The Queen began her Christmas message by referring to the 50thanniversary of humanitys memorable first steps on the moon. Of Neil Armstrongtaking a small step for man and a giant leap for mankind - and, indeed, forwomankind. She observed that it is a
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Glory to God inthe highest and peace to his people on earthThats themessage of the angels; thats the message of Christmas.There doesntseem to be a great deal of peace around at the moment. The world is full ofconflict and after the General Election w
Grade II listed St James the GreatChurch in Norton Juxta Kempsey will undergo essential repairs and modernisationfollowing grants totalling 32,250 provided by the All Churches Trust, the GarfieldWeston Foundation and the National Churches Trust.Grant
The Revd Geoffrey Shilvock has died.
Oneof the many school carol services taking place in the Cathedral this week hassome very short prayers for the children to say. These are the prayers:'Josephand Mary travelled to Bethlehem where Jesus was born. Be with all youngchildren and those wh
Top Church has opened a new Place of Welcome after itsrecent refurbishment. Every Monday from midday until 2.30pm, the church will beopen with free drinks and biscuits, giving a space for people to gather, talkwith others and be signposted to other s
Alastair Findlay will stand down as Chair of the DiocesanBoard of Finance at the end of 2019 after 20 years in the role. He tells usabout his time in post.I became Chair of the DBF on 1 January 2000 after beinginvited to take on the role by Bishop Pe
On the eve of St. Nicholas Feast Day (6 December) many children across Central Europe put out their shoes to be filledwith fruit, nuts, chocolate and biscuits. On the actual day, St. Nicholas,dressed as a bishop, may arrive on a white horse in v
At the end of November, on the feast of Christ the King, 15 candidates were confirmed at the Cathedral from parishes throughout the Diocese. Richard Smith was one of those confirmed from St Thomas' Church in Stourbridge. He said: "I have been go
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.
January is a difficult time of year for many people, who suffer from financial hardship following the Christmas season. We pray that people are met in their need, and for the resolution of hope in the New Year.Â It's also a time when parishes mig
Since the launch of the Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM) scheme in the Diocese in 2010, hundreds of people have trained as Worship Leaders, Pastoral Workers, Children and Youth Workers, Evangelists, Administrators, Community Workers and Music Ministers.
This month sees theweek of prayer for Christian Unity, taking place from 18 to 25 January, an annual initiative in which churches throughout the world are askedto pray for one another as a way of growing closer. Each year takes a differentt
Today isAdvent Sunday when the Church begins to look forward to Christmas. I know mostof the rest of the world has been doing so for a while but we try not to be toopremature about it!Advent istraditionally a time for taking stock as we prepare for t
Last Monday saw the final of a series ofconversations conducted at Holland House, our retreat centre in Cropthorne, betweenBishop Robert Paterson, former Bishop of Sodor and Man now living in Evesham,and some of his episcopal colleagues. The last 'in
Crowle Church of England First school has been judged to bea good school in its recent Ofsted inspection.
On 11 November, the Worcester Interfaith Forum met at Holland House Retreat Centre tolisten to Dr Martin Hodson (Operations Director for the John Ray Initiative)and Ms Katy Boom (Director of Sustainability at Worcester University) speak onthe subject
If you are in need of inspiration then head along to St Stephens Churchon Church Green in Redditch Town Centre.
Doug Chaplin was licensed to his new lay training role at yesterday's diocesan synod.
Sarah Kings role in a forth coming city concert is not only a celebration of the patron saint of music - it'll be a family affair.