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The diocesan office is moving

Published: 10th February 2021

Diocesan Secretary, John Preston, explains why and when the diocesan office is moving in a short video.


New Area Deans appointed

Published: 27th January 2021

Six priests have been appointed as new Area Deans in the Diocese following the change in the number of our deaneries from thirteen to six.


Jacqueline Humphreys appointed as diocesan Chancellor

Published: 23rd December 2020

Jacqueline Humphreys, a Barrister in Bristol, has been appointed as our new Chancellor. The appointment was made by Bishop John following the approval of the Lord Chancellor.


Dean of Smaller Churches appointed

Published: 14th December 2020

The Revd Alison Maddocks has been appointed as our Dean of Smaller Churches, a new post funded by the national Church.


Simplification of deaneries

Published: 10th December 2020

The consultation into the simplification of deaneries has now closed and following feedback, the Pastoral Order has been revised. A new deanery structure will come into effect on 1 February 2020.


Growing as Kingdom People: Worshipping God Creatively

Published: 27th November 2020

Our first week of prayer during Advent focusses on worshipping God creatively.


The importance of flourishing in ministry

Published: 23rd November 2020

Archdeacon Robert is leading on ministerial wellbeing in our diocese. Here he explains why it is important to look after ourselves and others.


Diocesan Finances and clergy reductions: How are we doing?

Published: 9th November 2020

Diocesan Secretary, John Preston, looks at how our finances are doing and our progress towards the planned reduction in clergy posts.


Becky Elliott to become a Vicar in Malvern.

Published: 18th October 2020

Bishop John has appointed Becky Elliott as Vicar of Holy Trinity & St James in Malvern


Diocesan Chancellor to stand down

Published: 15th October 2020

The Diocesan Chancellor, Charles Mynors, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of 2020.


Ian Evans appointed to Christ Church, Matchborough

Published: 11th October 2020

Bishop John has announced the appointment of the Rev Ian Evans as part-time Team Vicar (SSM) in the Benefice of Ipsley, with particular responsibility for Christ Church Matchborough.


13 people ordained for parishes across the Diocese

Published: 28th September 2020

Nine Candidates were ordained Deacon in three services in the Cathedral on Sunday, while a further four candidates were ordained Priest in their parish churches on Sunday.


Five new Lay Ministers Licensed

Published: 19th September 2020

Five people from parishes across the Diocese have been admitted to the office of Readerin Worcester Cathedral. Bishop John conducted the service, licensing the individuals to minister in the parishes they have been called to serve.


New Deputy Diocesan Secretary appointed

Published: 3rd September 2020

Rob Quarton has been appointed as the Deputy Diocesan Secretary for the Diocese, a new part-time post which has been funded by the national Church.


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.


Entering church buildings safely

Published: 11th May 2020

Church Buildings Officer, Mark Carter offers some advice about safely going back inside church buildings.


Ordinations 2020

Published: 5th May 2020

This year's ordinations have been moved to September.


Heaven in ordinary ... something understood

Published: 30th April 2020

An article for June editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Worcester.


Ministry Fund launched

Published: 22nd April 2020

Our clergy are amazing, but COVID-19 means we need help to continue to meet the costs of their stipends.


Bishop of Dudley's Easter message (2020)

Published: 12th April 2020

An Easter message from Bishop Martin.


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