News

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.


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.


Warm welcome at Lichfield fire station

Published: 11th November 2022

A fire station and a parish church in Lichfield have combined to create a warm space for local people as winter approaches.


Celebration for churchyard excellence

Published: 7th November 2022

Fifty churchyard volunteers gathered in Doxey for this year’s Churchyard Award Scheme’s celebration event. There were representatives from many of the 44 churches who participated in the scheme this year, as well as a team of 13 volunteer judges.


Committing afresh to unity

Published: 7th October 2022

Bishops from the diocese join with other church leaders at a special summit.


Past Cases Review 2 published

Published: 5th October 2022

The diocese has taken part in the most extensive review of safeguarding records ever by the Church of England.


Lord Boateng to speak at racial justice event

Published: 28th September 2022

Lichfield Cathedral will host the landmark event to which all are welcome on 18 November.


Treena to be new Bishop's Chaplain

Published: 26th September 2022

The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd Treena Larkin as his new chaplain.


Crowds attend new King proclamation

Published: 12th September 2022

People streamed to Lichfield Cathedral to hear the proclamation of King Charles III


Bishop of Lichfield pays tribute to Her Late Majesty The Queen

Published: 8th September 2022

Bishop Michael gives thanks for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


New Readers licensed

Published: 1st September 2022

Ten people from churches across the diocese were commissioned for lay ministry at a special service at Lichfield Cathedral.


Church's stained glass future secured

Published: 23rd August 2022

A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant has been awarded to St Mary's in Shrewsbury.


Diocesan Chancellor to step down

Published: 23rd August 2022

Bishop Michael pays tribute to the Honourable Mr Justice Eyre who is resigning after more than ten years as Diocesan Chancellor.


Reflections on the Lambeth Conference

Published: 10th August 2022

A letter from the bishops of Lichfield, Shrewsbury and Stafford


Churches celebrate Platinum Jubilee with special grants

Published: 27th July 2022

A royal Bake Off in the Black Country was among the community events hosted by churches.


Pelsall publication picks up national award

Published: 26th July 2022

St Michael's church magazine team have been recognized for their excellent work.


Clare joins Vocations & Training Team

Published: 15th July 2022

Clare Whitney is our new Lay Ministerial and Learning Development Officer.


Statement on Telford Inquiry report

Published: 14th July 2022

A response to the public inquiry report into child sex abuse in Telford.


Bishop of Oswestry proposals approved

Published: 30th June 2022

Diocesan synod members have voted in favour of plans to revive the suffragan See of Oswestry.


14 #NewRevs to be ordained this weekend

Published: 24th June 2022

Eight women and six men will be ordained deacon at Lichfield Cathedral.


Easter report shows people coming back to church

Published: 23rd June 2022

Easter churchgoing in Lichfield Diocese was back to almost three-quarters of pre-pandemic levels, with online church addding to that.


Rebecca set to take up new role at Gloucester Cathedral

Published: 9th June 2022

Bishop's Chaplain Rebecca Lloyd will be leaving the diocese this autumn for a Canon Chancellor role in Gloucester.


Jane is new Transforming Communities Together Chief Officer

Published: 8th June 2022

Jane Bamber has taken over the lead role for the independent charity that works with churches to tackle poverty and its causes.


New Canons and Prebendaries announced

Published: 8th June 2022

Sixteen people will be installed at Lichfield Cathedral on 3 July.


Former chair of Lichfield Diocese Board of Finance dies

Published: 31st May 2022

Centenarian Bob King served the diocese throughout the 1980s


End of the St Winefride trail

Published: 24th May 2022

Bishop Sarah and co-pilgrims complete their trek from the site of St Winefride's beheading to her final resting place


Liz is new safeguarding chair

Published: 23rd May 2022

Liz Jermy takes over as chair of the Lichfield Diocese Safeguarding Scrutiny Panel.


See of Ebbsfleet - consultation

Published: 12th May 2022

A consultation on the See of Ebbsfleet is considering the revival of the suffragan See of Oswestry in Lichfield Diocese.


Bishop of Lichfield's Easter Message

Published: 11th April 2022

Bishop Michael is inspired by generosity against the odds in his Easter Message.


Thanksgiving service for Bishop Jonathan Gledhill

Published: 23rd March 2022

A thanksgiving service for the 98th Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, took place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday.


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