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Review wants to hear from survivors
Published: 20th January 2021
Listening to survivors of abuse is key to independent safeguarding review.
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Bishop of Stafford update
Published: 14th January 2021
Matthew Parker will be licensed as Episcopal Vicar for the Stafford Area on 28 January.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 13th January 2021
12th January 2021
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Bringing People Together
Published: 12th January 2021
Building on the benefits of Places of Welcome in a period of social distancing and lockdowns, a pattern for combatting isolation led by our TCT team.
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Cathedral hosting vaccine clinics
Published: 8th January 2021
Lichfield Cathedral is to serve the community as a Covid vaccination centre.
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Blessed labour or forced labour?
Published: 7th January 2021
This Sunday, the First Sunday of Epiphany, is Plough Sunday where many pray for blessing on human labour near the start of the calendar year
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Lamentation and Celebration over Christmas and New Year
Published: 7th January 2021
Celebration and lamentation in the dementia-friends community before Christmas
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Disney, Joe and noticing
Published: 4th January 2021
Seeing the world and life through a very different lens
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All Saints funding boost
Published: 17th December 2020
A Stoke-on-Trent church will install new community facilities thanks to a National Churches Trust grant.
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Hope in the darkness
Published: 21st December 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield finds light and joy in singing close to home.
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Lights for the lost
Published: 15th December 2020
Churchyards in the Staffordshire Moorlands were lit up to remember the lost.
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Bishop Michael’s lead on Dementia-Friendly Church
Published: 9th December 2020
Bishop Michael Ipgrave, the Bishop of Lichfield, affirmed that he is “proud to be part of Diocese that takes Dementia-Friendly Church seriously”, when he spoke at our Dementia-Friendly Churches Zoom Training Day in October 2020.
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Adam is new TCT Chief Officer
Published: 8th December 2020
Adam Edwards will lead Transforming Communities Work Together's work to tackle poverty and its causes across the region.
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The Coming
Published: 2nd December 2020
Bishop Michael’s Pastoral Letter for December 2020
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 1st December 2020
30th November 2020
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Courage needed on racial justice journey
Published: 26th November 2020
Richard Reddie encourages churches to rise to the challenge at this year's Selwyn Lecture.
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Dedicated clergy recognised
Published: 12th November 2020
Five new prebendaries from across the diocese will be collated online next week.
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Living in Love and Faith resources published
Published: 9th November 2020
Landmark resources to help the church listen and learn together.
Open Living in Love and Faith resources published

Pelsall youngsters remember
Published: 6th November 2020
Green-minded young people have been tending war graves in their local churchyard.
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Living as people of hope in lockdown
Published: 4th November 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield says hope is more important than ever as we prepare to enter a second national lockdown.
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Light Night Treats
Published: 2nd November 2020
Over 80 children were involved in a Messy Church alternative halloween event in North Staffordshire.
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Alistair to be Acting Archdeacon
Published: 19th October 2020
Interim arrangements for the Archdeaconry of Stoke-upon-Trent are announced
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The long and winding road
Published: 1st November 2020
Bishop Clive peaks in his Pastoral Letter for November 2020?
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A glorious noise and all that’s jazz…
Published: 19th October 2020
Bishop-designate Matthew’s improvises in his Pastoral Letter for October 2020
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Exploring Outdoor Worship - Forest Church Taster events
Published: 16th October 2020
A lot of people are thinking about doing outdoor worship not just in response to Covid-19. For many there is also an increasing desire to connect with God in nature, both as an expression of their spirituality but also with an environmental focus.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 12th October 2020
12th October 2020
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Churches receive lifeline grants
Published: 9th October 2020
Shrewsbury Abbey and St Mary's in Stafford are awarded part of the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.
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The Hands of God?
Published: 8th October 2020
Developing our Dementia-Friendly Churches Network
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Survivors must be heard
Published: 7th October 2020
The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse investigation report.
Open Survivors must be heard

Stoke-on-Trent supermarket vicar Bill online
Published: 2nd October 2020
A Stoke supermarket worker who helped keep food on our plates will participate in the Church of England’s national online service.
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