Worcester is twinned with the communities of Kleve in Germany, Le Vesinet in France and Worcester, Massachusetts in the USA.

In 2006 Worcester entered into a friendship agreement with Vernon, in France where the Worcestershire regiment established a bridgehead in August 1944, which led to the liberation of Northern France and the Low Countries. 

In July 2010 Worcester City Council approved a new twinning arrangement with Ukmerge, Lithuania. 

 

So pleased that the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre took place this year!

Our friends from Kleve, Le Vésinet and Ukmergė were unfortunately unable to take part in this annual event, which has always been one of the highlights in our social calendar. We therefore decided to have just one combined stall to represent our three twin towns from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 December. Many members very kindly volunteered to work on the stall, which proved to be a great success. Four of us were also invited to attend the opening ceremony in the cathedral before joining the procession to the Cornmarket. Our Chair, Liz Smith, made a speech which included the greetings and good wishes sent from our absent twin towns. According to the feedback received, everyone enjoyed themselves and we are hoping to welcome our twin towns back to Worcester in 2022.