Christmas starts with Christ

Published: 20th December 2013

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Christmas starts with Christ

Published: 19th December 2013

We all know it's Christmas, but what does that mean?

Good News for shoppers

Published: 17th December 2013

A Christian Bag for Life is a simple idea that comes from Steve Ryder.

Video Challenge set for young Christians

Published: 17th December 2013

People aged 15-30 are being invited to express their faith through video in the 30-60-30 Challenge.

St Chads Volunteer Programme celebrates a milestone

Published: 13th December 2013

10 December 2014 was a very special day for the St Chads Volunteer Programme. a refugee

Published: 11th December 2013

Good food and a story are key parts of Christmas celebrations, but a series of meetings in leafy Staffordshire are hearing some with less happy endings.

#ChristmasStarts...with a picture

Published: 10th December 2013

Perhaps you were never Mary in your school nativity, and are still looking for your big moment?

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Published: 9th December 2013

People across the diocese are giving thanks for the life of Nelson Mandela, whose life has transformed the nation of South Africa, and influenced generations all around the world.

Shropshire Light

Published: 20th November 2013

Shropshire Light | A day conference for Christians across Shropshire. Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey will be the keynote speaker. See video of last year's conference.

Shropshire Light

Published: 20th November 2013

Shropshire Light was an all-age conference that attracted national attention, especially Lord Carey's speech.

All is safely gathered in

Published: 19th November 2013

As the shops begin to proclaim the season of consumer fever, we are taking a moment to reflect back on an unusual celebration of God's generous provision.

The Nation Remembers

Published: 11th November 2013

11am on the 11th day of the 11th month - and the nation stops to remember.

Former Bishop of Shrewsbury introduced to the House of Lords

Published: 8th November 2013

The Rt Revd Alan Smith, the former Area Bishop of Shrewsbury between 2001 & 2009, was introduced to the House of Lords on Tuesday, 5 November.

Shawbury residents enjoy fruits of town and church working together

Published: 1st November 2013

An unloved area on the edge of Shawbury has become a pleasant space for the community thanks to a project by the local parish council working with the Diocese of Lichfield. As well as tidying derelict land, paths have been laid enabling access for all. See video.

The Vicar's Wife gives the secret to domestic sainthood

Published: 30th October 2013

A vicar's wife from West Bromwich will today launch her book 'The Ministry of a Messy House: Grace in Place of Guilt' at an event in Birmingham's biggest Christian bookshop. See Video

Local vicar elected to attend House of Bishops

Published: 30th October 2013

Barlaston vicar Jane Tillier has been elected as one of eight female clergy nationwide who will attend the House of Bishops.

Confirmation at Messy Church

Published: 25th October 2013

In October 2013, the first Confirmation service took place in a Messy Church congregation in the Diocese of Lichfield. See Video

The baptism of Prince George

Published: 23rd October 2013

We thank almighty God for the gift of new life. May God the Father, who has received you by baptism into his Church, pour upon you the riches of his grace, that within the company of Christ's pilgrim people you may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit, and come to the inheritance of the saints in glory. Amen.

Worship "must be authentic to the community" says Bishop Jonathan

Published: 22nd October 2013

"Worship which connects the people of God with their creator must be authentic to the community" says Bishop Jonathan in a letter to clergy and lay ministers

Raising money for Syria

Published: 21st October 2013

A 1935 Bentley was the star attraction at St Peter's, Little Aston, at a carwash in aid of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Bishop opens new credit union shop

Published: 21st October 2013

The Bishop of Stafford, Geoff Annas, has opened a new branch of the Staffordshire Credit Union in the heart of the county town.

Shrewsbury church in award final

Published: 18th October 2013

People around St Alkmunds church in the centre of Shrewsbury are on tenterhooks this week as they anticipate the results of the prestigious English Heritage Angel Awards. In the meantime, English Heritage have produced short videos about each of the finalists.

St Chad's Jobs Club opened by local MP

Published: 17th October 2013

St Chad's Church, together with the city council, Wolverhampton Inter-Faith & Regeneration Network and SiteLearn formally opened a new Job Club on Friday.

'Church is not a Franchise' says Selwyn Lecturer

Published: 15th October 2013

In the 2013 Selwyn Lecture held this week at Lichfield Cathedral, Canon George Lings compared fresh expressions of church as children with the same DNA but different characters rather than replicas of existing churches. See video.

Honours awarded to six priests in the Diocese

Published: 14th October 2013

On 29 September, six long-serving priests were made Prebendaries of Lichfield Cathedral by Bishop Jonathan with the Dean, Adrian Dorber.

Church life is child’s play for new curate Jo

Published: 14th October 2013

The second story about one of this weekend's new ordinands, Jo Williams hopes to help disciples grow through all sorts of activities.

Rambling Rev is star of beer festival

Published: 11th October 2013

A Stoke-on-Trent vicar has become the star of a real ale festival with a special brew named after him.

Matthew Parker is the new Archdeacon of Stoke

Published: 11th October 2013

Matthew is all Stoked up after four hundred people gathered in Lichfield Cathedral on Tuesday evening to witness his Collation, Induction and Welcome as Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent and his Installation as an Honorary Canon.

Lay Readers accrue four centuries of experience

Published: 11th October 2013

With over four centuries of experience between them, sixteen Lay Readers were given special recognition at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday. Another eight were formally welcomed to the diocese and one was licensed for the first time.

Howzat?! Lichfield Clergy in Cricket scorcher

Published: 11th October 2013

The Diocese of Lichfield battled the Diocese of London yesterday in the final of the 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup.

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