Diocese of Worcester

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The Diocese of Worcester forms part of the Anglican Province of Canterbury.

The diocese was founded in around 679 by St Theodore of Canterbury, and its original boundaries were based upon the ancient Saxon sub-kingdom of the Hwicce.

The present Diocese covers an area of 671 square miles and has parishes in:

In 2005 the diocese had 190 parishes with 281 churches and 163 stipendiary clergy.

The diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries:

From its foundation the diocese included a southern and a western area of Warwickshire known as Felden. In 1837 the north and east of Warwickshire (Arden) which formed the archdeaconry of Coventry in the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry was transferred to the diocese of Worcester. In 1905 an area in northern Warwickshire was split off as the Diocese of Birmingham, and in 1918 an area approximating to the rest of Warwickshire was created the Diocese of Coventry.

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