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75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day
Published: 12th August 2020
75 years ago on 15 August 1945, Victory over Japan ended the Second World War.

Gary Hartill to be Priest in Charge of St Chad, Coseley
Published: 10th August 2020
Bishop John has announced the appointment of the Revd Gary Hartill as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of St Chad, Coseley

Mark Climate Sunday in your church
Published: 7th August 2020
Sunday 6 September is Climate Sunday and marks the first Sunday in the annual season of Creationtide.
Open Mark Climate Sunday in your church

Join us for more Open Conversations in September.
Published: 7th August 2020
An article for parish magazines from Bishop John on the forthcoming second round of 'Open Conversations'.
Open Join us for more Open Conversations in September.

Prayer diary for September 2020
Published: 6th August 2020
Download the prayer diary for September 2020
Open Prayer diary for September 2020

Conversations about the future of our church - round 2
Published: 6th August 2020
We are planning a further series of opportunities to engage with the process of effectively resources a healthy and sustainable Church.
Open Conversations about the future of our church - round 2

Called to Action - Church cleaning cupboard
Published: 6th August 2020
This edition of 'small steps to save our planet' from the Diocesan Environmental Group asks churches to look at what is in their church cleaning cupboard!
Open Called to Action - Church cleaning cupboard

Church leaders to be trained to help those facing financial difficulty
Published: 4th August 2020
Church leaders have an opportunity to be trained to help those who are struggling with their finances.
Open Church leaders to be trained to help those facing financial difficulty

Families' Activity Week in Kidderminster West
Published: 30th July 2020
The annual families' activity week in Kidderminster West went online this year, with one in-person event.
Open Families' Activity Week in Kidderminster West

Called to Action - Climate Sunday
Published: 29th July 2020
This edition of 'small steps to save our planet' from the Diocesan Environmental Group focuses on Climate Sunday. 
Open Called to Action - Climate Sunday

Changing our deaneries - a consultation
Published: 28th July 2020
We have launched a consultation on a proposal to reduce the number of deaneries from 13 down to six, to which all are welcome to contribute.
Open Changing our deaneries - a consultation

Post-lockdown in Malvern Link with Cowleigh
Published: 27th July 2020
In Malvern Link with Cowleigh, the two main services have moved online & the team is now exploring what might be possible as lockdown eases.
Open Post-lockdown in Malvern Link with Cowleigh

Heritage Open Days and Ride & Stride 2020
Published: 27th July 2020
This year's events in September will look different, but there are still ways to get involved, telling the story of your church and fundraising for it.
Open Heritage Open Days and Ride & Stride 2020

Parish Giving Scheme at St George's Kidderminster
Published: 24th July 2020
St George’s Church in Kidderminster East was looking for ways to increase their giving and decided to try the Parish Giving Scheme.
Open Parish Giving Scheme at St George's Kidderminster

Confirmation for hospice patient
Published: 21st July 2020
Before the full lockdown, Bishop Michael Hooper was able to confirm 89 year old Margaret Shingles, a patient at KEMP hospice in Kidderminster, in her home.
Open Confirmation for hospice patient

The Revd Brian Druce - RIP
Published: 21st July 2020
It is with sadness that we announce the death of the Revd Brian Druce. 

Rich Hackett to be Curate in Charge of Derby End & Netherton
Published: 17th July 2020
Bishop John is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Richard Hackett as Curate in Charge (Vicar designate) of the Benefice of Darby End and Netherton.
Open Rich Hackett to be Curate in Charge of Derby End & Netherton

Experiences of discipleship in lockdown
Published: 15th July 2020
Help the Saltley Trust with some snap research into Christians' experiences of discipleship during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Open Experiences of discipleship in lockdown

Prayer diary for August
Published: 15th July 2020
Download the prayer diary for 26 July - 29 August 2020.
Open Prayer diary for August

Faith.Online at St Wulstan's
Published: 14th July 2020
At St Wulstan’s Church in Worcester, Sarah Northall has been using Faith.Online as a way of keeping in touch with her congregation. The service allows her to record prayers, readings and reflections accessed through a local-rate phone number.
Open Faith.Online at St Wulstan's

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