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Local people come together to sing Evensong at Tardebigge Church

Published: 29th May 2024

Over 100 people visited St Bartholomew’s Church in Tardebigge on Sunday 26 May to enjoy a special service of Evensong led by a ‘Come and Sing’ choir of people from Redditch and the surrounding area.

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First West Midlands Racial Justice Board meeting held

Published: 29th May 2024

The Church of England in the West Midlands held the inaugural meeting of its Racial Justice Board on Thursday 2 May. This pivotal gathering united representatives from six dioceses to address racism and champion racial justice within the Church, society, and our communities.

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Gilly Maxim – from education team to ordination

Published: 28th May 2024

Gilly Maxim has worked in the education team at the diocesan office since April 2015. She will leave next month ahead of being ordained Deacon in the Cathedral on 30 June.

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The Bridge Counselling Service in Worcester

Published: 23rd May 2024

The Bridge is celebrating 25 years of offering counselling to people in Worcester.

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Call for prayer ahead of the General Election

Published: 23rd May 2024

The bishops of the Church of England have issued a call to put prayer and participation at the heart of the General Election campaign as the UK prepares to go to the polls.

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The 3Ts New Worshipping Community in Brockmoor Reaches First Anniversary

Published: 22nd May 2024

The 3Ts (Tea, Toast and Talk) is a New Worshipping Community that meets on the first Sunday of the month at St John’s Church in Brockmoor near Brierley Hill in the Greater Dudley deanery.

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Step by step guide to appointing the next Bishop of Worcester

Published: 21st May 2024

Bishop John has announced that he will be retiring at the beginning of October this year. This announcement started the discernment process to find the next Bishop of Worcester.

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Forming a Joint Council

Published: 20th May 2024

As part of the Church of England’s drive towards greater simplification, it is now possible for multi-parish benefices to form a Joint Council. This Council becomes the legal governing body for all those churches who are a part of it, with the individual PCCs becoming dormant.

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70k in May for Christian Aid

Published: 16th May 2024

David and Lynn Nichol are taking on the challenge of walking 70km in May to raise money for Christian Aid.  They will be walking the West Highland Way from 24 – 31 May, actually walking a distance of 153km over the week!

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St Andrew’s Malvern children and families work thriving with 100 children

Published: 7th May 2024

Children, youth and family work is thriving at St Andrew’s church in Malvern with over 100 children and young people on their books and over 50 attending most Sundays.

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Refugee Week

Published: 3rd May 2024

Refugee Week runs from the 17-23 June. The theme this year is “Our Home”. From our own homes to our collective home, planet earth: everyone is invited to celebrate what Our Home means to them.

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Keeping Pentecost alive through June!

Published: 3rd May 2024

An article for June editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke.

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Developing Bewdley Church as a Community Hub

Published: 2nd May 2024

The PCC of St Anne's Church in Bewdley has embarked on a major refurbishment and reordering project to help the building become more of a community hub as well as a place of worship.

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Bishop John to retire

Published: 2nd May 2024

Bishop John has announced that he will retire in October. A farewell service will be held in Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 29 September, 4pm.

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Dudley Passion Play 2024

Published: 1st May 2024

The Dudley Passion Play 2024 saw crowds gather in the historic town as joy and raw emotion filled the streets with the power of a story that changed the world.

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Collaboration enables new youth group in Evesham

Published: 30th April 2024

‘YouNite’ is a new youth group for 10 to 18-year-olds in Evesham which has been set up as an ecumenical collaboration between different churches in the town. It is currently attracting around 25 young people each Friday evening.

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New Regional Racial Justice Director

Published: 29th April 2024

The Revd Dr Evie Vernon O’Brien has been appointed as the Racial Justice Director for the Church of England in the West Midlands. In the first collaborative project of its kind, from July Evie will work across six dioceses.

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Flyfords Walking Church

Published: 29th April 2024

A small group from the Flyfords group of Churches, just outside Pershore, met on 28 April for their first walking church.

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Supporting other parishes

Published: 25th April 2024

A number of churches across the Diocese overpay their Ministry Share as a way of supporting other parishes, with these extra contributions forming part of the Ministry Support Fund.

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Maggs Day Centre Open Day

Published: 22nd April 2024

Maggs Day Centre is hosting an Open Day in Worcester on 18 May. All are welcome to go along.

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Local people come together to sing Evensong at Tardebigge Church

29th May 2024

Over 100 people visited St Bartholomew’s Church in Tardebigge on Sunday 26 May to enjoy a special service of Evensong led by a ‘Come and Sing’ choir of people from Redditch and the surrounding area....

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