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Alistair to be Acting Archdeacon
Published: 19th October 2020
Interim arrangements for the Archdeaconry of Stoke-upon-Trent are announced
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A glorious noise and all that’s jazz…
Published: 19th October 2020
Bishop-designate Matthew’s improvises in his Pastoral Letter for October 2020
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Exploring Outdoor Worship - Forest Church Taster events
Published: 16th October 2020
A lot of people are thinking about doing outdoor worship not just in response to Covid-19. For many there is also an increasing desire to connect with God in nature, both as an expression of their spirituality but also with an environmental focus.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 12th October 2020
12th October 2020
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Churches receive lifeline grants
Published: 9th October 2020
Shrewsbury Abbey and St Mary's in Stafford are awarded part of the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.
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The Hands of God?
Published: 8th October 2020
Developing our Dementia-Friendly Churches Network
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Survivors must be heard
Published: 7th October 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse investigation report.
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Stoke-on-Trent supermarket vicar Bill online
Published: 2nd October 2020
A Stoke supermarket worker who helped keep food on our plates will participate in the Church of England’s national online service.
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Matthew to be new Bishop of Stafford
Published: 23rd September 2020
Downing Street confirms Matthew Parker, current Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent, will become bishop.
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#NewRevs 2020
Published: 23rd September 2020
15 new deacons will be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral this weekend.
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Shropshire vicar leads national online service
Published: 18th September 2020
‘Everyone is made in the image of God’ - Christians with disabilities lead powerful national online service
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Supporting people hit in the pocket by Covid-19
Published: 17th September 2020
Transforming Communities Together's financial resilience team has grown to help those who need support.
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Students welcomed back to our universities
Published: 10th September 2020
University Chaplains across the diocese look forward to welcoming students at the start of the strangest term ever - and advise on ways to thrive.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 11th September 2020
11th September 2020
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Chad walk crosses boundaries
Published: 4th September 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield visited 27 churches named after St Chad as he walked across the diocese.
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Faith resources as dementia advances
Published: 4th September 2020
An occupational therapist recently asked me a really good question that got me thinking
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Shrewsbury vicar nominated for global motoring award
Published: 3rd September 2020
A lockdown project bringing together classic car enthusiasts has been shortlisted alongside motoring legends Le Mans and Goodwood racetracks.
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Appointments and Departures 20th August 2020
Published: 20th August 2020
Appointments and Departures 20th August 2020
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The Promptings of God in Residential Care Home Worship
Published: 19th August 2020
No service plan should be expected to survive contact with the congregation...
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Residential care visiting: Latest MHA good practice to share
Published: 17th August 2020
Residential care homes involve a community of residents and relatives, and staff – and Care home communities have been particularly impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.
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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
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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: 13th July 2020
Bishop Clive's pastoral letter for August 2020
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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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