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  • Stephen Edwards with Bishop John
    Stephen Edwards installed as Residentiary Canon

    The Revd Dr Stephen Edwards was installed as a Residentiary Canon of Worcester Cathedral on Sunday in a special service of Evensong. Stephen joins the Cathedral Chapter from the Diocese of Manchester and will have ...

  • The Revd David Lewis
    The Revd David Lewis - RIP

    It is with sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of the Revd David Lewis, 58, Rector of Elmley Castle with Bricklehampton & The Combertons and Associate Priest of Ashton-under-Hill.David is believed to ...

  • Bishop Kramer preaching at his installation
    A new Bishop for the Protestant Church in Central Germany

    On 7 September Friedrich Kramer was installed in Magdeburg Cathedral as the new bishop of the whole Evangelische Kirche Mitteldeutschlands (EKM) – the Protestant Church of Central Germany. Bishop Kramer was born in 1964 in Greifswald. ...

  • Bishop John presents a picture to Bishop Graham & Rachel
    Bidding farewell to Bishop Graham

    The Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher, left the diocese at the weekend to become the Bishop of Norwich. Two celebrations were held in Worcester and Dudley to reflect the role Bishop Graham has played throughout ...

  • Bishop Graham at the Black Country Living Museum
    Bishop Graham's address at the Black Country Living Museum

    Acts 2.41-47 and Luke 10.25-37In recent weeks the most common question that I’ve been asked has been, “What will you miss about being bishop of Dudley?” So here are my top ten things:The warmth of ...

  • Bishop Graham preaching
    Bishop Graham's farewell sermon in the Cathedral

    I did a calculation last week about how much time I have a spent on the M5 in the last five and a bit years. I worked it out as 858 hours, plus or minus ...

  • Bishop Graham visiting Dudley fire station
    Saying farewell to Bishop Graham

    There are two occasions being planned to say goodbye to Bishop Graham before he leaves us to become the Bishop of Norwich. All are welcome to join us at:  - Cathedral evensong, 5.30pm on Saturday ...

  • Ordinands 2019
    16 people ordained for parishes around the diocese.

    16 candidates were ordained over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese. Four candidates were ordained Deacon in the Cathedral on Sunday and are entering their first year of training as a curate. ...

  • Canon J John & his wife with our Bishops and Michael Brierley
    Celebrating Pentecost

    Last weekend saw a number of celebrations of Pentecost across the Diocese and the culmination of the ten days of Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come with major events in both Dudley and Worcester.Praying for DudleyIn ...

  • Bishop Graham
    Bishop Graham to be next Bishop of Norwich

    10 Downing Street has today announced that the Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher is to become the next Bishop of Norwich. Bishop Graham was ordained as the fifth Bishop of Dudley in March 2014 and ...

  • Bishop Graham preaching
    An Easter Message from Bishop Graham

    “Bwana asifiwe!” (Praise the Lord) as they say in Tanzania. I’ve recently returned from there, visiting the Diocese of Morogoro with a group from the Diocese of Worcester.We learnt how to walk together as sisters ...

  • Bishop John preaching
    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. ...

  • Bishop Graham with Bishop Godfrey
    Finding joy in our lives!

    ‘Bwana asifiwe’ were the Swahili words I kept hearing during a recent visit to Tanzania. It’s used as a greeting and means ‘Praise the Lord’.As a group from the Diocese of Worcester visiting our sisters ...

  • Sue Perry
    New Adviser for Spirituality appointed

    Bishop John has appointed Sue Perry as his new Adviser for Spirituality.Sue is a member of St George’s Church in Barbourne, Worcester having recently moved to Worcester from Pershore where she was Lay Chair of ...

  • Allison Davies
    New vicar for Eckington & Defford cum Besford with Overbury.

    The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Allison Davies as Vicar of the Benefice of Eckington and Defford cum Besford with Overbury.Allison is currently Assistant Curate in the Benefice ...

  • Rob Farmer to become Vicar in the Worcester SE Team

    The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Robert Farmer as Vicar in the Worcester South East Team Ministry.Rob is currently serving at St Martin’s, London Road.Bishop Graham will be ...

  • New Team Rector for Bromsgrove

    The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend David Ford as Team Rector of The Bromsgrove Team Ministry.David is currently Rector of The Northleach Benefice in the Diocese of Gloucester. ...

  • Bishop Graham
    Bishop Graham helps highlight the issue of Period Poverty

    To mark International Women’s Day, Bishop Graham was asked to speak at an event in Dudley about Period Poverty called ‘About Bloody Time’. Organised by the Churches’ Housing Association in Dudley and District (CHADD), which ...

  • Peru
    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 ...

  • New Honorary Canons with Bishop John & the Dean
    New Honorary Canons installed in the Cathedral

    Six new honorary Canons have been appointed at Worcester Cathedral in recognition of their work in both the Diocese and the wider Church.Appointments are made by the Bishop of Worcester in consultation with the Chapter ...