Community news and Strengthening stories

From this page, we want to share YOUR stories of how your community groups are growing and helping to shape the lives of all within it.

This can only be kept up to date with with your help! Please let us know of all events, training, volunteering or career opportunities (and everything else you want to share) and we can add it here to share with communities across the diocese. Simply email us at and we'll get back to you to find out more! 

We aim to support and signpost community groups, individuals, churches and other faith groups with all the good work you are involved in. You are at the heart of your community and have the voice to tell others all about it; we can offer you that space and support to do this.

Walking Boots, Barges and a breath of fresh air.

When was the last time you went for a walk?


Month of the Community

June is Month of the Community - a time when we come together to celebrate everything that makes our communities great. It’s an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer, give back, and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in.


Connection through Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is a phrase that is being heard more and more – but what is Social Prescribing and why is it important?


2nd Anniversary Celebrations

The fantastic Community Cuppa, held at St Andrew's Church Hall, Church Aston have recently celebrated 2 years of being a Place of Welcome.

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Hopes from the heart

Hopes from the heart of SC's Engagement and Comms Coordinator


Muddy Boots!

There is lots more than weeding that takes place at the therapeutic gardening community that is the Muddy Boots Gardening Project! Read this incredible story, shared to us by Volunteer and fellow gardener, Christine, about getting so much more than a warm cup of tea and green fingers form this amazing community initiative.


8 Steps to Wellbeing

“Having a good balance of hope and achievable aspiration can help improve mental wellbeing” – Nazmin Khanom, Public Health Development Officer - Mental Wellbeing

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Press release

Two firsts as Stoke City FC and Lichfield Garrick Theatre join the national Places of Welcome networ


One sugar and a yoga session please

When is a Wednesday not just a Wednesday? When that Wednesday morning is spent at the Community Cuppa, Place of Welcome, at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston, that’s when!

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