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Staffordshire Record Office - your parish deposits

Published: 17th March 2022

The record office in Stafford has temporarily closed ahead of the construction of a new history centre.


Welcome Home

Published: 17th March 2022

Parishes all over the country are seeing new houses being built. There is a role for all churches to play in these new developments. Here are some simple ideas to consider.


New church opens its doors

Published: 14th March 2022

A pioneering church initiative at the heart of Telford has moved into its new central base after two years of grassroots growth in local communities.


Serving in our powerlessness

Published: 14th March 2022

A special message from St Andrew's Anglican Church in Moscow, which was visited by a group from Lichfield Diocese in 2019.


Hope - from limping to 'springing eternal'?

Published: 9th March 2022

As the humanitarian catastrophe in Europe unfolds before our eyes, signs of hope for more vulnerable people are more important to our emotional survival than ever. So here's one you may not have spotted yet.


Lambeth award for Malaysian friend

Published: 9th March 2022

Among 25 recipients of the Lambeth Awards presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace this week is one friend of this diocese, Lay Canon Andrew Khoo from th e Diocese of West Malaysia.


Tributes paid to North Staffordshire priest

Published: 9th March 2022

The Revd Jonathan Watkins, the Vicar of Knutton, has died.


First Arrivals on Two Kingdoms Way

Published: 2nd March 2022

The first walkers have checked out the entire route from Lindisfarne to Lichfield, arriving on St Chads Day 2022.


What is 'biblical'

Published: 1st March 2022

Hope and truth are our reference points says Bishop Michael as he battles to untwist an adjective in this month's Chad Blog.


Churches mobilise for Ukraine

Published: 28th February 2022

People across the diocese are joining prayers and action for the war-stricken country.


New church moves into its building

Published: 25th February 2022

A pioneering church initiative at the heart of Telford has moved into its new central base after two years of grassroots growth in local communities.


£20,000 gift sent to Matlosane

Published: 15th February 2022

Support has been given to the Covid-hit Church in South Africa thanks to the generosity of people across our diocese.


Thanksgiving service for Bishop Jonathan

Published: 14th February 2022

People are invited to remember the 98th Bishop of Lichfield at Lichfield Cathedral on 20 March.


Synod supports persecuted Church

Published: 14th February 2022

General Synod unanimously back a motion - brought by Lichfield members - to condemn the persecution of Christians across the world.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 11th February 2022

10th February 2022


Listening well: heart-level conversations

Published: 10th February 2022

Giving space for lamenting and celebrating


Adam to say goodbye

Published: 7th February 2022

Adam Edwards is leaving Transforming Communities Together to take on a national role with the Church Urban Fund.


A bit rich?

Published: 4th February 2022

Bishop Clive on levelling up and filling the hungry with good things


Farewell to war hero Dick

Published: 4th January 2022

The Revd Preb Dick Sargent - who played a key role in the D-Day landings - has died aged 97.


St Mark's secure almost £1m from Heritage Fund

Published: 17th December 2021

St Mark's Church in Shelton will be the home of an ambitious community-focused project.


I was part of it

Published: 16th December 2021

Reviewing the dementia-friendly churches network in 2021, here's an overview, at head and heart level.


Christmas cannot be cancelled

Published: 15th December 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield's Christmas message focuses on the power of grace.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 14th December 2021

10th December 2021


Tributes paid to Keith

Published: 13th December 2021

Much-loved former team rector and retired clergyman Keith Haywood has died aged 73.


Chad Pilgrims push on towards Lichfield

Published: 6th December 2021

A 475-mile trek in the footsteps of St Chad has now covered almost 350 miles.


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.


Churchyard Awards 2021

Published: 15th November 2021

Gardeners and guardians gathered in Lichfield to hear the judges' conclusions.


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.


Time for TikTok?

Published: 5th November 2021

Revd David Sims on his venture into the world of pithy social media


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. 


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