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Church buildings to reopen for public worship
Published: 23rd June 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield welcomes the Government's announcement that public worship and weddings can restart on 4 July.
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Building a common future
Published: 22nd June 2020
On Windrush Day, the Bishop of Lichfield writes about the debt we owe and the urgent work still to do to tackle racism and discrimination.
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Voices from the World Church – Responses to Covid-19 
Published: 23rd June 2020
Responses to the pandemic in our partner dioceses
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Michael's round the Wrekin challenge
Published: 18th June 2020
College chaplain Michael Horton is going up and down the mountain 64 times to raise money for Severn Hospice.
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Appointments and Departures 12th June 2020
Published: 12th June 2020
Latest appointments and departures

Lichfield Cathedral re-opens for prayer on Monday
Published: 12th June 2020
The historic worship site will be open 2.30pm-4.30pm every day from 15 June for private prayer.
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Paperchains - pandemic, prison - profession
Published: 12th June 2020
The untold experience of pandemic Britain - and how you can bring it to light
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Kate Zoomed into Bradley post!
Published: 9th June 2020
A Black Country church has virtually welcomed it's new priest-in-charge after she was licensed online.
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Bishop welcomes church buildings re-opening for individual prayer
Published: 8th June 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Government's announcement that churches may re-open for private prayer next week.
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'God is inspiring us to do things differently'
Published: 3rd June 2020
Shrewsbury priest Yejide Peters speaks of her heartbreak and hope at the unrest in her US homeland.
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Shifnal Helps
Published: 1st June 2020
Over 1,000 calls have been answered by a church-based emergency phone line.
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Stay alert to God – love your neighbour – change the world
Published: 1st June 2020
Without a bishop in Stafford, this month's Pastoral Letter comes from the Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent
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Care Homes, Churches and Coronavirus
Published: 26th May 2020
There are care homes across the diocese and some of these have been particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus...
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Coronavirus and dementia
Published: 13th May 2020
Challenge and change, conversations and connections
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Churches' foodbank lifeline
Published: 12th May 2020
Over 1,000 people were fed in March and April thanks to Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank.
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Ministers can re-enter church buildings
Published: 6th May 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield has written to all clergy and ministers with new guidance on them returning to church buildings.
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Key worker Robert shares faith in national service
Published: 1st May 2020
Bus driver Robert Vassell, who goes to church in Wolverhampton, is offering reassurance to passengers.
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Helpline bringing villages together
Published: 30th April 2020
A parish church office has become the hub of community coordination thanks to a new helpline.
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Alternative (doorstep) Realities
Published: 1st May 2020
Glimpses of a parallel world
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Inspirational Stewart dies
Published: 20th April 2020
The Revd Stewart Tyler - who ministered to many despite Motor Neurone Disease - has died aged 76.
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Royal garden appointment for Wendy
Published: 17th April 2020
A Shropshire woman and five others have been recognised for their community efforts by The Queen.
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Appointments and Departures 15th April 2020
Published: 15th April 2020
Appointments and Departures

Bishop Michael's Easter Message 2020
Published: 7th April 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield reflects on the new challenges and opportunities of Easter this year.
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When two or three can’t gather in His name
Published: 3rd April 2020
This time of lockdown has the feeling of a Narnian season: it is always spring, but never Easter.
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Virtual Prayer Wall and 'Light a candle' at Lichfield Cathedral
Published: 30th March 2020
Offering creative new ways for people to express their faith.
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Bishop urges churches to rise to Coronavirus challenge
Published: 16th March 2020
Churches have a key role to play in communities across the region, says the Bishop of Lichfield.
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New post to help churches fight modern slavery
Published: 12th March 2020
Debbie Huxton will work with churches across the diocese in an exciting new partnership.
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Tributes to Bishop David
Published: 11th March 2020
The former Bishop of Gloucester David Bentley has died, after many years of service in Lichfield.
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Cathedral appoints new Canon Chancellor
Published: 9th March 2020
The Revd Dr Gregory Platten is Lichfield Cathedral's new Canon Chancellor.
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They Stayed Together
Published: 9th March 2020
A remarkable display of ecumenical unity gives a germ of hope grounded in reality
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