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28 people received a certificate from Bishop John last Sunday to mark the completion of their courses to become Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs). The special service at Worcester Cathedral was a celebration of this form of lay ministry.
On Saturday 9 September, Bishop Martin will license new Licensed Lay Ministers (also known as Readers) for parishes in Worcestershire and Dudley.
Around 30 Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers) gathered at Holland House over the weekend for fellowship, prayer, and to study the bible together.
15 people from parishes across the Diocese have started a new training course with the hope that many of them will be able to be ordained over the next couple of years.
Fourteen candidates will be ordained over the first weekend in July to serve in parishes across the Diocese.
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 John has announced the appointment of Gail Rogers as Priest in Charge of Alvechurch and Vicar of Beoley in the Holy Trinity Redditch Team.
Calum Burke, Curate at Top Church in Dudley has recently taken part in a 'Stammer Stories' podcast series, sharing his experiences of stammering & ordained ministry. In this blog he talks about his stammer & the impact on his faith journey.
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.
19 people have received a certificate from Bishop John to mark the completion of their courses to become ALMs. The special service at the Cathedral was a celebration of this form of lay ministry.
The five people who will be licensed as Lay Ministers (Readers) in the Cathedral on 18 September, are taking part in a two-day pilgrimage from Birmingham to Worcester.
St Cassianâ€™s Church in Chaddesley Corbett will be filled with butterflies on 29 July as the parish comes together as a first step in properly reconnecting after the pandemic.
Before training for ordination, Richard Sandland worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and watching a play completely changed the course of his life.
14 candidates will beÂ ordained as deacons and priests over the weekend to serve in parishes across the Diocese. Watch the live stream of the services.
Bishop Martin will license Rich Hackett as Priest in Charge of Darby End and Netherton on 7 July at 6.30pm
Dr David Mair has been appointed as Bishop Johnâ€™s new Adviser in Pastoral Care and Counselling. He will start in the role from 1 August, taking over from Sarah Cooke.
The St Wulfstan Cross, awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Church, has been given to Angela Kovacevic from the Parish of Stoke Prior, Wychbold & Upton Warren.
This year's ordinations are being planned in the Cathedral over the weekend of 3 and 4 July. Please pray for all our candidates.