Facts and Figures
The Diocese of Worcester is one of 44 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.
The diocese was founded in around 679 by St Theodore of Canterbury for the tribe of the Hwicce. Today the diocese has 190 parishes, 281 churches and 163 stipendiary clergy. The diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries, the Archdeaconry of Worcester and the Archdeaconry of Dudley.
The work of the Diocese of Worcester is directed through the Diocesan Synod and organised through its boards and committees. The Diocesan budget is £6.8 million, £4.5 million of this is raised by parishes.
The Bishop of Worcester is the Rt Revd Dr John Inge and the Suffragan Bishop is the Bishop of Dudley, the Rt Revd David Walker.
The Old Palace
Worcester WR1 2JE
Telephone: 01905 20537
Fax: 01905 612302.