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Archbishop Justin visits Market Drayton CAP debt centre

Published: 15th September 2023

As patron of Christians Against Poverty, talks to clients and volunteers

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St Chad Medal to celebrate six decades of service

Published: 11th September 2023

Bishop Jan presented a Chad Medal to Ashley Canagasabey last week, recognising over six decades of service to Saint Chad's church in Stafford.

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Readers celebrations - long and new service

Published: 9th September 2023

Nine new Readers were licensed today to serve in parishes from the Shropshire/Cheshire border, to the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and as far south as Wolverhampton. Three more completing 25 years service were celebrated and a new Warden of Readers commissioned too

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Bishop welcomes Bishop-Designate

Published: 31st August 2023

Bishop welcomes announcement of new Bishop of Birmingham

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New chapter for Warden of Readers

Published: 29th August 2023

After 11 years in the role, Archdeacon of Salop, the Ven Paul Thomas passes the bookmark to Revd Harvey Gibbons, Vicar of St Oswald’s, Oswestry and Rector of Rhydycroesau.

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Changing chair of Diocesan Board of Finance

Published: 21st July 2023

Former lay chair of Leek Deanery, David Wright follows John Naylor in the hot seat.

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Knowing as a church we care

Published: 17th July 2023

Christ Church Burntwood has been engaged with become a more dementia-friendly church at the heart of a dementia-friendly community for some while now.

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Making it easy for congregations and visitors to express their generosity

Published: 7th July 2023

Around two dozen people gathered at the diocesan offices in Lichfield last week to hear about fresh research into the giving habits of Anglican Christians in England and the latest ways that churches can disciple members to think about and act with generosity and enable visitors who want to donate.

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Parishes Count on

Published: 26th June 2023

More than a dozen parishes so far have logged wildlife in this year’s Love your Burial Ground Week and Churches Count on Nature 2023


Readers Celebrate at Queen’s Foundation

Published: 12th June 2023

2023 new Readers gather for last time at Queens Foundation before licensing by Bishop Michael in September


New Diocesan Director of Education announced

Published: 23rd May 2023

Mark Davis, currently principal of St Peter's CE Academy Bratton (Telford) has been appointed as the new Diocesan Director of Eduction with effect from September.


Joyful and profound event

Published: 5th May 2023

Bishop Michael listens to children 'Sing for the King' and looks forward to the Coronation weekend


Praying from the heart

Published: 3rd May 2023

In the run up to Dementia Action Week, prayers are the solace many have contributed in our Share A Prayer Through Dementia Initiative.


Thank you - Bishop Clive

Published: 2nd May 2023

With a week to reflect after his final service in the diocese, Bishop Clive thanks many.


Lichfield team join fledgling Anglican Network of Intercultural Church

Published: 28th April 2023

The diocese's Racial Justice and Inclusion Tasking Group sent a group of people to the first national conference around intercultural mission hosted by Oxford Diocese in Slough this week.


Share a Prayer through Dementia

Published: 27th April 2023

This year, people from across the diocese have contributed prayers from the heart, with our “Share a Prayer through Dementia” initiative, giving fresh prayers to use in Dementia Action Week (15-21 May)


Catalyst to new encounters

Published: 27th April 2023

Forty people gathered on the boundary of Lichfield and Hereford dioceses last week for a 'Pioneer Mission and Fresh Expressions Catalyst Day'.


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Published: 21st April 2023

Marking the lives of a British teenager and Greek saint in one April weekend


Farewell, Bishop Clive

Published: 6th April 2023

The Diocese says Goodbye to Bishop Clive, Bishop of Wolverhampton, this week. After 17 years he retires as the most long-serving bishop in that See, and the most experienced member of the Lichfield Bishop's staff team.


Readers gather to celebrate service

Published: 23rd March 2023

The former Archbishop of Wales spoke to over 100 Readers from across Lichfield Diocese.


New chaplaincy resource

Published: 20th March 2023

Bishop Michael reflects on the General Synod vote on blessings for those in same-sex relationships and launches a new chaplaincy team to offer support in this area.


Zoe at historic gathering with The King

Published: 13th March 2023

The Revd Zoe Heming represented General Synod at Buckingham Palace.


TCT's work returns to the missional heart of the diocese

Published: 10th March 2023

Integration of Transforming Communities Together with the diocese will ensure stability and sustainability.


Six awarded St Chad's Medals

Published: 3rd March 2023

The contributions of lay people to the life of churches across the dioceses was celebrated on St Chad's Day.


Bishop Michael takes seat in the Lords

Published: 20th February 2023

The Bishop of Lichfield will represent the diocese in the House of Lords.


A Theological Taster!

Published: 17th February 2023

A group from our ‘Pathways’ programme are taking part in an exciting new opportunity to sample theological study at The Queen’s Foundation.


Diocese ends investments in fossil fuel

Published: 16th February 2023

Bishop Council members agree to fully divest from fossil fuel companes.


Debbie takes on racial justice role

Published: 13th February 2023

Canon Debbie Parks is the new Co-Convenor of the diocese's Racial Justice and Inclusion Task Group.


Bishop of Lichfield responds to General Synod vote

Published: 9th February 2023

A statement from Bishop Michael following General Synod's vote to issue prayers to enable same-sex couples to come to church after a civil marriage or civil partnership to give thanks, dedicate their relationship and receive God’s blessing.


Innovation Funding supports church that has doubled in seven years

Published: 24th January 2023

A Wolverhampton church that draws together multiple communities will develop its journey of discipleship and mission and be able to foster its intercultural activities.

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