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New holiday club for Greater Dudley Church of Ascension

Published: 23rd August 2023

The Church of Ascension in Wall Heath in Greater Dudley deanery ran a new holiday club for primary school aged children this summer.

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Incorporating ‘Praying for Growth’ resources into morning worship

Published: 11th August 2023

Rector of the Brierley Hill Team and Area Dean of Greater Dudley, David Hoskin, has adapted the liturgy used at the launch of ‘Praying for Growth’, turning it into a short service of the word which he has used at Christ Church, Quarry Bank.

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Launch of Praying for Growth

Published: 7th July 2023

On Wednesday afternoon we gathered at Worcester Cathedral to launch a dedicated period of prayer that churches in our diocese will grow both spiritually and numerically over the coming years.

Praying for Growth launch in cathedral, high altar

Working with children & families at Pershore Abbey

Published: 2nd June 2023

Sam Andrews is the Children and Families’ worker at Pershore Abbey. She started in February in a part-time role funded in part thanks to a grant from the Healthier Churches Fund.  


Praying for Growth

Published: 9th May 2023

Bishop John writes about a dedicated period of prayer starting in July.


Transformation Programme Director appointed

Published: 29th March 2023

​​​​​​​Damian Herbert has been appointed as the new Transformation Programme Director for the Diocese, replacing Rob Quarton who will be retiring at the end of April.


National Church commits significant long-term funding to our diocese

Published: 17th March 2023

The national church has agreed in principle to allocate significant funding to our diocese over the next seven years, investing in our plans to grow as Kingdom People and supporting the priorities agreed by the Diocesan Synod.


Setting priorities for the coming years

Published: 12th December 2022

At its meeting in November, Diocesan Synod received a presentation setting out diocesan priorities over the next few years as we continue to grow as Kingdom People.


Mission Accompaniers helping parishes

Published: 20th October 2022

All parishes have the opportunity to receive support in the form of a Mission Accompanier. Read about how it's going for two of our Mission Accompaniers working in parishes in Dudley.


‘Coffee Stop’ facilitated with a Kingdom People Grant

Published: 20th June 2022

Curate in Redditch, Mother Victoria Barlow & Lay Reader Fiona Carter have recently opened a ‘coffee stop’ at the church to reach out to local school parents with help from a Kingdom People Fund grant.


Being on a journey of change

Published: 7th February 2022

In this article for March edition of parish magazines, Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon and Diocesan Lead for Transformation and Change talks about the change journey and support for parishes as they become healthier and more sustainable.


St Peter's commissioned for a new chapter

Published: 8th November 2021

On Sunday afternoon, Bishop Martin visited St Peter’s Church in Bengeworth to commission the people for a new chapter as they officially launched the renewal project at the church.


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.


A profile of Worcester Deanery

Published: 12th July 2021

Find out more about Worcester Deanery and its leadership team.


A Lent Reflection from Foluso Enwerem

Published: 28th March 2021

A reflection from Foluso Enwerem, Assistant Curate at Top Church Dudley for the sixth week of Lent.


A Lent Reflection from Phil Wade

Published: 21st March 2021

Watch a reflection for the fifth week of Lent from Phil Wade, Worship Director at All Saints, Worcester


A Lent Reflection from Clare Stockford

Published: 14th March 2021

Watch a reflection for the fourth week of Lent from Clare Stockford, Churchwarden of St Cassian's Chaddesley Corbett.


A Lent reflection from Andy Green

Published: 7th March 2021

Watch a reflection for the third week of Lent from Andy Green.


A Lent reflection from Bishop Martin

Published: 21st February 2021

Watch a reflection for the first week of Lent from Bishop Martin.


Bishop John's Easter message (2020)

Published: 12th April 2020

An Easter message from the Bishop of Worcester.

Latest News

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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