Church supports Dines Green regeneration
The church has put its support behind Worcester Community Housing’s regeneration of the area.
The church is engaging with the consultation to understand the part it is able to play in the project and how it can best continue to serve those who live there during and after the process.
Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester said: "We are really pleased to be supporting the regeneration of Dines Green. I believe that such a transformation of the housing and the environment will help foster a greater sense of hope and esteem within the community."
"I have been impressed with the care that Worcester Community Housing has shown for the people affected by this huge project and I very much welcome their efforts to engage with and consult residents."
"The congregation of St Michael's Church have always worked hard to care for and pray for the people of the estate. I look forward to seeing how they might continue to be a sign and an agent of God's Kingdom within the new-look Dines Green."
Members of the church are now able to engage with the consultation to understand the part it is able to play in the project and how it can best continue to serve those who live there during and after the process.
A new, modern worship space
St. Michael's has a strong heritage as part of the community. The church was originally built in the early 1960's to replace the ‘workman's hut' that had been taken over by the residents of the newly constructed housing estate of Dines Green for their church.
However, it was built for speed and economy, never being intended to last more than a few decades. The regeneration process is an opportunity for the church to continue to support the community as well as build a new, modern worship space.
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.
From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester
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