Martin GorickThe Venerable Martin Gorick is to be the next Bishop of Dudley, working with Bishop John Inge in the Anglican Diocese of Worcester. Martin is currently Archdeacon of Oxford and Residentiary Canon at Oxford’s Christ Church College and Cathedral. He will be consecrated bishop on Tuesday 28 January and welcomed to Dudley at a meeting at Top Church on Saturday 22 February 2020. More information HERE.



Phoebe Parkin (Methodist Youth President)


The next Youth President of the Methodist Connexion will be Phoebe Parkin, aged 17, from the Telford Circuit in the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury Methodist District. Phoebe will take up her role September 2020. During her term of office, she will highlight environmental issues under the theme ‘God’s World – Our Home.’ More details via THIS LINK.





James Lynch SCLJames Lynch has been appointed Strategic Coordinator of Sandwell Churches’ Link, replacing its previous leader Laura Nott. James, who has worked for the past 12 years with churches and communities in Birmingham, is passionate to see communities working together to thrive and grow. More information HERE.



Jon Grant and Aston Villa (December 2019)

Jon Grant has been appointed Interim Chaplain of Aston Villa Football Club. Jon has been a Villa fan for 40 years and a season ticket holder for the last nine years. He is an Associate Pastor at Bethel Church, Oldbury, as well as the CEO of ‘Krunch,’ a charity providing positive activities and mentoring support for vulnerable children and young people in Sandwell, Dudley and Birmingham.