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A New Year Message from the Bishop of Worcester

Published: 28th December 2018

As we embark upon 2019, our country is in anunprecedented state, one giving rise to much anxiety, in which we are facedwith the most significant of decisions for at least a generation. As the Brexitdebate continues, it is very unclear what the future


A new Rector for St Mary, Old Swinford

Published: 23rd December 2018

An announcement from the Bishop.


New Children's & Families worker in Pickersleigh, Malvern

Published: 20th December 2018

St Marys, Pickersleigh is the eighth most deprived parishin the Diocese. Those living on the estate on which the church sits aregenerally under 45 with low educational attainment. There is a significantamount of child poverty.The Revd Lynne Sparkes i


Heritage Clock Project at Cradley

Published: 18th December 2018

Heritage Clock Project


Bishops' Christmas Messages

Published: 18th December 2018

A Christmas Message from the Bishop ofWorcesterWalking down theHigh Street in Worcester these last few days Ive been struck by the busyness:lots of people rushing about doing their Christmas shopping. Theres a sense ofexcitement and anticipation perm


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome

Published: 18th December 2018

There will be a diocesan ecumenical pilgrimage to Rome from 30 September to 7 October 2019. It will be jointly led by Bishop John and RC Archbishop Bernard Longley. They write: "We are delighted to invite you to join us on this ecumenical p


A Thank you from Robert Higham

Published: 14th December 2018

RobertHigham has asked us to pass on his thanks related to his retirement last monthas Diocesan Secretary. He writes: Thank you to all who were involved inmarking my retirement whether at the Cathedral, at events in the DiocesanOffice or in


Christmas with the Mission Enablers

Published: 13th December 2018

St Edburga LeighOver 35 people, aged 2 to 90, joined together at St Edburga Leigh foran informal Christingle and Cake event on the afternoon of Sunday 9 December. People had the opportunity to help make Christingles, in addition totaking part in


Lottery success for Top Church, Dudley

Published: 10th December 2018

In its 200th year,Top Church in Dudley has been awarded 106,000 of initial National Lotterysupport* to enable the Church of St Thomas and St Luke at the top of DudleyHigh Street to continue with its plans to conserve the historical elements ofthe bui


New Priest for St Wulstan, Worcester

Published: 10th December 2018

​An announcement from the Bishop.


Diocesan Office switch to Parish Buying's Energy Basket

Published: 6th December 2018

Like the majority of our churches, the diocesan officebuilding in Worcester is not easy to heat and its important to find the bestcost for our gas and electricity while remaining true to our commitment tousing sustainable energy sources.Using the Ene


Christmas Tree Festivals 2018

Published: 6th December 2018

Evergreentrees represent life in the cold and dark of winter, whilst their adorningornaments symbolise parts of the Nativity story and Jesus Christ as the lightof the world.St Peter, CradleyThisyear, St Peters Church, Cradley, are hosting their first


Letter from Archdeacon of Worcester

Published: 6th December 2018

We live in tumultuouspolitical times, so much so that many people are literally switching off fromTV and radio news. It does indeed seem that megaphone diplomacy, which, ofcourse, is no diplomacy at all, is playing a bigger part in our publicdiscours


Plough Sunday 2019

Published: 6th December 2018

Plough Sunday is on 13 January in 2019


The environmental impact of 'oasis'.

Published: 4th December 2018

If your church uses floral foam for flower arranging ('oasis'), please consider the environmental impact:1. FLORAL FOAM IS PLASTIC. Because of itscellular foam structure, it very easily crumbles into microscopic fragments, addingto the g


More lottery support for St John, Brockmoor

Published: 4th December 2018

St Johns Church in Brockmoor has received agrant for 10,000 from the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund to makeimprovements to the building.Thanks to National Lottery players, work can goahead to improve toilet facilities at the Grade II listed buildi


Young people spread Christmas cheer in Worcester!

Published: 4th December 2018

Members of our Children's and Youth Councils headed to Worcester last Saturday to spread someChristmas cheer at the start of Advent.In small groups, the young people aged from 8 to 14 offeredto pay for the parking of shoppers in the city centre and w


New Director of Music at the Cathedral

Published: 2nd December 2018

The chapter of WorcesterCathedral is delighted to announce the appointment of Samuel Hudson as organistand director of music at Worcester Cathedral.Sam has been the director ofmusic at Blackburn Cathedral since 2011, where he is also the artistic dir


Thinking stewardship at Christmas time

Published: 29th November 2018

Christmas is all about giving, but how many ofus stop to think about the reasons why we give and how it relates to our faith?For Christians, the surprise of Christmas is thebaby being born, in poverty and in exile, but too often that baby gets lostbe


Over 185 shoe boxes collected in Powick, Callow End, Madresfield and Guarlford

Published: 29th November 2018

Over 185 Christmas shoeboxes have been filled by school children and others in Powick, Callow End, Madresfield and Guarlford to be given to Teams4U, a Wrexham based charity thatdelivers filled shoes boxes collected all across the country for Chr


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