News

New Bishop of Oswestry announced

Published: 2nd December 2022

The Revd Paul Thomas will minister across the West Midlands and south west of England to Traditional Catholic parishes.


Sleepers awake!

Published: 1st December 2022

There's no time like the present, according to Bishop Clive in his bishops' letter for December


Are we accidentally ‘ableist’?

Published: 23rd November 2022

Was the Queen misguided? Revd Zoe Hemmings on having her own prejudice challenged by a good friend.


Inaction is not an option

Published: 18th November 2022

The Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng urged Christians to fight racial justice as part of the “imperative to act” as followers of Jesus Christ.


Warm welcome at Lichfield fire station

Published: 11th November 2022

A fire station and a parish church in Lichfield have combined to create a warm space for local people as winter approaches.


Celebration for churchyard excellence

Published: 7th November 2022

Fifty churchyard volunteers gathered in Doxey for this year’s Churchyard Award Scheme’s celebration event. There were representatives from many of the 44 churches who participated in the scheme this year, as well as a team of 13 volunteer judges.


How still we see thee lie

Published: 1st November 2022

Bishop Sarah recently experienced moments where the world seemed to stand still despite being in the middle of cosmopolitan chaos, hearing about the risks some take to engage in building peace and reconciliation.


Committing afresh to unity

Published: 7th October 2022

Bishops from the diocese join with other church leaders at a special summit.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 6th October 2022

5th October 2022


Past Cases Review 2 published

Published: 5th October 2022

The diocese has taken part in the most extensive review of safeguarding records ever by the Church of England.


Partnerships in Probation

Published: 1st October 2022

‘Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them’, the author of the Letter to the Hebrews wrote.


Lord Boateng to speak at racial justice event

Published: 28th September 2022

Lichfield Cathedral will host the landmark event to which all are welcome on 18 November.


Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.

Published: 27th September 2022

It's the month of new beginnings - new school and university terms. We usually think it's for the young, not those approaching retirement. Revd Charmaine Host asks us to think again.


Treena to be new Bishop's Chaplain

Published: 26th September 2022

The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd Treena Larkin as his new chaplain.


Crowds attend new King proclamation

Published: 12th September 2022

People streamed to Lichfield Cathedral to hear the proclamation of King Charles III


Bishop of Lichfield pays tribute to Her Late Majesty The Queen

Published: 8th September 2022

Bishop Michael gives thanks for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Appointments and Departures

Published: 7th September 2022

7th September 2022


New Readers licensed

Published: 1st September 2022

Ten people from churches across the diocese were commissioned for lay ministry at a special service at Lichfield Cathedral.


Reason for response

Published: 31st August 2022

Bishop Matthew contemplates the coming months not with hopeful cheerfulness but with an uneasy dread provoked by international upheavals, the unsettling evidence of a changing climate and, most immediately for many, a crippling cost of living crisis.


Church's stained glass future secured

Published: 23rd August 2022

A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant has been awarded to St Mary's in Shrewsbury.


Diocesan Chancellor to step down

Published: 23rd August 2022

Bishop Michael pays tribute to the Honourable Mr Justice Eyre who is resigning after more than ten years as Diocesan Chancellor.


Reflections on the Lambeth Conference

Published: 10th August 2022

A letter from the bishops of Lichfield, Shrewsbury and Stafford


People of hope

Published: 2nd August 2022

The focus of the Lambeth Conference is to discern the Holy Spirit’s directing in exploring what it means to be ‘God’s Church for God’s World’


Churches celebrate Platinum Jubilee with special grants

Published: 27th July 2022

A royal Bake Off in the Black Country was among the community events hosted by churches.


Pelsall publication picks up national award

Published: 26th July 2022

St Michael's church magazine team have been recognized for their excellent work.


West Midlands team returns Hands at Work to Africa

Published: 21st July 2022

On Saturday 23 July a team of people from churches in our diocese and other parts of the Midlands will be heading off to South Africa and Eswatini with the charity ‘Hands at Work, Africa’.


Hear the Word of the Lord: Matthew’s Gospel

Published: 19th July 2022

The summer holidays are coming! If you’re heading away, you might be thinking what books to enjoy on the sunny beach - or kill the time until the rainclouds pass. But there’s one blockbuster you can save for the autumn – and even have read aloud to you!


Clare joins Vocations & Training Team

Published: 15th July 2022

Clare Whitney is our new Lay Ministerial and Learning Development Officer.


Statement on Telford Inquiry report

Published: 14th July 2022

A response to the public inquiry report into child sex abuse in Telford.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 13th July 2022

13th July 2022


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