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New chapter for Warden of Readers

Published: 29th August 2023

After 11 years in the role, Archdeacon of Salop, the Ven Paul Thomas passes the bookmark to Revd Harvey Gibbons, Vicar of St Oswald’s, Oswestry and Rector of Rhydycroesau.

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Appointments and Departures

Published: 8th August 2023

8th August 2023


Changing chair of Diocesan Board of Finance

Published: 21st July 2023

Former lay chair of Leek Deanery, David Wright follows John Naylor in the hot seat.

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Knowing as a church we care

Published: 17th July 2023

Christ Church Burntwood has been engaged with become a more dementia-friendly church at the heart of a dementia-friendly community for some while now.

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Appointments and Departures - July 2023

Published: 11th July 2023

7th July 2023


Making it easy for congregations and visitors to express their generosity

Published: 7th July 2023

Around two dozen people gathered at the diocesan offices in Lichfield last week to hear about fresh research into the giving habits of Anglican Christians in England and the latest ways that churches can disciple members to think about and act with generosity and enable visitors who want to donate.

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Bishop leads on the Methodist connection

Published: 29th June 2023

Generous passion for the gospel includes working in unity


Parishes Count on

Published: 26th June 2023

More than a dozen parishes so far have logged wildlife in this year’s Love your Burial Ground Week and Churches Count on Nature 2023


Success & Failure

Published: 14th June 2023

As exam season begins to recede in requests at prayer meetings and results play on many minds, one of our school chaplains considers how we can all act when tested.


Readers Celebrate at Queen’s Foundation

Published: 12th June 2023

2023 new Readers gather for last time at Queens Foundation before licensing by Bishop Michael in September


Appointments and Departures

Published: 24th May 2023

23rd May 2023


New Diocesan Director of Education announced

Published: 23rd May 2023

Mark Davis, currently principal of St Peter's CE Academy Bratton (Telford) has been appointed as the new Diocesan Director of Eduction with effect from September.


Prayer as stepping out in faith

Published: 16th May 2023

Our third Dementia Action Week story comes from Shropshire


Prayer as an anchor

Published: 16th May 2023

Our second Dementia Action Week blog comes from Di Holt, a Reader at St Luke’s Church, Cannock.


Prayer as connection

Published: 16th May 2023

Schools as well as churches can become Dementia-friendly places. St Paul's Longton is one school taking steps:


Joyful and profound event

Published: 5th May 2023

Bishop Michael listens to children 'Sing for the King' and looks forward to the Coronation weekend


Praying from the heart

Published: 3rd May 2023

In the run up to Dementia Action Week, prayers are the solace many have contributed in our Share A Prayer Through Dementia Initiative.


Thank you - Bishop Clive

Published: 2nd May 2023

With a week to reflect after his final service in the diocese, Bishop Clive thanks many.


Lichfield team join fledgling Anglican Network of Intercultural Church

Published: 28th April 2023

The diocese's Racial Justice and Inclusion Tasking Group sent a group of people to the first national conference around intercultural mission hosted by Oxford Diocese in Slough this week.


Share a Prayer through Dementia

Published: 27th April 2023

This year, people from across the diocese have contributed prayers from the heart, with our “Share a Prayer through Dementia” initiative, giving fresh prayers to use in Dementia Action Week (15-21 May)


Catalyst to new encounters

Published: 27th April 2023

Forty people gathered on the boundary of Lichfield and Hereford dioceses last week for a 'Pioneer Mission and Fresh Expressions Catalyst Day'.


Stephen and George

Published: 21st April 2023

Marking the lives of a British teenager and Greek saint in one April weekend


Appointments and Departures

Published: 12th April 2023

12th April 2023


The greatest authority through the humblest of service

Published: 9th April 2023

On Easter morning, Bishop Michael considers resurrection and coronation - and how they manifest symbols of power and authority.


Farewell, Bishop Clive

Published: 6th April 2023

The Diocese says Goodbye to Bishop Clive, Bishop of Wolverhampton, this week. After 17 years he retires as the most long-serving bishop in that See, and the most experienced member of the Lichfield Bishop's staff team.


Say what?

Published: 5th April 2023

A bit of Bananarama theology to start a Monday morning...


Dust and Glory

Published: 1st April 2023

Easter Day, a time for celebration - Easter eggs and bunnies? "Yes to all of that!" says Bishop Sarah - read why!


Readers gather to celebrate service

Published: 23rd March 2023

The former Archbishop of Wales spoke to over 100 Readers from across Lichfield Diocese.


New chaplaincy resource

Published: 20th March 2023

Bishop Michael reflects on the General Synod vote on blessings for those in same-sex relationships and launches a new chaplaincy team to offer support in this area.


Zoe at historic gathering with The King

Published: 13th March 2023

The Revd Zoe Heming represented General Synod at Buckingham Palace.

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