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Chad pilgrims travel from Stoke to Lichfield
Published: 10th September 2021
The Community of St Chad Pilgrimage took in the new statue of St Chad and marked farewells and new beginnings.
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19 new lay ministers commissioned
Published: 6th September 2021
New Readers from across the diocese were licensed at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday.
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Bishop of Ebbsfleet statement
Published: 4th September 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet's decision to seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
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Fragile – handle with care
Published: 31st August 2021
September's Chad Blog comes from the Bishop of Stafford
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Working with the biggest corporation in the world – the church
Published: 27th August 2021
As August draws to a close and most return home from summer holidays, Revd Philip Swan brings out some souvenirs
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Worship - at your local school
Published: 13th September 2021
September is always the start of a new school year, and this one perhaps with more hopes than the last. Alex Wolvers, the diocese’s Mission in Schools Enabler certainly has...
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New Prison Team launched
Published: 30th July 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield is part of a new team to strengthen work in prisons.
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Love actually
Published: 1st August 2021
Bishop Sarah's thoughts for August's Chad Blog
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Give Thanks appeal passes £5,000 target
Published: 28th July 2021
People donate to Christian Aid to pass on the blessing of their vaccination.
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Places of Welcome back for cuppas and company
Published: 15th July 2021
Volunteers across the Midlands are re-mobilising in churches and other community hubs to offer connection for the isolated.
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Who do you say I am?
Published: 11th July 2021
July sees a new intake of curates begin their ministry, and a time for all to check up on how we serve our communities, churches and God:
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Do the little things
Published: 5th July 2021
St David, the patron saint of Wales, recognised that small steps can make a massive difference.
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Time-ly vocation?
Published: 5th July 2021
Spoiler Alert! If you are intending to watch the recent BBC prison drama ‘Time’ on catch up then read no further, at least until you have watched it…
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Pilgrimage to span Two Kingdoms
Published: 30th June 2021
A 475-pilgrimage to Lichfield in St Chad's footsteps begins in Lindisfarne this weekend.
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Megan to be new Archdeacon of Stoke
Published: 27th June 2021
The Revd Dr Megan Smith has been named as the next Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.
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Re-engaging with children, families and young people post Covid.
Published: 24th June 2021
Many churches responded swiftly when covid restrictions were introduced in March 2020, with children’s, family and youth ministry being at the heart of the response. Research from Allchurches Trust gives an interesting insight into how hundreds of churches fared with engaging with children and young people during lockdown.
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Tribute paid to Les
Published: 24th June 2021
Popular parish priest Les Rees has died at the age of 71.
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Shaping for Mission and dementia
Published: 24th June 2021
How does our Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches network fit in with our “Shaping for Mission” programme across our 28 deaneries and our Diocese of Lichfield?
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Meet the #NewRevs2021
Published: 22nd June 2021
16 curates will be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral this weekend.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 21st June 2021
18th June 2021
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Making nature count in churchyards
Published: 15th June 2021
Children got stuck into nature in a week of activities at a Pelsall church.
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New Pioneer Minister for Stoke-on-Trent
Published: 14th June 2021
Catherine Matlock to take on new role in Hanley and across the city.
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Pat to be new DAC Chair
Published: 9th June 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd Preb Pat Hawkins to key church buildings role.
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Remembering Srebrenica
Published: 1st June 2021
Churches are invited stand against hatred on Srebrenica Memorial Sunday 11 July
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Struggling to be holy
Published: 1st June 2021
Bishop Sarah's thoughts for June's Chad Blog
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Synods and saints – could it be you?
Published: 13th May 2021
The parliament and councils of the Church of England are up for election this year - Julie Jones explains:
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From Lament To Action
Published: 22nd April 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield says the Church needs to respond courageously to the report of the Archbishops' Anti-Racism Task Force.
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Greater convenience comes to Llanyblodwel
Published: 20th April 2021
A £5,000 National Churches Trust Grant will help St Michael’s Church in Llanyblodwel pay for the modern toilets allowing to better serve the local community.
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Bishop of Stafford consecrated
Published: 19th April 2021
Matthew Parker is consecrated as the 12th Bishop of Stafford
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Appointments and Departures 19 April 2021
Published: 19th April 2021
16th April 2021
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