Worcester & Black Country 2019-20

The Worcester and Black Country msm

…is being run by the Diocese of Worcester, in partnership with the Methodist Church and Fresh Expressions.


It will run from September 2019 through to June 2020 on six Wednesday evenings in a choice of locations – either Norton (near Worcester) or Cradley Heath in the Black Country – three Saturdays (location tbc) and a weekend away at the Pioneer Centre at Cleobury Mortimer – roughly one meeting per month.


Saturdays (9:30am – 3:30pm):

  • 21st Sept 2019,
  • 14th March 2020 and
  • 13th June 2020.

Wednesdays (7:30 – 9:30pm):

  • 16th Oct 2019,
  • 6th Nov 2019,
  • 15th Jan 2020,
  • 12th Feb 2020,
  • 22nd April 2020 and
  • 20th May 2020.

Weekend away:

  • 6pm Friday 22nd Nov – 4pm Sunday 24th Nov 2019


The full registration fee for msm is £240 per person, which includes course materials, refreshments, meals and accommodation. For the first 20 delegates to register from churches in the Diocese of Worcester, 1/3 of the cost can be covered from central funds.  Local churches are encouraged to cover a further 1/3.  Similar subsidies are available to delegates from Methodist churches.  Other delegates should discuss financial support with their own church.  Further financial support may be available if needed.


For more information:

  • Alicia Baker – 01384 591096
  • Tom Fish – 07806 661811
  • Glenn Reading – 01527 894436

To register fill out the form below or call:

  • Emma Woollaston – 01905 732812

msm gave me a chance to see what we’re doing in church from a completely different perspective.

Philippa Sargent, former Curate, Kempsey

I did msm last time and was keen to be involved this time around because it gave us the skills and impetus to start our Fresh Expression, and it encourages you to think about the nature of what Church is and who it’s for. I would highly commend it if you are passionate about proclaiming the Gospel and building the Kingdom of God through grace-changed lives.

Glenn Reading, Priest-in-charge, Astwood Bank

For me, msm was about being with like-minded people – discovering that I’m not alone in thinking that the church needs to be radically different.

Mark Badger, Vicar, Kempsey

Visiting speakers shared their experiences and gave life to what we had been discussing.

It was useful to get together with everyone and share ideas and thoughts. The weekend away was especially good for this.

Guest speakers’ testimonies were particularly interesting and inspiring.

Various attendees of the last course
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