Posts by Derek Barnes

Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip

Following the sad announcement of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip, the Bishop and the Dean of Worcester have offered tributes which you can find of the Diocese of Worcester website by clicking here. The Church of England has an online condolence book for people to leave a message in memory of HRH…

Easter Message from our Bishops

“Resurrection is not just about the future, though: it’s about the here and now. It can bring meaning and purpose and hope. May it do that for you this Easter, as it has for millions over hundreds of years.” Read Easter messages from our Bishops and look out for Bishop John’s video message on Easter…

Holy Week Daily Reflections

From Monday the 29th of March to Saturday the 3rd of April, a short daily reflection will be available considering what Holy Week teaches us about our own personal calling as Christians. You can watch Peter’s introductory video on YouTube by clicking here. Each day from 07:00, the Daily Reflection will be available on a playlist…

Bishop John’s Lent Appeal

Bishop John’s Lent Appeal this year will be for the Diocese of Peru where the Coronavirus pandemic has hit the people extremely hard. You can read about it and watch the accompanying video on the Diocese of Worcester website by clicking here.

New St Andrew’s Doors

Today we finished the commissioning of the new automatic sliding front doors at St Andrew’s Church Centre. We hope you like them and find them much better than the former swing doors. All St Andrew’s Church members who are key holders have been sent detailed information on how to open them (first in / opening…

Faith at Home

The Church of England has launched a new programme to make prayer a household habit once again.  #FaithAtHome will feature weekly video content to help families to talk about faith and pray together. The videos will be led by children, young people, staff and school leaders from across the country. Over the next three months, #FaithAtHome will…

Beacon of Light

In these difficult times, the illuminated cross on St Andrew’s Church offers us all a beacon of light and hope. Fortunately we were able to safely install the cross (in place of the star) on the afternoon of the 23rd March 2020, just before the Prime Minister introduced additional restrictions on movement. Since then the…