In Autumn 2023 three churches in Worcester joined together to recruit a full-time Children and Young People Worker following a successful application to the Healthier Churches Fund. Helen Laird was appointed.
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On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February St James church in Norton Worcester hosted an exhibition of local school children’s artwork.
A new cross-diocesan appointment will see Gemma Martin become the next Diocesan Director of Education for Hereford Diocese and our Diocesan Director of Education, Tim Reid supporting Gemma as Executive Director of Education across both dioceses.
Bishop John visited Hartlebury CE Primary School this week to bless their new reflection and prayer space which has been created by the pupils themselves.
Children from Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School and Fladbury C of E First School sang with the Five Alive Parish Choir at the Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday at Fladbury.
Norton Juxta Kempsey and Whittington Church of England Primary Schools have been working with iSingPop to host two intergenerational workshops where parents, grandparents, and members of the local community have come into school to learn Christmas songs and dances alongside the children.
Emilia, age 10, from Cradley CofE Primary School in Halesowen has won a NATRE (National Association of Teachers of Religious Education) competition for her artwork celebrating diversity.
Overbury C of E First school has been awarded a silver Global Neighbours award for the second time.
St Barnabas CE Primary in Worcester held a whole school harvest festival at St Barnabas Church this week. The service included the presentation of certificates to the winners of a harvest poetry and art competition which was run by the Church for children at the school.
At Great Malvern Priory last week over 600 children from 19 primary schools experienced ‘Lifepath’. With one school travelling from Shropshire to take part!
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.
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.
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.
At the end of December, Bryan Allbut will stand down as Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) after serving in this voluntary post for nearly seven years and being part of the DBE for ten years.
Recently, over 330 children from Jesson’s CE Primary School visited Top Church for an ‘Experience Dudley’ week. The school’s entire Key Stage 2 visited the church over 4 days to learn about faith and the role of the church community throughout the town’s history.
Harvington CE First School, just outside of Evesham, has achieved a silver award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours Scheme. The scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils to learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it, motivating children to become good citizens and play their role in creating a fairer world.
Each year in Malvern, many wells are dressed for the May day weekend. There are at least 200 springs and spouts around the area, and those which are most accessible are decorated in various styles, by local groups and individuals, including St Matthias CE Primary.
Engage with China visited Walkwood CE Middle School this week for two half-day workshops with year 8.
A 4 year-old from Upper Arley CE Primary School was so affected by a break-in at the local church that he decided to donate his pocket money towards the repairs.
MP for Mid-Worcestershire, Nigel Huddleston, visited Fladbury CE First School last week to hear a message for the world about climate change.