THE new Bishop of Dudley will be officially welcomed to the town this weekend at a special service at Top Church.

Martin Gorick will be welcomed to the borough at a service on Saturday (February 22) at St Thomas and St Luke, also known as Top Church, at 4pm.

The following day Bishop Martin will attend a special Evensong service in Worcester Cathedral where he will be installed as a Canon of the Cathedral as part of his role as the Bishop of Dudley.

The two services will officially launch start of Bishop Martin’s ministry in the Diocese, where he will be work with Bishop John to service the churches and people of Dudley and Worcestershire.

Bishop Martin said: “I’m delighted to be joining Bishop John and the people of Dudley along with all across the Diocese of Worcester. As a Black Country bishop I look forward to the church playing its part in the regeneration of Britain’s heartland in the West Midlands, and to working in partnership with all people of good will.”

Both services are open to all.