PEOPLE from Evesham, Droitwich, Malvern, Worcester and elsewhere have received special certificates from the Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, marking the completion of a course designed to help them relate their Christian faith to their own life and locality.

The groups took the Bishop’s Certificate course over 12 months with the support of local tutors. It covered subjects such as Christian faith and the Creeds, the Old and New Testaments, Pentecost and the Holy Spirit, discipleship and living as Christians with people of other faiths.

Richard Weatherill from Great Malvern Priory said: “It was very good, we had a lovely, cohesive group with a good variety of tutors. I studied the bible for my degree around 40 years ago so it was great to get a different perspective. I’ve definitely got a better understanding of the key elements of the faith now.”