Act on that gut feeling if children may be at risk

Published: 22nd May 2013

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

Sadness at sudden death of former Tamworth vicar

Published: 22nd May 2013

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.

Bishop's voice in the Queen's Speech debate

Published: 10th May 2013

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.

New Appointee is Manna from Tunstall

Published: 9th April 2013

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.

Bells Ring Out Message

Published: 2nd April 2013

Retuning project comes to conclusion with Easter peal

Saint brought to book as community celebrates

Published: 15th March 2013

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

Bishop opposes report on Stafford Hospital

Published: 11th March 2013

"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

Diocesan Synod to hold open Women Bishops meeting

Published: 28th February 2013

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.

Twenty year high for young priests

Published: 28th February 2013

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.

Bishops react to Francis Report

Published: 15th February 2013

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.

Second Prayer Day for Diocese

Published: 13th February 2013

Ash Wednesday is latest to centre on growth theme

'Growing Leadership'-the Bishop's 2013 Lent Appeal

Published: 13th February 2013

The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield, outlines his 2013 Lent Appeal

Dorothy's School Honour

Published: 4th February 2013

Pupils gather to congratulate MBE award

Installation of New Chancellor

Published: 29th January 2013

Music scholar set to take on role

Bishop’s delight at RESTART of ex-offender service

Published: 18th January 2013

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.

Archdeacon Announces Retirement

Published: 23rd December 2012

Ven Chris Liley to step down from his post in May

Churches Go Commercial

Published: 20th December 2012

Radio adverts go on air to 180,000 listeners

Cafe's Christmas Cheer

Published: 19th December 2012

Customers respond to hamper appeal for vulnerable

Lay Minister Applies Training at the Coalface

Published: 18th December 2012

Video story of how a Stoke-on-Trent Lay Minister turned fiction into fact

Zoe's 'King Sized' Christmas Design

Published: 17th December 2012

Pupil sees her picture become a Christmas Card

Festive Question Time

Published: 5th December 2012

Shrewsbury church wants to hear people's answer to 'All I want for Christmas'

Advent is just the ticket for quick Bishop

Published: 3rd December 2012

The Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory has described the chicane of emotions he sped through as a motoring fine dropped on his doormat.

All Bishops Saddened by Vote

Published: 22nd November 2012

Each of the four bishops in the Lichfield Diocese has been speaking of their individual disappointment and concerns following the vote on women bishops

Bishop 'Deeply Disappointed' Over Synod Decision

Published: 21st November 2012

The Bishop of Lichfield calls the result 'unwelcome' and against the vast majority of CofE members wishes

Youth Get Prayer Special

Published: 15th November 2012

Churches prepare for November 30th Diocesan Day of Prayer for young people and children after Reaching New Generations gets go-ahead

Bishop welcomes new Archbishop of Canterbury

Published: 9th November 2012

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill has welcomed the announcement that the Rt Revd Justin Welby, currently Bishop of Durham, will be the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Choirs 'Re-Sounding' Success

Published: 30th October 2012

Three top off a record breaking season for St Peter's

New Canon Chancellor Named for Cathedral

Published: 13th October 2012

Revd Dr Anthony Moore is to be Lichfield Cathedral's new Canon Chancellor

Creation Special for 1,000

Published: 9th October 2012

Cathedral hosts weeklong festival with 'mega messy' highlight

Bishop's Drones' Fear

Published: 7th October 2012

'Death reduced to level of computer game...lack of transparency over claims'

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