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  • Letter for Parish Magazines from the Archdeacon

    Lent will soon be upon us, with its opportunities for taking up spiritual disciplines for a season, doing those things which we know deep down are good for our spiritual health, but often struggle to ...

  • Lent Pilgrim 2020

    This Lent, the Church of England will once again be offering the chance to journey through the season using their Lent Pilgrim resources. Launched last year, Lent Pilgrim will offer daily reflections and bite-size bible readings ...

  • Church Action on Poverty Sunday

    Church Action on Poverty (CAP) Sunday takes place on the last Sunday before Lent, which this year is 23 February. CAP is asking churches to speak truth to power, especially when too many are struggling to ...

  • An Open the Book performance
    Open the Book with support from the Mission Enablers

    Open the Book is a great resource for churches hoping to deepen their relationship with their local First and Primary Schools. The national initiative involves church groups visiting their local school and bringing Bible stories to ...

  • Praying for the city of Worcester

    Each Saturday between 10pm and midnight, a small ecumenical group meets at the Salvation Army Hall in Worcester to pray for the city and especially the Street Pastors who are out around the town. Another united ...

  • The Parish Giving Scheme - one year on

    January is a difficult time of year for many people, who suffer from financial hardship following the Christmas season. We pray that people are met in their need, and for the resolution of hope in ...

  • ALMs in 2019
    10 years of the Authorised Lay Ministry course

    Since the launch of the Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM) scheme in the Diocese in 2010, hundreds of people have trained as Worship Leaders, Pastoral Workers, Children and Youth Workers, Evangelists, Administrators, Community Workers and Music ...

  • An unusual kindness

    This month sees the week of prayer for Christian Unity, taking place from 18 to 25 January, an annual initiative in which churches throughout the world are asked to pray for one another as a way of ...

  • Bells in the cathedral
    ​Bells for Eglantyne

    Eglantyne Jebb is remembered each year on 17 December as the founder of international children’s charity, Save the Children, in 1919. For the organisation’s centenary year, churches and other supporters will ring their bells on Sunday ...

  • Letter for Parish Magazines from the Dean

    In many churches and cathedrals, people are invited to light candles and to write down their prayers. Often children do this, and often they are thoughtful and thought-provoking. Here is one I read some time ...

  • Photos of poppies in Worcester Cathedral
    ​Remembrance Sunday

    Each year Remembrance Sunday commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts. This year is particularly important, marking the 75th anniversary ...

  • Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

    Together with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, I recently led an ecumenical pilgrimage to Rome, accompanied by 20 Anglican and 20 Roman Catholic pilgrims.One of the highlights was a general audience of ...

  • ​Harvest

    Whatever the weather, whether it has been a wet winter and a dry summer, or indeed a mixture of both, we are fortunate to have farmers who produce a harvest. Many will say that they ...

  • ​Prisons’ Week

    The second Sunday in October is Prisons’ Sunday and marks the beginning of a week of prayer for our prisons and all those connected with them, running through to next Saturday.Prisons’ Week has taken place ...

  • Letter from Archdeacon of Dudley

    Over the summer I read the Good Childhood Report 2019 published by The Children’s Society, and was sad, but not surprised, to learn that children and young people have become increasingly unhappy as childhood becomes ...

  • ​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 ...