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New Worshipping Communities in Bromsgrove

Published: 5th May 2023

On the last Saturday of each month, a group of people gather in St Godwald’s Church Hall on the edge of Bromsgrove for ‘Pizza and God’, the parish’s café church. This new worshipping community is one of a series of alternative opportunities to come together for worship across Bromsgrove.

Public meeting on the future of St James' Church, Dudley

Published: 2nd May 2023

A public meeting to discuss the future of St James’ Church in Dudley will be held at the church on Wednesday 17 May at 7pm.

Gifts for Perry Wood Primary School

Published: 21st April 2023

Just before Easter, Holy Trinity and St Matthew’s Church in Ronkswood gave gifts to the children in Years 2 & 3 at Perry Wood Primary School.

Silver Eco Award for St Anne’s Church in Bewdley

Published: 18th April 2023

Bishop Martin recently visited St Anne’s Church in Bewdley where he was able to present the church its silver Eco Church Award!

Are you using the free Life Events Diary?

Published: 12th April 2023

The Life Events Diary is offered free to CoE churches and is an online administration tool to help streamline the administration of baptism, weddings, banns, and funerals.

Kidderminster Churchwarden receives Maundy Money

Published: 11th April 2023

Michael Gough from Stone Church near Kidderminster was among 74 people to receive ‘Maundy Money’ from HM the King in recognition of their exemplary Christian service to church and community over many years.

Interactive treasure trail around Malvern

Published: 3rd April 2023

St Andrews and All Saints Churches in Malvern have developed a free interactive treasure hunt around the town and hills, which can be completed any time between 1 and 17 April.

Exploring Holy Week through art

Published: 31st March 2023

Many of our clergy have been going into schools this week to talk about Easter. Gary Crellin, Vicar of Powick, Guarlford & Madresfield with Newland has used an original piece of artwork to explore the story in a completely different way! 

Telling bible stories through Playmobil

Published: 30th March 2023

During lockdown, curate Julia Quinn was keen to find a way of continuing to connect with people, so began recording short films of bible stories using Playmobil.

Reconsidering the Easter Lily

Published: 28th March 2023

Have you considered the environmental impact of using lilies in church floral displays this Easter? The Sustainable Church Flower movement are arguing it's time to make a change.

Paying Ministry Share in a rural benefice

Published: 24th March 2023

In 2022, the benefice of Church Lench w Rous Lench & Abbots Morton & Harvington managed to pay their Ministry Share in full, helped with a grant from the Ministry Support Fund. Read more about their story.

New role for the Revd David Morris

Published: 23rd March 2023

David Morris to become Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Abberley, Shrawley & Witleys and the Benefice of Teme Valley North, working alongside neighbouring benefices as part of the emerging Rural Mission Area.

New roles for James Treasure and Sarah Carwardine

Published: 23rd March 2023

James Treasure to become Rector and Sarah Carwardine to be Vicar in the Dudley Team. Both are based at Top Church.

New Priest for Inkberrow, Cookhill, Kington and Dormston

Published: 23rd March 2023

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Ian Perry as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Inkberrow, Cookhill, Kington and Dormston.

Rich Johnson becomes National Leader of New Wine

Published: 17th March 2023

Rich Johnson, Vicar of All Saints in Worcester is to be the new National Leader of New Wine, a network of evangelical churches in England. Rich will take on the role from May. He will be seconded to New Wine for 45% of his time while continuing to work in our Resourcing Church for the other 55%.  

Diocese joins ACAT

Published: 15th March 2023

The Diocese has become a member of the Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers (ACAT), enabling treasurers to join ACAT at no cost to their parish and access their range of advice.

A new kitchen for St John's Church, Greenlands, Redditch

Published: 14th March 2023

Since opening in 1959, the church hall had only basic tea and coffee making facilities, but this has now all changed with a brand new fitted kitchen!

School children encouraged to 'Gather' in church

Published: 3rd March 2023

Gather is a new partnership between a Church of England Primary School and their local church. It is a monthly act of worship immediately after school for children and their parents/ carers which uses elements with which the children will already be familiar from school.

Over £1 million received last year through PGS

Published: 1st March 2023

Thanks to your generosity, churches across the Diocese received over £1.3 million in gifts through the Parish Giving Scheme last year, both as regular donations and one-off gifts.  

Chaplaincy connecting schools & church

Published: 17th February 2023

Ness Everitt has been appointed as Chaplain at Dyson Perrins CE Secondary School in Malvern. Alongside this, a grant from the Healthier Churches Fund enables her to work with two local Primary Schools & help connect parish & schools.

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