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  • ​All Together as Kingdom People

    On Saturday 28 September, people from across the Diocese will come together for All Together as Kingdom People - a day to be inspired, encouraged and equipped to grow as Kingdom People.This year we will ...

  • ​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, ...

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    ​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 ...

  • Letter from the Dean of Worcester

    Using social media responsiblySocial media have become a way of life for many people. And like any way of life, social media are an opportunity and a danger. Social media can do good and can ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Worcester

    View from the trainI am writing this travelling on a train back from the Kirchentag church convention in Germany. The Kirchentag meets every other year in a different city in Germany and has done so ...

  • Mission-Shaped Ministry

    Mission-Shaped Ministry is a part-time ecumenical course about how to start and sustain Fresh Expressions of church. Next month, this nationally recognised course will begin in two venues in the Diocese - Cradley Heath in ...

  • ​Rachel Matthews, Premier Christian Radio Central England

    Rachel Matthews is Premier Christian Radio's Central England correspondent and loves meeting people from across the area with a shared love for God and having the opportunity to share their stories.Rachel's background includes researching and ...

  • 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 ...

  • ​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 ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Dudley

    It is a steadily growing, worldwide organisation enabling people to gather weekly, drawn by a sense of community and the promise of well-being. It is facilitated primarily by enthusiastic volunteers who work for more than ...

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    ​Ordinations 2019

    Over the weekend of 22/23 June, 16 people will be ordained to serve in parishes across the Diocese.On Saturday, 12 candidates will be ordained priest in the Cathedral, having completed their first year in their ...

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    ​Royal Three Counties Show 2019

    In June, thousands of visitors will flock to the Royal Three Counties Show which takes place annually in Malvern. If you’re planning to come along, why not pop into the Church Tent, which always offers ...

  • ​Dementia Awareness Week

    A number of churches around the diocese are becoming more dementia-friendly, discovering that the journey begins with some simple steps. Some are starting to go further. You can see one example, the Evesham Tea Service, ...

  • ​Christian Aid Week

    Christian Aid Week starts on 13 May and this year’s focus is on maternal health in Sierra Leone, sharing the key message of “All mums should live.”Church volunteers have collected donations during Christian Aid Week ...

  • ​Rogation

    Rogationtide is a period when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food.The word “rogation” is from the Latin ...

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    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 ...

  • ​Being a Governor in a Church of England School

    School governors form the largest voluntary body in the UK. It is very important to have effective governors in our church schools, who will, as part of their role, encourage the distinctive Christian values of ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Worcester

    It seems to me that certain key truths in our lives are beyond words. Not for nothing has the Church brought poets, hymn writers, painters, artists and musicians into its life to express what words ...

  • ​Mothering Sunday

    Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent and is a day on which we recognise the importance of those who have cared for and mothered us throughout our lives.For many years, the Mothers’ ...

  • ​Becoming an Eco Diocese

    The Diocesan Eco Group will give a presentation to Diocesan Synod at the start of March to begin steps towards becoming an Eco Diocese.Many of us are very aware of the major threats to the ...