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  • Letter from the Archdeacon of Worcester

    I recently attended one of the so-called Way Stations of the Reformation. This is a roving exhibition commemorating the Reformation, surprisingly on a bus, which is being sent from Germany around over sixty different significant ...

  • ​New Faith at Work in Worcestershire Chaplains

    Workplace Chaplaincy has been a feature of the ministry of our churches for quite a while. This world-facing engagement seeks to understand the issues of the contemporary workplace and economy and to draw alongside those ...

  • ​Archdeacons’ visitations

    During May, the Archdeacons will meet with churchwardens from each of our parishes, to find out how things are going in their parish, hear encouraging stories about local mission and ministry and identify areas where ...

  • Letter from the Bishop Of Dudley

    Judging by various conversations that I’ve been having, I’m not alone in feeling increasingly concerned by the rhetoric of building walls, putting those we describe as ‘us’ first, segregating people by religion, and the damning ...

  • ​Mission Enablers about to start

    Calling Young Disciples (CYD) is about working with churches across the Diocese to help them strengthen their engagement with children, young people and their families so that more have the opportunity to respond to God’s ...

  • ​Fairtrade Fortnight

    However hard farmers work to provide the things we depend on, millions in developing countries still aren’t paid what they deserve. When we come together we can change the way people think about trade and ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    Andreas Whittam Smith is best known as the man who started the Independent newspaper. Equally significantly, as First Estates Commissioner, he has effectively ‘run’ the Church Commissioners for quite a few years – and done ...

  • ​Church Action on Poverty Sunday

    This year the theme of Church Action on Poverty Sunday is ‘poor church, transfigured church’. On Transfiguration Sunday, Church Action on Poverty is asking: if our churches are to be communities that put the poorest ...

  • ​New Stewardship Officer

    As Stewardship Officer, Alison will work with parishes to help them think about their financial giving as part of their Christian discipleship.Alison comes to Worcester from the Diocese of Derby where for the past five ...

  • ​Bishop John leads visit to Peru

    Bishop John last visited Peru in early 2012, and there have been major changes since then and since the last group visited in 2014, with three Peruvian bishops consecrated in July 2015 and an indigenous ...

  • ​Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    Later this year the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation will be commemorated across Europe. This provides the backdrop for the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which runs from 18 - ...

  • ​Plough Sunday

    Plough Sunday, the Sunday after the feast of Epiphany or “Twelfth Night” marked the end of the mid-winter Christmas festivities. The twelve days of partying and celebrations finished. Plough Monday was back to work. But ...

  • Letter from The Archdeacon of Dudley
    • 7 December 2016

    It is the time for new year’s resolutions again. I wonder if you have made any, and whether if so, they have been broken already! Last year I resolved to lose weight, regain my fitness, ...

  • Letter from the Bishop Of Dudley
    • 7 November 2016

    Creating a Manger in our Lives.A fable from my childhood came to mind recently. It went something like this:In the carpenter’s shop the tools were tetchy.“Brother Hammer, you’re too noisy.”“Me? Brother Plane’s work is all ...

  • ​Calling Young Disciples

    Calling Young Disciples is a project to help parishes better connect with children and young people arising out of the Kingdom People vision. During research for Kingdom People, churches consistently maintained a need for help ...

  • ​Remembrance Sunday

    Earlier in the year, Worcester Cathedral marked the opening day of the battle and it will be marked again as part of the Remembrance Day commemorations.Canon Georgina Byrne explains why it’s important to remember:“The Battle ...

  • Letter from the Archdeacon of Worcester

    It’s a celebrity world, and whilst we may look down on that, I suspect we are all a bit addicted to it too. I bumped into an erstwhile Dr Who in an Oxford pub once ...

  • Bishop John's letter for parish magazines

    In this diocese we are committed to fulfilling our vocation to become Kingdom people characterised by love, compassion, justice and freedom. An enormous amount of consultation was undertaken before our Kingdom vision was adopted and ...

  • ​Living Wage Week

    The Diocesan Board of Finance and Worcester Cathedral are members of the Living Wage Foundation and parishes are encouraged by Diocesan Synod to pay the Living Wage to their employees.The Living Wage predates the National ...

  • Youth Support services celebrates 30 years

    YSS is an independent charity which is very proud to be celebrating 30 years of providing mainly community based support services for people who are often vulnerable, have complex needs and who face difficult life ...