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Faiths gather to plant a tree in Bromsgrove

Published: 12th November 2023

A group of people of different faiths gathered in Sanders Park in Bromsgrove this afternoon to plant a tree as a way of reaching out to each other and committing to work together, as well as marking the start of Interfaith Week.

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Clent Connect: the face of the church in the community

Published: 10th November 2023

Clent Connect is a community hub, shop and café, owned and run by the local community. It’s non-profit making, and with volunteer help, this makes the shop viable and the prices reasonable.

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Giving at Christmas

Published: 9th November 2023

As we head into Advent and the Christmas season, there will be a host of services and fundraising events taking place in our churches. Make the most of them with some strategies and ideas from our stewardship team.

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Can you help Maggs Day Centre?

Published: 9th November 2023

The charity is looking for a number of items to help the growing number of rough sleepers as well as passionate volunteers who will aid in our day centres with cooking breakfasts or helping our service users and staff in our Clothing Project.

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Creating digital content for Christmas using free resources

Published: 9th November 2023

Mel Beynon, Curate in the Halas Team, spent an afternoon exploring the free resources available from the Church of England and found them to be really helpful.

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Malvern priest to publish book on walk

Published: 8th November 2023

Malvern priest and gardener, Anthea Elston, is publishing a book based on her 150 mile walk of self-discovery in 2019.

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Becoming an Eco Cathedral

Published: 7th November 2023

The Cathedral have produced a video about becoming an "Eco Cathedral" and their Living Gently on the Earth Series.

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Licensing of our new Archdeacon of Worcester

Published: 6th November 2023

Mark Badger will be licensed as our new Archdeacon of Worcester by Bishop John during Evensong in Worcester Cathedral at 5.30pm on Saturday 2 December.

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Finding hope this Christmas-time

Published: 6th November 2023

An article for December editions of parish magazines written by Bishop Martin.

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Could your parish benefit from a Mission Accompanier?

Published: 2nd November 2023

At a recent training day we caught up with some of our Mission Accompaniers to find out how they're getting on.

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Community Matters Fund (Fuel Poverty 2023) is now open for applications

Published: 1st November 2023

This winter, National Grid’s electricity distribution business has teamed up with Localgiving to deliver grants to charitable organisations tackling fuel poverty in their communities.

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New Worshipping Community in Worcester care home

Published: 30th October 2023

Holy Trinity & St Matthew, Ronkswood has started a new worshipping community in a local care home, which they also plan to take to other venues in the local community. 

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Bishop John commends Archbishops' appeal

Published: 30th October 2023

The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem and Archbishop Justin are encouraging support for the Anglican ministries in Gaza, Palestine and Israel through donations to the Friends of the Holy Land Appeal. 

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New Priest in Charge at St Stephen, Barbourne

Published: 27th October 2023

Bishop John has announced the appointment of Lindsey Coulthard as Priest in Charge of St Stephen's Church in Barbourne, Worcester. 

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Successful Church Buildings conference

Published: 27th October 2023

The fourth ‘Fit for Function’ Church Buildings Conference took place earlier this month with over 40 people attending from parishes across the Midlands (and even as far away from The Wirral)!

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Praying for Growth using the Advent wreath

Published: 26th October 2023

We have put together a series of prayers for churches to use each week when lighting your Advent candles. The prayers use traditional themes but also enable us to continue to pray for our diocese throughout Advent.

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Second Silver Global Neighbours Award for Overbury C Of E First School

Published: 25th October 2023

Overbury C of E First school has been awarded a silver Global Neighbours award for the second time.

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Kingdom People Fund enables contactless giving machine

Published: 24th October 2023

Elmley Castle, Bricklehampton and The Combertons PCC has successfully applied to the Kingdom People Fund for a grant to purchase a contactless giving machine.

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How to access a free will from The Church of England

Published: 20th October 2023

The Church of England has partnered with Farewill to enable people to write their will for free.

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St Barnabas CE Primary Harvest Festival

Published: 20th October 2023

St Barnabas CE Primary in Worcester held a whole school harvest festival at St Barnabas Church this week. The service included the presentation of certificates to the winners of a harvest poetry and art competition which was run by the Church for children at the school.

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Introducing our Mission and Ministry Team

27th February 2024

The diocesan Mission and Ministry Team helps to equip and enable people to follow God’s call in their lives and better serve their communities. The team offers learning and training opportunities for people throughout the Diocese, wherever they are in their discipleship journey....

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