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  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    All Together as Kingdom PeopleSaturday 28 September, Worcester CathedralIt is now over five years since our Kingdom People Vision was unanimously and enthusiastically adopted by Diocesan Synod in 2013. The Church is God’s gift to ...

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    Sermon podcast: Easter Sunday

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.A very happy Easter to you. Here’s an Easter quiz question for you. ...

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    Bishop John's 2019 Lent Appeal for Peru

    Bishop John writes:My Lent Appeal last year was for Berega Hospital in Tanzania: I would first like to thank you for your generosity in responding to that appeal. I know how much it meant to ...

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    A New Year Message from the Bishop of Worcester

    As we embark upon 2019, our country is in an unprecedented state, one giving rise to much anxiety, in which we are faced with the most significant of decisions for at least a generation. As ...

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    Bishops' Christmas Messages

    A Christmas Message from the Bishop of Worcester Walking down the High Street in Worcester these last few days I’ve been struck by the busyness: lots of people rushing about doing their Christmas shopping. There’s ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    The Christian faith is essentially about love – because God is love.At Christmas we celebrate God’s love for us in coming to share our human life in the person of Jesus. At Easter we celebrate ...

  • Bishop John preaching
    Sermon podcast: Remembrance Sunday

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.As I’ve given thanks, exactly 100 years on from the ending of what, ...

  • Presidential Address - Diocesan Synod July 18

    Bishop John's Presidential Address given to Diocesan Synod on 2 July 2018.

  • Commemoration of the Armistice

    Bishop Graham will be leading the worship and Canon Georgina Byrne will give the address. The Lord Lieutenant has secured the services of the Grenadier Guards to provide the music for the occasion, as well ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    As I write this we are in the midst of the longest and most intensive heat wave I can remember since the mid 1970s.It’s a great joy for most – though tempers do tend to ...

  • Bishop John preaching
    Sermon podcast: Pentecost

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  • Bishop John preaching at the Chrism Eucharist
    Chrism Eucharist Sermon 2018

    Chrism Mass 2018, Worcester Cathedral1 Samuel 16.1 - 13a2 Corinthians 3.17 - 4.12Luke 22.24-30I was talking to a priest in the Diocese the other day who will be retiring before too long. I thanked her ...

  • ​Bishop of Worcester’s Easter Message 2018

    The fact that the date of Easter varies from year from year is an irritation to many in today’s secular world. It means nothing to them that it is set by the date of Passover, ...

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    New appointment for the Revd Mike Rutter

    The Bishop of Worcester congratulates The Revd Mike Rutter on accepting a commission to serve as an Army Chaplain. Mike will take up this new role in September.Bishop John is sure that all will wish ...

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  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    The fact that the date of Easter varies from year from year is an irritation to many in today’s secular world. It means nothing to them that it is set by the date of Passover, ...

  • Bishop John's Lent Message 2018

    This year’s Lent Message was filmed at a place that, I dare say, will be familiar to many of you: the Worcester Royal Hospital. Our National Health Service been on my mind recently having badly ...

  • Bishop John's New Year message 2018

    New Year brings an opportunity for a new beginning: hence the tradition of New Year’s resolutions. The thought of new beginnings is particularly on my mind this New Year since, less than two weeks into ...

  • Bishop John's Christmas Message 2017

    Christmas is a time of goodwill. ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to all people’ sang the angels at the birth of Jesus, as recorded by St Luke in ...