News

Old Hills Caterpillars

Published: 28th January 2022

Following the first round of Open Conversations, the Old Hills benefice were inspired to look at how they might bring more people into their churches. They established the Old Hill Caterpillars with people representing each church, but also people from the villages who were not church members.


Fundraising success for Kyre Church

Published: 26th January 2022

The small community at Kyre Church has raised around £15,000 to make repairs to one of the church's windows, successfully applying to a number of trusts.


Historical finds at St Edmund's, Dudley

Published: 20th January 2022

St Edmund's Church in Dudley has recently removed three rows of pews from the back to create more space. Removing the floor was an opportunity to see what history could be found underneath!


Extension of the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Published: 19th January 2022

The Government has confirmed that the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme is extended until 31 March 2025. Find out more about it.


Suckley Church receives funding from the National Churches Trust

Published: 16th September 2021

St John the Baptist in Suckley has received a £10,000 grant from the National Churches Trust.


Repaired clock finds new home at St Peter, Cradley

Published: 17th May 2021

A clock rescued from St Luke's Church in Cradley Heath before it was demolished has been installed at St Peter's Church in Cradley.


The Government’s Culture Recovery Fund throws a lifeline Great Witley Church

Published: 9th October 2020

Great Witley Church has been awarded £37,500 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Energy Footprint Tool

Published: 16th September 2020

The easy-to-use Energy Footprint Tool will tell your church what your "carbon footprint" is, based on the energy you use to heat and light your buildings.


Opening for public worship

Published: 9th July 2020

Churches were able to open for public worship last weekend. Here's the experience of Little Malvern Priory, Kidderminster Ismere & the Gornal & Sedgely Teams.


Lottery support for Stoke Prior

Published: 1st July 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced its support for the repairs and improved accessibility at St Michael & All Angels Church, an historic Grade I listed 12th Century Church in Stoke Prior Bromsgrove.


Entering church buildings safely

Published: 11th May 2020

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


Updated guidance on clergy and lay leaders entering churches

Published: 6th May 2020

Bishop John has written to clergy following a change in guidance from the House of Bishops.


Caring for your closed building during 'Lockdown'

Published: 27th March 2020

Church Buildings Officer, Mark Carter offers some advice on caring for your closed building.


New Faculty Jurisdiction Rules

Published: 26th March 2020

Are you thinking of making changes to your church? The rules are changing.


Cradley clock heads north for restoration

Published: 27th October 2019

Last week, the clock dial saved from St Lukes in Cradley Heath headed north to theworkshops of the Cumbria Clock Company in Dacre near Penrith, Cumbria. Beforeleaving Cradley representatives from both St Peters Cradley and St LukesCradley Heath


St Faith, Overbury receives grant

Published: 8th April 2019

A 10,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant will help fund the installation of a toilet and refreshment area at the Grade I listed St Faith's church, Overbury, helping the building to better serve its local community.


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