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Churches Count on Nature

Published: 8th June 2022

This week is Love Your Burial Ground Week, a chance to celebrate your churchyard! Many parishes are also taking part in Churches Count on Nature to record the biodiversity they find. 

Ordinations 2022

Published: 8th June 2022

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

Celebrating the Jubilee in Ipsley

Published: 26th May 2022

A pupil from Tenacres Primary School in the parish of Ipsley, Redditch is celebrating after winning the Open the Book Platinum Jubilee competition. St Peter's church is also celebrating the Jubilee in a number of ways.

Crucifixion carving gifted to Crowle Church

Published: 25th May 2022

A carving of the crucifixion has been gifted to Crowle Church by Tim Rogers who lives in the village.  Tim is a retired teacher who taught himself to carve and over the last 20 years has been creating 19 different carved panels depicting the life of Christ.

Supporting refugees in Worcester

Published: 13th May 2022

Geoff Sansome from Claines Church in Worcester has been linking up churches in Worcester to enable Ukrainian refugees to come to the city and be supported.

St Matthias CE Primary helps with well dressing

Published: 12th May 2022

Each year in Malvern, many wells are dressed for the May day weekend. There are at least 200 springs and spouts around the area, and those which are most accessible are decorated in various styles, by local groups and individuals, including St Matthias CE Primary.

Informal services in Malvern Link with Cowleigh

Published: 3rd May 2022

A new series of services has begun especially for people with dementia, special needs and their carers, and so far they've been a great success

Miracles of Grace

Published: 4th April 2022

An article for the May editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Worcester, Robert Jones.

70 days until the Platinum Jubilee

Published: 23rd March 2022

On Thursday, 24 March it is exactly 70 days to the start of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations and many church communities are already planning to celebrate this milestone in our history.

New choir robes & a new home for the old ones!

Published: 17th March 2022

The Choir of St Martin’s, London Road, has received a new set of cassocks thanks to a charity grant & were able to recycle the old ones thanks to Bristol Cathedral.

Parish toolkit for responding to the Ukraine refugee crisis

Published: 15th March 2022

The Church of England has published a ‘toolkit’ of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and evacuees from Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion of the country.

New Honorary Canons installed in the Cathedral

Published: 14th March 2022

Ten new honorary Canons have been appointed at Worcester Cathedral in recognition of their work in both the Diocese and the wider Church. Appointments are made by the Bishop of Worcester in consultation with the Chapter of the Cathedral.

Priest in Charge of St James, Wollaston

Published: 7th March 2022

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Diana Farmer as Priest-in-Charge of St James, Wollaston; this is a half-time post.

Pocket money donation helps Upper Arley Church

Published: 18th February 2022

A 4 year-old from Upper Arley CE Primary School was so affected by a break-in at the local church that he decided to donate his pocket money towards the repairs.

A profile of Redditch & Bromsgrove Deanery

Published: 16th February 2022

Read more about Redditch and Bromsgrove Deanery and hear from the leadership team.

Silver Eco Church success for St Barnabas

Published: 14th February 2022

Congratulations to St Barnabas Church in Worcester who have achieved their Silver Eco Church award from A Rocha.

Being on a journey of change

Published: 7th February 2022

In this article for March edition of parish magazines, Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon and Diocesan Lead for Transformation and Change talks about the change journey and support for parishes as they become healthier and more sustainable.

The Holy Innocents' Church marks Queen's Jubilee

Published: 7th February 2022

As the Platinum Jubilee Year begins, The Holy Innocents’ Church in Kidderminster marked the 70th Anniversary of the Accession on Sunday, 6 February with a special service.

A safeguarding update

Published: 6th February 2022

Well done to everyone who has enabled us to be the first diocese to have all parishes using the safeguarding dashboard! Read more in this update from the safeguarding team.

Rich Hackett to be Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Dudley Wood and Cradley Heath

Published: 6th February 2022

An announcement from Bishop John

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