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Old Hills Caterpillars

Published: 28th January 2022

Following the first round of Open Conversations, the Old Hills benefice were inspired to look at how they might bring more people into their churches. They established the Old Hill Caterpillars with people representing each church, but also people from the villages who were not church members.

Fundraising success for Kyre Church

Published: 26th January 2022

The small community at Kyre Church has raised around £15,000 to make repairs to one of the church's windows, successfully applying to a number of trusts.

Historical finds at St Edmund's, Dudley

Published: 20th January 2022

St Edmund's Church in Dudley has recently removed three rows of pews from the back to create more space. Removing the floor was an opportunity to see what history could be found underneath!

An alternative Nine Lessons and Carols

Published: 11th January 2022

When the service of Nine Lessons and Carols in Hanbury Church had to be cancelled due to Covid, the team found an alternative way of holding the event, reaching many more people as a result.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

Published: 10th January 2022

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes; people who are often exploited and underpaid.

A profile of Malvern and Upton Deanery

Published: 5th January 2022

Learn more about the deanery of Malvern and Upton and the plans of its leadership team.

St Stephen's, Redditch Toy Appeal

Published: 13th December 2021

St Stephen’s Church in Redditch town centre launched a toy appeal this year which will enable Christmas presents to be given to around 600 children who wouldn’t otherwise have received anything.

Launch of Revive Learning Centre at Top Church

Published: 10th December 2021

The Revive Learning Centre at Top Church, Dudley, operated by the Invictus Education Trust, will offer alternative provision to vulnerable students who find mainstream school difficult.

'As One' at St Michael's Church, Norton

Published: 10th December 2021

Last month, St Michael’s Church in Norton, Stourbridge held a friendship event for their local community under the ‘As One’ initiative launched by Dudley Council.

£1 million received through the Parish Giving Scheme

Published: 8th December 2021

Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, churches across the Diocese have now received over a million pounds through the Parish Giving Scheme.

Knitted stars in Warndon, Worcester

Published: 8th December 2021

St Nicholas’ Church in Warndon, Worcester has covered its local area with knitted stars this Advent, encouraging the community to take one home for their Christmas trees!

Journeying with God in 2022

Published: 6th December 2021

A letter for the January editions of parish magazines from Bishop Martin.

A Christmas children's book in Malvern Link

Published: 23rd November 2021

Member of St Matthias Church in Malvern Link, Philippa Lowe, has written a children’s book, telling the Christmas story and featuring the church, local school and the church mice!

Confirmations at the Cathedral

Published: 22nd November 2021

To celebrate the feast of Christ the King, confirmations were held at the Cathedral on Sunday with people from across the diocese being confirmed by the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick. 

Marking Interfaith Week in Dudley

Published: 16th November 2021

During Interfaith Week, Top Church in Dudley organised for 13 religious leaders from across Dudley Borough to come together at the Town Hall. Representatives from the Muslim, Sikh, Hindu & Christian communities attended.  

Could your church become a 'Place of Welcome'?

Published: 15th November 2021

Carrie Blount is the Places of Welcome Co-ordinator for the Black Country and is encouraging more churches to think about joining the Places of Welcome network.

Faith through cartoons

Published: 15th November 2021

A new resource from our Calling Young Disciples Team will help children to explore their faith through reference to popular cartoons.

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.

Learning hub commissioned for the next stage of their CYD journey

Published: 11th November 2021

The 2nd Calling Young Disciples learning hub have met together for the final time & were commissioned by Archdeacon Nikki to continue their journey reaching out to children, young people and families.

Local MP visits Fladbury School to hear a climate change message

Published: 10th November 2021

MP for Mid-Worcestershire, Nigel Huddleston, visited Fladbury CE First School last week to hear a message for the world about climate change.

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70k in May for Christian Aid

16th May 2024

David and Lynn Nichol are taking on the challenge of walking 70km in May to raise money for Christian Aid.  They will be walking the West Highland Way from 24 – 31 May, actually walking a distance of 153km over the week!...

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