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They Stayed Together

Published: 9th March 2020

A remarkable display of ecumenical unity gives a germ of hope grounded in reality


Appointments and Departures 6th March 2020

Published: 6th March 2020

Appointments and Departures


Many waters cannot quench love

Published: 3rd March 2020

The Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Revd Sarah Bullock, reflects on the recent floods in Shropshire.


Unsung heroes celebrated at cathedral

Published: 3rd March 2020

Volunteers from local churches receive St Chad's Medals from the Bishop of Lichfield.


Royal honour for Shropshire priest

Published: 2nd March 2020

A vicar from Shropshire has been appointed as Chaplain to the Queen.


Do the little things

Published: 2nd March 2020

March begins with two significant Saints' Days, people renowned for humility and kindness


Tributes paid to Sue

Published: 24th February 2020

Sue Egerton, diocesan Mothers' Union President, has died after battling a long illness. Her funeral is on 3 March.


Appointments and Departures 19th February 2020

Published: 19th February 2020

Appointments and Departures


Bishop's Lent Appeal to support vulnerable families

Published: 17th February 2020

Acorns Children's Hospice in Walsall and South African clergy familes will benefit from this year's appeal.


105 people at Guernsey’s first Dementia-Friendly Carol Service

Published: 12th February 2020

In summer 2018, I led a Dementia-Friendly Churches Training Day in Guernsey. It’s wonderful to hear from St Saviour’s Church there about the next steps they’ve taken


Offering a warm welcome

Published: 11th February 2020

Funding from county councillors means even more people can benefit from Places of Welcome.


Rugeley counselling service celebrates 2nd anniversary

Published: 4th February 2020

A free community counselling service based at a Rugeley church has worked with over 100 people.


Diocese strengthens links with Church of Ireland

Published: 4th February 2020

Closer relations with the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will develop following Brexit.


Assurances over ongoing relationship despite Brexit

Published: 31st January 2020

Our sister diocese in Northern Germany send their prayers and thoughts on the eve of Brexit.


Past cases review makes progress

Published: 28th January 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, outlines progress to date in Lichfield Diocese.


House of Bishops' statement on Civil Partnerships

Published: 27th January 2020

Our bishops respond to the House of Bishops' statement on Civil partnerships.


Welcome Bishop Jan

Published: 27th January 2020

The Bishop of Repton is moving on from the Diocese of Derby to become Residentiary Canon (House for Duty) at Lichfield Cathedral and Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield.


Prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day

Published: 27th January 2020

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), chaired by the Bishop of Lichfield, is asking churches around the UK to join in prayer ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.


Making whole-ness and the wilderness

Published: 24th January 2020

During the vacancy for bishop of Stafford, archdeacons write some of the monthly bishops' pastoral letters


Walk with Bishop Michael

Published: 24th January 2020

People are being invited to join the Bishop of Lichfield on a walk which will call at ten churches in rural mid-Staffordshire on 8 and 9 February.


Good news for the whole world

Published: 24th January 2020

The Revd Steve Hollinghurst has been appointed to the new diocesan role of Evangelism Enabler with an Environmental Focus.


Tackling modern slavery in the Black Country

Published: 24th January 2020

A new post will ensure a more coordinated approach to tackling modern slavery across the Black Country.


January 2020

Published: 24th January 2020

The gazette of clergy and lay appointments, retirements and resignations


Star Qualities

Published: 24th January 2020

Bishop Sarah’s Pastoral Letter for January 2020


Bus shelter epiphany

Published: 24th January 2020

A village church near Staffordshire has been turning heads with its bus shelter epiphany display.


Selfies and the divine image

Published: 21st January 2020

Thousands of selfies inspire the Bishop of Lichfield's Christmas message.


Anticipating Advent across Europe

Published: 21st January 2020

Christians from Midlands and German churches commit to peace and justice.


Support new MPs in prayer

Published: 10th December 2019

The Bishops of Lichfield Diocese urge Christians to assure their new MP of their prayers.


Places of Welcome - on the up in Bloxwich

Published: 3rd December 2019

Safe places for everyone to connect and belong


A vapour trail through Advent

Published: 1st December 2019

Stillness and the Patron Saint of Preparation?


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