THE Bishop of Dudley, the Rt Reverend Graham Usher, will be visiting Pershore over the weekend of August 16 and 17 to meet with local residents and hear from them how the ministry and outreach of Pershore Abbey might be developed in the coming years.

He will also be interested to learn what qualities people may be looking for in their next vicar after the departure of Reverend Kenneth Crawford.

An open meeting will be held on Saturday, August 16, at the Town Hall in Pershore High Street at 10.30am.

A similar meeting for the worshipping community will be held the following day

All are most welcome to both.