News

Church community hub opens for vaccinations

Published: 29th January 2021

Over 500 people were welcomed into community base at a Stoke-on-Trent church on its first day as a vaccination centre.


Review wants to hear from survivors

Published: 20th January 2021

Listening to survivors of abuse is key to independent safeguarding review.


Bishop of Stafford update

Published: 14th January 2021

Matthew Parker will be licensed as Episcopal Vicar for the Stafford Area on 28 January.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 13th January 2021

12th January 2021


Bringing People Together

Published: 12th January 2021

Building on the benefits of Places of Welcome in a period of social distancing and lockdowns, a pattern for combatting isolation led by our TCT team.


Cathedral hosting vaccine clinics

Published: 8th January 2021

Lichfield Cathedral is to serve the community as a Covid vaccination centre.


Blessed labour or forced labour?

Published: 7th January 2021

This Sunday, the First Sunday of Epiphany, is Plough Sunday where many pray for blessing on human labour near the start of the calendar year


Lamentation and Celebration over Christmas and New Year

Published: 7th January 2021

Celebration and lamentation in the dementia-friends community before Christmas


Disney, Joe and noticing

Published: 4th January 2021

Seeing the world and life through a very different lens


All Saints funding boost

Published: 17th December 2020

A Stoke-on-Trent church will install new community facilities thanks to a National Churches Trust grant.


Hope in the darkness

Published: 17th December 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield finds light and joy in singing close to home.


Lights for the lost

Published: 15th December 2020

Churchyards in the Staffordshire Moorlands were lit up to remember the lost.


A view from the pew?

Published: 11th December 2020

In the first of an occasional series, John Bentley shares his experience of sudden partial sight loss and how it's affected his perception of the church


Bishop Michael’s lead on Dementia-Friendly Church

Published: 9th December 2020

Bishop Michael Ipgrave, the Bishop of Lichfield, affirmed that he is “proud to be part of Diocese that takes Dementia-Friendly Church seriously”, when he spoke at our Dementia-Friendly Churches Zoom Training Day in October 2020.


Adam is new TCT Chief Officer

Published: 8th December 2020

Adam Edwards will lead Transforming Communities Work Together's work to tackle poverty and its causes across the region.


The Coming

Published: 2nd December 2020

Bishop Michael’s Pastoral Letter for December 2020


Appointments and Departures

Published: 1st December 2020

30th November 2020


Courage needed on racial justice journey

Published: 26th November 2020

Richard Reddie encourages churches to rise to the challenge at this year's Selwyn Lecture.


Dedicated clergy recognised

Published: 12th November 2020

Five new prebendaries from across the diocese will be collated online next week.


Living in Love and Faith resources published

Published: 9th November 2020

Landmark resources to help the church listen and learn together.


Pelsall youngsters remember

Published: 6th November 2020

Green-minded young people have been tending war graves in their local churchyard.


Living as people of hope in lockdown

Published: 4th November 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield says hope is more important than ever as we prepare to enter a second national lockdown.


Light Night Treats

Published: 2nd November 2020

Over 80 children were involved in a Messy Church alternative halloween event in North Staffordshire.


Alistair to be Acting Archdeacon

Published: 19th October 2020

Interim arrangements for the Archdeaconry of Stoke-upon-Trent are announced


The long and winding road

Published: 19th October 2020

Bishop Clive peaks in his Pastoral Letter for November 2020?


A glorious noise and all that’s jazz…

Published: 19th October 2020

Bishop-designate Matthew’s improvises in his Pastoral Letter for October 2020


Exploring Outdoor Worship - Forest Church Taster events

Published: 16th October 2020

A lot of people are thinking about doing outdoor worship not just in response to Covid-19. For many there is also an increasing desire to connect with God in nature, both as an expression of their spirituality but also with an environmental focus.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 12th October 2020

12th October 2020


Churches receive lifeline grants

Published: 9th October 2020

Shrewsbury Abbey and St Mary's in Stafford are awarded part of the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.


The Hands of God?

Published: 8th October 2020

Developing our Dementia-Friendly Churches Network


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