News

Tribute paid to Les

Published: 24th June 2021

Popular parish priest Les Rees has died at the age of 71.


Shaping for Mission and dementia

Published: 24th June 2021

How does our Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches network fit in with our “Shaping for Mission” programme across our 28 deaneries and our Diocese of Lichfield?


Meet the #NewRevs2021

Published: 22nd June 2021

16 curates will be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral this weekend.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 21st June 2021

18th June 2021


Making nature count in churchyards

Published: 15th June 2021

Children got stuck into nature in a week of activities at a Pelsall church.


New Pioneer Minister for Stoke-on-Trent

Published: 14th June 2021

Catherine Matlock to take on new role in Hanley and across the city.


Pat to be new DAC Chair

Published: 9th June 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd Preb Pat Hawkins to key church buildings role.


Remembering Srebrenica

Published: 1st June 2021

Churches are invited stand against hatred on Srebrenica Memorial Sunday 11 July


Struggling to be holy

Published: 24th May 2021

Bishop Sarah's thoughts for June's Chad Blog


Synods and saints – could it be you?

Published: 13th May 2021

The parliament and councils of the Church of England are up for election this year - Julie Jones explains:


From Lament To Action

Published: 22nd April 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield says the Church needs to respond courageously to the report of the Archbishops' Anti-Racism Task Force.


Greater convenience comes to Llanyblodwel

Published: 20th April 2021

A £5,000 National Churches Trust Grant will help St Michael’s Church in Llanyblodwel pay for the modern toilets allowing to better serve the local community.


Bishop of Stafford consecrated

Published: 19th April 2021

Matthew Parker is consecrated as the 12th Bishop of Stafford


Appointments and Departures 19 April 2021

Published: 19th April 2021

16th April 2021


Bishops pay tribute to HRH Prince Philip

Published: 9th April 2021

The bishops of our diocese express sorrow at the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


Church and community servants honoured on Maundy Thursday

Published: 1st April 2021

Six people from across the diocese were recogised with 'Maundy money' from the Queen.


Bishop Michael's Easter Message 2021

Published: 31st March 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield looks back on a candle mishap and forward in hope.


What motivates action on dementia?

Published: 26th March 2021

At a recent dementia-friendly churches local network meeting, we shared personal experiences of dementia. What had been the impact for us? What had motivated us to continue to take action on dementia now?


Wistfully longing for the old certainties of lockdown?

Published: 24th March 2021

As we emerge blinking into the light of a post-Covid world, we need to be kind and generous to one another as we adjust to an uncertain future.


Mary takes on advocacy role

Published: 18th March 2021

Mary Thomas is the Bishop of Lichfield's new Adviser for Women in Ministry.


Farewell to former Archdeacon Dennis

Published: 18th March 2021

Dennis Ede's funeral took place yesterday.


Warm Welcome High Sheriff's Award

Published: 17th March 2021

Warm Welcome dementia is a group run by the churches in Newport for anyone living with dementia and memory problems. The group has been awarded a High Sheriff of Shropshire Award, given to groups or individuals who have contributed to their local community.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 3rd March 2021

3rd March 2021


Give thanks for your vaccination!

Published: 2nd March 2021

The diocese has partnered with Christian Aid to help people pass on the blessing of Covid jabs.


Travelling together, metaphor, and devotion

Published: 1st March 2021

Pilgrimage is at its deepest a form of devotion. This holds true whether we are able to go on the traditional long walks together to do it, or not. ‘Pilgrimage of the mind’ is an equally ancient practice.


Different life, different church, different worship

Published: 26th February 2021

Zoe Corney finds some have welcomed the changes to church life brought about by the pandemic.


Heart of Tamworth Memory Café

Published: 23rd February 2021

Dementia-friendly Churches Enabler, Sarah Thorpe brings news from the eastern tip of the diocese


Bishop backs Covid vaccination campaign

Published: 19th February 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield and other senior church leaders are targeting Covid vaccination misinformation


RIP The Venerable Dennis Ede

Published: 15th February 2021

The Diocese is sad to announce the death on the of the former Archdeacon of Stoke Dennis Ede on January 23rd 2021 aged 89 years.


Finding a home in Stoke-on-Trent

Published: 12th February 2021

Find out why a couple from Barlaston Church became foster carers - and how you can get involved.


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