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  • Near Neighbours Grant Now Open

    Near Neighbours has two key objectives: Social interaction - to develop positive relationships in multi-faith and multi-ethnic areas i.e. to help people from different faiths and ethnicities get to know and understand each other better. ...

  • Mothers' Union joins fight against domestic abuse

    Members of local Mothers’ Union groups gathered for the service, as part of the national ‘16 Days Against Gender Violence Campaign’ which began last Friday.The Mothers’ Union has joined calls to bring an end to ...

  • Participants at the Interfaith conference
    Interfaith conference looks at criminal justice issues

    Around 60 people from at least eight different faiths gathered at diocesan retreat house, Holland House during Interfaith Week to discuss issues around criminal justice.The event was organised by Worcestershire Interfaith Forum and the diocesan ...

  • Diocesan Criminal Justice Affairs Group with Andrew Selous MP, at Transforming Rehabilitation Conference
    A year's work on transforming justice

    Bishop John provided a forward to the report in which he says: Christian – especially Evangelical and Quaker – opinion was very influential in the 19th century in securing a prison system whose aim was ...

  • Pilgrims in Paris
    Bishop Graham reflects on Paris

    Paris, as one might expect, still had a nervous melancholy last weekend. It seemed to hang in the streets like theatrical mist. The mood was picked up by pilgrims who had travelled by foot and ...

  • Bishop Graham
    Bishop Graham addresses Pilgrims in Paris

    I am enormously grateful for this invitation to speak here and I bring you greetings from the Archbishop of Canterbury and also the Bishop of Salisbury, the lead bishop for the environment in the Church ...

  • Interfaith leaders at Holland House
    Interfaith Day at Holland House

    At the launch of the inaugural Interfaith week in 2009, the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams said: "we believe that good interfaith relations are a vital part of a harmonious, just and respectful society".  ...

  • Who is Welcome this Christmas?

    There was no-room for the refugee family. Everywhere was full to overflowing. The last inn they tried was packed, so they had to make do with a shed, camping out, making a home as best ...

  • Worcestershire & Dudley Friends of the Holy Land

    Worcestershire and Dudley Group Launch Event with Bishop John Thursday 21 January 2016, 7pmTrinity Methodist Church, Churchfields, KidderminsterMany Palestinian Christians in Israel continue find daily life a struggle. We hear about the Jewish/Muslim conflicts and often the indigenous ...

  • Prisons' Week events

    The Criminal Justice Affairs Group is planning a one-day conference in partnership with the University of Worcester on Thursday 12 November, which will look at the contribution that faith communities can make in transforming rehabilitation ...

  • Refugee banner in Worcester Cathedral
    Supporting Refugees at Worcester Cathedral

    You were strangersSermon by the Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson, preached at the Eucharist on the Fifteenth Sunday after TrinityReadings: Isaiah l, 4-9a; Psalm cxvi, 1-9; St James iii, 1-12; St Mark viii, 27-end.The readings at ...

  • Loko from Ethiopia
    Christian Aid Week 2015

    To kick-start the week’s events there will be a pop-up shop outside St Andrew’s Methodist church in Worcester on the morning Saturday 9 May and a Teddy Bear Parachute Drop and picnic at St John-in-Bedwardine ...

  • Peru mudslide disaster

    Please keep them in your prayers over the next few weeks as they seek to help and support the community. If you want to send any donations to support the diocese of Peru’s relief work ...

  • 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 2020sDiscussion of the (national) House of Bishops’ Pastoral ...

  • Launch of Criminal Justice Group
    New Criminal Justice Group launched

    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 ...