It's not unusual to find married couples who follow each other along the path to ordination, but this June was a joyful time for the Merry family.
New research conducted for the Church Urban Fund, CUF, shows that 10 million adults a year in England use community services from churches.
It is impossible to remember every member of the diocese when they die, but just occasionally we have to observe the passing of someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to the diocese.
"The Enabling Churches conference held in the diocese was a resounding success" says Bishop Clive Gregory.
'If people are in poverty, then it's their own fault' is a common generalisation, but close encounters with those who experience poverty are proving that is rarely the case.
There were great celebrations this weekend as twenty-two new Reverends were ordained in Lichfield Cathedral.
A day conference on leading worship that really is all-age (and all traditions/styles), at The Beacon International Centre, Stafford, Saturday June 28, 10am - 4pm.
Each July, Leek holds an ecumenical festival, one of the biggest events in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Leek Club Day is a tradition with over 200 years of history, and an institution well supported by the community.
On Saturday June 14, the Bishop of Lichfield is hosting "For Richer, For Poorer" at the Beacon International Centre, Stafford, from 10am - 3pm.
A generation of teenagers has learned to grow their faith through giving their time to local communities thanks to Soul Purpose, which celebrated its tenth year this weekend.
There was celebration at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday as the Diocese marked the 20th anniversary of the ordination of the first women priests.
The Diocese of Lichfield has launched a new DVD to provide basic Safeguarding training in parishes.
At a stimulating session for church leaders, Neil Hudson from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity asked how people put our faith into practice in our everyday lives.
A major national conference supported in part by the Bishop's Lent Appeal takes place on June 3.
It is the 20th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood, and there are national celebrations, including a service at St Paul's Cathedral on May 3rd.
Puppet Jack, who is 6 years old, interviewed Rt Reverend Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield, to launch Christian Aid Week 2014.
Easter Decoded: Easter Sunday in 60 seconds, spoken by Reverend Lee Plummer.
"God has got heaven ready and open for us. It's really exciting to think that death is not the end." Bishop of Lichfield, Jonathan Gledhill gives his thoughts on Easter. "
30+ Churches, 8+ denominations, 6 Towns, 3 Anglican dioceses, 2 Methodist Circuits = 1 church serving the poor. Sandwell Churches Link Project.
Easter Decoded. Revd Daniel Njuguna from Wednesbury explains the significance of Good Friday.
Easter Decoded. Revd Sally Smith from Hanley Team Ministry explains the significance of Maundy Thursday.
One of the special but less widely understood services in the Church's calendar is the Chrism Eucharist which takes place in the cathedral of each diocese on the morning of Maundy Thursday.
Anglican and Catholic bishops, united in their support for the poor, visited Stoke-on-Trent foodbank as part of the #ListenToGod campaign led by Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
Revd Preb Dr Jane Tillier appointed Bishop's Adviser on Pastoral Care and Well-Being
It is said that 'Christ is for life, not just for Sundays' - so what does that mean in reality? A group of young disciples and enquirers in Wolverhampton has been finding out.
A sponsored walk from Milton Church to Lichfield Cathedral in Holy Week 2014.
In more than one place in the Diocese of Lichfield, the Church of England and the YMCA are working closely together to meet the spiritual needs of the homeless.
Growing Leaders was the theme of the Bishop's Lent Appeal in 2013. In distributing the overseas half of the funds raised, great care, joy and gratitude have been found.
The Church of England Central Education Trust (CECET) launched on March 25th in Lichfield: a ground-breaking institution in UK education.
Richard Hill recounts his hour selling the Big Issue.