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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.

Shaun Armstrong grill a vicar night

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.

People looking at crafts in Hallow Church

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.  

Bishampton summer fete

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.

Opening the Ramp at St Edmund, Dudley

Schools visit Malvern Priory for 'Lifepath'.

Published: 27th June 2023

At Great Malvern Priory last week over 600 children from 19 primary schools experienced ‘Lifepath’.  With one school travelling from Shropshire to take part!


National Lottery Community Fund increases grant sizes to £20,000

Published: 22nd June 2023

From Autumn 2023, the National Lottery Community Fund is increasing both the length of time a project can be funded & also the maximum amount that can be applied for.


New Worshipping Communities in Bromsgrove

Published: 5th May 2023

On the last Saturday of each month, a group of people gather in St Godwald’s Church Hall on the edge of Bromsgrove for ‘Pizza and God’, the parish’s café church. This new worshipping community is one of a series of alternative opportunities to come together for worship across Bromsgrove.


Gifts for Perry Wood Primary School

Published: 21st April 2023

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.


Bishop John's Lent appeal 2023

Published: 3rd February 2023

Bishop John’s Lent Appeal in 2023 will be for the Anglican Diocese of Peru.


Community Link, Cradley Heath

Published: 2nd February 2022

The Community Link is run from two empty shops on Cradley Heath High Street. Initially set up in partnership with St John’s Church in Dudley Wood, it is now developing into a deanery project and they are looking for more people to volunteer.


'As One' at St Michael's Church, Norton

Published: 10th December 2021

Last month, St Michael’s Church in Norton, Stourbridge held a friendship event for their local community under the ‘As One’ initiative launched by Dudley Council.


Lent appeal raises almost £10,000

Published: 24th May 2021

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Bishop John’s Lent appeal for the Diocese of Peru, which has raised almost £10,000 for our partner diocese.


Thy Kingdom Come at St Stephen's, Redditch

Published: 14th May 2021

St Stephen’s in Redditch are inviting people to come & pray during the ten days of Thy Kingdom Come from Ascension Day to Pentecost with 12 Covid-safe prayer stations inside the church.


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.


Coping with lockdown in the Bredon Hill Group

Published: 23rd April 2020

The Revd Allison Davies shares her experience of offering ministry during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Tardebigge's Cafe Church goes online

Published: 1st April 2020

Tardebigge are hosting their Cafe Church via Zoom during the Coronavirus pandemic.


A weekend in Juliaca

Published: 16th March 2020

Last weekend the group visiting Peru were in Juliaca. Read James' blog about the churches and schools they visited.


A tour of rural Arequipa

Published: 6th March 2020

The group visiting Peru have been in Arequipa

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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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