News

Sharon to be cathedral's new Canon Theologian

Published: 9th July 2020

The Revd Dr Sharon Prentis will help the diocese focus on "full participation and justice".


Church buildings to reopen for public worship

Published: 23rd June 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield welcomes the Government's announcement that public worship and weddings can restart on 4 July.


Building a common future

Published: 22nd June 2020

On Windrush Day, the Bishop of Lichfield writes about the debt we owe and the urgent work still to do to tackle racism and discrimination.


Voices from the World Church – Responses to Covid-19 

Published: 19th June 2020

Responses to the pandemic in our partner dioceses


Michael's round the Wrekin challenge

Published: 18th June 2020

College chaplain Michael Horton is going up and down the mountain 64 times to raise money for Severn Hospice.


Appointments and Departures 12th June 2020

Published: 12th June 2020

Latest appointments and departures


Lichfield Cathedral re-opens for prayer on Monday

Published: 12th June 2020

The historic worship site will be open 2.30pm-4.30pm every day from 15 June for private prayer.


Paperchains - pandemic, prison - profession

Published: 12th June 2020

The untold experience of pandemic Britain - and how you can bring it to light


Kate Zoomed into Bradley post!

Published: 9th June 2020

A Black Country church has virtually welcomed it's new priest-in-charge after she was licensed online.


Bishop welcomes church buildings re-opening for individual prayer

Published: 8th June 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Government's announcement that churches may re-open for private prayer next week.


'God is inspiring us to do things differently'

Published: 3rd June 2020

Shrewsbury priest Yejide Peters speaks of her heartbreak and hope at the unrest in her US homeland.


Shifnal Helps

Published: 1st June 2020

Over 1,000 calls have been answered by a church-based emergency phone line.


Stay alert to God – love your neighbour – change the world

Published: 26th May 2020

Without a bishop in Stafford, this month's Pastoral Letter comes from the Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent


Care Homes, Churches and Coronavirus

Published: 26th May 2020

There are care homes across the diocese and some of these have been particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus...


Coronavirus and dementia

Published: 12th May 2020

Challenge and change, conversations and connections


Churches' foodbank lifeline

Published: 12th May 2020

Over 1,000 people were fed in March and April thanks to Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank.


Ministers can re-enter church buildings

Published: 6th May 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield has written to all clergy and ministers with new guidance on them returning to church buildings.


Key worker Robert shares faith in national service

Published: 1st May 2020

Bus driver Robert Vassell, who goes to church in Wolverhampton, is offering reassurance to passengers.


Helpline bringing villages together

Published: 30th April 2020

A parish church office has become the hub of community coordination thanks to a new helpline.


Alternative (doorstep) Realities

Published: 28th April 2020

Glimpses of a parallel world


Inspirational Stewart dies

Published: 20th April 2020

The Revd Stewart Tyler - who ministered to many despite Motor Neurone Disease - has died aged 76.


Royal garden appointment for Wendy

Published: 17th April 2020

A Shropshire woman and five others have been recognised for their community efforts by The Queen.


Appointments and Departures 15th April 2020

Published: 15th April 2020

Appointments and Departures


Bishop Michael's Easter Message 2020

Published: 7th April 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield reflects on the new challenges and opportunities of Easter this year.


When two or three can’t gather in His name

Published: 3rd April 2020

This time of lockdown has the feeling of a Narnian season: it is always spring, but never Easter.


Virtual Prayer Wall and 'Light a candle' at Lichfield Cathedral

Published: 30th March 2020

Offering creative new ways for people to express their faith.


Bishop urges churches to rise to Coronavirus challenge

Published: 16th March 2020

Churches have a key role to play in communities across the region, says the Bishop of Lichfield.


New post to help churches fight modern slavery

Published: 12th March 2020

Debbie Huxton will work with churches across the diocese in an exciting new partnership.


Tributes to Bishop David

Published: 11th March 2020

The former Bishop of Gloucester David Bentley has died, after many years of service in Lichfield.


Cathedral appoints new Canon Chancellor

Published: 9th March 2020

The Revd Dr Gregory Platten is Lichfield Cathedral's new Canon Chancellor.


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