On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February St James church in Norton Worcester hosted an exhibition of local school children’s artwork.
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We had a fantastic day on Saturday as Archbishop Justin visited the Diocese for a day of focussed prayer for our parishes, schools and communities as well as the many issues facing our world at the moment.
Last weekend saw the first meeting of a new learning community for leaders of new worshipping communities and their teams in parishes across the Diocese.
Keri Robinson is the Children and Families worker at both St James’ Church in Wollaston and St Michael’s Church in Norton, on the edge of Stourbridge.
Christ Church Quarry Bank have this week launched a much-needed Toddler group at the church, made possible thanks to a grant from the Kingdom People Fund.
Bishop Martin joined the congregation of St John’s Church in Kates Hill, Dudley last Sunday to bless their new community space.
Three Priests in the Teme Valley who have recently joined together to work across a new wider mission area share the many advantages to grouping together in this new way
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will visit our Diocese on Saturday 3 February to bring us together in prayer.
Church @ 4 is a cafe style New Worshipping Community run by St Leonard’s Church in Beoley to the north-east of Redditch. It has been running since May and takes place monthly, at the YMCA Willow Trees Community Centre in Church Hill, Redditch.
We have produced a series of videos for each week in Advent and Christmas Day featuring the lighting of candles on an Advent wreath while praying for growth in our diocese.
In January a New Worshipping Community Learning Pathway pilot will be starting. It’s not too late to sign-up if you are interested in joining a supportive community with other church teams developing New Worshipping Communities.
‘Create’ is an arts ministry facilitated by experienced artist, teacher and now LLM Kay Mason. ‘Create’ NWC meets at St Mary's Church in Kempsey, Worcester.
At a recent training day we caught up with some of our Mission Accompaniers to find out how they're getting on.
Elmley Castle, Bricklehampton and The Combertons PCC has successfully applied to the Kingdom People Fund for a grant to purchase a contactless giving machine.
Kingdom Arts, sometimes called 'Messy Church for adults' is a new worshipping community that has been running eight years at St Georges’ Church in Worcester.
Bishop Martin joined with the Halas Team at St John's Church in Halesowen on Sunday to bless and pray for the Revd Hazel Charlton, as she took up a new role as the Vicar for St John’s along with the exciting position of Renewal Project Lead.
Sian Morgan has become the latest person to join our network of Children and Youth Workers, as we seek to double the number of children and young people worshipping in our churches by 2030.
The Church of Ascension in Wall Heath in Greater Dudley deanery ran a new holiday club for primary school aged children this summer.
Rector of the Brierley Hill Team and Area Dean of Greater Dudley, David Hoskin, has adapted the liturgy used at the launch of ‘Praying for Growth’, turning it into a short service of the word which he has used at Christ Church, Quarry Bank.
On Wednesday afternoon we gathered at Worcester Cathedral to launch a dedicated period of prayer that churches in our diocese will grow both spiritually and numerically over the coming years.