The PCC of the Parish of Ribbesford with Bewdley and Dowles is inviting tenders for the supply of architectural design services.
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Parishes will now be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to make repairs to their church buildings thanks to a new funding stream from the national church.
At Great Malvern Priory, the nave floor is currently being levelled so that people will no longer trip up and fall off the pew plinths that were left there when the Victorians restored the church. As part of the work, the Priory had a visit from Victoria Bryant, the diocesan Archaeological Advisor.
Kingswinford with Wall Heath and St John in Halesowen are the first churches to have national funding released.
St John’s Church in Bromsgrove has been awarded a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to repair the top of the spire and further engage visitors in the building’s heritage.
A change to the law which came into effect on 26 December should make it easier for PCCs to apply to parish councils for funding for items such as churchyard maintenance and clock maintenance.
St Peter’s Church in Rous Lench, just outside Evesham, has been given permission to install solar panels on the roof of their Grade 1 listed church. The panels will be part of a major project to reimagine the church as a multi-purpose community space, with the parish ensuring the project is as environmentally friendly as possible.
Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at the King's School in Worcester, has been appointed as the new voluntary Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).
The fourth ‘Fit for Function’ Church Buildings Conference took place earlier this month with over 40 people attending from parishes across the Midlands (and even as far away from The Wirral)!
St Giles Church in Bredon has won the Worcestershire CPRE best kept churchyard competition in the category for churchyards over one acre.
Churches across Worcestershire and Dudley are opening their doors for this year’s Heritage Open Days with a range of activities for all ages and a chance to discover the story behind our historic churches and the communities they serve.
If your church is planning to get involved in the Heritage Open Days this year, don’t forget to register on the website and join the 14 churches in the Diocese already signed up and planning a great range of activities. But be quick as it is the last chance to register this weekend!
The Home Office has announced a new round of protective security grants for places of worship. Churches are eligible to apply from now until 15 August when applications close
On Sunday afternoon, 2 July members of the congregation and friends gathered for the official opening of a new ramp at St Edmund’s Church in Dudley.
All set for the ‘walls to talk’ and ‘secrets to be revealed’ at St Mary and All Saints church, Hampton Lovett, near Droitwich thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
A public meeting to discuss the future of St James’ Church in Dudley will be held at the church on Wednesday 17 May at 7pm.
St Helen's Church in Worcester is part of All Saints' parish, one of our two resourcing churches. This week, a major refurbishment project has begun in order to restore the church back to its original layout and to provide an accessible, multifunctional and comfortable space in the very centre of city.
Congratulations to St George’s Church in Kidderminster who have been selected to be a finalist in the National Churches’ Trust’s Church Maintenance Awards.
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.Â They established the Old Hill Caterpillars with people representing each church, but also people from the villages who were not church members.
The small community at Kyre Church has raised around Â£15,000Â to make repairs to one of the church's windows, successfully applying to a number of trusts.