Archdeacons' Visitations 2020

Every year, within the 42 dioceses of the Church of England, the Archdeacons Visitations take place. In the Diocese of Lichfield these are held in deanery groupings within each of the four Archdeaconries - Lichfield, Salop, Stoke-upon-Trent and Walsall - following the annual election of Churchwardens in May.

Formally, the Visitations were a court where all Clergy and Churchwardens were cited to attend. More recently the format has changed so they take the form of a service, the key part of which is the official admittance of Churchwardens as office holders of the Diocesan Bishop. During the service, the Archdeacon also delivers a sermon called the Archdeacons Charge, the aim of which is to offer advice, encouragement and support to parishes in general and Churchwardens in particular.

As a consequence of the Government regulations restricting meetings of any kind the Archdeacons Visitations for 2020 are postponed until circumstances allow.

This page will be updated when new dates have been arranged.  

If you have any further questions please liaise with one of our Archdeacons in the first instance.


Page last updated: 25th February 2020 3:16 PM