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Prayers heard: joy abounds
Published: 18th November 2021
November is sometimes the month of the Church’s new year, as Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day – this year that’s 28 November. It’s a time Dr Lindsey Hall finds always brings joy.
Open Prayers heard: joy abounds

Churchyard Awards 2021
Published: 15th November 2021
Gardeners and guardians gathered in Lichfield to hear the judges' conclusions.
Open Churchyard Awards 2021

Un-locking waterways chaplaincy
Published: 9th November 2021
Over a hundred chaplains from around the country descended on Lichfield Cathedral last week to celebrate their ministry and commission new chaplains.
Open Un-locking waterways chaplaincy

Time for TikTok?
Published: 5th November 2021
Revd David Sims on his venture into the world of pithy social media
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Following Christ in the Footsteps of the Saints
Published: 4th November 2021
Join the St. Winefride’s Pilgrimage, a 70 mile journey from Holywell in Wales, to Shrewsbury between Easter and Pentecost next year. 
Open Following Christ in the Footsteps of the Saints

Tributes paid to Bishop Jonathan
Published: 2nd November 2021
The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield from 2003-2015, died yesterday.
Open Tributes paid to Bishop Jonathan

Appointments and Departures
Published: 1st November 2021
29th October 2021
Open Appointments and Departures

Encouraging the next generation
Published: 27th October 2021
Members of Holy Trinity Church in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, celebrated their shared past and future during Black History Month.
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The Gospel with a kick
Published: 21st October 2021
Matthew Lefroy looks at how sport can be a vital tool of outreach among young people.
Open The Gospel with a kick

Three pictures making the bigger picture
Published: 20th October 2021
People affected by dementia live through unchosen challenges. Within our Diocese of Lichfield dementia-friendly churches network, we are focusing this autumn on three pictures that help us to see the bigger picture, noticing God’s presence as dementia progresses.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 20th October 2021
19th October 2021
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Bishop of Lichfield backs City of Sanctuary
Published: 20th October 2021
The Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave is adding his support to those who want to welcome refugees and asylum seekers.
Open Bishop of Lichfield backs City of Sanctuary

Tributes paid to Peter
Published: 15th October 2021
One of the first recipients of the Chad Medal in the diocese has died.
Open Tributes paid to Peter

General Synod election results 2021
Published: 13th October 2021
Results published Wednesday 13 Oct 2021
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Lisa leaps for charity
Published: 7th October 2021
A West Bromwich curate with muscular dystophy is skydiving for a good cause.
Open Lisa leaps for charity

School's new extension named after Sue
Published: 5th October 2021
A Church school in Staffordshire has christened new rooms The Wedgwood Wing.
Open School's new extension named after Sue

Megan collated at Minster
Published: 4th October 2021
The Revd Dr Megan Smith has been collated as Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.
Open Megan collated at Minster

A world transformed
Published: 1st October 2021
Venturing out more, in recent weeks, has been a strange and rather unsettling experience. Like traversing a landscape that seems familiar but strangely altered. The world has changed in ways both subtle and significant.
Open A world transformed

Dementia and Spirituality
Published: 30th September 2021
How does our experience of dementia affect our faith?
Open Dementia and Spirituality

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.
Open Chad pilgrims travel from Stoke to Lichfield

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
Open Fragile – handle with care

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
Open Working with the biggest corporation in the world – the church

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...
Open Worship - at your local school

New Prison Team launched
Published: 30th July 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield is part of a new team to strengthen work in prisons.
Open New Prison Team launched

Love actually
Published: 1st August 2021
Bishop Sarah's thoughts for August's Chad Blog
Open Love actually

Give Thanks appeal passes £5,000 target
Published: 28th July 2021
People donate to Christian Aid to pass on the blessing of their vaccination.
Open Give Thanks appeal passes £5,000 target

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.
Open Places of Welcome back for cuppas and company

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:
Open Who do you say I am?

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