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  • Praying for the city of Worcester

    Each Saturday between 10pm and midnight, a small ecumenical group meets at the Salvation Army Hall in Worcester to pray for the city and especially the Street Pastors who are out around the town. Another united ...

  • The Parish Giving Scheme - one year on

    January is a difficult time of year for many people, who suffer from financial hardship following the Christmas season. We pray that people are met in their need, and for the resolution of hope in ...

  • Bells in the cathedral
    ​Bells for Eglantyne

    Eglantyne Jebb is remembered each year on 17 December as the founder of international children’s charity, Save the Children, in 1919. For the organisation’s centenary year, churches and other supporters will ring their bells on Sunday ...

  • Photos of poppies in Worcester Cathedral
    ​Remembrance Sunday

    Each year Remembrance Sunday commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts. This year is particularly important, marking the 75th anniversary ...

  • ​Harvest

    Whatever the weather, whether it has been a wet winter and a dry summer, or indeed a mixture of both, we are fortunate to have farmers who produce a harvest. Many will say that they ...

  • ​Prisons’ Week

    The second Sunday in October is Prisons’ Sunday and marks the beginning of a week of prayer for our prisons and all those connected with them, running through to next Saturday.Prisons’ Week has taken place ...

  • ​Education Sunday

    There are 100 Church of England schools in the Diocese, educating approximately 22,500 children and young people across Dudley and Worcestershire. All schools ensure they offer a curriculum that is rich, broad, deep and engaging, ...

  • Ride and stride logo
    ​Ride and Stride

    Annually, on the second Saturday in September, cyclists, pedestrians, horse riders and motorists descend on Britain’s roads and footpaths to take part in the sponsored Ride & Stride event, fundraising for their local County Churches ...

  • Bishop Graham and Revd Rob Farmer outside Punch Bowl Inn
    Pub licensing for new vicar of St Matthew Ronkswood

    On Sunday 2nd June congregation members, family and friends gathered in the heart of Ronkswood's community, The Punch Bowl Inn, for the licensing of new vicar, the Revd Rob Farmer. The service took place in the ...

  • ​Summer Pilgrimages

    July marks the start of the school summer holidays for many people, the origins of which have long been the subject of myth. The word ‘holiday’ is derived from ‘holy day’, of which there are ...

  • Holland House's boat rowing along the river
    One man and a Bishop in a boat

    Holland House, our local Christian house of hospitality, is a treasure and we are privileged that it's in the Diocese of Worcester. And it’s also well-placed as a resource for our neighbouring dioceses, for churches ...

  • Worship at Governors' Conference - March 2019
    Diocesan Education Team host inaugural conference for church school governors

    One hundred church school governors attended the Diocesan Education Team’s inaugural Governors’ Conference on Saturday 30th March at Stanbrook Abbey. Throughout the day, delegates were invited to explore the theme of Vision into Action with ...

  • Celebration of women's ministry 2017
    25 years of women's ministry

    The Diocese of Bristol were the first diocese to ordain women as priests in March 1994 with Worcester’s ordination service taking place on 7 May. The Revd Marj Stanton-Hyde was one of the first women ...

  • A buzzing idea for a Summer Fete!

    Bishampton’s annual Summer Fete, taking place on the afternoon of Saturday 29th June, previously featured a painting competition which proved extremely popular, but this year organisers decided to ring the changes. Working with local artist, ...

  • St John's Bedwardine visit to Bletchley Park
    St John's Bedwardine travel back in time

    Recently, St John’s Bedwardine organised and enjoyed two history-based events in their social calendar. Aspiring code-breakers piled on to a coach on a recent Saturday morning, heading (not so secretly) to Bletchley Park near Milton ...

  • Exhibition of wedding dresses at Christ Church Catshill
    Christ Church Catshill celebrates its 180th birthday

    As part of Christ Church Catshill’s 180th birthday celebrations, couples had the chance to renew their marriage vows during a special service on Sunday 17th February 2019. An exhibition of wedding dresses and photographs aged ...

  • Stoke Prior Church
    Stoke Prior Church receives funding for essential repairs

    After three years of tireless fundraising, St Michael and All Angels Stoke Prior received development funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in November 2018 to support with their restoration project. The project aims to ...

  • New RE Advisers for the Diocesan Education Team

    There are two new Religious Education (RE) Advisers in the Diocesan Education Team. Kate Cope and Tracy Lister took up their posts at the beginning of January and between them will provide RE support to ...

  • Wedding packs
    Packs available to give to wedding couples

    Is your church looking for simple materials to support couples on their journey before, during and after marriage in your church? Beautiful church wedding information packs produced by the Church of England are available to purchase ...

  • Great Malvern Priory exterior
    Exciting activities at Great Malvern Priory following grant win for urgent stonework repairs

    Urgent building works to preserve parts of Great Malvern Priory can begin in the summer thanks to a grant of £83,400 received from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A further £55,000, from four other charitable trusts, ...