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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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Retirement of Archdeacon Robert

Published: 27th September 2023

The Archdeacon of Worcester, Robert Jones will retire on 30 November. There will be a chance to say goodbye and thank you to Robert at Evensong in the Cathedral at 4pm on 19 November.

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10 new Deacons ordained

Published: 24th September 2023

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.

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Clergy Conference - 'Faithful Improvisation'

Published: 22nd September 2023

From Monday to Thursday, our clergy will gather together at a Christian conference centre in Hertfordshire. Mel Beynon, Curate in the Halas Team will be blogging throughout the week on this page.

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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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Gathering the Mission Accompaniers

Published: 20th July 2023

Mission Accompaniers supporting parishes across the Diocese gathered at All Saints in Worcester earlier this week for a day of learning, biblical reflection and to celebrate some of the things which have been achieved so far through the initiative.

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Renewals Programme Manager Appointed

Published: 17th July 2023

Nathan Conway has been appointed as Renewals Programme Manager, a post funded by the Church Commissioners and based out of Top Church, Dudley.

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Diocesan Synod motion presented to General Synod

Published: 10th July 2023

On Saturday afternoon, the Worcester Diocesan Synod Motion on the contribution of faith to the rehabilitation of offenders was presented to General Synod in York.

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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.

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Worcester Passion Play 2024

19th February 2024

Last Easter, more than a thousand people came to watch a live open-air performance of the Passion Play in Cathedral Square on Good Friday. This year's play will take place on 29 March....

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