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New Rector arrives via Zoom
Published: 15th June 2020
A special service to welcome the new Team Rector of Kidderminster East took place on Zoom on Thursday night. The Revd David Hildred is the first new clergy person to join the Diocese of Worcester since the Coronavirus pandemic and to be welcomed on Zoom.
Open New Rector arrives via Zoom

#BlackLivesMatter
Published: 15th June 2020
The Bishop and the Dean have ‘taken the knee’ outside the Cathedral to pray for all those affected by repression, discrimination and injustice in a special video ahead of the protest planned in Worcester over the weekend.
Open #BlackLivesMatter

Cathedral to reopen for private prayer on 22 June
Published: 12th June 2020
Preparations are well underway, so that the doors of the Cathedral can be re-opened and people welcomed back into the building safely for individual prayer and reflection, every day from 11am to 3pm, beginning on Monday 22 June.
Open Cathedral to reopen for private prayer on 22 June

The Revd Mike Bartlett retiring after over 32 years in the Diocese
Published: 10th June 2020
The Revd Mike Bartlett, Rector in the Christ the King Team in Redditch, will retire at the end of this month. He will lead his final service on the Feast of St Peter on 29 June, which will mark the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood.
Open The Revd Mike Bartlett retiring after over 32 years in the Diocese

Surveying parishioners in Bromsgrove.
Published: 9th June 2020
Churchgoers across Bromsgrove have received a survey to gather their views on what they’d like to see from local churches post COVID19.
Open Surveying parishioners in Bromsgrove.

Churches reopening for private prayer
Published: 7th June 2020
Bishop John has written to clergy and churchwardens following the Government's announcement that churches can open for private prayer from 15 June.
Open Churches reopening for private prayer

Resourcing our change programme
Published: 5th June 2020
Our Archdeacons, along with Bishop Martin, will be taking on slightly different responsibilities over the coming months as the diocesan restructuring process moves forward following the Open Conversations earlier in the year.
Open Resourcing our change programme

Called to action - for peat's sake!
Published: 5th June 2020
The second in a series of tips from the Diocesan Environmental Group with small steps you can take to help save the planet. This one looks at peat! 
Open Called to action - for peat's sake!

​Parish Buying launches hygiene, cleaning and PPE supplies
Published: 5th June 2020
Parish Buying (the buying service set up by the Church of England and Church in Wales) have launched ranges of hygiene, cleaning and PPE supplies with preferential rates negotiated with national suppliers.
Open ​Parish Buying launches hygiene, cleaning and PPE supplies

Cultivating thankfulness
Published: 2nd June 2020
An article for parish magazine editors from the Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke.
Open Cultivating thankfulness

Permission granted to transform St Helen’s Church, Worcester
Published: 22nd May 2020
The parish of All Saints are completely reordering St Helen's Church as part of their resourcing church plans.
Open Permission granted to transform St Helen’s Church, Worcester

Being a Prison Chaplain during the Coronavirus pandemic
Published: 22nd May 2020
Margie Schutte is the Managing Chaplain at HMP Hewell in Redditch. She tells us how their work has changed over the past few months of the Covid-19 crisis.
Open Being a Prison Chaplain during the Coronavirus pandemic

Sharing worship at Christ Church, Quarry Bank
Published: 21st May 2020
Rector of the Brierley Hill team, David Hoskin, and the Director of Music at Christ Church, Richard Ganner, have been working together to offer worship for their local community online.
Open Sharing worship at Christ Church, Quarry Bank

Next year's Bishop's Certificate Course
Published: 21st May 2020
It's time to start thinking about the next Bishop's Certificate. Could this be just what you're looking for to grow your faith?
Open Next year's Bishop's Certificate Course

Rejecting 'competitive coping'
Published: 20th May 2020
A blog for Mental Health Awareness Week from the Revd Cassius Francis, Just Finance Development Worker for the Black Country.
Open Rejecting 'competitive coping'

The Revd Michael Brain - RIP
Published: 19th May 2020
Announcement of the death of the Revd Michael Brain.
Open The Revd Michael Brain - RIP

Signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme via telephone
Published: 19th May 2020
Have you investigated signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme using their new telephone service?
Open Signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme via telephone

#EverydayFaith as a nurse during the Coronavirus pandemic
Published: 19th May 2020
Rachael Ienzi shares how her faith sustains her in her work as a nurse.
Open #EverydayFaith as a nurse during the Coronavirus pandemic

Supporting those with hearing loss to enage online
Published: 15th May 2020
A blog from the Revd Victoria Barlow on more accessible online worship.
Open Supporting those with hearing loss to enage online

Online church services across the Diocese
Published: 13th May 2020
Clergy and others across the Diocese are live streaming services and offering other digital content.
Open Online church services across the Diocese

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