For three weeks over the school summer holiday, St Martin’s Church on the London Road, Worcester will be hosting a HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) holiday club for children of families on low incomes.
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A new series of services has begun especially for people with dementia, special needs and their carers, and so far they've been a great success
On Thursday, 24Â March it is exactly 70 days to the start of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations and many church communities are already planning toÂ celebrate this milestone in our history.
The Community Link is run from two empty shops on Cradley Heath High Street. Initially set up in partnership with St Johnâ€™s Church in Dudley Wood, it is now developing into a deanery project and they are looking for more people to volunteer.
Following the first round of Open Conversations, the Old Hills benefice were inspired to look at how they might bring more people into their churches.Â They established the Old Hill Caterpillars with people representing each church, but also people from the villages who were not church members.
St Stephenâ€™s Church in Redditch town centre launched a toy appeal this year which will enable Christmas presents to be given to around 600 children who wouldnâ€™t otherwise have received anything.
The Revive Learning Centre at Top Church, Dudley, operated by the Invictus Education Trust, will offer alternative provision to vulnerable students who find mainstream school difficult.
Last month, St Michaelâ€™s Church in Norton, Stourbridge held a friendship event for their local community under the â€˜As Oneâ€™ initiative launched by Dudley Council.
St Nicholasâ€™ Church in Warndon, Worcester has covered its local area with knitted stars this Advent, encouraging the community to take one home for their Christmas trees!
Member of St Matthias Church in Malvern Link, Philippa Lowe, has written a childrenâ€™s book, telling the Christmas story and featuring the church, local school and the church mice!
Carrie Blount is the Places of Welcome Co-ordinator for the Black Country and is encouraging more churches to think about joining the Places of Welcome network.
The parish of Malvern Link with Cowleigh has recently opened a Dementia Meeting Centre in St Matthias Church as part of their ministry to the local community.Â
People from across Worcester city will gather at The Bank House Hotel on Monday 18 October at 7pm to look at how Worcester can become an even better place to live and work.
The Shine After School club in Evesham is going from strength to strength and this September is opening at a new site in Bengeworth Church Hall.
Prisonsâ€™ Sunday is on 10 October in 2021.
Community Link on Cradley Heath High Street has been visited by BBC Midlands Today after settingÂ up a uniform swap service for the local community.
St Wulstanâ€™s Church in Warndon, Worcester has been piloting a â€˜Mainly Musicâ€™ session over the last half term and is working hard to ensure that it is linked into their Sunday morning service.
When Covid-19 meant that the Hanley Swan and Welland Open the Book Team couldn't go into schools, they began creating films of the stories using wooden pegs!
St Cassianâ€™s Church in Chaddesley Corbett will be filled with butterflies on 29 July as the parish comes together as a first step in properly reconnecting after the pandemic.
St Stephenâ€™s in Redditch are inviting people to come & pray during the ten days of Thy Kingdom Come from Ascension Day to Pentecost with 12 Covid-safe prayer stations inside the church.