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Julie James to be licensed to Longdon, Castlemorton, Bushley & Queenhill

Published: 2nd January 2024

Bishop Martin will be pleased to license the Revd Julie James as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Longdon, Castlemorton, Bushley and Queenhill with Holdfast on Sunday 28 January.

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Act on poverty this Lent

Published: 2nd January 2024

As the UK gears up for a much-anticipated General Election, Christian Aid has formed a new partnership with churches and other organisations to launch a new 6-week course called 'Act on Poverty'.

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Epiphany: Blessing of the Chalk

Published: 2nd January 2024

There is a tradition of blessing chalk at Epiphany to mark the threshold of our homes with a new year blessing.

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Messages from our bishops for the new year

Published: 30th December 2023

As we start 2024, Bishop John and Bishop Martin have written messages for the new year.

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Christmas messages from our bishops

Published: 21st December 2023

Read Christmas messages from Bishop John and Bishop Martin.

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New Area Deans appointed

Published: 20th December 2023

Bishop John has appointed Andrew Sillis to be the new Area Dean of Greater Dudley Deanery and Gary Crellin to be the new Area Dean of Malvern and Upton Deanery.

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Solar panels planned for Rous Lench church

Published: 20th December 2023

St Peter’s Church in Rous Lench, just outside Evesham, has been given permission to install solar panels on the roof of their Grade 1 listed church. The panels will be part of a major project to reimagine the church as a multi-purpose community space, with the parish ensuring the project is as environmentally friendly as possible.

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Christmas initiatives in Kidderminster

Published: 20th December 2023

A group chaired by Heather Prangley in the Kidderminster West Team Ministry has developed two new initiatives for residents across Kidderminster. The aims were to get people talking, hopefully make people smile and engage within their local community.

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Schools join the Five Alive Carol service

Published: 19th December 2023

Children from Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School and Fladbury C of E First School sang with the Five Alive Parish Choir at the Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday at Fladbury.

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ALMs share their testimonies

Published: 18th December 2023

A number of ALMs offered their testimonies at All Saints Church in Evesham on All Saints Sunday, with a bit of background on why they became ALMs and what they enjoy about their roles.

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New Curate in Charge of Webheath and Tardebigge with Lower Bentley.

Published: 18th December 2023

Bishop John has announced that the Revd Sarah Jayne Hewitt will take on this role.

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Pilot project to recruit more children & youth work volunteers

Published: 13th December 2023

Worcester is one of five dioceses to pilot a new national volunteer recruitment toolkit next Summer. Find out how your parish could get involved!

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New Chair of the diocesan Climate Crisis Task Group

Published: 12th December 2023

David Hewlett has become the new Chair of the diocesan Climate Crisis Task Group. He takes over from Bishop Martin, who has been Interim Chair since the retirement of Hugh Burton at the start of the year.

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The Parish Giving Scheme continues to help our churches

Published: 11th December 2023

Through your generous donations, the Parish Giving Scheme has processed nearly £1.5 million of donations and Gift Aid for our churches in 2023.  

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New co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers

Published: 8th December 2023

Rosie Moss and Kim Topham have been appointed as co-Deans of Self-Supporting Ordained Ministers (SSMs) for the Diocese. They are taking over from previous Dean of SSMs, Alex Vaccaro.

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Changes to Worcester Deanery Leadership Team

Published: 7th December 2023

There’s a new look to the Worcester Deanery Leadership Team with Sue Roulstone from Christ Church, Lower Broadheath becoming their new Lay Chair and Rob Pearce moving to be Treasurer. The team have been working with the deanery synod to develop a vision for the deanery.

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Knitted bells given out in Worcester

Published: 7th December 2023

For the fourth consecutive year, members of St Nicholas Warndon Craft Group, plus friends and families, have been busily knitting Christmas decorations to give out to their local community. 

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Archbishop Justin to visit the Diocese

Published: 7th December 2023

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will visit our Diocese on Saturday 3 February to bring us together in prayer.

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Introducing Beoley New Worshipping Community: Church at 4

Published: 6th December 2023

Church @ 4 is a cafe style New Worshipping Community run by St Leonard’s Church in Beoley to the north-east of Redditch. It has been running since May and takes place monthly, at the YMCA Willow Trees Community Centre in Church Hill, Redditch. 

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Intergenerational concerts with iSingPop and Church Primary schools

Published: 4th December 2023

Norton Juxta Kempsey and Whittington Church of England Primary Schools have been working with iSingPop to host two intergenerational workshops where parents, grandparents, and members of the local community have come into school to learn Christmas songs and dances alongside the children.

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Latest News

NWC learning pathway meets for second time

18th July 2024

Last Friday night saw the second meeting of the Myriad learning community for leaders of New Worshipping Communities in the Diocese and their teams....

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