News

Ordinations 2022

Published: 8th June 2022

Fourteen candidates will be ordained over the first weekend in July to serve in parishes across the Diocese.


Church members complete Bishop's Certificate course

Published: 11th November 2021

Over 40 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.


New priest for Alvechurch and Beoley in Redditch

Published: 27th September 2021

Bishop John has announced the appointment of Gail Rogers as Priest in Charge of Alvechurch and Vicar of Beoley in the Holy Trinity Redditch Team.


Reflections on having a stammer

Published: 24th September 2021

Calum Burke, Curate at Top Church in Dudley has recently taken part in a 'Stammer Stories' podcast series, sharing his experiences of stammering & ordained ministry. In this blog he talks about his stammer & the impact on his faith journey.


Five new Lay Ministers licensed

Published: 20th September 2021

Five people from parishes across the Diocese were admitted to the office of Reader on Saturday. Bishop Martin conducted the service, licensing the individuals to minister in the parishes they have been called to serve.


A celebration of Authorised Lay Ministry

Published: 20th September 2021

19 people have received a certificate from Bishop John to mark the completion of their courses to become ALMs. The special service at the Cathedral was a celebration of this form of lay ministry.


A pilgrimage to start Reader Ministry

Published: 10th September 2021

The five people who will be licensed as Lay Ministers (Readers) in the Cathedral on 18 September, are taking part in a two-day pilgrimage from Birmingham to Worcester.


Filling Chaddesley Corbett Church with butterflies

Published: 16th July 2021

St Cassian’s Church in Chaddesley Corbett will be filled with butterflies on 29 July as the parish comes together as a first step in properly reconnecting after the pandemic.


"Gradually I realised I'd been wrong all my life about God!"

Published: 6th July 2021

Before training for ordination, Richard Sandland worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and watching a play completely changed the course of his life.


Fourteen people to be ordained this weekend

Published: 1st July 2021

14 candidates will be ordained as deacons and priests over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese. Watch the live stream of the services.


Rich Hackett to be licensed as Priest in Charge

Published: 29th June 2021

Bishop Martin will license Rich Hackett as Priest in Charge of Darby End and Netherton on 7 July at 6.30pm


New Adviser in Pastoral Care and Counselling

Published: 21st June 2021

Dr David Mair has been appointed as Bishop John’s new Adviser in Pastoral Care and Counselling. He will start in the role from 1 August, taking over from Sarah Cooke.


Wulfstan Cross awarded to Angela Kovacevic

Published: 18th June 2021

The St Wulfstan Cross, awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Church, has been given to Angela Kovacevic from the Parish of Stoke Prior, Wychbold & Upton Warren.


Ordinations 2021

Published: 6th June 2021

This year's ordinations are being planned in the Cathedral over the weekend of 3 and 4 July. Please pray for all our candidates.


Vocation - God's Call

Published: 6th June 2021

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


New Co-Wardens of Readers

Published: 7th May 2021

Kath Davis and Rob Farmer have been appointed by Bishop John as Co-Wardens of Readers following the retirement of Sue Oliver.


New Director of Education for the Diocese of Worcester

Published: 6th May 2021

Tim Reid has been appointed as the new Director of Education for the Diocese of Worcester.


Katryn Leclezio appointed to the Bredon Hill Group

Published: 26th April 2021

Bishop John has announced the appointment of the Revd Katryn Leclezio as Priest in the Bredon Hill Group.


Candle-lit vigil in Dudley marks a year since the first lockdown

Published: 17th March 2021

James Treasure, Vicar of Top Church in Dudley is leading an online candle-lit service to remember all those who have died across the Borough during the past year.


From Liturgy to Life – a new course for parishes

Published: 9th March 2021

Doug Chaplin has developed a new course to help make connections between what we pray in church on Sunday and how we live out our faith in our daily life.


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