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New Director of Ordinands and Vocation Licensed

John Fitzmaurice with Bishop John 1 Jul 2015

The Revd Dr John Fitzmaurice was licensed as the new Director of Ordinands and Vocation at Evensong in Worcester Cathedral yesterday.

John has moved from Warwick in the Diocese of Coventry to take up this new role, replacing Canon Dr Georgina Byrne, who remains a Residentiary Canon of the Cathedral.As Director of Ordinands and Vocation, John will be a ‘vocations champion’ in the Diocese, seeking to enthuse people with a vision for what God might be calling them to do for the Kingdom. He will also work with those individuals who feel a vocation to accredited ministry in the Church of England, whether as a lay person or ordained as a priest. He will nurture those making their first enquiry, right ... more

12 people ordained for parishes in the Diocese

Deacons & Priests 2015 28 Jun 2015

​Twelve candidates were ordained in Worcester Cathedral over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese. more

Open air service in Stourbridge

Brickworks Church plant open air service 23 Jun 2015

Our newest Church plant, held an open air service last weekend. more

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Next Event

Flower Festival

Where: St. Thomas's Church, Market Street, Stourbridge
When: 3rd to 6th July, 2015

Our fifth biennial flower festival. Theme "Books I Love". Refreshments available. Entertainment most days - Sunday is Carnival Sunday in town.

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Prayer Diary June - Aug 2015

Download the diocesan prayer diary for June - August 2015


All Together - Sharing ways to live the Kingdom (Poster)

On Saturday 10 October (10am - 3.30pm), a day is being planned in Worcester for the whole Diocese to inspire, encourage and resource parishes in our Kingdom People journey. We’re hoping as many people as possible from across the Diocese will come and join us to worship, share and eat together.

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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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