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'Head to Heart' resource for families living through dementia

Published: 30th January 2023

This resource is born of personal experience. My dad died in 2018 and he was diagnosed with dementia ten years earlier. He’d been a solicitor in Birmingham and spent his working life making incisive, head-level connections. The journey of the last decade of his life was a journey from head to heart.


Innovation Funding supports church that has doubled in seven years

Published: 24th January 2023

A Wolverhampton church that draws together multiple communities will develop its journey of discipleship and mission and be able to foster its intercultural activities.


LLF - a message from bishops in the Diocese of Lichfield

Published: 20th January 2023

A letter to clergy and lay ministers in our diocese following this morning's College of Bishops' response to Living in Love & Faith.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 9th January 2023

9th January 2023


Bishop Clive to retire

Published: 6th January 2023

The Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory, has announced that he is to step down.


Be curious, be present, reimagine

Published: 4th January 2023

The Difference course, designed and produced by Archbishop Justin Welby’s reconciliation team, is made up of five sessions exploring the power of faith to transform our relationships and heal division.


A sting in the tale of Christmas

Published: 3rd January 2023

The enchanting story of the Wise Men visiting the infant Jesus has a sting in its tail. Archdeacon Paul Thomas has been thinking about what this means as we mark the change of year and how the tale of Epiphany is so relevant today.


A Christmas welcome

Published: 20th December 2022

The Bishop of Lichfield, in his Christmas message, implores people of faith and goodwill to give a warm welcome to all who need it.


Funding boost for St Mark's

Published: 16th December 2022

The Stoke-on-Trent church - dubbed 'The Potter's Cathedral' - has received a grant for urgent stonework repairs.


New Bishop of Ebbsfleet announcement welcomed

Published: 16th December 2022

The Revd Dr Rob Munro will be invited to become as assistant bishop in Lichfield Diocese.


Receiving gifts

Published: 13th December 2022

It's harder to receive than to give? Revd Chris Precious has experience in his Shropshire parishes.


A ton of goodness at Shropshire Churches Conference

Published: 9th December 2022

Over 100 people gathered at Telford Minster for the first post-covid Shropshire Churches Conference.


New Chancellor installed

Published: 7th December 2022

Dr Anthony Verduyn is the new Chancellor of the Diocese of Lichfield.


Dean of Lichfield to retire

Published: 5th December 2022

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber will step down from Lichfield Cathedral on 31 March.


New Bishop of Oswestry announced

Published: 2nd December 2022

The Revd Paul Thomas will minister across the West Midlands and south west of England to Traditional Catholic parishes.


Sleepers awake!

Published: 1st December 2022

There's no time like the present, according to Bishop Clive in his bishops' letter for December


Church plant revitalisation holds a beacon of hope!

Published: 29th November 2022

Revd Chris Lane shares an insight into the most recent part of his journey around Walsall


Are we accidentally ‘ableist’?

Published: 23rd November 2022

Was the Queen misguided? Revd Zoe Hemmings on having her own prejudice challenged by a good friend.


Inaction is not an option

Published: 18th November 2022

The Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng urged Christians to fight racial justice as part of the “imperative to act” as followers of Jesus Christ.


Warm welcome at Lichfield fire station

Published: 11th November 2022

A fire station and a parish church in Lichfield have combined to create a warm space for local people as winter approaches.


Celebration for churchyard excellence

Published: 7th November 2022

Fifty churchyard volunteers gathered in Doxey for this year’s Churchyard Award Scheme’s celebration event. There were representatives from many of the 44 churches who participated in the scheme this year, as well as a team of 13 volunteer judges.


How still we see thee lie

Published: 1st November 2022

Bishop Sarah recently experienced moments where the world seemed to stand still despite being in the middle of cosmopolitan chaos, hearing about the risks some take to engage in building peace and reconciliation.


Committing afresh to unity

Published: 7th October 2022

Bishops from the diocese join with other church leaders at a special summit.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 6th October 2022

5th October 2022


Past Cases Review 2 published

Published: 5th October 2022

The diocese has taken part in the most extensive review of safeguarding records ever by the Church of England.


Partnerships in Probation

Published: 1st October 2022

‘Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them’, the author of the Letter to the Hebrews wrote.


Lord Boateng to speak at racial justice event

Published: 28th September 2022

Lichfield Cathedral will host the landmark event to which all are welcome on 18 November.


Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.

Published: 27th September 2022

It's the month of new beginnings - new school and university terms. We usually think it's for the young, not those approaching retirement. Revd Charmaine Host asks us to think again.


Treena to be new Bishop's Chaplain

Published: 26th September 2022

The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd Treena Larkin as his new chaplain.


Crowds attend new King proclamation

Published: 12th September 2022

People streamed to Lichfield Cathedral to hear the proclamation of King Charles III


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