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Grants to help with church repairs

Published: 29th February 2024

Parishes will now be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to make repairs to their church buildings thanks to a new funding stream from the national church.

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Hidden history being uncovered at Great Malvern Priory

Published: 23rd January 2024

At Great Malvern Priory, the nave floor is currently being levelled so that people will no longer trip up and fall off the pew plinths that were left there when the Victorians restored the church. As part of the work, the Priory had a visit from Victoria Bryant, the diocesan Archaeological Advisor.

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First churches in Greater Dudley deanery awarded funds to aid Renewal plans

Published: 17th January 2024

Kingswinford with Wall Heath and St John in Halesowen are the first churches to have national funding released.

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Heritage Lottery Funding for St John's Church in Bromsgrove

Published: 11th January 2024

St John’s Church in Bromsgrove has been awarded a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to repair the top of the spire and further engage visitors in the building’s heritage.

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Parish Council discretionary grants for churches

Published: 4th January 2024

A change to the law which came into effect on 26 December should make it easier for PCCs to apply to parish councils for funding for items such as churchyard maintenance and clock maintenance.

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Solar panels planned for Rous Lench church

Published: 20th December 2023

St Peter’s Church in Rous Lench, just outside Evesham, has been given permission to install solar panels on the roof of their Grade 1 listed church. The panels will be part of a major project to reimagine the church as a multi-purpose community space, with the parish ensuring the project is as environmentally friendly as possible.

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New Chair of the DAC

Published: 14th November 2023

Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at the King's School in Worcester, has been appointed as the new voluntary Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).

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Successful Church Buildings conference

Published: 27th October 2023

The fourth ‘Fit for Function’ Church Buildings Conference took place earlier this month with over 40 people attending from parishes across the Midlands (and even as far away from The Wirral)!

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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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Visit a church during heritage open days

Published: 31st August 2023

​​​​​​​Churches across Worcestershire and Dudley are opening their doors for this year’s Heritage Open Days with a range of activities for all ages and a chance to discover the story behind our historic churches and the communities they serve.

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Heritage Open Days 8-17 September 2023

Published: 27th July 2023

If your church is planning to get involved in the Heritage Open Days this year, don’t forget to register on the website and join the 14 churches in the Diocese already signed up and planning a great range of activities. But be quick as it is the last chance to register this weekend!

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New round of protective security grants

Published: 7th July 2023

The Home Office has announced a new round of protective security grants for places of worship. Churches are eligible to apply from now until 15 August when applications close


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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Significant lottery grant for Hampton Lovett church

Published: 12th May 2023

All set for the ‘walls to talk’ and ‘secrets to be revealed’ at St Mary and All Saints church, Hampton Lovett, near Droitwich thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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.


Re-ordering work starts at St Helen's Worcester

Published: 12th October 2022

St Helen's Church in Worcester is part of All Saints' parish, one of our two resourcing churches. This week, a major refurbishment project has begun in order to restore the church back to its original layout and to provide an accessible, multifunctional and comfortable space in the very centre of city. 


St George’s Church finalist in National Churches Trust Awards

Published: 3rd October 2022

Congratulations to St George’s Church in Kidderminster who have been selected to be a finalist in the National Churches’ Trust’s Church Maintenance Awards.


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.


Fundraising success for Kyre Church

Published: 26th January 2022

The small community at Kyre Church has raised around £15,000 to make repairs to one of the church's windows, successfully applying to a number of trusts.


Historical finds at St Edmund's, Dudley

Published: 20th January 2022

St Edmund's Church in Dudley has recently removed three rows of pews from the back to create more space. Removing the floor was an opportunity to see what history could be found underneath!

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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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