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Her Majesty the Queen to distribute Royal Maundy gifts in Worcester

Published: 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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Canon Paul Tongue receives Wulfstan Cross

Published: 17th February 2024

Bishop John recently presented Canon Paul Tongue with the Cross of St Wulfstan in recognition of his exceptional service to the Diocese of Worcester over many years. The award was presented to Paul while he was in hospital ahead of his sad death on Tuesday 30 January.

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Bishop John's Lent appeal for 2024

Published: 14th February 2024

Bishop John’s Lent Appeal this year will be for the Friends of the Holy Land.

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'House of Bones' under Bishop John's home featured in a documentary

Published: 9th February 2024

An award-winning film based on a book written by Bishop John's late wife Denise will get a special screening at Worcester Cathedral to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her death.

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Thursday family club in Malvern

Published: 29th January 2024

Malvern Link with Cowleigh has started an after-school club for local families in the hall at the Church of the Ascension. Parents with primary school age children can come along to the club, to do craft and games together and then have a hot meal.

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New reflection and prayer space at Hartlebury Primary School

Published: 18th January 2024

Bishop John visited Hartlebury CE Primary School this week to bless their new reflection and prayer space which has been created by the pupils themselves.

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New Community Hub at St John’s Church, Dudley

Published: 17th January 2024

Bishop Martin joined the congregation of St John’s Church in Kates Hill, Dudley last Sunday to bless their new community space.

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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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Cathedral Confirmations

Published: 1st December 2023

To celebrate the feast of Christ the King, confirmations were held at the Cathedral last Sunday with people from parishes across the diocese being confirmed by Bishop John.

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Exploring the Christian Faith

Published: 23rd November 2023

People from across the Diocese have received a certificate from Bishop Martin, marking the completion of a course designed to help them relate their Christian faith to their own life and locality.

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Bishop John addresses General Synod

Published: 18th November 2023

During the General Synod debate on Living in Love and Faith, Bishop John was asked to say a few words setting out his position. Here is the text of his speech.

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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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Bishop John leads pilgrimage to Canterbury

Published: 7th October 2023

This weekend, Bishop John and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley are leading an ecumenical pilgrimage to Canterbury with a group from the two dioceses.  

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The month of remembering

Published: 6th October 2023

An article for November editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Worcester.

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New organ at Pershore Abbey

Published: 2nd October 2023

Bishop John has blessed and dedicated the new organ at Pershore Abbey. The service of dedication came at the end of the parish’s ‘organ festival’ – a weekend full of concerts and activities to celebrate the new Ruffatti organ.

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10 new Deacons ordained

Published: 24th September 2023

Ten candidates were ordained as Deacons on Sunday to serve in parishes across the Diocese. The candidates have been part of a new training pathway aimed at those who see their vocation as being non-stipendiary (voluntary) ministers to churches in their local area.

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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.

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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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15 people ordained as Deacon/ Priest over the weekend

Published: 2nd July 2023

15 candidates were ordained over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese.

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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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