Archdeacons' Visitations 2019

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Every year, within the 42 dioceses of the Church of England, the Archdeacons Visitations take place. In the Diocese of Lichfield these are held in deanery groupings within each of the four Archdeaconries Lichfield, Salop, Stoke-upon-Trent and Walsall following the annual election of Churchwardens in April.

Formally, the Visitations are a court which all Clergy and Churchwardens are cited to attend. They take the form of a service, the key part of which is the official admittance of Churchwardens as office holders of the Diocesan Bishop. During the service, the Archdeacon delivers a sermon called the Archdeacons Charge, the aim of which is to offer advice, encouragement and support to parishes in general and Churchwardens in particular.

In some years the Archdeacons will also send out Articles of Enquiry. These are designed to provide information for the Diocesan team in order that help and guidance can be provided to Churchwardens and parishes to better serve God and Gods people and Follow Christ in the Footsteps of St Chad.

The dates, times and locations of the Archdeacons' Visitations in 2019 are as follows:

Wem, Whitchurch and Hodnet Deaneries

Wednesday 8th May at St Mary's, Market Drayton, TF9 1AD

Wrockwardine and Shrewsbury Deaneries
Monday 13th May at St Giles, Shrewsbury, SY2 6JP

Oswestry and Ellesmere Deaneries
Wednesday 15th May at St Michale & All Angels, Welshampton, SY12 0QS

Edgmond, Shifnal and Telford Deaneries
Tuesday 21st May at St Leonard's, Malinslee, TF4 2DU

Act of Worship: 7.30 pm

Newcastle and Stoke-on-Trent Deaneries
Thursday 9th May at St Andrew, The Westlands, Newcastle-u-Lyme, ST5 3RE

Tutbury and Uttoxeter Deaneries
Monday 13th May at St Paul, Burton, DE14 2ED

Alstonfield, Cheadle and Leek Deaneries
Thursday 16th May at St Luke, Leek, ST13 6JS

Eccleshall, Stafford and Stone Deaneries
Tuesday 21st May at St Mary, Stafford, ST16 2AR

Lichfield Deanery
Wednesday 8th May at St Michael, Lichfield, WS13 6EB

Tamworth Deanery
Thursday 9th May at Holy Trinity, Wilnecote, B77 2PH

Rugeley Deanery
Wednesday 15th May at St Peter, Hednesford, WS12 1BD

Penkridge Deanery
Thursday 16th May at St Paul, Coven, WV9 5DE

Receipt of documents: from 6.45 pm
Act of Worship: 7.30 pm

Wednesbury Deanery
Tuesday 7th May at St Bartholomew, Wednesbury, WS10 9DG

Wulfrun Deanery
Thursday 9th May at St Mary, Bushbury, WV10 8JP

Walsall Deanery
Monday 13th May at All Saints, Bloxwich, WS3 2HR

Trysull Deanery
Wednesday 15th May at St Paul, Pendeford, WV9 5LS

Wolverhampton Deanery
Tuesday 21st May at Holy Trinity, Heath Town, WV10 0LY

West Bromwich Deanery  

Thursday 23rd May at St Francis of Assisi, Friar Park, WS10 0HJ                                                                                                                                                                  


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