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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.

Bishop Martin's pilgrimage of prayer and hope

Published: 15th September 2021

Throughout Autumn, Bishop Martin will be journeying around the diocese in a pilgrimage of prayer and hope, spending two days in each of our deaneries and visiting as many churches as possible.

A pilgrimage to start Reader Ministry

Published: 10th September 2021

The five people who will be licensed as Lay Ministers (Readers) in the Cathedral on 18 September, are taking part in a two-day pilgrimage from Birmingham to Worcester.

New Bishop's Adviser for Spirituality

Published: 29th June 2021

Bishop John has appointed Mary Flitcroft as his new Adviser for Spirituality. Mary will take over from Sue Perry, who is stepping down from 1 August.

Pray for the Tent of Nations in the Holy Land

Published: 14th June 2021

The Tent of Nations is an educational & environmental family farm a few kilometres from Bethlehem. They have asked us to pray after a bulldozer & Israeli soldiers were sent to the farm.

A Diocesan Prayer for Pentecost

Published: 23rd May 2021

Watch our diocesan prayer for Pentecost, filmed across our six new deaneries.

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.

Praying for our schools

Published: 12th May 2021

Every term, a group comes together on Zoom to pray for the schools across our diocese. Could you join them?

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Published: 26th April 2021

There are lots of ways to get involved in Thy Kingdom Come from Ascension Day to Pentecost this year, praying for more people to come to faith.

Ordinations in Peru

Published: 8th January 2021

This Sunday, 10 January, four people will be ordained deacon in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd in Lima. Please pray for all the candidates.


Published: 15th June 2020

The Bishop and the Dean have ‘taken the knee’ outside the Cathedral to pray for all those affected by repression, discrimination and injustice in a special video ahead of the protest planned in Worcester over the weekend.

Being a Prison Chaplain during the Coronavirus pandemic

Published: 22nd May 2020

Margie Schutte is the Managing Chaplain at HMP Hewell in Redditch. She tells us how their work has changed over the past few months of the Covid-19 crisis.

Rejecting 'competitive coping'

Published: 20th May 2020

A blog for Mental Health Awareness Week from the Revd Cassius Francis, Just Finance Development Worker for the Black Country.

A blog for Vocations Sunday

Published: 2nd May 2020

Exploring Christian vocation during a pandemic.

Heaven in ordinary ... something understood

Published: 30th April 2020

An article for June editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Worcester.

Setting up a Skype prayer group

Published: 25th March 2020

Would you like to join a Skype prayer group?

Spiritual Communion

Published: 23rd March 2020

The archbishops and others are presently encouraging people to attend acts of worship in their imagination, and online. People are asked to pray at home, but with others who are praying elsewhere. This includes virtual Holy Communion – and many people have used the traditional language of “spiritual communion” without explaining it. Doug Chaplin offers a short explanation, with some prayers that you can use.

A message from our Bishops re: the latest Coronavirus guidance

Published: 17th March 2020

Bishops John and Martin have written to all parishes following the latest Coronavirus guidance.

Flooding in Powick

Published: 25th February 2020

Vicar of Powick, Gary Crellin, reflects on last week's flooding in his parish.

Praying for the city of Worcester

Published: 3rd December 2019

Each Saturday between 10pm and midnight, a small ecumenical group meets at the Salvation Army Hall in Worcester to pray for the city and especially the Street Pastors who are out around the town.

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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

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