Local Church of England clergy, led by the Bishop of Dudley, showed their support for the DY Eye Wheel today as they headed to Dudley town centre to give it a go!

Clergy next to the Dudley wheelThe group of vicars from Dudley and beyond, along with Bishop Graham Usher, rode the wheel in their cassocks and were hoping to spot all the churches in the Borough (as well as Dudley’s other famous landmarks) from the very top!

Bishop Graham said: ““I wasn’t impressed when I heard that the Dudley wheel was being described as the ‘worst tourist attraction in England’ and I was keen to try it out for myself! It’s great that a group of local clergy have gathered to support me as I brave the dizzy heights and experience the great views, which include the castle, zoo and Top Church. Easter is a joyful time in the Christian faith and riding the wheel together is a great way to celebrate this season, as well as the creative life of Dudley!”

Photos by Holly Louise Photography.

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The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 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.

From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.

Tel: 01905 20537 Mobile: 07852 302516
Email: ssetchell@cofe-worcester.org.uk