St Mark's secure almost £1m from Heritage Fund

Published: 17th December 2021

St Mark's Church in Shelton will be the home of an ambitious community-focused project.

I was part of it

Published: 16th December 2021

Reviewing the dementia-friendly churches network in 2021, here's an overview, at head and heart level.

Christmas cannot be cancelled

Published: 15th December 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield's Christmas message focuses on the power of grace.

Appointments and Departures

Published: 14th December 2021

10th December 2021

Tributes paid to Keith

Published: 13th December 2021

Much-loved former team rector and retired clergyman Keith Haywood has died aged 73.

Chad Pilgrims push on towards Lichfield

Published: 6th December 2021

A 475-mile trek in the footsteps of St Chad has now covered almost 350 miles.

Prayers heard: joy abounds

Published: 18th November 2021

November is sometimes the month of the Church’s new year, as Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day – this year that’s 28 November. It’s a time Dr Lindsey Hall finds always brings joy.

Churchyard Awards 2021

Published: 15th November 2021

Gardeners and guardians gathered in Lichfield to hear the judges' conclusions.

Un-locking waterways chaplaincy

Published: 9th November 2021

Over a hundred chaplains from around the country descended on Lichfield Cathedral last week to celebrate their ministry and commission new chaplains.

Time for TikTok?

Published: 5th November 2021

Revd David Sims on his venture into the world of pithy social media

Following Christ in the Footsteps of the Saints

Published: 4th November 2021

Join the St. Winefride’s Pilgrimage, a 70 mile journey from Holywell in Wales, to Shrewsbury between Easter and Pentecost next year. 

Tributes paid to Bishop Jonathan

Published: 2nd November 2021

The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield from 2003-2015, died yesterday.

Appointments and Departures

Published: 1st November 2021

29th October 2021

Encouraging the next generation

Published: 27th October 2021

Members of Holy Trinity Church in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, celebrated their shared past and future during Black History Month.

The Gospel with a kick

Published: 21st October 2021

Matthew Lefroy looks at how sport can be a vital tool of outreach among young people.

Three pictures making the bigger picture

Published: 20th October 2021

People affected by dementia live through unchosen challenges. Within our Diocese of Lichfield dementia-friendly churches network, we are focusing this autumn on three pictures that help us to see the bigger picture, noticing God’s presence as dementia progresses.

Appointments and Departures

Published: 20th October 2021

19th October 2021

Bishop of Lichfield backs City of Sanctuary

Published: 20th October 2021

The Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave is adding his support to those who want to welcome refugees and asylum seekers.

Tributes paid to Peter

Published: 15th October 2021

One of the first recipients of the Chad Medal in the diocese has died.

General Synod election results 2021

Published: 13th October 2021

Results published Wednesday 13 Oct 2021

Lisa leaps for charity

Published: 7th October 2021

A West Bromwich curate with muscular dystophy is skydiving for a good cause.

School's new extension named after Sue

Published: 5th October 2021

A Church school in Staffordshire has christened new rooms The Wedgwood Wing.

Megan collated at Minster

Published: 4th October 2021

The Revd Dr Megan Smith has been collated as Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.

A world transformed

Published: 30th September 2021

Venturing out more, in recent weeks, has been a strange and rather unsettling experience. Like traversing a landscape that seems familiar but strangely altered. The world has changed in ways both subtle and significant.

Dementia and Spirituality

Published: 30th September 2021

How does our experience of dementia affect our faith?

Chad pilgrims travel from Stoke to Lichfield

Published: 10th September 2021

The Community of St Chad Pilgrimage took in the new statue of St Chad and marked farewells and new beginnings.

19 new lay ministers commissioned

Published: 6th September 2021

New Readers from across the diocese were licensed at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday.

Bishop of Ebbsfleet statement

Published: 4th September 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet's decision to seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.

Fragile – handle with care

Published: 31st August 2021

September's Chad Blog comes from the Bishop of Stafford

Working with the biggest corporation in the world – the church

Published: 26th August 2021

As August draws to a close and most return home from summer holidays, Revd Philip Swan brings out some souvenirs

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