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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.


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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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

Published: 17th April 2024

Lightbox is a pop-up initiative run by a collaboration of churches in Worcester. It aims to provide a safe space and opportunities for young people to build community with each other through fun activities, discussion groups and challenges.


Ordinations 2024

Published: 17th April 2024

This year’s ordinations will take place over the weekend of 29 & 30 June. Let us know if you are planning to be at the service and would like to robe.

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Supporting Church Buildings - can you help?

Published: 16th April 2024

We are looking for people with expertise in a number of different areas to support our Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).

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The Revd David Morris fundraises for Abberley Care Farm

Published: 12th April 2024

On 23 June, the Revd David Morris will be riding the Dartmoor Classic Sportive to raise funds for Abberley Care Farm.

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New ALM Worship Leaders across Dudley

Published: 12th April 2024

11 people from parishes across the Greater Dudley Deanery have been presented with certificates to mark the completion of their course to become Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs) as Worship Leaders.

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Spirituality and sport flourish together

Published: 11th April 2024

Project Touchline recently delivered a six-week programme of sport, collective worship, Bible teaching and prayer for the children and teachers at Broadwas CE Primary.

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Have you completed the Energy Footprint Tool?

Published: 10th April 2024

We would like as many parishes as possible to complete the online Energy Footprint Tool for their churches. Here's how we can support you in doing it.

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Latest News

West Worcester Beacon Benefice’s Three New Worshipping Communities

18th June 2024

One of our four new priorities is to create 100 New Worshipping Communities by 2030. West Worcester Beacon have three New Worshipping Communities: Breakfast Church, Wild church and All Together....

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