robert Jones at a special Evensong to mark his retirement.

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New Chair of the DAC

Published: 14th November 2023

Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at the King's School in Worcester, has been appointed as the new voluntary Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).

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Wadham Downing appointed Chair of the DBF

Published: 13th November 2023

Wadham Downing, a member of the Cathedral congregation, has been appointed as the next volunteer Chair of the Board of Finance for the Diocese of Worcester. He was nominated by Bishop John at the last diocesan synod meeting following an application and interview process and his appointment was overwhelmingly approved by synod members.

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St Clement's, Worcester achieves the MU's RISE UP award

13th June 2024

On 9 June, St Clement’s Church in Worcester were delighted to welcome Sue Coleman, CEO of West Mercia Women’s Aid and Judith Grubb, President of Worcester Diocese Mothers’ Union....

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