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  • Communications and Media Relations

    Ministry by good administration with Sam Setchell

  • Halesowen, St John the Baptist
    • 13 August 2018

    Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015Halesowen, St John the BaptistAn application has been made to the Worcester Consistory Court for a faculty to authorise the internal reordering of the Church building, to include the removal of pews ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Worcester

    On the news the other day they reported a study which showed that most people check their mobile phone every twelve minutes, with many looking at messages within five minutes of waking up. I remember ...

  • ​Safe Car Wash app

    Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets. The National Crime Agency thinks there are tens of thousands of people being exploited in the UK, forced to work long hours, for little ...

  • ​New Readers to be licensed

    On Saturday 15 September, six people will be admitted to the office of Reader in a service at the Cathedral. The service will be conducted by Bishop John, who will license the individuals to minister ...

  • ​Heritage Open Weekends

    Over two weekends at the beginning of September, many of our churches will be taking part in the national Heritage Open Days event. Every year in September, historic places across the country throw open their ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    As I write this we are in the midst of the longest and most intensive heat wave I can remember since the mid 1970s.It’s a great joy for most – though tempers do tend to ...

  • ​Centenary of Women’s Suffrage
    • 10 July 2018

    We take for granted our right to vote in national and local elections, whether we choose to exercise our democratic right or not. A hundred years ago, only property-owning men could do this.The Representation of ...

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    Stop Loan Sharks
    • 26 June 2018

    In May, the diocesan Modern Day Slavery conference in Wordsley heard something about the dangers of illegal money lending. It’s one of the ways in which some people can get trapped in slavery. It is ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Dudley

    Frequent reports of how lonely we are, across all ages and nations, have dominated the news for months. We live in lonely times. Increasing numbers of elderly people are living alone for longer. Many young ...

  • ​Our Ministry Experience Scheme

    Melissa, Jonathan and Peter have lived in a vicarage in Dudley since September, praying together and getting practical experience of what it’s like to be a vicar in a parish. All three have been discerning ...

  • ​Taking Funerals Seriously

    These days, many people are opting for (or being steered towards) a ‘non-religious’ funeral, perhaps because the deceased did not go to church. But CofE research has shown that most mourners want a funeral service ...

  • ​Maggs Day Centre

    Maggs works with homeless and vulnerable people to raise self-confidence thereby enabling positive life change.From the middle of May, Maggs will become a countywide service. They have been awarded a three-year grant to provide a ...

  • ​Ordinations

    Over the weekend of 30 June/ 1 July, 14 people will be ordained to serve in parishes across the Diocese.12 candidates will be ordained Deacon in the Cathedral on Saturday 30 June and are entering ...

  • ​Buildings symposium

    On 13 June, the diocese will host a ‘Buildings Symposium’ welcoming people from across the Church of England to look at the future of our church buildings and how they must change to survive.Heritage Buildings ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Dudley

    Modern SlaveryThe roadside sign to have your car washed for £3 is so tempting. With busy lives, and when time is precious, this amount is small change. You can have your car cleaned in a ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Worcester

    A worldly faith?Sometimes we imagine that our faith is about becoming more religious. However the French priest and palaeontologist Teilhard de Chardin said, ‘We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual ...

  • ​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, ...

  • ​Rogation Sunday

    Rogation Sunday is the day 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 ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    The fact that the date of Easter varies from year from year is an irritation to many in today’s secular world. It means nothing to them that it is set by the date of Passover, ...