News

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


Survivors must be heard

Published: 7th October 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse investigation report.


Stoke-on-Trent supermarket vicar Bill online

Published: 2nd October 2020

A Stoke supermarket worker who helped keep food on our plates will participate in the Church of England’s national online service.


Matthew to be new Bishop of Stafford

Published: 23rd September 2020

Downing Street confirms Matthew Parker, current Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent, will become bishop.


#NewRevs 2020

Published: 23rd September 2020

15 new deacons will be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral this weekend.


Shropshire vicar leads national online service

Published: 18th September 2020

‘Everyone is made in the image of God’ - Christians with disabilities lead powerful national online service


Supporting people hit in the pocket by Covid-19

Published: 17th September 2020

Transforming Communities Together's financial resilience team has grown to help those who need support.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 11th September 2020

11th September 2020


Students welcomed back to our universities

Published: 10th September 2020

University Chaplains across the diocese look forward to welcoming students at the start of the strangest term ever - and advise on ways to thrive.


Chad walk crosses boundaries

Published: 4th September 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield visited 27 churches named after St Chad as he walked across the diocese.


Faith resources as dementia advances

Published: 4th September 2020

An occupational therapist recently asked me a really good question that got me thinking


Shrewsbury vicar nominated for global motoring award

Published: 3rd September 2020

A lockdown project bringing together classic car enthusiasts has been shortlisted alongside motoring legends Le Mans and Goodwood racetracks.


Appointments and Departures 20th August 2020

Published: 20th August 2020

Appointments and Departures 20th August 2020


The Promptings of God in Residential Care Home Worship

Published: 19th August 2020

No service plan should be expected to survive contact with the congregation...


Residential care visiting: Latest MHA good practice to share

Published: 17th August 2020

Residential care homes involve a community of residents and relatives, and staff – and Care home communities have been particularly impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.


Walking with St Chad

Published: 4th August 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield is on a trek to all churches in the diocese named after his ancient predecessor.


Churches set to help thousands in financial difficulty

Published: 3rd August 2020

A major expansion of a training will help churches support those hit hard financially by Covid-19.


St Chads Retreat Centres re-open

Published: 31st July 2020

Shallowford House and Dovedale House are both taking bookings now.


Farm Worker Welfare App picks the good fight

Published: 23rd July 2020

Churches looking out for seasonal workers and criminal exploitation


Burntwood Be A Friend brings hope beyond lockdown

Published: 20th July 2020

A church-based community project which has helped thousands of people is set to continue into the future.


Appointments and Departures 13th July 2020

Published: 13th July 2020

Latest Appointments and Departures


Stoke-on-Trent school wins mental health award

Published: 13th July 2020

St Paul's CofE Primary School is recognised by the Carnegie Centre Of Excellence For Mental Health In Schools.


Treasured Possession

Published: 13th July 2020

Bishop Clive's pastoral letter for August 2020


I was glad…

Published: 9th July 2020

Bishop Michael’s pastoral letter for July 2020


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