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Redditch Mission Area helped provide Christmas presents to over 600 children

Published: 13th February 2024

The 12 Anglican churches which make up the new Redditch Mission Area came together for the Make Christmas Special Toy Appeal 2023 providing Christmas gifts to 605 children.

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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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Thursday family club in Malvern

Published: 29th January 2024

Malvern Link with Cowleigh has started an after-school club for local families in the hall at the Church of the Ascension. Parents with primary school age children can come along to the club, to do craft and games together and then have a hot meal.

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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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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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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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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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Madresfield Walk of Wonder

Published: 22nd November 2023

The whole village gets involved in the Madresfield Walk of Wonder, a free event being held over the weekend of 9 & 10 December.

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Engaging with care homes in Lapal

Published: 16th November 2023

St Peter’s Church in Lapal, Halesowen has been reaching out to local care homes with two new worshipping communities. 

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Clent Connect: the face of the church in the community

Published: 10th November 2023

Clent Connect is a community hub, shop and café, owned and run by the local community. It’s non-profit making, and with volunteer help, this makes the shop viable and the prices reasonable.

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Giving at Christmas

Published: 9th November 2023

As we head into Advent and the Christmas season, there will be a host of services and fundraising events taking place in our churches. Make the most of them with some strategies and ideas from our stewardship team.

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New Worshipping Community in Worcester care home

Published: 30th October 2023

Holy Trinity & St Matthew, Ronkswood has started a new worshipping community in a local care home, which they also plan to take to other venues in the local community. 

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St Barnabas CE Primary Harvest Festival

Published: 20th October 2023

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.

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Suckley church shortlisted for National Churches Trust Award

Published: 13th October 2023

Suckley Church has been shortlisted for a National Churches Trust award in the Church & Community Volunteers category – run with the Marsh Charitable Trust.

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Grill a Vicar at a local pub!

Published: 12th October 2023

Shaun Armstrong, Curate in the Kidderminster Ismere team was given a roasting earlier in the week when he offered himself up to answer questions at a ‘Grill a Vicar’ night in his local pub.

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Makers' Fayre at Hallow Church

Published: 14th September 2023

On Saturday 2 September, St Philip and St James’ Church, Hallow, was host to a Makers’ Fayre with 20 local crafters and makers exhibiting their wares both inside and outside the church.

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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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New children's choir revitalises family service

Published: 8th August 2023

The monthly family service at Holy Trinity, Belbroughton, just outside Stourbridge, is thriving thanks to the addition of a new children’s choir linked to Belbroughton CE Primary School. 

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Make the most of your fundraisers this summer

Published: 19th July 2023

Summer events are key to building a community of Kingdom People, sharing your mission with your neighbours, and welcoming them into your church. Here we will explore effective strategies and creative ideas to help you make the most of your summer fundraisers.  

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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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Worcester Passion Play 2024

19th February 2024

Last Easter, more than a thousand people came to watch a live open-air performance of the Passion Play in Cathedral Square on Good Friday. This year's play will take place on 29 March....

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