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Walking with St Chad
Published: 4th August 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield is on a trek to all churches in the diocese named after his ancient predecessor.
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Churches set to help thousands in financial difficulty
Published: 3rd August 2020
A major expansion of a training will help churches support those hit hard financially by Covid-19.
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St Chads Retreat Centres re-open
Published: 31st July 2020
Shallowford House and Dovedale House are both taking bookings now.
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Farm Worker Welfare App picks the good fight
Published: 23rd July 2020
Churches looking out for seasonal workers and criminal exploitation
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Burntwood Be A Friend brings hope beyond lockdown
Published: 20th July 2020
A church-based community project which has helped thousands of people is set to continue into the future.
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Appointments and Departures 13th July 2020
Published: 13th July 2020
Latest Appointments and Departures

Stoke-on-Trent school wins mental health award
Published: 13th July 2020
St Paul's CofE Primary School is recognised by the Carnegie Centre Of Excellence For Mental Health In Schools.
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Treasured Possession
Published: 1st August 2020
Bishop Clive's pastoral letter for August 2020

I was glad…
Published: 9th July 2020
Bishop Michael’s pastoral letter for July 2020
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Sharon to be cathedral's new Canon Theologian
Published: 9th July 2020
The Revd Dr Sharon Prentis will help the diocese focus on "full participation and justice".
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Church buildings to reopen for public worship
Published: 23rd June 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield welcomes the Government's announcement that public worship and weddings can restart on 4 July.
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Building a common future
Published: 22nd June 2020
On Windrush Day, the Bishop of Lichfield writes about the debt we owe and the urgent work still to do to tackle racism and discrimination.
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Voices from the World Church – Responses to Covid-19 
Published: 23rd June 2020
Responses to the pandemic in our partner dioceses
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Michael's round the Wrekin challenge
Published: 18th June 2020
College chaplain Michael Horton is going up and down the mountain 64 times to raise money for Severn Hospice.
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Appointments and Departures 12th June 2020
Published: 12th June 2020
Latest appointments and departures

Lichfield Cathedral re-opens for prayer on Monday
Published: 12th June 2020
The historic worship site will be open 2.30pm-4.30pm every day from 15 June for private prayer.
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Paperchains - pandemic, prison - profession
Published: 12th June 2020
The untold experience of pandemic Britain - and how you can bring it to light
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Kate Zoomed into Bradley post!
Published: 9th June 2020
A Black Country church has virtually welcomed it's new priest-in-charge after she was licensed online.
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Bishop welcomes church buildings re-opening for individual prayer
Published: 8th June 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Government's announcement that churches may re-open for private prayer next week.
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'God is inspiring us to do things differently'
Published: 3rd June 2020
Shrewsbury priest Yejide Peters speaks of her heartbreak and hope at the unrest in her US homeland.
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Shifnal Helps
Published: 1st June 2020
Over 1,000 calls have been answered by a church-based emergency phone line.
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Stay alert to God – love your neighbour – change the world
Published: 1st June 2020
Without a bishop in Stafford, this month's Pastoral Letter comes from the Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent
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Care Homes, Churches and Coronavirus
Published: 26th May 2020
There are care homes across the diocese and some of these have been particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus...
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Coronavirus and dementia
Published: 13th May 2020
Challenge and change, conversations and connections
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Churches' foodbank lifeline
Published: 12th May 2020
Over 1,000 people were fed in March and April thanks to Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank.
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Ministers can re-enter church buildings
Published: 6th May 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield has written to all clergy and ministers with new guidance on them returning to church buildings.
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Key worker Robert shares faith in national service
Published: 1st May 2020
Bus driver Robert Vassell, who goes to church in Wolverhampton, is offering reassurance to passengers.
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Helpline bringing villages together
Published: 30th April 2020
A parish church office has become the hub of community coordination thanks to a new helpline.
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Alternative (doorstep) Realities
Published: 1st May 2020
Glimpses of a parallel world
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Inspirational Stewart dies
Published: 20th April 2020
The Revd Stewart Tyler - who ministered to many despite Motor Neurone Disease - has died aged 76.
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