Welcome to Lichfield Diocese

Welcome to the Church of England in a large area of the Midlands which has a population of over 2 million, including Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, the Black Country and northern Shropshire. Lichfield is a vibrant and diverse diocese, a mixture of urban and rural with almost 600 churches and over 200 Church schools. Thank you for visiting our website. Read more.

The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave
Bishop of Lichfield

Lichfield Diocese News

Archbishop Justin visits Market Drayton CAP debt centre

15th September 2023

As patron of Christians Against Poverty, talks to clients and volunteers...

St Chad Medal to celebrate six decades of service

11th September 2023

Bishop Jan presented a Chad Medal to Ashley Canagasabey last week, recognising over six decades of service to Saint Chad's church in Stafford....

Readers celebrations - long and new service

13th September 2023

Nine new Readers were licensed today to serve in parishes from the Shropshire/Cheshire border, to the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and as far south as Wolverhampton. Three more completing 25 years service were celebrated and a new Warden of Readers commissioned too...


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Called to Serve?

20th September 2023

​​​​​​​Did you know that 15 million people alive today attended a Church of England school? Today a quarter of all primary schools are Church of England schools and approximately 1 million children currently attend a Church of England School....

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The Bulletin is our fortnightly news email for anyone involved in the running and leadership of churches, schools, chaplaincies and Fresh Expressions in the Diocese of Lichfield.



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