Travelling together, metaphor, and devotion

Published: 1st March 2021

Pilgrimage is at its deepest a form of devotion. This holds true whether we are able to go on the traditional long walks together to do it, or not. ‘Pilgrimage of the mind’ is an equally ancient practice.

Disney, Joe and noticing

Published: 4th January 2021

Seeing the world and life through a very different lens

A view from the pew?

Published: 11th December 2020

In the first of an occasional series, John Bentley shares his experience of sudden partial sight loss and how it's affected his perception of the church

The Coming

Published: 2nd December 2020

Bishop Michael’s Pastoral Letter for December 2020

The long and winding road

Published: 19th October 2020

Bishop Clive peaks in his Pastoral Letter for November 2020?

A glorious noise and all that’s jazz…

Published: 19th October 2020

Bishop-designate Matthew’s improvises in his Pastoral Letter for October 2020

Exploring Outdoor Worship - Forest Church Taster events

Published: 16th October 2020

A lot of people are thinking about doing outdoor worship not just in response to Covid-19. For many there is also an increasing desire to connect with God in nature, both as an expression of their spirituality but also with an environmental focus.

Treasured Possession

Published: 13th July 2020

Bishop Clive's pastoral letter for August 2020

I was glad…

Published: 9th July 2020

Bishop Michael’s pastoral letter for July 2020

Paperchains - pandemic, prison - profession

Published: 12th June 2020

The untold experience of pandemic Britain - and how you can bring it to light

Stay alert to God – love your neighbour – change the world

Published: 26th May 2020

Without a bishop in Stafford, this month's Pastoral Letter comes from the Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent

Alternative (doorstep) Realities

Published: 28th April 2020

Glimpses of a parallel world

When two or three can’t gather in His name

Published: 3rd April 2020

This time of lockdown has the feeling of a Narnian season: it is always spring, but never Easter.

They Stayed Together

Published: 9th March 2020

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

Do the little things

Published: 2nd March 2020

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

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

Star Qualities

Published: 24th January 2020

Bishop Sarah’s Pastoral Letter for January 2020

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?

A builder’s vision

Published: 1st November 2019

Bishop Geoff's final Pastoral Letter - November 2019

Space, the final frontier

Published: 1st October 2019

Not just once upon a time...


Published: 1st September 2019

Three words to put our house in order from the Bishop of Lichfield.

Open and active

Published: 1st August 2019

Are we fit for purpose?

Brave and ambitious

Published: 1st July 2019

The new Bishop of Shrewsbury, Sarah Bullock looks forward

Let the Rebellion begin!

Published: 3rd June 2019

Diocesan commits to action on climate change

The story of the Cross

Published: 31st May 2019

Andrew Brazier tells us why he walked to London with a cross made out of knives.

See the power

Published: 1st May 2019

What do you expect when you pray?

Bringing slavery to the surface

Published: 8th April 2019

How a new phone app is highlighting slavery in our communities.

Hope and New Life

Published: 1st April 2019

Elections and Celebration

Deservedly Famous

Published: 1st March 2019

True celebrities and icons of our time

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