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Called to Action - Getting closer to nature

Published: 26th January 2021

The Diocesan Climate Crisis Group are challenging us to get closer to nature in this edition of their 'Called to Action' series with 'small steps to save the planet'.

Parish Giving Scheme in Wyre Forest West

Published: 18th January 2021

Sallie Butcher in Wyre Forest West shares her parishes' experiences of signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme and the difference it made during 2020.

Webinars on the Church’s Net Zero target

Published: 23rd November 2020

The CoE Environment Programme has organised a series of webinars exploring topics that contribute to the Church’s target of having ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions by 2030. 

Called to Action: Disinvestment

Published: 17th November 2020

The Diocesan Climate Crisis Task group offers 'small steps to save the planet'. This edition looks at disinvestment from fossil fuel companies.

New resources to connect with Church families

Published: 2nd October 2020

To help parishes connect with their church children, our Calling Young Disciples team has created some interactive resources for children to use each week church during services, or at home. 

Called to Action - Church cleaning cupboard

Published: 6th August 2020

This edition of 'small steps to save our planet' from the Diocesan Climate Crisis Group asks churches to look at what is in their church cleaning cupboard!

Called to Action - Climate Sunday

Published: 29th July 2020

This edition of 'small steps to save our planet' from the Diocesan Climate Crisis focuses on Climate Sunday.

Parish Giving Scheme at St George's Kidderminster

Published: 24th July 2020

St George’s Church in Kidderminster East was looking for ways to increase their giving and decided to try the Parish Giving Scheme.

The Revd Brian Druce - RIP

Published: 21st July 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the death of the Revd Brian Druce. 

The Time is Now to make our plans for recovery greener and fairer.

Published: 13th July 2020

Follow up from The Time is Now lobby of MPs.

Called to Action - The parish energy footprint tool

Published: 13th July 2020

The Diocesan Climate Crisis Group highlights the importance of the Parish Energy Footprint tool in their latest 'Called to Action' tips

Let’s Clap the Unheroes Too

Published: 8th July 2020

An article from the Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson for parish magazines.

Welcoming those to be ordained Deacon

Published: 3rd July 2020

Due to the postponement of the ordinations, this week our new deacons were licensed to their parishes as Lay Ministers. In today's video, Bishop Martin encourages prayer for the candidates.

Introducing your offline church to online visitors

Published: 3rd July 2020

Some suggestions for ways to help those who have joined with online worship during lockdown to keep in touch & perhaps come into church.

Called to Action - Cycling is on a roll!

Published: 3rd July 2020

Suggestions on small steps to save the planet offered by the Diocesan Climate Crisis Group. This edition is all about cycling!

Lottery support for Stoke Prior

Published: 1st July 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced its support for the repairs and improved accessibility at St Michael & All Angels Church, an historic Grade I listed 12th Century Church in Stoke Prior Bromsgrove.

Update on this year's ordinations

Published: 29th June 2020

Following the postponement of the ordinations until September, those who were to be ordained Deacon will instead be licensed to their new parishes as lay minister this week, by the Bishop of Dudley over Zoom.

Evesham Church leaders 'take the knee'

Published: 22nd June 2020

Church leaders of many denominations from Churches Together in Evesham and District took the knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Saturday.

Called to Action - The time is now!

Published: 18th June 2020

The next in a series of small steps to save the planet from the Diocesan Climate Crisis Group. This looks at lobbying your MP to put 'people climate and nature at the heart of our recovery'.

Resourcing our change programme

Published: 5th June 2020

Our Archdeacons, along with Bishop Martin, will be taking on slightly different responsibilities over the coming months as the diocesan restructuring process moves forward following the Open Conversations earlier in the year.

Latest News

New ALM Worship Leaders across Dudley

12th April 2024

11 people from parishes across the Greater Dudley Deanery have been presented with certificates to mark the completion of their course to become Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs) as Worship Leaders....

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