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Filling Stations keep rural faith motoring
Published: 23rd July 2015
The Filling Station is a national movement offering an informal way of expressing the Christian faith in a rural setting. Following much prayer and planning, a Filling Station has now been running in the north-west corner of Shropshire for four months.
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New LGBTI congregation in Lichfield Diocese
Published: 19th June 2016
A new congregation to provide an opportunity for worship, mutual support and encouragement for Christians in the LGBTI community is being launched this summer.
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Shropshire - What shall we do for Lent?
Published: 7th January 2015
A short session (2 hours) for potential leaders of prayer events and courses in Lent 2015.
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Prisons Week November 15-21
Published: 9th October 2015
Bishop Clive writes in anticipation of Prisons week.
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Walsall's new Archdeacon begins her ministry
Published: 12th January 2015
The new Archdeacon of Walsall, the Ven Dr Sue Weller has begun her new ministry following a formal service in Lichfield Cathedral.
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Creating Missional Worship - new book from Shrewsbury vicar
Published: 30th September 2015
To what extent should our worship be shaped by our day-to-day culture? Can contemporary influences speak in the eternal and the patterns of Anglican worship? A new book by a Shrewsbury vicar tries to provide an answer.
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Live well with dementia
Published: 16th February 2015
“Dementia affects many families across the diocese. And the questions around how we care spiritually for people living with the disease are challenging", according to David Primrose, Director of Transforming Communities for the Diocese of Lichfield.
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New Catholic Missioner
Published: 10th February 2015
The Revd Damian Feeney has been announced as a new half-time priest and half-time Catholic Missioner based in Ettingshall parish, Wolverhampton.
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It's legal! Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave is Bishop of Lichfield
Published: 17th June 2016
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Fun Day for Free
Published: 10th September 2012
Church sets up family day as gift to Shrewsbury community
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Youth Top the List
Published: 10th September 2012
Community of St Chad calls for Day of Prayer
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Transforming Communities Together
Published: 18th February 2015
So, with neighbours, you have a great idea that will really help meet needs of the local community, but you're not sure how to go about making it happen. Or you know what to do but don't have the funds to implement your plan.
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Praying for labourers
Published: 23rd October 2015
The CofE has just released a helpful prayer resource with a monthly cycle of areas to help in praying for vocations. Although intended for religious communities such as the Community of St Anselm that Archbishop Justin launched earlier this month or our own dispersed Community of St Chad, it can be helpful to anyone who will 'ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest' (Luke 10:2)
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Pray for rain
Published: 27th November 2015
Please pray for rain in South Africa. That is the message from Lichfield Diocese's Director of Ministry, the Revd Lesley Bentley, who has just been to Matlosane, our partner diocese.
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It's not what I wanted
Published: 13th November 2015
In the latest video in our occasional series about hearing God's call, Revd Zoe Heming, curate in the Hodnet Deanery, talks about how being forced into a wheelchair at the same time as hearing God's call has been transformed into a powerfully enabling gift for many in her congregations.
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New Marriage Regulations
Published: 16th March 2015
As from 2nd March 2015 there are changes to the legal preliminaries for the marriage of non-European Economic Area nationals.
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Farewell to Board
Published: 1st March 2013
Three are praised for their work on Education Board
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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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