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  • We are the Church of England in Worcestershire and Dudley. 
    Welcome to the Diocese of Worcester.

    The Diocese of Worcester is one of 41 (42 including the Diocese in Europe) that make up the Church of England. The diocese covers an area of 670 square miles and includes the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell - so we are not short on variety.

    Our diocesan vision is to grow as Kingdom People, sharing the good news of Jesus’ love in Worcestershire and Dudley.  

    As the body of Christ, God’s Kingdom People, we join together to worship creatively, make disciples, share hope, and transform communities as we live out values of love, compassion, justice and freedom.

    The Diocese of Worcester is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. 

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    Bishop John's Lent Appeal 2021


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    Our clergy are amazing, but COVID-19 means we need help to continue to meet the costs of their stipends.

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    Please continue to support your local church as your first priority. 

    However, if in addition to this, you are able to give to the ‘Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund’, your donation will be used to help pay for our clergy now and in the coming months.

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  • Latest Articles

    Members of Pershore Benefice and Bredon Hill Group Churches have put together attractive gift bags for NHS teams in Worcestershire to say thank you!  
    Thank you bags for NHS staff

    Members of Pershore Benefice and Bredon Hill Group Churches have put together attractive gift bags for NHS teams in Worcestershire to say thank you!   Read More

    In 2020 We Are Tearfund and Youthscape surveyed 630 young Christians from the UK. They asked 14-19 year olds about their thoughts on the climate, the church and their faith.
    Burning down the house research

    In 2020 We Are Tearfund and Youthscape surveyed 630 young Christians from the UK. They asked 14-19 year olds about their thoughts on the climate, the church and their faith. Read More

    Watch a reflection for the first week of Lent from Bishop Martin.
    A Lent reflection from Bishop Martin

    Watch a reflection for the first week of Lent from Bishop Martin. Read More

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  • Daily Prayer

    Living in Love and Faith

    Pray that people throughout our diocese will feel able to engage with this process with love and compassion, praying particularly for those who might find it difficult for whatever reason.

    Recently the Church of England launched ‘Living in Love and Faith’ with a set of free resources about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage, drawing together information from the Bible, theology, science and history with powerful real-life stories.

    The Church is home to a great diversity of people who have a variety of opinions on these topics. The resources seek to engage with these differences and include a 480-page book, a series of films and podcasts and a course amongst other things.

    As a diocese, we will be looking at Living in Love and Faith at Diocesan Synod next Saturday and parishes and deaneries are encouraged to reflect on how they might also engage.

    Bishop John said: “As bishops, we recognise that there have been deep and painful divisions within the Church over questions of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage, stretching back over many years, and that a new approach is now needed. Those divisions are rooted in sincerely held beliefs about God’s will, but go to the heart of people’s lives and loves. I hope and pray that people will feel able to engage with this process with love, grace, kindness and compassion.”

    The free online resources can be found at churchofengland.org/LLF.

    Pershore & Evesham Deanery - Area Dean: Sarah Dangerfield
    Anglican Church in Central America: Bishop Julio Murray Thompson
    Canterbury: Archbishop Justin Welby with Bishops Rose Hudson-Wilkin (Dover), Jonathan Goodall (Ebbsfleet), Rod Thomas (Maidstone), Norman Banks (Richborough)
    Down and Dromore (Ireland): Bishop David McClay

    View the 'Daily Prayer' for this month

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  • Upcoming Events

    Tuesday 2nd March

    19:45 - 21:15 Spirituality of the Child (Part 1 of a 4 session course)

    Thursday 4th March

    09:45 - 16:00 Developing Resilience Day 3 – Clarity with James Lawrence

    Tuesday 9th March

    19:45 - 21:15 Spirituality of the Child (part 2 of a 4 session course)

    Thursday 11th March

    14:00 - 16:30 Generosity: teaching giving in testing times

    19:30 - 21:00 Prayer book of the Bible

    Tuesday 16th March

    19:45 - 21:15 Spirituality of the Child (part 3 of a 4 session course)

    Wednesday 17th March

    14:00 - 16:30 Generosity: teaching giving in testing times

    Tuesday 23rd March

    19:45 - 21:15 Spirituality of the Child (part 4 of a 4 session course)

    Wednesday 24th March

    19:15 - 21:00 Leading and Working with Millennials

    Thursday 25th March

    14:00 - 16:00 Living in Love and Faith (LLF)

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    Our Diocesan Mailing e-newsletter is published fortnightly. It's packed with resources, information, news and events to support those involved in church in the Diocese of Worcester.

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