News


TCT's work returns to the missional heart of the diocese

Published: 10th March 2023

Integration of Transforming Communities Together with the diocese will ensure stability and sustainability.


Prized Nature

Published: 10th March 2023

Churchyards are very important places for those whose loved ones are buried there, but a survey of visitors to some churchyards in Sussex found that they are often visited by people who value their peace and beauty. The Churchyard Award Scheme has been running for over 30 years. It’s run by volunteers to celebrate the work of volunteers in maintaining and developing churchyards and church gardens across the diocese of Lichfield.


Six awarded St Chad's Medals

Published: 3rd March 2023

The contributions of lay people to the life of churches across the dioceses was celebrated on St Chad's Day.


Send more pauses

Published: 1st March 2023

Emails, debate and Lent


Bishop Michael takes seat in the Lords

Published: 20th February 2023

The Bishop of Lichfield will represent the diocese in the House of Lords.


A Theological Taster!

Published: 17th February 2023

A group from our ‘Pathways’ programme are taking part in an exciting new opportunity to sample theological study at The Queen’s Foundation.


Diocese ends investments in fossil fuel

Published: 16th February 2023

Bishop Council members agree to fully divest from fossil fuel companes.


Debbie takes on racial justice role

Published: 13th February 2023

Canon Debbie Parks is the new Co-Convenor of the diocese's Racial Justice and Inclusion Task Group.


I got rhythm

Published: 13th February 2023

The Community of St Chad is a community founded on companion groups of three people who meet to pray together and who live out five Rhythms of Grace.


Bishop of Lichfield responds to General Synod vote

Published: 9th February 2023

A statement from Bishop Michael following General Synod's vote to issue prayers to enable same-sex couples to come to church after a civil marriage or civil partnership to give thanks, dedicate their relationship and receive God’s blessing.


Open the eyes of my heart

Published: 1st February 2023

Bishop Sarah has been blogging after a recent revelation:


'Head to Heart' resource for families living through dementia

Published: 30th January 2023

This resource is born of personal experience. My dad died in 2018 and he was diagnosed with dementia ten years earlier. He’d been a solicitor in Birmingham and spent his working life making incisive, head-level connections. The journey of the last decade of his life was a journey from head to heart.


Innovation Funding supports church that has doubled in seven years

Published: 24th January 2023

A Wolverhampton church that draws together multiple communities will develop its journey of discipleship and mission and be able to foster its intercultural activities.


LLF - a message from bishops in the Diocese of Lichfield

Published: 20th January 2023

A letter to clergy and lay ministers in our diocese following this morning's College of Bishops' response to Living in Love & Faith.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 9th January 2023

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Bishop Clive to retire

Published: 6th January 2023

The Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory, has announced that he is to step down.


Be curious, be present, reimagine

Published: 4th January 2023

The Difference course, designed and produced by Archbishop Justin Welby’s reconciliation team, is made up of five sessions exploring the power of faith to transform our relationships and heal division.


A sting in the tale of Christmas

Published: 3rd January 2023

The enchanting story of the Wise Men visiting the infant Jesus has a sting in its tail. Archdeacon Paul Thomas has been thinking about what this means as we mark the change of year and how the tale of Epiphany is so relevant today.


A Christmas welcome

Published: 20th December 2022

The Bishop of Lichfield, in his Christmas message, implores people of faith and goodwill to give a warm welcome to all who need it.


Funding boost for St Mark's

Published: 16th December 2022

The Stoke-on-Trent church - dubbed 'The Potter's Cathedral' - has received a grant for urgent stonework repairs.


New Bishop of Ebbsfleet announcement welcomed

Published: 16th December 2022

The Revd Dr Rob Munro will be invited to become as assistant bishop in Lichfield Diocese.


Receiving gifts

Published: 13th December 2022

It's harder to receive than to give? Revd Chris Precious has experience in his Shropshire parishes.


A ton of goodness at Shropshire Churches Conference

Published: 9th December 2022

Over 100 people gathered at Telford Minster for the first post-covid Shropshire Churches Conference.


New Chancellor installed

Published: 7th December 2022

Dr Anthony Verduyn is the new Chancellor of the Diocese of Lichfield.


Dean of Lichfield to retire

Published: 5th December 2022

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber will step down from Lichfield Cathedral on 31 March.


New Bishop of Oswestry announced

Published: 2nd December 2022

The Revd Paul Thomas will minister across the West Midlands and south west of England to Traditional Catholic parishes.


Sleepers awake!

Published: 1st December 2022

There's no time like the present, according to Bishop Clive in his bishops' letter for December


Church plant revitalisation holds a beacon of hope!

Published: 29th November 2022

Revd Chris Lane shares an insight into the most recent part of his journey around Walsall


Are we accidentally ‘ableist’?

Published: 23rd November 2022

Was the Queen misguided? Revd Zoe Hemmings on having her own prejudice challenged by a good friend.


Inaction is not an option

Published: 18th November 2022

The Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng urged Christians to fight racial justice as part of the “imperative to act” as followers of Jesus Christ.

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