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Lent lunch raises funds for the Friends of the Holy Land

Published: 27th March 2024

St Anne’s church in Wyre Piddle hosted a very happy lunch get-together last Thursday in their village hall in support of the Friends of the Holy Land.

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40 people from our diocese receive Maundy Money

Published: 27th March 2024

40 people from across Worcestershire and Dudley received ‘Maundy Money’ from HM the Queen this morning in recognition of their exemplary Christian service to church and community over many years.

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Partnership working enables new defibrillator

Published: 20th March 2024

A new defibrillator has been installed on the outside of St Andrews church hall thanks to a joint project between St Andrew’s Church and Bridge Church Gornal as they seek to bless and serve their local community.

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Hagley Music Festival

Published: 19th March 2024

The Hagley Music Festival as been organised by the Church in Hagley since 2001 and has grown over the years! Read about why it started and how it's going!

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Celebrating the ministry of women

Published: 15th March 2024

2024 marks 30 years since women were first ordained priest. A special service to celebrate the anniversary and all that has been achieved since then will be held at Pershore Abbey on Thursday 20 June at 7pm.

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Car enthusiasts 'REVS' up for another year.

Published: 14th March 2024

Do you have an interesting and well loved car that does not get driven enough? REVS is a Christian based group that has various meeting places in the West Midlands.

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Being a Distinctive Deacon

Published: 13th March 2024

Chris Sheehan is a Pioneer Minister in Evesham having been ordained six years ago. With a ministry focussed on working in the community, he decided to stay as a distinctive deacon rather than being ordained as a priest at the end of the first year of his curacy.

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A time capsule in Malvern Priory

Published: 11th March 2024

A time capsule has been placed underneath the new nave flooring in Malvern Priory. 

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Vocation Sunday - 21 April

Published: 7th March 2024

Vocations Sunday takes place on 21 April in 2024.

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New Rector of Ribbesford w Bewdley & Dowles & Wribbenhall

Published: 1st March 2024

Bishop John has announced the appointment of the Revd Melissa Beynon as Rector of the benefice of Ribbesford w Bewdley & Dowles & Wribbenhall.

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A leap day wedding!

Published: 29th February 2024

St Mary’s Church in Madresfield was the setting for a leap day wedding on 29 February. The happy couple, Sophie and Steven Mason had waited for this date and worked with the church to have their wedding in Lent.

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Grants to help with church repairs

Published: 29th February 2024

Parishes will now be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to make repairs to their church buildings thanks to a new funding stream from the national church.

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New Vicar of Claines & St George's Church, Worcester

Published: 23rd February 2024

Bishop John has announced the appointment of The Revd Sarah Carwardine as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Claines St John the Baptist and the Benefice of Worcester St George with St Mary Magdalene.

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Marking Racial Justice Sunday in Bewdley

Published: 14th February 2024

St Anne’s Church in Bewdley marked Racial Justice Sunday on 11 February. The recommended theme this year was migration, and the congregation prayed for the 100 million people displaced from their homes across the globe, roughly half of whom are children.

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Surprises in Lent

Published: 9th February 2024

An article for March editions of parish magazines from Stephen Edwards, Interim Dean of Worcester.

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Using social media to boost Christmas attendance

Published: 7th February 2024

St Thomas’ Church in Stourbridge saw a significant increase in attendance at its Christmas services this year, which the vicar, Andrew Sillis, is crediting in part to a campaign on social media.

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How your accounts can help your church

Published: 1st February 2024

As we begin a new year, our fantastic treasurers will be busy preparing the annual accounts for our churches. As with all charities, including PCCs, these are required by law, however, using your accounts well can be of real benefit to your church and give the PCC confidence in the decisions they are making.


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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Thursday family club in Malvern

Published: 29th January 2024

Malvern Link with Cowleigh has started an after-school club for local families in the hall at the Church of the Ascension. Parents with primary school age children can come along to the club, to do craft and games together and then have a hot meal.

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Hidden history being uncovered at Great Malvern Priory

Published: 23rd January 2024

At Great Malvern Priory, the nave floor is currently being levelled so that people will no longer trip up and fall off the pew plinths that were left there when the Victorians restored the church. As part of the work, the Priory had a visit from Victoria Bryant, the diocesan Archaeological Advisor.

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Latest News

St Clement's, Worcester achieves the MU's RISE UP award

13th June 2024

On 9 June, St Clement’s Church in Worcester were delighted to welcome Sue Coleman, CEO of West Mercia Women’s Aid and Judith Grubb, President of Worcester Diocese Mothers’ Union....

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