"It is only through your generosity that we are able to go out and proclaim Godâ€™s gift to us all. To proclaim that God came to earth becoming a child in a manger - the greatest gift of all." This week's video reflection is by Chris Boden, Diocesan Stewardship & Resources Officer.
St Maryâ€™s Church Hanley Castle have a huge exhibition of Nativity sets from around the world on display in the church. The Churchwarden, Helen said, "The exhibition started about 10 years ago now. I was on holiday in Hanover and visited a church where there was a nativity exhibition going on and my friend encouraged me to start one here and the collection has just increased over time. There are at least 300 displays from about 70 different countries. "The story they're telling shows people that this story is universal. Some people come back every year because they say it's a great way to start Advent. So we look forward to seeing people visiting!"
Held in Alfrick village hall, the churches of Alfrick, Leigh, Suckley and Crown East have started a new Mainly Music session for parents and young children.
"Advent reminds us of the transience of the world, and our vulnerability to accident and disaster." In this week's video, the Dean of Worcester reflects on the damage caused by Storm Arwen.
This week's video reflection comes from the Archdeacon of Dudley. She reflects upon her time at General Synod last week and how the national church goals fit in with our own diocesan goals to be a healthy and sustainable church.
Earlier today we caught up with Bishop of Dudley on day 9 of his 12 day Pilgrimage of Prayer and Hope around the diocese. Today he was visiting churches in Pershore and Evesham Deanery. He also joined the children and staff of Cropthorne & Charlton First School at their Remembrance Day Service.