A new series of seminars for Safeguarding Coordinators has begun around the diocese with the first, held yesterday afternoon in Stafford, full to capacity.
It's my first time back at Neil Baldwin's place since our interview the week that Marvellous was released. There are plenty of new mementos on show in his Newcastle flat. The birds' cages have been spruced up beautifully, and the budgies look and sound magnificent.
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.
It was a Happy Easter all round as the congregation at St. Stephen's Church celebrated not only the Risen Lord but the completion of the restoration of the 155 year old church roof. Revd Elizabeth Wall officiated at the service which was attended by over 40 people including members of Fradley Community Choir who sang the anthem. After the service the congregation was joined by Brandy the Shetland Pony in his Easter bonnet for refreshments. The Easter Garden which was built by Messy Church was also much admired.
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.
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.
As from 2nd March 2015 there are changes to the legal preliminaries for the marriage of non-European Economic Area nationals.
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.
"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.
The Revd Damian Feeney has been announced as a new half-time priest and half-time Catholic Missioner based in Ettingshall parish, Wolverhampton.
The new Archdeacon of Walsall, the Ven Dr Sue Weller has begun her new ministry following a formal service in Lichfield Cathedral.
A short session (2 hours) for potential leaders of prayer events and courses in Lent 2015.
Bishop Mark looks forward to the New Year
I wonder if you have seen the Sainsbury Advert on TV this December?
This has been a scary year.
People all over the world have been touched by the dreadful terrorist attack that took place this week in Pakistan, with the loss of 141 schoolchildren and teachers.
The Bishop of Lichfield, Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill has welcomed the announcement that Revd Libby Lane is to be the first female bishop in the Church of England and the next bishop of Stockport
We're all familiar with the overcrowding issue in Bethlehem at Census Time, or the difficulty accessing healing in the Gospels - John 5 and Mark 2 are prime examples. Those of us living with disability don't always have it easier in the present.
There was cause for celebration at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday as the partnership covenant between the Diocese of Lichfield and the Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Norddeutschland was signed for a fourth five-year term.
On 27 - 30 November, a banner of unity will be taken around major places of worship of different faiths in the city. On the Sunday evening it will be presented to the Mayor as a pledge to the city of the peace and unity of all faiths.
"Great bible teaching, inspirational worship and prayer ministry" - a day at Lichfield Cathedral with the Diocesan Renewal Group, a full house of young people and renowned speaker Mike Pilavachi
A rapt Shropshire audience heard the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber give this year's Shrewsbury Episcopal Area Lecture today.
The Community of St Chad is expanding the resources available to its members and friends by releasing its Morning and Evening Prayer as audio recordings.
The Revd Dr Susan Weller has been appointed Archdeacon of Walsall by the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield.
The Bishop of Lichfield has today announced the names of six diocesan clergy who will be honoured with the title Prebendary.
Frank McGregor is no stranger to putting big art in the service of God. But the St Matthew's memorial is among the biggest commemorative art projects ever attempted.
'Dilan dropped in at Sanctus a few weeks ago, just a lady in a distraught state'. Revd Sally Smith is used to welcoming new faces to Sanctus, a support group for refugees at St Mark's in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. But this new face was to prompt Sally to jump on a flight and journey hundreds of miles across Bulgaria. 'Dilan is a Kurdish Syrian. Her husband was killed by government forces, and she has five children, aged between three and fifteen. They fled as refugees into Turkey, and then onto Bulgaria, where they were processed in Harmanli refugee camp.'
The Venerable Richard Ninis, the first Archdeacon of Lichfield has died.
The Archbishop of Canterbury's Chaplain, Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, gave this year's Selwyn Lecture. She looked at how tradition and innovation have always worked hand-in-hand - throughout history, and also now in the challenges we face as a church.
A new book of resources is published, for leading worship through the church year, from former Lichfield Diocese priest and Director of Ordinands, Revd Preb Mark Geldard.