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Bishop Michael's Easter Message 2020
Published: 7th April 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield reflects on the new challenges and opportunities of Easter this year.
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When two or three can’t gather in His name
Published: 3rd April 2020
This time of lockdown has the feeling of a Narnian season: it is always spring, but never Easter.
Open When two or three can’t gather in His name

Virtual Prayer Wall and 'Light a candle' at Lichfield Cathedral
Published: 30th March 2020
Offering creative new ways for people to express their faith.
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Bishop urges churches to rise to Coronavirus challenge
Published: 16th March 2020
Churches have a key role to play in communities across the region, says the Bishop of Lichfield.
Open Bishop urges churches to rise to Coronavirus challenge

New post to help churches fight modern slavery
Published: 12th March 2020
Debbie Huxton will work with churches across the diocese in an exciting new partnership.
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Tributes to Bishop David
Published: 11th March 2020
The former Bishop of Gloucester David Bentley has died, after many years of service in Lichfield.
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Cathedral appoints new Canon Chancellor
Published: 9th March 2020
The Revd Dr Gregory Platten is Lichfield Cathedral's new Canon Chancellor.
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They Stayed Together
Published: 9th March 2020
A remarkable display of ecumenical unity gives a germ of hope grounded in reality
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Appointments and Departures 6th March 2020
Published: 6th March 2020
Appointments and Departures

Many waters cannot quench love
Published: 3rd March 2020
The Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Revd Sarah Bullock, reflects on the recent floods in Shropshire.
Open Many waters cannot quench love

Unsung heroes celebrated at cathedral
Published: 3rd March 2020
Volunteers from local churches receive St Chad's Medals from the Bishop of Lichfield.
Open Unsung heroes celebrated at cathedral

Royal honour for Shropshire priest
Published: 2nd March 2020
A vicar from Shropshire has been appointed as Chaplain to the Queen.
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Do the little things
Published: 2nd March 2020
March begins with two significant Saints' Days, people renowned for humility and kindness
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Tributes paid to Sue
Published: 24th February 2020
Sue Egerton, diocesan Mothers' Union President, has died after battling a long illness. Her funeral is on 3 March.
Open Tributes paid to Sue

Appointments and Departures 19th February 2020
Published: 19th February 2020
Appointments and Departures

Bishop's Lent Appeal to support vulnerable families
Published: 17th February 2020
Acorns Children's Hospice in Walsall and South African clergy familes will benefit from this year's appeal.
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105 people at Guernsey’s first Dementia-Friendly Carol Service
Published: 12th February 2020
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
Published: 11th February 2020
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
Published: 4th February 2020
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
Published: 4th February 2020
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
Published: 31st January 2020
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
Published: 28th January 2020
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
Published: 27th January 2020
Our bishops respond to the House of Bishops' statement on Civil partnerships.
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Welcome Bishop Jan
Published: 31st January 2020
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
Published: 27th January 2020
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
Published: 1st February 2020
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
Published: 24th January 2020
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
Published: 24th January 2020
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
Published: 24th January 2020
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
Published: 24th January 2020
The gazette of clergy and lay appointments, retirements and resignations

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