The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, will again come together with the Roman Catholic Archbishop for Birmingham, Bernard Longley and the Revd Judith Rossall, Methodist Minister and Tutor at The Queen’s Foundation Birmingham on Saturday 26 October to lead people from across Worcestershire and Dudley in a Big Bible Study. All are welcome to the exciting and innovative event, which will look at the scriptures in interesting and challenging ways.

The morning will be shaped around praying and studying the bible together. At the start, there will be a brief act of worship and the leaders will gather to light the unity candle. Each leader will then give a short address or explanation of the chosen biblical text followed by meditation and group discussion. The morning will conclude with another short act of worship.

The Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson, said: “This is a popular annual event in the Cathedral for Christians of all traditions across Worcestershire and Dudley. Together we will explore biblical texts, listen to and learn from each other and gain a new understanding of God’s Word. Whether you are new to the bible or have been studying it for years, there will definitely be an opportunity to be refreshed and inspired.”

The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge said: “Studying the Bible is something we can all do together as Christians - we all share a devotion to it as God’s word. The Big Bible Study is a great way to do this with colleagues from other Christian traditions as we seek better to understand God’s will for us. I’m delighted to be one of the leaders of this year’s event.”

All are welcome to come along on the day and there is no charge to attend. However, for planning purposes, it would be useful if people could register their interest in attending by contacting Susie Arnold on 01905 732905 /

This year’s Big Bible Study takes place on Saturday 26 October, 10am – 1pm in Worcester Cathedral.


The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.

From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.

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