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Called to Action: Journey to COP26
Published: 28th July 2021
The latest edition of Called to Action encourages Eco Churches across our Diocese to 'twin' with another Eco Church which is on the route to COP26 in Glasgow. We hope to set up enough partnerships to have 'walked' all the way to the climate change conference.
Open Called to Action: Journey to COP26

Mainly Music at St Wulstan, Worcester
Published: 28th July 2021
St Wulstan’s Church in Warndon, Worcester has been piloting a ‘Mainly Music’ session over the last half term and is working hard to ensure that it is linked into their Sunday morning service.
Open Mainly Music at St Wulstan, Worcester

A very special festival of flowers
Published: 27th July 2021
From Friday 6 to Monday 9 August, the Mothers’ Union will be celebrating the achievements of the movement with a flower festival held in 19 churches across the Diocese.
Open A very special festival of flowers

Researching mid-sized churches
Published: 20th July 2021
Phillip Johnson, Vicar at Malvern Link with Cowleigh has been part of a group doing some research into mid-sized churches. Here he explains some of their findings. 
Open Researching mid-sized churches

Continuing Open the Book through the pandemic
Published: 20th July 2021
When Covid-19 meant that the Hanley Swan and Welland Open the Book Team couldn't go into schools, they began creating films of the stories using wooden pegs!
Open Continuing Open the Book through the pandemic

New guidance for Churches
Published: 19th July 2021
Following the lifting of the majority of legal restrictions on Monday 19 July, the Church of England has published new documents for churches as we move into Stage 4 of the Government’s roadmap.
Open New guidance for Churches

Called to Action: Planting for Pollinators
Published: 16th July 2021
This edition of Called to Action, small steps to save our planet, explores what we can do to encourage bees and other pollinators to thrive in our gardens. 
Open Called to Action: Planting for Pollinators

Filling Chaddesley Corbett Church with butterflies
Published: 16th July 2021
St Cassian’s Church in Chaddesley Corbett will be filled with butterflies on 29 July as the parish comes together as a first step in properly reconnecting after the pandemic.
Open Filling Chaddesley Corbett Church with butterflies

Generosity Week
Published: 12th July 2021
This Harvest, the Church of England is launching Generosity Week to give us the time and space to reflect on God’s Generosity and celebrate God’s generosity within our church’s ministry and mission. 
Open Generosity Week

A profile of Worcester Deanery
Published: 12th July 2021
Find out more about Worcester Deanery and its leadership team.
Open A profile of Worcester Deanery

Virtual School Leavers Service
Published: 7th July 2021
Two special virtual services for KS2/3/4 school leavers led by the Bishop of Dudley.
Open Virtual School Leavers Service

The Parish Giving Scheme now has over 1,000 donors
Published: 6th July 2021
There are now over 1,000 people across the Diocese donating to their local church through the Parish Giving Scheme.
Open The Parish Giving Scheme now has over 1,000 donors

"Gradually I realised I'd been wrong all my life about God!"
Published: 6th July 2021
Before training for ordination, Richard Sandland worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and watching a play completely changed the course of his life.
Open "Gradually I realised I'd been wrong all my life about God!"

Join the journey to COP26 during August
Published: 2nd July 2021
From 13 - 24 August, young people from our diocese and the Diocese of Gloucester will walk through our diocese from Tewkesbury to Birmingham as part of the Young Christian Climate Network relay.
Open Join the journey to COP26 during August

Leaves of hope at Worcester Cathedral
Published: 2nd July 2021
During August, Worcester Cathedral is hosting The Leaves of the Trees, an installation of 5,000 steel ‘Hope’ leaves, as a reflective memorial to the effects of the pandemic.
Open Leaves of hope at Worcester Cathedral

Time off for good behaviour
Published: 2nd July 2021
An article for August editions of parish magazines from Robert Jones, Archdeacon of Worcester.
Open Time off for good behaviour

Plastic Free July
Published: 1st July 2021
This July is Plastic Free July, a movement that helps people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you choose to refuse single-use plastics?
Open Plastic Free July

Fourteen people to be ordained this weekend
Published: 1st July 2021
14 candidates will be ordained as deacons and priests over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese. Watch the live stream of the services.
Open Fourteen people to be ordained this weekend

New Bishop's Adviser for Spirituality
Published: 29th June 2021
Bishop John has appointed Mary Flitcroft as his new Adviser for Spirituality. Mary will take over from Sue Perry, who is stepping down from 1 August.
Open New Bishop's Adviser for Spirituality

Rich Hackett to be licensed as Priest in Charge
Published: 29th June 2021
Bishop Martin will license Rich Hackett as Priest in Charge of Darby End and Netherton on 7 July at 6.30pm
Open Rich Hackett to be licensed as Priest in Charge

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