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Christian Aid Week 2024

Published: 9th April 2024

This year, Christian Aid Week runs from 12 - 18 May - seven days, so many ways to make a difference.

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Thy Kingdom Come in 2024

Published: 8th April 2024

Starting on Ascension Day (9 May) and running until Pentecost on 19 May is Thy Kingdom Come.

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Growing churches through our renewal programme

Published: 8th April 2024

In this article for May editions of parish magazines, Bishop Martin explains where we are with the strand of our diocesan strategy to have at least one church in each major population area with a congregation of at least 150 people.

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Vocation Sunday - 21 April

Published: 7th March 2024

Vocations Sunday takes place on 21 April in 2024.

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Can you help us improve safeguarding in the Diocese?

Published: 7th March 2024

Our work in safeguarding is being audited and the auditors would like to hear from you! In this article, Bishop Martin encourages people to give their opinions.

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Surprises in Lent

Published: 9th February 2024

An article for March editions of parish magazines from Stephen Edwards, Interim Dean of Worcester.

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Communicating with God

Published: 4th January 2024

An article for February editions of parish magazines, from the Archdeacon of Worcester, Mark Badger.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Published: 4th December 2023

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from 18 - 25 January in 2024 and is an international Christian ecumenical observance.

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Another new year – how did it come around so quickly?

Published: 4th December 2023

An article for January editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke. 

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Finding hope this Christmas-time

Published: 6th November 2023

An article for December editions of parish magazines written by Bishop Martin.

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The month of remembering

Published: 6th October 2023

An article for November editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Worcester.

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New Lay Ministers to be licensed

Published: 7th September 2023

On Saturday 9 September, Bishop Martin will license new Licensed Lay Ministers (also known as Readers) for parishes in Worcestershire and Dudley.

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Prisons' Week 2023

Published: 29th August 2023

Prisons Sunday is on 8 October this year and marks the beginning of Prisons Week, which continues until the following Saturday. The diocesan Criminal Justice Affairs Group (CJAG) aims to offer a Christian perspective and advise on criminal justice matters.

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Running the race set before us

Published: 29th August 2023

An article for the October editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Dudley, Nikki Groarke.

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Praying for Growth around the deaneries

Published: 4th August 2023

An article for September's editions of parish magazines from the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick

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Taking time to do less

Published: 4th July 2023

An article for August editions of parish magazines from the Archdeacon of Worcester, Robert Jones.

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The importance of a long-term view

Published: 9th June 2023

An article from the Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson for July editions of parish magazines.


A reflection on the Coronation

Published: 15th May 2023

Bishop John reflects on his experience of the Coronation of King Charles III.


Ordinations 2023

Published: 9th May 2023

This year’s ordinations will take place over the weekend of 1 and 2 July. Do pray for and support all those who will be ordained either Deacon or Priest over the weekend.


Praying for Growth

Published: 9th May 2023

Bishop John writes about a dedicated period of prayer starting in July.

Latest News

New ALM Worship Leaders across Dudley

12th April 2024

11 people from parishes across the Greater Dudley Deanery have been presented with certificates to mark the completion of their course to become Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs) as Worship Leaders....

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