Welcome to Worcestershire West Rural Team

Are you new to the area? If so, you are very welcome! Please do check out our New to Church page to get all the information about what goes on in our 10 parishes. All our Churches have various service times.
The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.
It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.
Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.
In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given. 
“We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”

Please do not hesitate to contact the Clergy in any case of pastoral or other need.  

Safeguarding: Useful Information

As a Benefice we are committed to the safety  and well-being of everyone who uses our churches. If you have any concerns about safety and safeguarding, or would like to talk to someone about an issue, here are some useful contact details:

Diocesan safeguarding Advisor, Hilary Higton, Tel: 07495 060869,  Email: hhigton@cofe-worcester.org.uk
Lead Clergy on safeguarding in the WWRT, Rev. Anne Potter, Tel: 01886 832355, Email: revannepotter@gmail.com  
Benefice Safeguarding Adviser, Alison Khan, Email: wwrtsafeguarding@gmail.com
Childline: 08001111

Age Concern UK: 0800678 1602

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