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Celebrating the ministry of women

Published: 15th March 2024

2024 marks 30 years since women were first ordained priest. A special service to celebrate the anniversary and all that has been achieved since then will be held at Pershore Abbey on Thursday 20 June at 7pm.

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New Rector of Ribbesford w Bewdley & Dowles & Wribbenhall

Published: 1st March 2024

Bishop John has announced the appointment of the Revd Melissa Beynon as Rector of the benefice of Ribbesford w Bewdley & Dowles & Wribbenhall.

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New Vicar of Claines & St George's Church, Worcester

Published: 23rd February 2024

Bishop John has announced the appointment of The Revd Sarah Carwardine as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Claines St John the Baptist and the Benefice of Worcester St George with St Mary Magdalene.

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Julie James to be licensed to Longdon, Castlemorton, Bushley & Queenhill

Published: 2nd January 2024

Bishop Martin will be pleased to license the Revd Julie James as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Longdon, Castlemorton, Bushley and Queenhill with Holdfast on Sunday 28 January.

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New Area Deans appointed

Published: 20th December 2023

Bishop John has appointed Andrew Sillis to be the new Area Dean of Greater Dudley Deanery and Gary Crellin to be the new Area Dean of Malvern and Upton Deanery.

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New Curate in Charge of Webheath and Tardebigge with Lower Bentley.

Published: 18th December 2023

Bishop John has announced that the Revd Sarah Jayne Hewitt will take on this role.

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New co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers

Published: 8th December 2023

Rosie Moss and Kim Topham have been appointed as co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers (SSMs) for the Diocese. They are taking over from previous Dean of SSMs, Alex Vaccaro.

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Richard Sandland to be Rector of the Bowbrook Group

Published: 24th November 2023

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Richard Sandland as Rector of the Bowbrook Group.

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New Chair of the DAC

Published: 14th November 2023

Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at the King's School in Worcester, has been appointed as the new voluntary Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).

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David Hawkins RIP

Published: 14th November 2023

It is with sadness that we report the death of David Hawkins last Thursday following a long illness.

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New Priest in Charge at St Stephen, Barbourne

Published: 27th October 2023

Bishop John has announced the appointment of Lindsey Coulthard as Priest in Charge of St Stephen's Church in Barbourne, Worcester. 

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Nancy Murray-Peters - RIP

Published: 13th October 2023

The Revd Nancy Murray-Peters died on 30 September, peacefully at St Richard’s Hospice.

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Retirement of Archdeacon Robert

Published: 27th September 2023

The Archdeacon of Worcester, Robert Jones will retire on 30 November. There will be a chance to say goodbye and thank you to Robert at Evensong in the Cathedral at 4pm on 19 November.

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10 new Deacons ordained

Published: 24th September 2023

Ten candidates were ordained as Deacons on Sunday to serve in parishes across the Diocese. The candidates have been part of a new training pathway aimed at those who see their vocation as being non-stipendiary (voluntary) ministers to churches in their local area.

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Five new lay ministers licensed

Published: 11th September 2023

Five people from parishes across the Diocese were admitted to the office of Reader on Saturday in Worcester Cathedral. Bishop John conducted the service, licensing the individuals to minister in the parishes they have been called to serve.

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New Archdeacon of Worcester announced

Published: 27th July 2023

Bishop John has announced that the Revd Canon Mark Badger is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

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15 people ordained as Deacon/ Priest over the weekend

Published: 2nd July 2023

15 candidates were ordained over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese.


New Priest in Charge of the Benefice of East Vale and Avon Villages.

Published: 23rd June 2023

The Revd Joanna Baxter has been announced as the new Priest in Charge of the Benefice of East Vale and Avon Villages.


New Diocesan Secretary appointed

Published: 4th June 2023

The Revd Andy Todd has been appointed as the new Diocesan Secretary for the Diocese of Worcester.


New part-time Interim Priest in Charge in Pensnett

Published: 2nd June 2023

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Nigel Traynor as Part-time Interim Priest in Charge of St Mark’s, Pensnett.

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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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