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Introducing Helen Laird C&YP Worker for three Worcester churches

Published: 20th February 2024

In Autumn 2023 three churches in Worcester joined together to recruit a full-time Children and Young People Worker following a successful application to the Healthier Churches Fund. Helen Laird was appointed.


Redditch Mission Area helped provide Christmas presents to over 600 children

Published: 13th February 2024

The 12 Anglican churches which make up the new Redditch Mission Area came together for the Make Christmas Special Toy Appeal 2023 providing Christmas gifts to 605 children.

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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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Christmas initiatives in Kidderminster

Published: 20th December 2023

A group chaired by Heather Prangley in the Kidderminster West Team Ministry has developed two new initiatives for residents across Kidderminster. The aims were to get people talking, hopefully make people smile and engage within their local community.

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Schools join the Five Alive Carol service

Published: 19th December 2023

Children from Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School and Fladbury C of E First School sang with the Five Alive Parish Choir at the Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday at Fladbury.

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Stanford on Teme Christmas Tree festival

Published: 27th November 2023

Once again, on the first weekend in December, St Mary’s Church at Stanford will be filled with a wonderful array of 25 Christmas trees as they hold their annual festival. 

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An eco friendly Advent wreath

Published: 22nd November 2023

Kate Hurst from the Sustainable Church Flowers group shows us how to make an eco-friendly Advent wreath.

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Madresfield Walk of Wonder

Published: 22nd November 2023

The whole village gets involved in the Madresfield Walk of Wonder, a free event being held over the weekend of 9 & 10 December.

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Giving at Christmas

Published: 9th November 2023

As we head into Advent and the Christmas season, there will be a host of services and fundraising events taking place in our churches. Make the most of them with some strategies and ideas from our stewardship team.

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Creating digital content for Christmas using free resources

Published: 9th November 2023

Mel Beynon, Curate in the Halas Team, spent an afternoon exploring the free resources available from the Church of England and found them to be really helpful.

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Praying for Growth using the Advent wreath

Published: 26th October 2023

We have put together a series of prayers for churches to use each week when lighting your Advent candles. The prayers use traditional themes but also enable us to continue to pray for our diocese throughout Advent.

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Knitted nativities for care homes

Published: 5th January 2023

Groups of people in Malvern have knitted three Nativity sets to give to Care Homes this Christmas. They are about five or six inches high and were packed into shoe boxes for storage so they can be used from year to year.

Christmas messages from our bishops

Published: 20th December 2022

Read Christmas messages from Bishop John and Bishop Martin.

Hanging out with baby Jesus!

Published: 18th December 2022

For the last few years, St Nicholas Church in Warndon has gone out under the cover of darkness at the beginning of December to leave small, knitted gifts around the local community for people to pick up the following morning.

The Great Invitation

Published: 27th October 2022

Could you be part of our Christmas video? 

Inkberrow invites the community on a 'stable trail'

Published: 16th January 2022

At St Peter's Inkberrow, this Christmas for the second year, they organised a 'stable trail' as a different way to tell the Christmas story to their local community.

An alternative Nine Lessons and Carols

Published: 11th January 2022

When the service of Nine Lessons and Carols in Hanbury Church had to be cancelled due to Covid, the team found an alternative way of holding the event, reaching many more people as a result.

"The light shines in the darkness, & the darkness has not overcome it"  

Published: 22nd December 2021

Bishop Michael Langrish reflects on the vulnerable Christian communities that remain in the Holy Land and the work of Friends of the Holy Land.

Christmas messages from our Bishops

Published: 20th December 2021

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

Knitted stars in Warndon, Worcester

Published: 8th December 2021

St Nicholas’ Church in Warndon, Worcester has covered its local area with knitted stars this Advent, encouraging the community to take one home for their Christmas trees!

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West Worcester Beacon Benefice’s Three New Worshipping Communities

18th June 2024

One of our four new priorities is to create 100 New Worshipping Communities by 2030. West Worcester Beacon have three New Worshipping Communities: Breakfast Church, Wild church and All Together....

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