News

Saint brought to book as community celebrates

Published: 15th March 2013

The Community of St Chad met at the beginning of the month to celebrate its first anniversary as the first full biography of St Chad was launched


Bishop opposes report on Stafford Hospital

Published: 11th March 2013

"There are inaccuracies in the Report that has been put forward to the regulator of the Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust which reflect a lack of understanding about Stafford and the difficulties many face in accessing other hospitals in the region" he says


Farewell to Board

Published: 1st March 2013

Three are praised for their work on Education Board


Diocesan Synod to hold open Women Bishops meeting

Published: 28th February 2013

Church members from across the Diocese of Lichfield are being invited to take part in a special meeting of the Diocesan Synod next month to discuss the way forward on the Church of England's women bishops legislation.


Twenty year high for young priests

Published: 28th February 2013

Statistics for 2012 show that the number of young people (under 30s) accepted for training for the Church of England ministry last year was 113, 22% of the total.


Bishops react to Francis Report

Published: 15th February 2013

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill and the Bishop of Stafford have been reflecting on the Francis Report into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.


Second Prayer Day for Diocese

Published: 13th February 2013

Ash Wednesday is latest to centre on growth theme


'Growing Leadership'-the Bishop's 2013 Lent Appeal

Published: 13th February 2013

The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield, outlines his 2013 Lent Appeal


Bishop says ‘I do’

Published: 8th February 2013

The Bishop of Lichfield, The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill was among the guests present for the launch of Marriage Week UK last night. 'After an intense day of meetings in the House of Bishops, it was lovely to hear good news'


Dorothy's School Honour

Published: 4th February 2013

Pupils gather to congratulate MBE award


Installation of New Chancellor

Published: 29th January 2013

Music scholar set to take on role


Bishop’s delight at RESTART of ex-offender service

Published: 18th January 2013

The Bishop of Lichfield has expressed his delight at news of today's re-launch of the RESTART service aimed at helping ex-offenders break free from criminal activity. The service is run by Stoke-on-Trent charity Saltbox.


Another Way

Published: 8th January 2013

Bishop Jonathan looks beyond the January gloom in his Epiphany Message.


The Expectation of Christmas

Published: 2nd January 2013

The Expectation of Christmas


Archdeacon Announces Retirement

Published: 23rd December 2012

Ven Chris Liley to step down from his post in May


Churches Go Commercial

Published: 20th December 2012

Radio adverts go on air to 180,000 listeners


Cafe's Christmas Cheer

Published: 19th December 2012

Customers respond to hamper appeal for vulnerable


Lay Minister Applies Training at the Coalface

Published: 18th December 2012

Video story of how a Stoke-on-Trent Lay Minister turned fiction into fact


Zoe's 'King Sized' Christmas Design

Published: 17th December 2012

Pupil sees her picture become a Christmas Card


Census Figures ‘Not Surprising’

Published: 11th December 2012

New head count method shows 46,000 members of churches in the Diocese


Festive Question Time

Published: 5th December 2012

Shrewsbury church wants to hear people's answer to 'All I want for Christmas'


Advent is just the ticket for quick Bishop

Published: 3rd December 2012

The Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory has described the chicane of emotions he sped through as a motoring fine dropped on his doormat.


Diocese Prays for Young

Published: 30th November 2012

A 24-hour day of prayer begins as churches look to attract young people


From Potteries to China

Published: 26th November 2012

Venerable Godfrey Stone, Archdeacon of Stoke, to 'retire' next summer.


All Bishops Saddened by Vote

Published: 22nd November 2012

Each of the four bishops in the Lichfield Diocese has been speaking of their individual disappointment and concerns following the vote on women bishops


Bishop 'Deeply Disappointed' Over Synod Decision

Published: 21st November 2012

The Bishop of Lichfield calls the result 'unwelcome' and against the vast majority of CofE members wishes


Youth Get Prayer Special

Published: 15th November 2012

Churches prepare for November 30th Diocesan Day of Prayer for young people and children after Reaching New Generations gets go-ahead


Bishop welcomes new Archbishop of Canterbury

Published: 9th November 2012

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill has welcomed the announcement that the Rt Revd Justin Welby, currently Bishop of Durham, will be the new Archbishop of Canterbury.


Wednesfield Churches could win national Art prize

Published: 9th November 2012

A trio of churches in Wednesfield will hear on Monday whether they have won a £10,000 competition to commission new art.


Choirs 'Re-Sounding' Success

Published: 30th October 2012

Three top off a record breaking season for St Peter's


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