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Malvern priest to publish book on walk

Published: 8th November 2023

Malvern priest and gardener, Anthea Elston, is publishing a book based on her 150 mile walk of self-discovery in 2019.

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Finding hope this Christmas-time

Published: 6th November 2023

An article for December editions of parish magazines written by Bishop Martin.

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New Worshipping Community in Worcester care home

Published: 30th October 2023

Holy Trinity & St Matthew, Ronkswood has started a new worshipping community in a local care home, which they also plan to take to other venues in the local community. 

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New Priest in Charge at St Stephen, Barbourne

Published: 27th October 2023

Bishop John has announced the appointment of Lindsey Coulthard as Priest in Charge of St Stephen's Church in Barbourne, Worcester. 

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Kingdom People Fund enables contactless giving machine

Published: 24th October 2023

Elmley Castle, Bricklehampton and The Combertons PCC has successfully applied to the Kingdom People Fund for a grant to purchase a contactless giving machine.

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St Barnabas CE Primary Harvest Festival

Published: 20th October 2023

St Barnabas CE Primary in Worcester held a whole school harvest festival at St Barnabas Church this week. The service included the presentation of certificates to the winners of a harvest poetry and art competition which was run by the Church for children at the school.

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Suckley church shortlisted for National Churches Trust Award

Published: 13th October 2023

Suckley Church has been shortlisted for a National Churches Trust award in the Church & Community Volunteers category – run with the Marsh Charitable Trust.

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Celebrating 900 years of St Clement's Church

Published: 13th October 2023

St Clement's Church in Worcester will shortly celebrate it's 900th birthday, telling the story of the church over the years, including its journey from East to West. 

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Grill a Vicar at a local pub!

Published: 12th October 2023

Shaun Armstrong, Curate in the Kidderminster Ismere team was given a roasting earlier in the week when he offered himself up to answer questions at a ‘Grill a Vicar’ night in his local pub.

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The month of remembering

Published: 6th October 2023

An article for November editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Worcester.

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Bredon wins churchyard award

Published: 5th October 2023

St Giles Church in Bredon has won the Worcestershire CPRE best kept churchyard competition in the category for churchyards over one acre.

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St Helen's on the High Street opens again!

Published: 4th October 2023

After being closed for almost a year to allow a major re-ordering project to take place, St Helen’s on the High Street in Worcester was formally re-opened on Tuesday 3 October by Bishop John.

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On being a churchwarden

Published: 2nd October 2023

Former churchwardens of Hagley and Clent tell us what they enjoyed about taking on the role.

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New organ at Pershore Abbey

Published: 2nd October 2023

Bishop John has blessed and dedicated the new organ at Pershore Abbey. The service of dedication came at the end of the parish’s ‘organ festival’ – a weekend full of concerts and activities to celebrate the new Ruffatti organ.

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10 new Deacons ordained

Published: 24th September 2023

Ten candidates were ordained as Deacons on Sunday to serve in parishes across the Diocese. The candidates have been part of a new training pathway aimed at those who see their vocation as being non-stipendiary (voluntary) ministers to churches in their local area.

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£1million received through the Parish Giving Scheme so far this year!

Published: 18th September 2023

Thanks to your generosity, churches across the Diocese have already received over a million pounds in regular giving though the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) this year!

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Makers' Fayre at Hallow Church

Published: 14th September 2023

On Saturday 2 September, St Philip and St James’ Church, Hallow, was host to a Makers’ Fayre with 20 local crafters and makers exhibiting their wares both inside and outside the church.

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New Lay Ministers Authorised

Published: 14th September 2023

28 people received a certificate from Bishop John last Sunday to mark the completion of their courses to become Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs). The special service at Worcester Cathedral was a celebration of this form of lay ministry.

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Five new lay ministers licensed

Published: 11th September 2023

Five people from parishes across the Diocese were admitted to the office of Reader on Saturday in Worcester Cathedral. Bishop John conducted the service, licensing the individuals to minister in the parishes they have been called to serve.

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A new role for Hazel Charlton

Published: 4th September 2023

Bishop Martin joined with the Halas Team at St John's Church in Halesowen on Sunday to bless and pray for the Revd Hazel Charlton, as she took up a new role as the Vicar for St John’s along with the exciting position of Renewal Project Lead.

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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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