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  • Prayer Diary (September - November 2018)

    The Comms team in the diocesan office produces the Prayer Diary to encourage prayer for individuals, parishes and organisations within the diocese.

  • Cassius Francis with a quote about his mental health
    Rejecting 'competitive coping'
    • 20 May 2020

    I was in an online training session yesterday and I heard the term 'competitive coping' for the first time. Apparently for some of us a key strategy to get through this Covid-19 lockdown period is ...

  • handwashing image from Christian Aid
    Eco ideas during Christian Aid Week
    • 13 May 2020

    The Diocesan Environmental Group are planning to release a series of eco tips to support and encourage churches to engage with Eco Church even at this time. In Christian Aid Week, they offer three tips ...

  • Pictures for Bowbrook's virtual Rogation service
    Rogation in the Bowbrook Group

    Rogation Sunday falls on 17 May this year. Rogation comes from the Latin ‘rogare’ which means ‘to ask’ and is traditionally a time to bless God’s creation, often marked with a walk around the boundaries ...

  • Andrew Spurr in the VE Day film
    VE Day Commemoration in Evesham

    Evesham had planned a big commemoration for VE Day in the town’s marketplace, which would have been opened by the town’s vicar, Andrew Spurr and featured lots of bunting as well as music, clothing and ...

  • Cradley CE Primary school
    Church schools working in partnership

    Marcia Harris is the headteacher at Cradley CE Primary. A few years ago, the school formed the Halas Trust with Halesowen CE Primary (Headteacher Lorna Knowles) and St Margaret’s CE Primary (Headteacher Sara Shepherd) in ...

  • Mark Badger packing food for his community
    Continuing to support the community in Kempsey

    Mark Badger, Rector of Kempsey & Severn Stoke w Croome d'Abitot has set in place a number of different initiatives to continue to support the local community while the church building is closed. Here he ...

  • Chaplains
    Does workplace chaplaincy make a difference?
    • 27 April 2020

    Chaplaincy has always been at the heart of Faith at Work in Worcestershire (FWW), but does it make any difference? In January and February of this year FWW undertook a survey, speaking to over 100 people ...

  • Students at Bishop Perowne
    Being at school during the Coronavirus pandemic

    Although it’s technically the first week of the Easter holidays, many children across the Diocese will remain in school both this week and next as schools have committed to remaining open for the children of ...

  • Prayer hands & Skype logo
    Setting up a Skype prayer group
    • 25 March 2020

    Elaine Whitfield, Churchwarden at St Stephen's Church in Redditch has started a prayer group on Skype and is keen for other across the Diocese to join her. She said: "Suspension of services, people living alone in self-isolation ...

  • Anne Potter with a Peruvian child
    A weekend in Juliaca

    Saturday 7 MarchOn Saturday we travelled from Cabanaconde to Juliaca. Another long drive, 200 miles through stunning scenery and up another 500 meters above sea level! Along the way we saw condors gracefully gliding through ...

  • An alpaca in Peru
    Arequipa to Cabanaconde

    Diocesan Digital Media Adviser, James Atkinson is part of the group currently visiting Peru. Here he describes the long journey from Arequipa to Cabanaconde.The journey took about 6 hours with slow traffic leaving Arequipa and ...

  • A tour of rural Arequipa

    Diocesan Digital Media Adviser, James Atkinson is part of the group currently visiting Peru. Here he describes their day in the rural area surrounding Arequipa. Yesterday we were given a tour of the surrounding rural area ...

  • Diocese of Morogoro
    Bishop's Lent appeal 2020

    The Bishop’s Lent appeal for this year will raise money for our partner diocese of Morogoro in Tanzania, to help them to counter the effects of climate change in their diocese.Bishop John said: “During Lent ...

  • 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 ...

  • Methodist President visits Top Church
    Methodist President visits Top Church

    The President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, called into Top Church in Dudley last Sunday as part of a weekend visiting the Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District of the Methodist Church. The ...

  • Harpley Church awarded Silver Eco Church
    Sustainable Flower group helps Harpley Church achieve Silver!

    Jen Denniston, Curate in the Worcestershire West Rural Team explains how their sustainable flower group has helped Harpley Church achieve Silver Eco Church status: They say that every little helps….and the Sustainable Church Flower group know ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jesus money cards
    A new resource to help talk about money

    A new resource has been launched to help churches to talk about money with our congregations and community groups.The Jesus Money card game has been developed as a partnership between the Just Finance Foundation, Transforming ...