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A New Year message from Bishop John

Published: 28th December 2021

Bishop John's New Year message for 2022.

Christmas messages from our Bishops

Published: 20th December 2021

Bishop John and Bishop Martin have both written Christmas messages. Read them here.

Bishop Martin reflects on his pilgrimage

Published: 3rd December 2021

Bishop Martin reflects on his 12 day Pilgrimage of Prayer and Hope around the Diocese, during which he visited 106 churches.

Confirmations at the Cathedral

Published: 22nd November 2021

To celebrate the feast of Christ the King, confirmations were held at the Cathedral on Sunday with people from across the diocese being confirmed by the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick. 

Church members complete Bishop's Certificate course

Published: 11th November 2021

Over 40 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.

Bishop Martin backs Dudley's bid for city status

Published: 5th November 2021

The Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick, has backed Dudley Borough’s bid for city status – saying that it would be a big boost to the Black Country as a whole.

Bishop calls for sustainable church flowers

Published: 21st September 2021

Bishop Martin is supporting a campaign calling for churches to take a more sustainable approach to flower arranging and whenever possible, stop using floral foam in their displays.

Five new Lay Ministers licensed

Published: 20th September 2021

Five people from parishes across the Diocese were admitted to the office of Reader on Saturday. Bishop Martin conducted the service, licensing the individuals to minister in the parishes they have been called to serve.

Bishop Martin's pilgrimage of prayer and hope

Published: 15th September 2021

Throughout Autumn, Bishop Martin will be journeying around the diocese in a pilgrimage of prayer and hope, spending two days in each of our deaneries and visiting as many churches as possible.

Bishop Martin's Pilgrimage of Prayer and Hope

Published: 6th August 2021

An article for September editions of parish magazines from Bishop Martin.

New Bishop's Adviser for Spirituality

Published: 29th June 2021

Bishop John has appointed Mary Flitcroft as his new Adviser for Spirituality. Mary will take over from Sue Perry, who is stepping down from 1 August.

Vocation - God's Call

Published: 6th June 2021

An article for July editions of parish magazines from Bishop John.

Confirmations return to the Cathedral

Published: 24th May 2021

22 people from across Worcestershire and Dudley were confirmed by Bishop John in Worcester Cathedral yesterday, seven of the candidates were also baptised. 

Filling Dudley's streets with Friendliness

Published: 20th May 2021

A new 'As One' campaign has launched in Dudley this week, which aims to fill the streets with friendliness. Banners are going up across the Borough.

Adam Hadley appointed to Kingswinford

Published: 18th April 2021

Bishop John has announced the appointment of the Reverend Adam Hadley as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Kingswinford St Mary.

HRH Prince Philip - RIP

Published: 9th April 2021

Our bishops and the Dean have offered tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh following the announcement of his death.

A Lent reflection from Bishop Martin

Published: 21st February 2021

Watch a reflection for the first week of Lent from Bishop Martin.

Bishop John's Lent Appeal 2021

Published: 19th February 2021

Bishop John’s Lent Appeal this year will be for the Diocese of Peru where the Coronavirus pandemic has hit the people extremely hard.


Published: 15th June 2020

The Bishop and the Dean have ‘taken the knee’ outside the Cathedral to pray for all those affected by repression, discrimination and injustice in a special video ahead of the protest planned in Worcester over the weekend.

Resourcing our change programme

Published: 5th June 2020

Our Archdeacons, along with Bishop Martin, will be taking on slightly different responsibilities over the coming months as the diocesan restructuring process moves forward following the Open Conversations earlier in the year.

Latest News

New ALM Worship Leaders across Dudley

12th April 2024

11 people from parishes across the Greater Dudley Deanery have been presented with certificates to mark the completion of their course to become Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs) as Worship Leaders....

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