THE Bishop of Dudley will be bidding farewell to worshippers at a special event at the Black Country Living Museum this month, before he leaves the region to take up his new post as the Bishop of Norwich.

Bishop Graham Usher will lead an outdoor service in a 'big top' at the Tipton Road museum on Sunday July 21 at 4pm to mark his departure from the Diocese of Worcester at the end of July to become the Bishop of Norwich.

Worship will be led by the band from Top Church in Dudley and after the service worshippers can enjoy a curry provided by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Bishop Graham's time as the Bishop of Dudley will also be celebrated with an evensong in Worcester Cathedral followed by a reception in the Chapter House on Saturday July 20 at 5.30pm.

Bishop Graham said: “I am so thankful for the generosity of the Cathedral, the Black Country Living Museum and the Muslim community in Dudley for enabling these two events to happen. I have had a fabulous five years as Bishop of Dudley and these events will be a fantastic way to say goodbye and thank you to everyone who has been a part of that. I’m especially looking forward to preaching in a circus tent at the museum – it’s going to be a fun filled and joyous occasion which I hope that all ages will feel able to come along to!”

Both events are open to all and anyone wishing to attend should email