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  • Bishop John's Lent message for 2020
    Bishop's Lent Message

    Watch Bishop John's Lent message or download it to play in your parish.  Bishop John writes:  The waters are beginning to abate but the floods in Worcester, as elsewhere this year have been as high ...

  • A previous Lambeth conference
    Supporting the Lambeth conference
    • 26 February 2020

    Taking place this summer will be the Lambeth Conference, a gathering of bishops from some 46 independent provinces that make up the worldwide Anglican Communion. It happens roughly every ten years, and has proved a ...

  • Bishop John gives Bishop Martin his pastoral staff
    Welcoming Bishop Martin

    Martin Gorick officially began his ministry as our next Bishop of Dudley this evening with a special service of welcome in Top Church, Dudley. Around 150 people attended the service including dignitaries from Dudley Borough ...

  • Martin Gorick
    Bishop Martin to be welcomed to the Diocese

    The new Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick will be welcomed to the Diocese this weekend with two special services in Dudley and Worcester.The first service will take place in Top Church (St Thomas and St ...

  • Bishop Martin after his consecration
    Martin's consecration as Bishop of Dudley

    Last Tuesday, Martin Gorick officially became the next Bishop of Dudley after being ordained and consecrated as a bishop by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a special service at Southwark Cathedral.In the service, the Archbishop ...

  • Office and housing arrangements for the Bishop of Dudley

    To coincide with the arrival of Bishop Martin, it has been decided to relocate the Bishop of Dudley’s office and home.The Bishop’s office will move to Dudley town centre. This will greatly facilitate the outward-looking ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...