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Week of prayer in Morogoro

Morogoro 18 May 2015

The Church in Berega, Morogoro is holding a special week of prayer for Tanzania from 20 - 23 May. They are keen for churches in our diocese to join them in prayer.

From St. Mary's Church, Berega:We are hosting a special week of prayer for the Government and for the people of Tanzania from 20 - 23 May, with church leaders coming from all over the Morogoro Diocese. It would be great if as many of the Worcester churches as are interested in Berega could support the church here by joining your prayers with theirs - our congregation would find that so encouraging!Here there are two main issues for prayer: the General Election in Tanzania is coming up in November 2015 pray that the outcome will be a good President and cabinet pray for ... more

Ordinations 2015

New priests at their ordination 18 May 2015

This year's ordination of Priest and Deacons will take place in the Cathedral over the Petertide Weekend of 27 & 28 June and all are welcome to attend. more

New Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Hilary Higton 18 May 2015

Hilary Higton has been appointed as the new Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. more

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Alexander McCall Smith in Conversation

Alexander McCall Smith in Conversation Where: Worcester Cathedral
When: Wednesday 27 May, exclusive drinks reception at 5.45pm, Q&A session at 6.45pm.

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. Bishop John will host a question and answer session with the author with the opportunity to attend an exclusive drinks reception before the event. All proceeds from both events are being shared between the Three Choirs Festival and Berega Hospital in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors, writing or editing well over 100 books, including his highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies. His various series of books have been translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers through the world. They include the 44 Scotland Street novels, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series, and the Corduroy Mansions series.

Tickets for the exclusive drinks reception at 5.45pm in the Chapter House will cost £10 and there will be priority seating for those who have also bought tickets for the question and answer session. Tickets for the Q&A session at 6.45pm in the Cathedral Nave are £8.50. Both tickets can be booked by calling 0845 6521823 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm) or online from www.3choirs.org (Please note there is a £2.50 booking fee per transaction). Alexander McCall Smith will answer questions for around an hour and there will also be the opportunity to buy some of his books on the night.

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Parish Share - Towards a fairer share

This is a printed leaflet (distributed through the deaneries, with additional copies available from the diocesan office) of Frequently Asked Questions. More information.

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Diocesan Synod March 2015

A Summary of Diocesan Synod held at St. Peter's Baptist Church on Saturday 7 March, 2015. Includes:

  • Progress report on Kingdom People Vision & Strategic Planning for the 2020s
  • Discussion of the (national) House of Bishops’ Pastoral Letter regarding the General Election
  • The Church’s engagement with those living in deprived communities

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Prayer Diary March - May 2015

Download the diocesan prayer diary for March - May 2015

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