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Bishop Martin opens prayer garden

Published: 12th July 2024

Bishop Martin visited St Oswald's CE Primary School in Kidderminster yesterday to officially open their new prayer garden. The garden was created thanks to the efforts and generosity of the school community and was opened with a special ceremony.

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25 ordained for parishes across the Diocese

Published: 30th June 2024

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

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Join the Conversation and make sure your voice is heard!

Published: 28th June 2024

We want to hear your voice! Please tell us what you want from our next Bishop and pass our survey on to as many people as possible.

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Celebrating 30 years of women priests

Published: 21st June 2024

People from across the Diocese including lots of our female clergy, gathered in Pershore Abbey yesterday evening to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ordination of the first women as priests.

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Bishop John visits Harvington CE First School

Published: 17th June 2024

Bishop John recently visited Harvington CE First School and joined in with their ‘climate day’ as they tidied the school grounds.

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West Midlands Church leaders Election statement

Published: 4th June 2024

Church leaders in the West Midlands have issued a joint statement ahead of the General Election.

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Step by step guide to appointing the next Bishop of Worcester

Published: 21st May 2024

Bishop John has announced that he will be retiring at the beginning of October this year. This announcement started the discernment process to find the next Bishop of Worcester.

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Bishop John to retire

Published: 2nd May 2024

Bishop John has announced that he will retire in October. A farewell service will be held in Worcester Cathedral on Sunday 29 September, 4pm.

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Easter messages from our bishops

Published: 26th March 2024

Read Easter messages from Bishop John and Bishop Martin.

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Celebrating the ministry of women

Published: 15th March 2024

2024 marks 30 years since women were first ordained priest. A special service to celebrate the anniversary and all that has been achieved since then will be held at Pershore Abbey on Thursday 20 June at 7pm.

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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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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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