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New Criminal Justice Group launched

Launch of Criminal Justice Group 27 Mar 2015

A new Criminal Justice Affairs Group, comprising of people drawn from churches throughout Worcestershire and Dudley, has been launched at Worcester Cathedral.

The group is headed by the Revd Charmian Manship, a volunteer prison chaplain and also includes Paul West, former Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, and Diana Fulbrook, the independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board as well as prison chaplains from both HMP Long Lartin and Hewell.The Group’s launch took place at a special networking event in Worcester Cathedral and included a specially-recorded video message from Andrew Selous, MP Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation. This was followed by a panel discussion featuring Peter Merry, Head of Criminal Justice and Detainee Services for Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police, ... more

Bishop Graham washes up!

Bishop Graham washes up! 27 Mar 2015

The Bishop of Dudley donned his rubber gloves and apron on Thursday as he washed up after lunch at the Retreat Community Café at St. Francis’ Church, Dudley as part of the Church of England’s Lent campaign, #Washday15. more

Alexander McCall Smith in Conversation in the Cathedral

Alexander McCall Smith 27 Mar 2015

Fans of the author Alexander McCall Smith will have the opportunity to get up close and personal at a special event in Worcester Cathedral on 27 May. more

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'The Joys of English Music'

Where: Leigh Church
When: Saturday 28th March at 7.30pm

The programme features some all-time favourites such as Elgar's 'From the Bavarian Highlands', Finzi's 'My Spirit Sang All Day' and Moeran's 'Songs of Springtime', as well as Vaughan Williams' 'Shakespeare Songs' and 'Greensleeves'. Interval drinks and canapés are offered in aid of the Church Repairs Fund. Tickets from 01886 832354 or 01531 635610 or on the door

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Prayer Diary March - May 2015

Download the diocesan prayer diary for March - May 2015


Diocesan Synod June 2014

A Summary of the Diocesan Synod held on 19 June 2014 at the Elim Pentecostal Conference Centre in Malvern. The meeting included:

  • licensing of David Ryan as 20% part-time Diocesan Ecumenical Officer
  • 2013 annual report and accounts
  • University Chaplaincy
  • Church buildings and the faculty system 


2015 Lent Course Pack

(Smaller file size PDF for online / tablet viewing)


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