The first ever Festival of Churches launches this week. The Festival will cross the three Counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcester and will include activities at more than 200 historic churches over the weekend of the 14th and 15th September.
He grew up in Kent. He spent a year in Devon, and another in north London. Here endeth the biography of Chris Hassell. Almost.
St Alkmunds Church is one of four remaining churches in 'Best Rescue or Repair of a Place of Worship' category
Last week a band of pilgrims traveled from General Synod to London to highlight the plight of those living in poverty, stopping in Stafford on the way.
The Bishop of Wolverhampton, Rt Revd Clive Gregory was among faith and community leaders who issued a joint statement on Saturday.
...with seats at Lichfield Cathedral The Bishop of Lichfield and Chapter of its Cathedral have announced seven new recipients of the title Prebendary.
The Church of England's General Synod met in York over the weekend, running through to Tuesday with full representation from this diocese.
Open Door Project gives children chance to explore
In light of the explosive device found over the weekend at a mosque in Walsall, the Bishop of Wolverhampton has made the following comment:
Nine Leaders representing Christians, Buddists, Hindus, Jews Muslims and Sikhs have together sent a letter to David Cameron supporting the government's decision to host a 'Hunger Summit' and place hunger on the G8 agenda this weekend.
Over the past two weeks, the Bishop of Lichfield has had a huge amount of correspondence from those wanting to defend the traditional definition of marriage when the bill is voted on in the House of Lords tomorrow.
The recent lifting of reporting restrictions on a series of trials for sexual abuse, child prostitution and trafficking in Telford have highlighted the vulnerability of young people in a number of ways for which church members, neighbours and schools shou
There is sadness in the Diocese of Lichfield as news of the sudden death of The Very Revd Keith Jukes, Dean of Ripon Cathedral at the age of 59.
Having been present for the State Opening of Parliament at which the Queen announced the government's plans for legislation, Bishop Jonathan concentrated on caring for the disadvantaged.
The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, is delighted to announce today the appointment of Canon Simon Baker to the post of Archdeacon of Lichfield and Rector of the United Benefice of St Michael & St Mary Lichfield with St John Wall.
Retuning project comes to conclusion with Easter peal
The Community of St Chad met at the beginning of the month to celebrate its first anniversary as the first full biography of St Chad was launched
"There are inaccuracies in the Report that has been put forward to the regulator of the Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust which reflect a lack of understanding about Stafford and the difficulties many face in accessing other hospitals in the region" he says
Church members from across the Diocese of Lichfield are being invited to take part in a special meeting of the Diocesan Synod next month to discuss the way forward on the Church of England's women bishops legislation.
Statistics for 2012 show that the number of young people (under 30s) accepted for training for the Church of England ministry last year was 113, 22% of the total.
The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill and the Bishop of Stafford have been reflecting on the Francis Report into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Ash Wednesday is latest to centre on growth theme
The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield, outlines his 2013 Lent Appeal
Pupils gather to congratulate MBE award
Music scholar set to take on role
The Bishop of Lichfield has expressed his delight at news of today's re-launch of the RESTART service aimed at helping ex-offenders break free from criminal activity. The service is run by Stoke-on-Trent charity Saltbox.
Ven Chris Liley to step down from his post in May
Radio adverts go on air to 180,000 listeners
Customers respond to hamper appeal for vulnerable
Video story of how a Stoke-on-Trent Lay Minister turned fiction into fact