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Schools join the Five Alive Carol service

Published: 19th December 2023

Children from Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School and Fladbury C of E First School sang with the Five Alive Parish Choir at the Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday at Fladbury.

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ALMs share their testimonies

Published: 18th December 2023

A number of ALMs offered their testimonies at All Saints Church in Evesham on All Saints Sunday, with a bit of background on why they became ALMs and what they enjoy about their roles.

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Pilot project to recruit more children & youth work volunteers

Published: 13th December 2023

Worcester is one of five dioceses to pilot a new national volunteer recruitment toolkit next Summer. Find out how your parish could get involved!


The Parish Giving Scheme continues to help our churches

Published: 11th December 2023

Through your generous donations, the Parish Giving Scheme has processed nearly £1.5 million of donations and Gift Aid for our churches in 2023.  

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Knitted bells given out in Worcester

Published: 7th December 2023

For the fourth consecutive year, members of St Nicholas Warndon Craft Group, plus friends and families, have been busily knitting Christmas decorations to give out to their local community. 

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Intergenerational concerts with iSingPop and Church Primary schools

Published: 4th December 2023

Norton Juxta Kempsey and Whittington Church of England Primary Schools have been working with iSingPop to host two intergenerational workshops where parents, grandparents, and members of the local community have come into school to learn Christmas songs and dances alongside the children.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Published: 4th December 2023

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from 18 - 25 January in 2024 and is an international Christian ecumenical observance.

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Another new year – how did it come around so quickly?

Published: 4th December 2023

An article for January editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke. 

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Cathedral Confirmations

Published: 1st December 2023

To celebrate the feast of Christ the King, confirmations were held at the Cathedral last Sunday with people from parishes across the diocese being confirmed by Bishop John.

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New plaque commemorates one of the co-creators of Shakespeare's First Folio

Published: 29th November 2023

John Heminge, one of the co-creators of Shakespeare's First Folio was baptised at St Peter's Church in Droitwich & a new plaque has been unveiled in his honour.

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The Souls of our Shoes – 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Published: 27th November 2023

The Mothers’ Union has joined forces with the Cathedral and Worcester Community Trust for a powerful exhibition to raise awareness of domestic abuse and gender-based violence.

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Stanford on Teme Christmas Tree festival

Published: 27th November 2023

Once again, on the first weekend in December, St Mary’s Church at Stanford will be filled with a wonderful array of 25 Christmas trees as they hold their annual festival. 

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Nativity travels around Clifton, the Shelsleys and Harpley

Published: 27th November 2023

Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School helped to launch this year’s travelling nativity which will be visiting locations around Clifton, the Shelsleys and Harpley (villages in the countryside to the West of Worcester).

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Richard Sandland to be Rector of the Bowbrook Group

Published: 24th November 2023

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Richard Sandland as Rector of the Bowbrook Group.

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Resources for preaching generosity

Published: 22nd November 2023

One of the main reasons that people do not give to their church is simply that they are not asked. This ask needs to come in many forms, individual and personal, but also within a church’s general preaching and teaching. Here are some resources from the Stewardship Team to help with this.

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Madresfield Walk of Wonder

Published: 22nd November 2023

The whole village gets involved in the Madresfield Walk of Wonder, a free event being held over the weekend of 9 & 10 December.

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Engaging with care homes in Lapal

Published: 16th November 2023

St Peter’s Church in Lapal, Halesowen has been reaching out to local care homes with two new worshipping communities. 

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Inter Faith reception at Dudley Council House

Published: 13th November 2023

Around 25 people gathered at Dudley Council House this morning for an Inter Faith Week reception.

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Faiths gather to plant a tree in Bromsgrove

Published: 12th November 2023

A group of people of different faiths gathered in Sanders Park in Bromsgrove this afternoon to plant a tree as a way of reaching out to each other and committing to work together, as well as marking the start of Interfaith Week.

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Clent Connect: the face of the church in the community

Published: 10th November 2023

Clent Connect is a community hub, shop and café, owned and run by the local community. It’s non-profit making, and with volunteer help, this makes the shop viable and the prices reasonable.

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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

17th April 2024

Lightbox is a pop-up initiative run by a collaboration of churches in Worcester. It aims to provide a safe space and opportunities for young people to build community with each other through fun activities, discussion groups and challenges....

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