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  • Prayer Diary (September 2019 - November 2019)

    The Comms team in the diocesan office produces the Prayer Diary to encourage prayer for individuals, parishes and organisations within the diocese.

  • Prayer Diary (September - November 2018)

    The Comms team in the diocesan office produces the Prayer Diary to encourage prayer for individuals, parishes and organisations within the diocese.

  • Alison Vincent with Bishop John
    Alison Vincent receives Wulfstan Cross

    The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge has presented Alison Vincent, who has recently retired after 47 years working for the Diocese of Worcester, with the Cross of St. Wulfstan, an award that pays tribute ...

  • Martin Gorick
    Martin Gorick officially becomes Bishop of Dudley

    On Tuesday 28 January, Martin Gorick will officially become the next Bishop of Dudley, in a special service at Southwark Cathedral. Martin will be ordained and consecrated as a bishop by the Archbishop of Canterbury.The ...

  • New Team Rector for Kidderminster East

    The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce that the Lord Chancellor has approved the appointment of the Revd David Hildred as Team Rector of the Benefice of Kidderminster East.David is currently Rector of Darfield ...

  • Archbishop Justin's Lent book 2020
    Saying Yes to Life – a book and theme for Lent
    • 9 January 2020

    Bishop John writes:I am delighted to commend to you the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2020, Saying Yes to Life.As Christians, we believe the world is a gift from God: creation and not just ...

  • Bishop John
    Bishop John's New Year message

    The Queen began her Christmas message by referring to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s memorable first steps on the moon. Of Neil Armstrong taking ‘a small step for man and a giant leap for mankind ...

  • Bishop John preaching
    Sermon podcast: Christmas Day

    Press the play button to listen to the recording or click on the download link to download a .mp3 file to your computer.Hebrews 1.1-12 / John 1.1-14

  • Image from the Christmas message video
    Bishop John's Christmas message

    ‘Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth’ That’s the message of the angels; that’s the message of Christmas. There doesn’t seem to be a great deal of peace around ...

  • Candidates for confirmation at the Cathedral
    Candidates confirmed at the Cathedral

    At the end of November, on the feast of Christ the King, 15 candidates were confirmed at the Cathedral from parishes throughout the Diocese. Richard Smith was one of those confirmed from St Thomas' Church ...

  • Bishop John
    Advent Sunday blog from Bishop John

    Today is Advent Sunday when the Church begins to look forward to Christmas. I know most of the rest of the world has been doing so for a while but we try not to be ...

  • Archbishop Rowan Williams with Bishop Robert Paterson
    An evening with Lord Williams at Holland House
    • 1 December 2019

    Last Monday saw the final of a series of conversations conducted at Holland House, our retreat centre in Cropthorne, between Bishop Robert Paterson, former Bishop of Sodor and Man now living in Evesham, and some ...

  • Doug's licensing
    Doug Chaplin licensed as Discipleship and Lay Training Officer

    At yesterday’s Diocesan Synod, Doug Chaplin was licensed by Bishop John as the diocesan Discipleship and Lay Training Officer, a role he has been moving into since the summer.The new role was created as part ...

  • Bishop John with members of Hollybush Church
    Happy birthday Hollybush Church!

    On 3 November 1869 the “Little Church on the Common” was dedicated to All Saints.On All Saints’ Day, Sunday 3 November 2019, All Saints’ Church, Hollybush celebrated its 150th birthday with a sung Eucharist led By Bishop ...

  • Bishop John blesses the house in Tolladine
    Bishop John blesses refurbished Tolladine house

    Bishop John recently joined with some of the members of the Tolladine Mission team to pray for the success of the first of a number of social tenancies they are planning for Tolladine. This project is ...

  • Martin visited St John's CE Academy in Bromsgrove
    Announcing the next Bishop of Dudley

    At 10am on Monday 4 November, Martin Gorick, currently Archdeacon of Oxford and Residentiary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford was announced by Downing Street as being the next Bishop of Dudley. Here are some photos ...

  • Martin Gorick
    Blog from the next Bishop of Dudley
    • 4 November 2019

    Martin Gorick, currently Archdeacon and Residentiary Canon in the Diocese of Oxford has been announced as the next Bishop of Dudley, returning to the Black Country where he was once Vicar of Smethwick. Here he ...

  • Martin Gorick
    Martin Gorick to be next Bishop of Dudley

    Downing Street has today announced that the Venerable Martin Gorick will become the next Bishop of Dudley, working with Bishop John across the whole of Worcestershire and Dudley. Martin is currently the Archdeacon of Oxford ...

  • Big Bible Study
    • Saturday 26 October, 10am - 1pm

    A chance to join with other Christians to explore different approaches to reading the Bible