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

Pointless achievement for Shropshire curate

12th February 2024

A Shropshire curate and her husband are celebrating after winning on the BBC gameshow Pointless....

St Peter's makes the Difference

12th February 2024

Pupils from two diocesan secondary schools helped the Archbishop of Canterbury launch a youth version of the Difference course last week....

Archdeacon of Walsall, The Ven Julian Francis to retire

8th February 2024

The Archdeacon of Walsall, The Venerable Julian Francis, has announced that he is retiring from stipendiary ministry this spring. His last working day will be Wednesday 8th May 2024....


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Chad Blog

Giving Up

16th February 2024

In the Chad Blog at the start of Lent, Jonathan Hill, Lichfield Diocese’s Director of Finance contemplates an alternative understanding of ‘giving up for Lent’...

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