Safeguarding seminars success

Published: 14th May 2015

A new series of seminars for Safeguarding Coordinators has begun around the diocese with the first, held yesterday afternoon in Stafford, full to capacity.

"Without Christ, you've got nothing."

Published: 5th May 2015

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.

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.

Fradley roof repairs enables dry Easter celebration

Published: 6th April 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Happy New Year

Published: 5th January 2015

Bishop Mark looks forward to the New Year

Down to Earth God

Published: 24th December 2014

I wonder if you have seen the Sainsbury Advert on TV this December?

Peace on Earth: A Christmas Message

Published: 23rd December 2014

This has been a scary year.

A Candlelight Vigil for Peace

Published: 18th December 2014

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.

Bishops of Lichfield Diocese welcome the announcement of the first female bishop.

Published: 17th December 2014

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

No Room at the Church?

Published: 8th December 2014

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.

Church and Kirche

Published: 4th December 2014

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.

Wolverhampton Faiths

Published: 25th November 2014

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.

GO! Packed Cathedral for Diocesan Renewal Group

Published: 21st November 2014

"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

Body building for the long haul - listen online

Published: 20th November 2014

A rapt Shropshire audience heard the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber give this year's Shrewsbury Episcopal Area Lecture today.

Community of St Chad shares Morning & Evening Prayer via Podcast

Published: 17th November 2014

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 new Archdeacon of Walsall

Published: 17th November 2014

The Revd Dr Susan Weller has been appointed Archdeacon of Walsall by the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield.

Honour among Chaplains as well as Parish Priests

Published: 7th November 2014

The Bishop of Lichfield has today announced the names of six diocesan clergy who will be honoured with the title Prebendary.

Birches Head Memorial Window

Published: 6th November 2014

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.

Rescuing the children

Published: 24th October 2014

'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.'

First Archdeacon of Lichfield dies

Published: 23rd October 2014

The Venerable Richard Ninis, the first Archdeacon of Lichfield has died.

Traditioned Innovation - the 2014 Selwyn Lecture

Published: 22nd October 2014

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.

From Advent to Harvest

Published: 13th October 2014

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.

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