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Wistfully longing for the old certainties of lockdown?
Published: 1st April 2021
As we emerge blinking into the light of a post-Covid world, we need to be kind and generous to one another as we adjust to an uncertain future.
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Mary takes on advocacy role
Published: 18th March 2021
Mary Thomas is the Bishop of Lichfield's new Adviser for Women in Ministry.
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Farewell to former Archdeacon Dennis
Published: 18th March 2021
Dennis Ede's funeral took place yesterday.
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‘Warm Welcome’ High Sheriff’s Award
Published: 17th March 2021
‘Warm Welcome’ dementia is a group run by the churches in Newport for anyone living with dementia and memory problems. The group has been awarded a ‘High Sheriff of Shropshire’ Award, given to groups or individuals who have contributed to their local community.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 3rd March 2021
3rd March 2021
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Give thanks for your vaccination!
Published: 2nd March 2021
The diocese has partnered with Christian Aid to help people pass on the blessing of Covid jabs.
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Travelling together, metaphor, and devotion
Published: 1st March 2021
Pilgrimage is at its deepest a form of devotion. This holds true whether we are able to go on the traditional long walks together to do it, or not. ‘Pilgrimage of the mind’ is an equally ancient practice.
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Different life, different church, different worship
Published: 28th February 2021
Zoe Corney finds some have welcomed the changes to church life brought about by the pandemic.
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Heart of Tamworth Memory Café
Published: 23rd February 2021
Dementia-friendly Churches Enabler, Sarah Thorpe brings news from the eastern tip of the diocese
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Bishop backs Covid vaccination campaign
Published: 19th February 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield and other senior church leaders are targeting Covid vaccination misinformation
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RIP The Venerable Dennis Ede
Published: 15th February 2021
The Diocese is sad to announce the death on the of the former Archdeacon of Stoke Dennis Ede on January 23rd 2021 aged 89 years.
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Finding a home in Stoke-on-Trent
Published: 12th February 2021
Find out why a couple from Barlaston Church became foster carers - and how you can get involved.
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Church community hub opens for vaccinations
Published: 29th January 2021
Over 500 people were welcomed into community base at a Stoke-on-Trent church on its first day as a vaccination centre.
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Review wants to hear from survivors
Published: 20th January 2021
Listening to survivors of abuse is key to independent safeguarding review.
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Bishop of Stafford update
Published: 14th January 2021
Matthew Parker will be licensed as Episcopal Vicar for the Stafford Area on 28 January.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 13th January 2021
12th January 2021
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Bringing People Together
Published: 12th January 2021
Building on the benefits of Places of Welcome in a period of social distancing and lockdowns, a pattern for combatting isolation led by our TCT team.
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Cathedral hosting vaccine clinics
Published: 8th January 2021
Lichfield Cathedral is to serve the community as a Covid vaccination centre.
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Blessed labour or forced labour?
Published: 7th January 2021
This Sunday, the First Sunday of Epiphany, is Plough Sunday where many pray for blessing on human labour near the start of the calendar year
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Lamentation and Celebration over Christmas and New Year
Published: 7th January 2021
Celebration and lamentation in the dementia-friends community before Christmas
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Disney, Joe and noticing
Published: 4th January 2021
Seeing the world and life through a very different lens
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All Saints funding boost
Published: 17th December 2020
A Stoke-on-Trent church will install new community facilities thanks to a National Churches Trust grant.
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Hope in the darkness
Published: 21st December 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield finds light and joy in singing close to home.
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Lights for the lost
Published: 15th December 2020
Churchyards in the Staffordshire Moorlands were lit up to remember the lost.
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A view from the pew?
Published: 23rd January 2021
In the first of an occasional series, John Bentley shares his experience of sudden partial sight loss and how it's affected his perception of the church
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Bishop Michael’s lead on Dementia-Friendly Church
Published: 9th December 2020
Bishop Michael Ipgrave, the Bishop of Lichfield, affirmed that he is “proud to be part of Diocese that takes Dementia-Friendly Church seriously”, when he spoke at our Dementia-Friendly Churches Zoom Training Day in October 2020.
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Adam is new TCT Chief Officer
Published: 8th December 2020
Adam Edwards will lead Transforming Communities Work Together's work to tackle poverty and its causes across the region.
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The Coming
Published: 2nd December 2020
Bishop Michael’s Pastoral Letter for December 2020
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 1st December 2020
30th November 2020
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Courage needed on racial justice journey
Published: 26th November 2020
Richard Reddie encourages churches to rise to the challenge at this year's Selwyn Lecture.
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