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A New Year message from Bishop Martin

Published: 31st December 2021

Bishop Martin's New Year message for 2022


A New Year message from Bishop John

Published: 28th December 2021

Bishop John's New Year message for 2022.


Professor Michael Clarke - RIP

Published: 23rd December 2021

Professor Michael Clarke CBE DL died on 22 December, after some years of suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Michael gave years of service to the Church of England, to the Diocese of Worcester, and to Worcester Cathedral.


"The light shines in the darkness, & the darkness has not overcome it"  

Published: 22nd December 2021

Bishop Michael Langrish reflects on the vulnerable Christian communities that remain in the Holy Land and the work of Friends of the Holy Land.


Christmas messages from our Bishops

Published: 20th December 2021

Bishop John and Bishop Martin have both written Christmas messages. Read them here.


St Stephen's, Redditch Toy Appeal

Published: 13th December 2021

St Stephen’s Church in Redditch town centre launched a toy appeal this year which will enable Christmas presents to be given to around 600 children who wouldn’t otherwise have received anything.


Launch of Revive Learning Centre at Top Church

Published: 10th December 2021

The Revive Learning Centre at Top Church, Dudley, operated by the Invictus Education Trust, will offer alternative provision to vulnerable students who find mainstream school difficult.


'As One' at St Michael's Church, Norton

Published: 10th December 2021

Last month, St Michael’s Church in Norton, Stourbridge held a friendship event for their local community under the ‘As One’ initiative launched by Dudley Council.


£1 million received through the Parish Giving Scheme

Published: 8th December 2021

Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, churches across the Diocese have now received over a million pounds through the Parish Giving Scheme.


Knitted stars in Warndon, Worcester

Published: 8th December 2021

St Nicholas’ Church in Warndon, Worcester has covered its local area with knitted stars this Advent, encouraging the community to take one home for their Christmas trees!


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Published: 6th December 2021

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally held between 18-25 January.


Plough Sunday

Published: 6th December 2021

Plough Sunday is on 9 January in 2022.


Journeying with God in 2022

Published: 6th December 2021

A letter for the January editions of parish magazines from Bishop Martin.


Bishop Martin reflects on his pilgrimage

Published: 3rd December 2021

Bishop Martin reflects on his 12 day Pilgrimage of Prayer and Hope around the Diocese, during which he visited 106 churches.


Called to Action - Watch your waste line this Christmas!

Published: 2nd December 2021

The latest edition in our Called to Action series looks at how to have a more environmentally friendly Christmas.


A Christmas children's book in Malvern Link

Published: 23rd November 2021

Member of St Matthias Church in Malvern Link, Philippa Lowe, has written a children’s book, telling the Christmas story and featuring the church, local school and the church mice!


Confirmations at the Cathedral

Published: 22nd November 2021

To celebrate the feast of Christ the King, confirmations were held at the Cathedral on Sunday with people from across the diocese being confirmed by the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick. 


Who is your favourite character from the Nativity?

Published: 18th November 2021

We’d like to celebrate the Nativity story on social media during Advent, send us your videos!


Marking Interfaith Week in Dudley

Published: 16th November 2021

During Interfaith Week, Top Church in Dudley organised for 13 religious leaders from across Dudley Borough to come together at the Town Hall. Representatives from the Muslim, Sikh, Hindu & Christian communities attended.  


Could your church become a 'Place of Welcome'?

Published: 15th November 2021

Carrie Blount is the Places of Welcome Co-ordinator for the Black Country and is encouraging more churches to think about joining the Places of Welcome network.


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