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  • ​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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ​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 ...

  • ​Shrove Tuesday

    Shrove Tuesday will be celebrated on 5 March, in advance of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It is a day of penitence, to clean the soul and a last chance to celebrate and ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Dudley

    Driving to church one Sunday morning recently I heard a report on the radio about ‘slow art’. Not something I had considered before, but I discovered there is a Slow Art Movement, and a Slow ...

  • Worcester: St Nicholas & All Saints
    • 31 January 2019

    Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015Worcester: St Nicholas & All SaintsAn application has been made to the Worcester Consistory Court for a faculty to authorise:1.The removal of all pews from within the church and replacement with chairs ...

  • Badsey, St James
    • 28 January 2019

    Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015Badsey, St James An application has been made to the Worcester Consistory Court for a faculty to authorise the reordering and enlargement of children's area in North Transept. Copies of the relevant ...

  • Church Lench, All Saints
    • 28 January 2019

    Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015Church Lench, All SaintsAn application has been made to the Worcester Consistory Court for a faculty to authorise the widening of the paved area of the existing footpath between the lych gate ...

  • ​Parish Giving Scheme

    The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is now used by more than half the dioceses of the Church of England to handle the regular bank giving of church members. The scheme offers donors a highly efficient, ...

  • ​St Valentine

    St Valentine’s Day embraces a time of year historically associated with love and fertility. On this day, we remember the martyrdom of St Valentine, who was executed in Rome around 269 AD, under orders from ...

  •  A 'Place of Welcome' in Kidderminster
    Social action is thriving in our churches

    In many churches that I visit there is a box next to a sign saying, ‘For the Food Bank – Thank You’. I hear about numerous lunch groups, ‘knit and natter’ sessions and after school ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Worcester

    We live in tumultuous political times, so much so that many people are literally switching off from TV and radio news. It does indeed seem that megaphone diplomacy, which, of course, is no diplomacy at ...

  • ​Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2019 focuses on Deuteronomy 16:18-20, ‘Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue…’, in relation to Indonesia, a nation with ethnic and religious diversity in ...

  • ​Plough Sunday

    Traditionally, Plough Sunday has been observed on the First Sunday of Epiphany since the Victorian age, however, it has a much older association with the first working day after the twelve days of Christmas, hence ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    The Christian faith is essentially about love – because God is love.At Christmas we celebrate God’s love for us in coming to share our human life in the person of Jesus. At Easter we celebrate ...