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Christian Aid Week 2018

Published: 14th March 2018

ThisChristian Aid Week, we are inviting people to come together to support thethousands of people in Haiti, who regularly experience some of the worstnatural disasters on earth.Today, morethan 40 million people across the globe are forced from their

Dick Johnson - workplace chaplain

Published: 14th March 2018

Last year, the Revd Dick Johnson became the first Joint LeadChaplain for both West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire andRescue Service, alongside continuing to work with Faith and Work inWorcestershire (FWW) part-time. Based mainly at the P

A science week for St Bartholomew's School

Published: 14th March 2018

The Revd Mark Turner, Rector of Areley Kings and Governor atSt. Bartholomews CE Primary School visited the school on Monday to launchtheir science week. Mark was a chemist before training for ordination and stillmaintains an active interest in scienc

Letter from the Bishop of Worcester

Published: 13th March 2018

The factthat the date of Easter varies from year from year is an irritation to many intodays secular world. It means nothing to them that it is set by the date ofPassover, the commemoration of the People of Israels Exodus from Egypt, which itselfis c

New roles for Alex Vaccaro & Hazel Charlton

Published: 8th March 2018

The Revd Canon Alex Vaccaro, Associate Priest in the Kidderminster Ismere Parish and the Revd Hazel Charlton, Vicar of St Peter in Lapal have been appointed to new roles supporting different groups of clergy in the Diocese of Worcester.

Vocations Sunday 2018

Published: 8th March 2018

Vocations Sunday is on Sunday 22 April.

Easter Garden in the Cathedral

Published: 8th March 2018

Watch out for the Cathedral's Easter Garden.

Thy Kingdom Come 2018

Published: 8th March 2018

Pray for more people to come to faith from Ascension Day (10 May) to Pentecost (20 May).

water safety at Astley CE Primary School

Published: 7th March 2018

Astley CE Primary School was delighted to welcome Miss Sue Matthews from the Canal and River Trust into a school assembly recently to talk about water safety. The presentation was based around a delightful banner illustrating wise and foolish ways of

£280,000 building conservation project starting at St Edmund King and Martyr

Published: 6th March 2018

Thanks toNational Lottery players work will be starting at St Edmund King and Martyrjust after Easter. The project will undertake much needed repairs to the churchtower and create a new kitchen and toilet as well as a display about thehistory of the

Bishop John celebrates 10 years!

Published: 1st March 2018

Bishop John has celebrated 10 years as the Bishop of Worcester in a special service in Worcester Cathedral.

Beer & Ethics in Hanley Castle

Published: 28th February 2018

Beer & Ethics at St Mary's Church in Hanley Castle is now in its 4th year andonce again the list of topics and individuals is proving to provide a fascinating opportunity for wrestling with ethical and moral issues whichpeople face in their work or c

A successful half term event in Kidderminster

Published: 27th February 2018

St George's Church in Kidderminster recently held a successful event for local families. Church member, Alison Burton, explains what took place:"On Tuesdaymorning over half-term, St George's Church welcomed 76 babies and children upto age 13 with a p

Gary Crellin appointed Vicar of Powick & Guarlford & Madresfield with Newland

Published: 25th February 2018

An announcement from the Bishop.

Shakespeare's marriage bond recognised by UNESCO

Published: 15th February 2018

Shakespeare's marriage bond is one of the documents held in the Archive at the Hive in Worcester on behalf of the Diocese. It's significance has recently been recognised by UNESCO. Dr Lisa Snook, User Services Manager of the Worcestershire Archi

Old Hill Church gets National Lottery Support

Published: 15th February 2018

Holy Trinity, the parish church of Old Hill, has receivedinitial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their Tower RoofProject it has been announced. Madepossible by National Lottery players, the project aims to secure the fabric of the t

The Cathedral Turned Upside Down!

Published: 15th February 2018

Developed by the Cathedrals Education Department, The Cathedral TurnedUpside Down App will enable visitors to follow in the footsteps of KingCharles II and the Duke of Hamilton as they discover the important role thebuilding played in the Civil War,

Bishop John's Lent Message 2018

Published: 13th February 2018

This years Lent Message was filmed at a place that, I daresay, will be familiar to many of you: the Worcester Royal Hospital. Our National Health Service been on my mind recently havingbadly broken my wrist ice-skating with my 13 year-old on New Year

Dementia Friends training running near Redditch

Published: 9th February 2018

The Churches of Stoke Prior, Wychbold, Feckenham and Bradley Green are coming together to promotedementia awareness across the communities they serve.  Dementia FriendsTraining, accredited by the Alzheimers Society, is being run on Tuesday 27&nb

Holland House Anniversary Appeal continues!

Published: 8th February 2018

The Trustees of Holland House, the independent charity whichoperates the retreat House in Cropthorne, Worcestershire, has succeeded inmeeting its initial minimum target of 100,000 for its Anniversary Appeal andhas largely completed the restoration of

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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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