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New Church Children and Youth Worker Appointed 

Published: 30th August 2023

Sian Morgan has become the latest person to join our network of Children and Youth Workers, as we seek to double the number of children and young people worshipping in our churches by 2030.

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Prisons' Week 2023

Published: 29th August 2023

Prisons Sunday is on 8 October this year and marks the beginning of Prisons Week, which continues until the following Saturday. The diocesan Criminal Justice Affairs Group (CJAG) aims to offer a Christian perspective and advise on criminal justice matters.

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Running the race set before us

Published: 29th August 2023

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

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New benches for Wild Church

Published: 11th August 2023

The West Worcester Beacon Team (Hallow, Grimley, Holt & Lower Broadheath) started their new worshipping community, ‘Wild Church’ at Holt Church last Spring. Each month, people gather to worship God outside, whatever the weather, and they have worked with a local charity, Wildgoose, who have created a number of benches for people to use.

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New children's choir revitalises family service

Published: 8th August 2023

The monthly family service at Holy Trinity, Belbroughton, just outside Stourbridge, is thriving thanks to the addition of a new children’s choir linked to Belbroughton CE Primary School. 

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Praying for Growth around the deaneries

Published: 4th August 2023

An article for September's editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick

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New Archdeacon of Worcester announced

Published: 27th July 2023

Bishop John has announced that the Revd Canon Mark Badger is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

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Gathering the Mission Accompaniers

Published: 20th July 2023

Mission Accompaniers supporting parishes across the Diocese gathered at All Saints in Worcester earlier this week for a day of learning, biblical reflection and to celebrate some of the things which have been achieved so far through the initiative.

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Make the most of your fundraisers this summer

Published: 19th July 2023

Summer events are key to building a community of Kingdom People, sharing your mission with your neighbours, and welcoming them into your church. Here we will explore effective strategies and creative ideas to help you make the most of your summer fundraisers.  

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Renewals Programme Manager Appointed

Published: 17th July 2023

Nathan Conway has been appointed as Renewals Programme Manager, a post funded by the Church Commissioners and based out of Top Church, Dudley.

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Celebrating different ministries

Published: 14th July 2023

On 12 July, the deanery of Pershore & Evesham held a Celebration of Ministries Service at St Peter's, Bengeworth.

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Flower festival is a huge success for St Denys Church

Published: 12th July 2023

St Denys Church in Severn Stoke recently held its first ever flower festival to raise funds for a toilet and kitchenette.

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Kidderminster church member awarded British Citizen Award

Published: 12th July 2023

Heather Prangley, from Holy Innocents Church in Kidderminster, has been awarded the British Citizen Award (BCA), which recognises our nation’s most outstanding individuals and their achievements

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New access ramp at St Edmund's Church, Dudley

Published: 7th July 2023

On Sunday afternoon, 2 July members of the congregation and friends gathered for the official opening of a new ramp at St Edmund’s Church in Dudley.

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15 people ordained as Deacon/ Priest over the weekend

Published: 2nd July 2023

15 candidates were ordained over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese.


Schools visit Malvern Priory for 'Lifepath'.

Published: 27th June 2023

At Great Malvern Priory last week over 600 children from 19 primary schools experienced ‘Lifepath’.  With one school travelling from Shropshire to take part!


New Priest in Charge of the Benefice of East Vale and Avon Villages.

Published: 23rd June 2023

The Revd Joanna Baxter has been announced as the new Priest in Charge of the Benefice of East Vale and Avon Villages.


Fladbury Walkabout

Published: 22nd June 2023

This year’s ‘Fladbury Walkabout’ take place on 1 and 2 July. The Walkabout is over 40 years old and is an annual village event, raising money for Fladbury Church and other village organisations.


Charities Act 2022 – latest updates

Published: 15th June 2023

The second part of the Charities Act 2022 came into force on the 14 June this year and it could help your church’s finances.


Exchanging experiences with curates in Germany

Published: 15th June 2023

Last month, three of our curates – Mel Beynon, Richard Sandland and James Williams visited our partner diocese in central Germany as part of a ‘curate exchange’.

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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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