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Chris Henson to be Team Vicar in the Halas Team

Published: 26th May 2023

The Revd Christopher Henson has been appointed as Team Vicar with responsibility for Lapal, St Peter and Romsley, St Kenelm in the Halas Team Ministry.

Ordinations 2023

Published: 9th May 2023

This year’s ordinations will take place over the weekend of 1 and 2 July. Do pray for and support all those who will be ordained either Deacon or Priest over the weekend.

New role for the Revd David Morris

Published: 23rd March 2023

David Morris to become Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Abberley, Shrawley & Witleys and the Benefice of Teme Valley North, working alongside neighbouring benefices as part of the emerging Rural Mission Area.

New roles for James Treasure and Sarah Carwardine

Published: 23rd March 2023

James Treasure to become Rector and Sarah Carwardine to be Vicar in the Dudley Team. Both are based at Top Church.

New Priest for Inkberrow, Cookhill, Kington and Dormston

Published: 23rd March 2023

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Ian Perry as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Inkberrow, Cookhill, Kington and Dormston.

Rich Johnson becomes National Leader of New Wine

Published: 17th March 2023

Rich Johnson, Vicar of All Saints in Worcester is to be the new National Leader of New Wine, a network of evangelical churches in England. Rich will take on the role from May. He will be seconded to New Wine for 45% of his time while continuing to work in our Resourcing Church for the other 55%.  

Hazel Charlton to take responsibility for St John's Church in Halesowen

Published: 10th March 2023

Hazel Charlton, while remaining Team Rector of the Halas Team, will be moving to take responsibility for St John’s Halesowen.

Robin Parry to be Associate Priest at the Cathedral

Published: 3rd January 2023

Robin Parry is to be licensed to Worcester Cathedral as an associate priest with a remit for eco-spirituality, exploring the intersection of spirituality, worship, and ecology.

New Residentiary Canon appointed at the Cathedral

Published: 5th December 2022

The Cathedral has announced that His Majesty The King has approved the appointment of the Reverend Kimberly Bohan as Residentiary Canon of Worcester Cathedral.

Jonathan Kimber to leave as Director of Ministry and Discipleship

Published: 24th November 2022

​​​​​​​Jonathan Kimber has decided to move on from his role as Director of Ministry and Discipleship within the Diocese. 

New Co-Warden of Readers appointed

Published: 11th November 2022

Bishop John has announced the appointment of Phil Bradford as Co-Warden of Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers) in the Diocese, alongside Kath Davis.

New Associate Priest in Halas

Published: 12th October 2022

Sue Hale has been appointed as Associate Priest in the Halas Team Ministry in Halesowen.

The Revd Nigel Taylor heads to Newcastle

Published: 8th August 2022

The Bishop of Berwick and acting Bishop of Newcastle, Mark Wroe has announced that Nigel Taylor, currently Rector of Kidderminster Ismere Team, has been appointed Vicar of St Mary's Church, Monkseaton.

Jon Evans to be Curate in Charge at St Michael, Norton

Published: 17th July 2022

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Jonathan Evans as Curate in Charge in the Benefice of Norton and Wollaston with responsibility for St Michael, Norton in Stourbridge.

Victoria Barlow appointed as Vicar in the Halas Team

Published: 11th July 2022

The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Victoria Barlow as Team Vicar in the Halas Team Ministry.

14 people ordained at the Cathedral over this weekend

Published: 3rd July 2022

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

Canon Harold Goddard – RIP

Published: 3rd June 2022

Canon Harold Goddard was sadly found dead at his home on Wednesday.

Claire Billington to be Curate-in-Charge of the Bowland benefice

Published: 8th April 2022

The Revd Claire Billington has been appointed as Curate-in-Charge of the Bowland benefice.

Priest in Charge of St James, Wollaston

Published: 7th March 2022

Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Diana Farmer as Priest-in-Charge of St James, Wollaston; this is a half-time post.

Rich Hackett to be Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Dudley Wood and Cradley Heath

Published: 6th February 2022

An announcement from Bishop John

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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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