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Bishop's Lent Appeal to support vulnerable families
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105 people at Guernsey’s first Dementia-Friendly Carol Service
In summer 2018, I led a Dementia-Friendly Churches Training Day in Guernsey. It’s wonderful to hear from St Saviour’s Church there about the next steps they’ve taken
Open 105 people at Guernsey’s first Dementia-Friendly Carol Service

Offering a warm welcome
Funding from county councillors means even more people can benefit from Places of Welcome.
Open Offering a warm welcome

Rugeley counselling service celebrates 2nd anniversary
A free community counselling service based at a Rugeley church has worked with over 100 people.
Open Rugeley counselling service celebrates 2nd anniversary

Diocese strengthens links with Church of Ireland
Closer relations with the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will develop following Brexit.
Open Diocese strengthens links with Church of Ireland

Assurances over ongoing relationship despite Brexit
Our sister diocese in Northern Germany send their prayers and thoughts on the eve of Brexit.
Open Assurances over ongoing relationship despite Brexit

Past cases review makes progress
The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, outlines progress to date in Lichfield Diocese.
Open Past cases review makes progress

House of Bishops' statement on Civil Partnerships
Our bishops respond to the House of Bishops' statement on Civil partnerships.
Open House of Bishops' statement on Civil Partnerships

Welcome Bishop Jan
The Bishop of Repton is moving on from the Diocese of Derby to become Residentiary Canon (House for Duty) at Lichfield Cathedral and Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield.
Open Welcome Bishop Jan

Prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day
The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), chaired by the Bishop of Lichfield, is asking churches around the UK to join in prayer ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Open Prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day

Making whole-ness and the wilderness
During the vacancy for bishop of Stafford, archdeacons write some of the monthly bishops' pastoral letters
Open Making whole-ness and the wilderness

Walk with Bishop Michael
People are being invited to join the Bishop of Lichfield on a walk which will call at ten churches in rural mid-Staffordshire on 8 and 9 February.
Open Walk with Bishop Michael

Good news for the whole world
The Revd Steve Hollinghurst has been appointed to the new diocesan role of Evangelism Enabler with an Environmental Focus.
Open Good news for the whole world

Tackling modern slavery in the Black Country
A new post will ensure a more coordinated approach to tackling modern slavery across the Black Country.
Open Tackling modern slavery in the Black Country

January 2020
The gazette of clergy and lay appointments, retirements and resignations

Star Qualities
Bishop Sarah’s Pastoral Letter for January 2020
Open Star Qualities

Bus shelter epiphany
A village church near Staffordshire has been turning heads with its bus shelter epiphany display.
Open Bus shelter epiphany

Selfies and the divine image
Thousands of selfies inspire the Bishop of Lichfield's Christmas message.
Open Selfies and the divine image

Anticipating Advent across Europe
Christians from Midlands and German churches commit to peace and justice.
Open Anticipating Advent across Europe

Support new MPs in prayer
The Bishops of Lichfield Diocese urge Christians to assure their new MP of their prayers.
Open Support new MPs in prayer

Places of Welcome - on the up in Bloxwich
Safe places for everyone to connect and belong
Open Places of Welcome - on the up in Bloxwich

A vapour trail through Advent
Stillness and the Patron Saint of Preparation?
Open A vapour trail through Advent

Bishop Geoff and Ann say goodbye
The Bishop of Stafford bids farewell by putting the spotlight on local good news.
Open Bishop Geoff and Ann say goodbye

Calls for repentance over antisemitism
New teaching document shines an unflinching light on the Christian-Jewish relationship.
Open Calls for repentance over antisemitism

November 2019
Appointments and Departures

Churchyards take centre stage
Life-giving churchyards across the diocese celebrated at annual awards.
Open Churchyards take centre stage

New Wolverhampton team embark
Two archdeacons are commissioned for new roles in the south of the diocese.
Open New Wolverhampton team embark

Climate change at Selwyn Lecture
The Bishop of Sheffield explores the challenge of climate breakdown in the light of Genesis.
Open Climate change at Selwyn Lecture

Cupcakes, butterflies, favourite books and china mugs
More talk, more tables please!
Open Cupcakes, butterflies, favourite books and china mugs

A builder’s vision
Bishop Geoffs final Pastoral Letter - November 2019
Open A builder’s vision

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