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The Dean's Farewell

Published: 17th August 2023

On Sunday 10 September, we shall say farewell to Peter Atkinson.

Peter Atkinson Dean of Worcester

Deepening our Faith

Published: 17th August 2023

The Bishop’s Certificate course, exploring the bible and theology, will start again this autumn in both Dudley and Worcester areas of the diocese.

Bible Study

Soul Food

Published: 13th August 2023

A course for anyone who wants to grow in responsiveness to God running this autumn as a collaboration with Lichfield Diocese. The course is open to all including beginners in prayer as well as those with long experience.


Incorporating ‘Praying for Growth’ resources into morning worship

Published: 11th August 2023

Rector of the Brierley Hill Team and Area Dean of Greater Dudley, David Hoskin, has adapted the liturgy used at the launch of ‘Praying for Growth’, turning it into a short service of the word which he has used at Christ Church, Quarry Bank.

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New benches for Wild Church

Published: 11th August 2023

The West Worcester Beacon Team (Hallow, Grimley, Holt & Lower Broadheath) started their new worshipping community, ‘Wild Church’ at Holt Church last Spring. Each month, people gather to worship God outside, whatever the weather, and they have worked with a local charity, Wildgoose, who have created a number of benches for people to use.

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New children's choir revitalises family service

Published: 8th August 2023

The monthly family service at Holy Trinity, Belbroughton, just outside Stourbridge, is thriving thanks to the addition of a new children’s choir linked to Belbroughton CE Primary School. 

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Praying for Growth around the deaneries

Published: 4th August 2023

An article for September's editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick

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Ride and Stride 2023

Published: 3rd August 2023

On Saturday 9 September, sponsored cyclists, walkers, drivers and riders across Worcestershire & Dudley will be visiting as many churches as they can to raise money for the local Historic Churches Trust. Will you be taking part?

Bishop John on his bike outside Stock & Bradley church

Bishop Martin's 'Praying for Growth' pilgrimage

Published: 2nd August 2023

Bishop Martin has been doing a pilgrimage around the Diocese this week, ‘praying for growth’ in each of our deaneries.

Bishop Martin on his prayer pilgrimage in Droitwich Aug23

New Archdeacon of Worcester announced

Published: 27th July 2023

Bishop John has announced that the Revd Canon Mark Badger is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

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Heritage Open Days 8-17 September 2023

Published: 27th July 2023

If your church is planning to get involved in the Heritage Open Days this year, don’t forget to register on the website and join the 14 churches in the Diocese already signed up and planning a great range of activities. But be quick as it is the last chance to register this weekend!

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Top Church's Worship Director releases CD

Published: 27th July 2023

Dave Shaw, the Director of Worship at Top Church in Dudley, has produced a CD of music ahead of helping to lead the music team at the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage next week.

Dave Shaw leading worship at Walsingham Pilgrimage

Gathering the Mission Accompaniers

Published: 20th July 2023

Mission Accompaniers supporting parishes across the Diocese gathered at All Saints in Worcester earlier this week for a day of learning, biblical reflection and to celebrate some of the things which have been achieved so far through the initiative.

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Make the most of your fundraisers this summer

Published: 19th July 2023

Summer events are key to building a community of Kingdom People, sharing your mission with your neighbours, and welcoming them into your church. Here we will explore effective strategies and creative ideas to help you make the most of your summer fundraisers.  

Bishampton summer fete

Renewals Programme Manager Appointed

Published: 17th July 2023

Nathan Conway has been appointed as Renewals Programme Manager, a post funded by the Church Commissioners and based out of Top Church, Dudley.

Nathan Conway (Top Church)

Celebrating different ministries

Published: 14th July 2023

On 12 July, the deanery of Pershore & Evesham held a Celebration of Ministries Service at St Peter's, Bengeworth.

Celebration of Ministries in Pershore & Evesham

Flower festival is a huge success for St Denys Church

Published: 12th July 2023

St Denys Church in Severn Stoke recently held its first ever flower festival to raise funds for a toilet and kitchenette.

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Kidderminster church member awarded British Citizen Award

Published: 12th July 2023

Heather Prangley, from Holy Innocents Church in Kidderminster, has been awarded the British Citizen Award (BCA), which recognises our nation’s most outstanding individuals and their achievements

Heather Prangley Award

Holy Innocents' Church celebrates 85 years!

Published: 12th July 2023

The people of Holy Innocents' Church are celebrating 85 years of serving the Foley Park community this summer! All are invited to their special celebration on Sunday 16 July at Holy Innocents' Church.

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Diocesan Synod motion presented to General Synod

Published: 10th July 2023

On Saturday afternoon, the Worcester Diocesan Synod Motion on the contribution of faith to the rehabilitation of offenders was presented to General Synod in York.

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Latest News

Her Majesty the Queen to distribute Royal Maundy gifts in Worcester

4th March 2024

The annual Royal Maundy Service will be coming to Worcester on Thursday 28 March when Her Majesty The Queen will be distributing the Royal Maundy gifts on behalf of His Majesty The King at the Cathedral....

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