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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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Communicating with God

Published: 4th January 2024

An article for February editions of parish magazines, from the Archdeacon of Worcester, Mark Badger.

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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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Pray for COP28

Published: 1st December 2023

COP28 is the United Nations Climate Change conference happening in the United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December 2023. Find out how you can get involved.

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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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Prayer resources from Christian Aid & Embrace the Middle East

Published: 20th October 2023

As we witness the violence escalating in Israel and Gaza, it is difficult to know how to pray. Christian Aid and Embrace the Middle East have come together to offer churches a resource for prayer.

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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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Deepening our Faith

Published: 17th August 2023

The Bishop’s Certificate course, exploring the bible and theology, will start again this autumn in both Dudley and Worcester areas of the diocese.

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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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Bishop Martin's 'Praying for Growth' pilgrimage

Published: 2nd August 2023

Bishop Martin has been doing a pilgrimage around the Diocese this week, ‘praying for growth’ in each of our deaneries.

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Celebrating different ministries

Published: 14th July 2023

On 12 July, the deanery of Pershore & Evesham held a Celebration of Ministries Service at St Peter's, Bengeworth.

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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.

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Praying for Growth

Published: 9th May 2023

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


Prayers for Peru

Published: 25th January 2023

Our partners in the Diocese of Peru have once again asked for our prayers following a series of violent protests across the country.


Please pray for Peru

Published: 8th December 2022

Our partner diocese of Peru needs our prayers after a turbulent time in their politics.


Marking Pentecost through praying Thy Kingdom Come

Published: 4th May 2022

The Day of Pentecost, this year on 5 June, marks fifty days since Easter Day and brings the Easter season to an end.


A call to prayer for Ukraine

Published: 24th February 2022

Bishop John calls on all in the Diocese of Worcester to pray for the people of Ukraine and for peace, and for the leaders of the West as they deliberate on how to respond to the terrible unprovoked aggression of Russia.

Latest News

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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