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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

Published: 17th April 2024

Lightbox is a pop-up initiative run by a collaboration of churches in Worcester. It aims to provide a safe space and opportunities for young people to build community with each other through fun activities, discussion groups and challenges.

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Growing churches through our renewal programme

Published: 8th April 2024

In this article for May editions of parish magazines, Bishop Martin explains where we are with the strand of our diocesan strategy to have at least one church in each major population area with a congregation of at least 150 people.

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‘Singing Angels’ singing group remastered by Curate Claire Cox

Published: 3rd April 2024

Curate Claire Cox launched a new multigenerational singing group last month at Old Swinford Church in Stourbridge. This is the third time Claire has found success with her ‘Singing Angels’ format as a way to praise God and build community.

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Teme Valley utilises funding to host very successful Alpha course

Published: 12th March 2024

Twenty-five people recently completed an Alpha course in the Teme valley, which was supported by a grant from the Healthier Churches Fund.

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St James Norton Hosts Exhibition of Local Children’s Artwork

Published: 7th February 2024

On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February St James church in Norton Worcester hosted an exhibition of local school children’s artwork.

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Pilgrimage of Prayer with Archbishop Justin

Published: 4th February 2024

We had a fantastic day on Saturday as Archbishop Justin visited the Diocese for a day of focussed prayer for our parishes, schools and communities as well as the many issues facing our world at the moment.

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A focus on New Worshipping Communities

Published: 1st February 2024

Last weekend saw the first meeting of a new learning community for leaders of new worshipping communities and their teams in parishes across the Diocese.

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Working with children, young people and families in Norton and Wollaston

Published: 26th January 2024

Keri Robinson is the Children and Families worker at both St James’ Church in Wollaston and St Michael’s Church in Norton, on the edge of Stourbridge. 

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Christ Church Quarry Bank launch Toddler group thanks to funding

Published: 24th January 2024

Christ Church Quarry Bank have this week launched a much-needed Toddler group at the church, made possible thanks to a grant from the Kingdom People Fund.

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New Community Hub at St John’s Church, Dudley

Published: 17th January 2024

Bishop Martin joined the congregation of St John’s Church in Kates Hill, Dudley last Sunday to bless their new community space.

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New rural mission area for Teme Valley

Published: 9th January 2024

Three Priests in the Teme Valley who have recently joined together to work across a new wider mission area share the many advantages to grouping together in this new way

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Archbishop Justin to visit the Diocese

Published: 7th December 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will visit our Diocese on Saturday 3 February to bring us together in prayer.

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Introducing Beoley New Worshipping Community: Church at 4

Published: 6th December 2023

Church @ 4 is a cafe style New Worshipping Community run by St Leonard’s Church in Beoley to the north-east of Redditch. It has been running since May and takes place monthly, at the YMCA Willow Trees Community Centre in Church Hill, Redditch. 

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1st Sunday of Advent – New Worshipping Communities

Published: 3rd December 2023

We have produced a series of videos for each week in Advent and Christmas Day featuring the lighting of candles on an Advent wreath while praying for growth in our diocese.

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Not too late to join New Worshipping Community Learning Pathway launching Jan

Published: 23rd November 2023

In January a New Worshipping Community Learning Pathway pilot will be starting. It’s not too late to sign-up if you are interested in joining a supportive community with other church teams developing New Worshipping Communities. 

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New Worshipping Community ‘Create’ meets in Kempsey

Published: 23rd November 2023

‘Create’ is an arts ministry facilitated by experienced artist, teacher and now LLM Kay Mason. ‘Create’ NWC meets at St Mary's Church in Kempsey, Worcester.

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Could your parish benefit from a Mission Accompanier?

Published: 2nd November 2023

At a recent training day we caught up with some of our Mission Accompaniers to find out how they're getting on.

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Kingdom People Fund enables contactless giving machine

Published: 24th October 2023

Elmley Castle, Bricklehampton and The Combertons PCC has successfully applied to the Kingdom People Fund for a grant to purchase a contactless giving machine.

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Thriving Kingdom Arts in Worcester attracts attendees from Birmingham

Published: 19th September 2023

Kingdom Arts, sometimes called 'Messy Church for adults' is a new worshipping community that has been running eight years at St Georges’ Church in Worcester.

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A new role for Hazel Charlton

Published: 4th September 2023

Bishop Martin joined with the Halas Team at St John's Church in Halesowen on Sunday to bless and pray for the Revd Hazel Charlton, as she took up a new role as the Vicar for St John’s along with the exciting position of Renewal Project Lead.

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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

17th April 2024

Lightbox is a pop-up initiative run by a collaboration of churches in Worcester. It aims to provide a safe space and opportunities for young people to build community with each other through fun activities, discussion groups and challenges....

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