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Impact of Ministry Share on Netherton Church

Published: 13th March 2023

The Forge group of churches are in a highly populated but very deprived area, with parishioners in the bottom 10% of the country economically. However, during 2022 they were able to considerably increase their income, helped in part by the move to Ministry Share.

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.  

New Stewardship Officer

Published: 21st January 2023

Robyn Rooney has been appointed as part-time Stewardship Officer, working from the diocesan office and in parishes to offer support with the Parish Giving Scheme as well as helping with fundraising ideas.

Contactless devices given to churches

Published: 27th October 2022

As part of a national initiative from the Church of England, the Diocese of Worcester received 25 contactless devices for our churches last week.

Could the Clergy Support Trust help you?

Published: 12th May 2022

The Clergy Support Trust provides support to Anglican clergy (serving and retired), ordinands, and their families. They have a range of grants available.

Extension of the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Published: 19th January 2022

The Government has confirmed that the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme is extended until 31 March 2025. Find out more about it.

£1 million received through the Parish Giving Scheme

Published: 8th December 2021

Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, churches across the Diocese have now received over a million pounds through the Parish Giving Scheme.

Generosity Week

Published: 12th July 2021

This Harvest, the Church of England is launching Generosity Week to give us the time and space to reflect on God’s Generosity and celebrate God’s generosity within our church’s ministry and mission. 

The Parish Giving Scheme now has over 1,000 donors

Published: 6th July 2021

There are now over 1,000 people across the Diocese donating to their local church through the Parish Giving Scheme.

Fundraising guidance

Published: 5th May 2021

An update from Stewardship and Resources Officer, Chris Boden on the latest guidance for churches on fundraising.

Morogoro Sewing Academy: Microfinancing Partnership

Published: 4th May 2021

Following a diocesan visit to Morogoro, this campaign aims to set up a microfinancing project in a sewing project to empower graduates to set up small businesses.

Parish Giving Scheme in Wyre Forest West

Published: 18th January 2021

Sallie Butcher in Wyre Forest West shares her parishes' experiences of signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme and the difference it made during 2020.

Church leaders to be trained to help those facing financial difficulty

Published: 4th August 2020

Church leaders have an opportunity to be trained to help those who are struggling with their finances.

Parish Giving Scheme at St George's Kidderminster

Published: 24th July 2020

St George’s Church in Kidderminster East was looking for ways to increase their giving and decided to try the Parish Giving Scheme.

Signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme via telephone

Published: 19th May 2020

Have you investigated signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme using their new telephone service?

Ministry Fund launched

Published: 22nd April 2020

Our clergy are amazing, but COVID-19 means we need help to continue to meet the costs of their stipends.

Top Church during the Coronavirus pandemic

Published: 16th April 2020

One of our resourcing churches, Top Church in Dudley, has been connecting with its congregation and community in different ways during the pandemic.

Parish Giving Scheme - accepting new donors

Published: 14th April 2020

Please encourage church members to sign up to the Parish Giving Scheme.

The Parish Giving Scheme - one year on

Published: 3rd December 2019

January is a difficult time of year for many people, who suffer from financial hardship following the Christmas season. We pray that people are met in their need, and for the resolution of hope in the New Year. It's also a time when parishes mig

Great offer on contactless giving!

Published: 1st August 2019

If you're thinking of trying contactless, why not have a look at this new offer from the Parish Buying Scheme?

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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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