Bishop Michael Welcomes Appointment

Published: 21st December 2016

The Bishop of Lichfield has welcomed the appointment of the Revd Prebendary Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu as his successor as Area Bishop of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark.

Christmas Comes Early for Hanley Church

Published: 14th December 2016

A Stoke-on-Trent church has been given an early Christmas present - a £20,000 grant to carry out urgent repairs and replacement works.

December 2016

Published: 12th December 2016

Clergy Appointments, retirements and resignations this month

Nature Friendly Churches on the Increase

Published: 6th December 2016

Churchyards in parishes across Lichfield Diocese have been recognised for the vital role they play in supporting the environment to flourish.

Bishop's Blog - December 2016

Published: 6th December 2016

Rousing responses to good news is music to the Bishop of Lichfield's ears.

A Christmas Near You launches

Published: 1st December 2016

Details of over 1,200 Christmas services at churches in Staffordshire, north Shropshire and the Black Country are just a click away at the new website launched today, 1 December.

Building Bridges in Post-Brexit World

Published: 30th November 2016

Building bridges between churches in the Midlands and the rest of Europe is more important than ever in the wake of the Brexit vote, says the new Bishop of Lichfield.

Bishop Michael meets Telford Street Pastors

Published: 29th November 2016

The Bishop of Lichfield met volunteers who offer late-night support to people on the streets of Telford on a visit to the town.

Bishops join Synagogue Celebrations

Published: 28th November 2016

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent's only synagogue was joined for its tenth anniversary celebrations by the Bishops of Lichfield and Stafford.

Bishop Clive and Adrian Chiles open YMCA

Published: 22nd November 2016

Celebrity TV presenter Adrian Chiles and the Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Right Revd Clive Gregory, joined forces to officially open the new YMCA Black Country Group Western Gateway building in Carters Green, West Bromwich.

Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries Wins National Award

Published: 18th November 2016

A ground-breaking church initiative in Wolverhampton city centre has won a national award for its work with young adults.

Enabling Church to Serve Beyond Limits

Published: 17th November 2016

The Bishop of Lichfield and Shropshire curate Revd Zoe Heming shared the platform at a national event to help create churches where disabled people belong.

Forgetting and Remembering

Published: 15th November 2016

Forgetting and Remembering - Prayer Shawls as a Powerful Way of Remembering

TGI Monday Wins National Award

Published: 14th November 2016

An innovative weekly online chat show from the Diocese of Lichfield has won a national digital award.

Praying for Unity in Inter Faith Week

Published: 11th November 2016

People from all faith groups and none are being invited to a show of unity at Stoke-on-Trent College on Tuesday, 15 November.

Remembering what exactly?

Published: 8th November 2016

Remembrancetide - misplaced pride, glorifying war and jingoism? Revd Vic Van den Bergh argues for respect, remembrance and resolve.

Readers toast 150 years of service

Published: 7th November 2016

Almost 200 Readers from across Lichfield Diocese took part in 150th anniversary celebrations of lay ministry at a special service at Lichfield Cathedral.

A Mercian Diocese

Published: 7th November 2016

"The Diocese of Mercia, this diocese, is a borderland diocese. Living in borderlands is risky business; crossing boundaries generates anxiety; that is why we need a culture, locally of informed risk-taking, and centrally of thoughtful permission-giving. " So says +Michael in his first presidential address to Diocesan Synod.

Bishop's Blog - November 2016

Published: 31st October 2016

November is the month for REMEMBERING - and this is very much reflected in the life of our Church.

BAME vocations celebration

Published: 21st October 2016

Over sixty people gathered in West Bromwich last night to hear about the ways people of black and minority ethnic groups can be encouraged to consider vocations in the Church of England.

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

Bishop Blends Coffee and Study

Published: 6th October 2016

New Fairtrade Coffee launched at Selwyn Study Day

TGI Monday shortlisted in national Premier Digital Awards

Published: 5th October 2016

TGI Monday has been shortlisted for a Premier Digital Award for 'Most Creative Use of Social Media'.

October 2016

Published: 5th October 2016

Clergy Appointments, retirements and resignations this month

Bishop's Blog - October 2016

Published: 1st October 2016

Blue Peter and vanishing islands: in Creationtide, we delight afresh at the bounty of God's creation and commit to being good stewards of it. Yet, as I witnessed in the Solomon Islands, we need to act now because our inaction is costing livelihoods and lives. Christian Aid's resources and its 'Big Switch' campaign show how we can make a difference.

Diocese-wide support for Dementia Friendly Churches

Published: 28th September 2016

A pilot project to help churches provide dementia-friendly services and meetings in northern Shropshire is being expanded and rolled out across the rest of the Diocese.

Bishop speaks out on need to address antisemitism

Published: 28th September 2016

Bishop Michael, who is Chair of the Council of Christians and Jews, has warmly welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury's words condemning the 'virus' of antisemitism. At a speech to the CCJ in Staines this week, Bishop Michael said, 'There is a fundamental truth that Jews and Christians hold in common: we are taught, and we believe, that men and women are made in the image of God.'

People flock to churches and towpaths

Published: 23rd September 2016

People from all around the Diocese of Lichfield have been meeting the new bishop of Lichfield, Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave as he has toured the diocese and walked part of the Two Saints Way as part of his 'Season of Welcome'

Shropshire Curate on BBC Radio2

Published: 15th September 2016

Hodnet Deanery curate Revd Zoe Heming was Fern Britton's guest on Radio 2's Good Morning Sunday this week.

New Prebendaries named

Published: 12th September 2016

Three new Prebendaries will be installed in Lichfield Cathedral during Evensong on Sunday 13 November.

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