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DDO David Newsome set for a new adventure
Published: 9th October 2015
Revds David & Jane Newsome will join the charity Hands at Work at the start of next year, and so are leaving their respective posts as Diocsean Director of Ordinands and Coordinating Chaplain at Swinfen Hall Prison & YOI in the next few weeks.
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Church of England on local radio
Published: 18th December 2015
Once again, the Diocese of Lichfield is supporting a campaign to share the biblical story of Christmas through the medium of local radio.
Open Church of England on local radio

Learning to dream again
Published: 9th January 2016
The leaders of the Community of St Chad and diocesan officers have been getting excited by this book by Sam, Wells, vicar of St Martin in the Fields, central London, to the extent that the Bishop's Staff have caught the enthusiasm. Together, they are encouraging parishes to adopt the book as a shared Lent study experience across the diocese - see the video by Paul Thomas, Archdeacon of Salop.
Open Learning to dream again

Deaf Church congregations grow
Published: 25th March 2015
Sunday 22nd March was a very important day in the life of Lichfield Diocese Church among Deaf People. For the first time in many years Confirmation was celebrated with a Deaf congregation. The Rt Revd Geoff Annas, Bishop of Stafford, came to celebrate Holy Communion and to Confirm three members of Deaf Church at their regular monthly service at St Michael & All Angels, Penkridge.
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Video Challenge set for young Christians
Published: 17th December 2013
People aged 15-30 are being invited to express their faith through video in the 30-60-30 Challenge.
Open Video Challenge set for young Christians

Statement on the Death of Jill Saward
Published: 5th January 2017
The Diocese of Lichfield expresses its deep sadness at the death today of Jill Saward.
Open Statement on the Death of Jill Saward

Elections to the CNC
Published: 10th July 2015
Here are the results of the July 9th elections to the Crown Nominations Commission.
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Maundy Thursday Eucharist
Published: 1st February 2016
Bishop Clive invites: "It is with joy and anticipation that I invite you to the Cathedral on Maundy Thursday, March 24, at 11.00 a.m. The service will provide us all, lay and ordained, with an opportunity to renew our commitment to the Lord's service, as well as to receive oils blessed for use in our parishes.
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Holy Week meditations
Published: 27th March 2015
A pioneering church community in Wolverhampton has recorded the St Chad's Community's special daily prayer material for Easter and Holy Week for its own congregation of young adults.
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Diocese of Lichfield praised by independent safeguarding Audit
Published: 27th June 2016
An independent audit of the safeguarding arrangements in the Church of England has commended the Diocese of Lichfield, saying 'The Diocese of Lichfield maintains an impressive openness and willingness to learn in the area of safeguarding. People have a genuine commitment to getting it right and the attitude to the audit was characterised by openness and a lack of defensiveness - everyone to whom the auditors spoke was both keen to learn and improve.'
Open Diocese of Lichfield praised by independent safeguarding Audit

Preaching and the Imagination
Published: 10th February 2016
This month's Bishop's Wolverhampton Area Lecture was given by Canon Mark Oakley, chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
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Bishops' plea for post-referendum unity
Published: 1st July 2016
The bishops of Lichfield Diocese have written a joint letter to be read to parishes in the wake of last week's referendum.
Open Bishops' plea for post-referendum unity

New support for young adults, Fresh Expressions and pioneer ministry
Published: 16th April 2015
The Revd David Cundill was welcomed to the Diocese this week as the new Deputy Director of Mission. He will work with parishes and pioneer ministers with a particular focus on supporting work under the Diocese's Reaching New Generations theme, particularly with reaching the 19-35 age group and Fresh Expressions.
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99th Bishop of Lichfield named
Published: 1st March 2016
The Right Reverend Dr Michael Ipgrave has been named as the new Bishop of Lichfield.
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Neighbouring Course
Published: 14th May 2015
What would it mean if we took seriously 'loving our neighbours?
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Welcome Bishop Michael - in pictures
Published: 3rd March 2016
Following the announcement of Bishop Michael's appointment on the 10 Downing Street website yesterday morning, Bishop Michael made a whistle-stop tour of the diocese, ending at the St Chad's Day celebration at Lichfield Cathedral
Open Welcome Bishop Michael - in pictures

Funerals - dead central to parish ministry
Published: 19th October 2016
Fr Ron Farrell enthuses about funeral ministry as a vital part of the life and mission of the Church
Open Funerals - dead central to parish ministry

Update 'A Church Near You' in June
Published: 1st June 2016
If you do just one thing online, it should be to ensure your A Church Near You site is up-to-date.
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Safeguarding seminars success
Published: 14th May 2015
A new series of seminars for Safeguarding Coordinators has begun around the diocese with the first, held yesterday afternoon in Stafford, full to capacity.
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St Chads Volunteer Programme celebrates a milestone
Published: 13th December 2013
10 December 2014 was a very special day for the St Chads Volunteer Programme.
Open St Chads Volunteer Programme celebrates a milestone

Good News for shoppers
Published: 17th December 2013
A Christian Bag for Life is a simple idea that comes from Steve Ryder.
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"Without Christ, you've got nothing."
Published: 5th May 2015
It's my first time back at Neil Baldwin's place since our interview the week that Marvellous was released. There are plenty of new mementos on show in his Newcastle flat. The birds' cages have been spruced up beautifully, and the budgies look and sound magnificent.
Open "Without Christ, you've got nothing."

Wolverhampton Faiths
Published: 25th November 2014
On 27 - 30 November, a banner of unity will be taken around major places of worship of different faiths in the city. On the Sunday evening it will be presented to the Mayor as a pledge to the city of the peace and unity of all faiths.
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Church Crawl with Bishop Clive
Published: 14th March 2016
On Saturday 5th March up to 90 people at a time attended an event to mark the Licensing of the new Benefice of Burntwood, Chase Terrace, Chasetown and Hammerwich (known as the Burntwood Chase Team). Each church in turn held a part of the service, with some people going to all four.
Open Church Crawl with Bishop Clive

Bishop Blends Coffee and Study
Published: 6th October 2016
New Fairtrade Coffee launched at Selwyn Study Day
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#NewRevs - 2016 Ordination in Lichfield Cathedral
Published: 1st July 2016
Eleven new curates were ordained last Sunday in Lichfield Cathedral, marking the end of two or three years of training and the beginning of their parish ministry.
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Raising the Roof Fund - success at Bushbury
Published: 7th July 2016
Image of Revd Ian Poole, vicar standing outside St Mary's church, Bushbury
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St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury becomes the first in the country to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
Published: 9th June 2016
St. Chad's Church in Shrewsbury has become the first church in the UK to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York signed the covenant in 2015 on behalf of the entire Church of England, but St Chad's is the first individual church to follow their lead.
Open St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury becomes the first in the country to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

Wolverhampton vicar represents church at Queen's Patron's Lunch in the Mall
Published: 12th June 2016
One highlight of Her Majesty's ninetieth birthday celebrations this weekend is the The Patron's Lunch, a streetparty in the Mall on Sunday with 10,000 guests from the 600 charities and organisations of which the Queen is a Patron.
Open Wolverhampton vicar represents church at Queen's Patron's Lunch in the Mall

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