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New dementia film project at All Saints, Sedgley

Published: 4th November 2022

All Saints in Sedgley have launched an innovative new project to see how nostalgic films might help those with dementia. The launch was visited by the Mayor of Dudley.


Funding classrooms in Morogoro

Published: 21st October 2022

Severnside parishes, on the edge of Worcester have been fundraising to help the parish of Chamwino in Morogoro, Tanzania to provide two classrooms so local children can attend school.


Anti-slavery day

Published: 18th October 2022

Today (18 October) is anti-slavery day. Worcester Diocesan Mothers’ Union have been working on a special awareness raising campaign across our 50 Mothers’ Union Groups and churches where the Mothers’ Union has a presence, for the week around this day.


Bishop John to take part in the Big Sleep Out

Published: 13th October 2022

Bishop John will take part in the Worcester Big Sleep Out on Friday night to raise money for St Paul's Hostel, Warriors Community Foundation, and Maggs Day Centre.


Diocesan visit to Morogoro - July 2023

Published: 12th October 2022

The Morogoro partnership group is planning a visit to Tanzania in July 2023 led by Bishop John. Are you interested in coming along?


Men’s Shed at St Clement’s Church, Worcester

Published: 1st September 2022

It is hoped that the crypt at St Clement’s Church in Worcester will become the venue for a new ‘Men’s Shed’, enabling local men to come together, learn new skills and chat over a cup of coffee.


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.


Church Action on Poverty Sunday

Published: 10th January 2022

Church Action on Poverty (CAP) Sunday takes place on the last Sunday before Lent each year. In 2022, it is on Sunday 27 February. 


Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

Published: 10th January 2022

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes; people who are often exploited and underpaid.


An update from the Diocese of Peru

Published: 4th January 2022

Phil Bradford explains how the £10,000 raised through Bishop John's Lent Appeal in 2021 had a significant impact in the Diocese of Peru.


"The light shines in the darkness, & the darkness has not overcome it"  

Published: 22nd December 2021

Bishop Michael Langrish reflects on the vulnerable Christian communities that remain in the Holy Land and the work of Friends of the Holy Land.


Launch of Revive Learning Centre at Top Church

Published: 10th December 2021

The Revive Learning Centre at Top Church, Dudley, operated by the Invictus Education Trust, will offer alternative provision to vulnerable students who find mainstream school difficult.


A new service in Norton juxta Kempsey

Published: 18th October 2021

A new service has launched at St James’ Church in Norton juxta Kempsey with support from our Resourcing Church, All Saints in Worcester.


Marathon effort as Nikki raises money for The Children's Society

Published: 16th September 2021

The Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 3 October to raise money for The Children’s Society.


ROC Conversation hopes to improve Worcester for everyone

Published: 10th September 2021

People from across Worcester city will gather at The Bank House Hotel on Monday 18 October at 7pm to look at how Worcester can become an even better place to live and work.


Prisons Sunday

Published: 2nd September 2021

Prisons’ Sunday is on 10 October in 2021.


An update on Berega Hospital in the Diocese of Morogoro

Published: 16th June 2021

Canon Isaac Mgego, Director at Berega Hospital in the Diocese of Morogoro has written an update on how Covid-19 has impacted on their services.


A Vaccination Centre at St Francis, Dudley

Published: 26th May 2021

St Francis Parish Centre in Dudley has become a local Covid-19 vaccination centre, with up to 600 people receiving the vaccine there in a day.


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.


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.

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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