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Holiday Club at St Martin’s Church

Published: 22nd June 2022

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.


Informal services in Malvern Link with Cowleigh

Published: 3rd May 2022

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


70 days until the Platinum Jubilee

Published: 23rd March 2022

On Thursday, 24 March it is exactly 70 days to the start of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations and many church communities are already planning to celebrate this milestone in our history.


Community Link, Cradley Heath

Published: 2nd February 2022

The Community Link is run from two empty shops on Cradley Heath High Street. Initially set up in partnership with St John’s Church in Dudley Wood, it is now developing into a deanery project and they are looking for more people to volunteer.


Old Hills Caterpillars

Published: 28th January 2022

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. They established the Old Hill Caterpillars with people representing each church, but also people from the villages who were not church members.


St Stephen's, Redditch Toy Appeal

Published: 13th December 2021

St Stephen’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 wouldn’t otherwise have received anything.


Launch of Revive Learning Centre at Top Church

Published: 10th December 2021

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.


'As One' at St Michael's Church, Norton

Published: 10th December 2021

Last month, St Michael’s Church in Norton, Stourbridge held a friendship event for their local community under the ‘As One’ initiative launched by Dudley Council.


Knitted stars in Warndon, Worcester

Published: 8th December 2021

St Nicholas’ 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!


A Christmas children's book in Malvern Link

Published: 23rd November 2021

Member of St Matthias Church in Malvern Link, Philippa Lowe, has written a children’s book, telling the Christmas story and featuring the church, local school and the church mice!


Could your church become a 'Place of Welcome'?

Published: 15th November 2021

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.


Dementia Centre at St Matthias, Malvern Link

Published: 5th October 2021

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. 


ROC Conversation hopes to improve Worcester for everyone

Published: 10th September 2021

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.


Shine After School club supports local families

Published: 7th September 2021

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.


Prisons Sunday

Published: 2nd September 2021

Prisons’ Sunday is on 10 October in 2021.


Uniform Swap in Cradley Heath

Published: 25th August 2021

Community Link on Cradley Heath High Street has been visited by BBC Midlands Today after setting up a uniform swap service for the local community.


Mainly Music at St Wulstan, Worcester

Published: 28th July 2021

St Wulstan’s Church in Warndon, Worcester has been piloting a ‘Mainly Music’ session over the last half term and is working hard to ensure that it is linked into their Sunday morning service.


Continuing Open the Book through the pandemic

Published: 20th July 2021

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!


Filling Chaddesley Corbett Church with butterflies

Published: 16th July 2021

St Cassian’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.


Thy Kingdom Come at St Stephen's, Redditch

Published: 14th May 2021

St Stephen’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.


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