News


Giving Up

Published: 18th 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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Pointless achievement for Shropshire curate

Published: 12th February 2024

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

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St Peter's makes the Difference

Published: 9th February 2024

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

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Archdeacon of Walsall, The Ven Julian Francis to retire

Published: 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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All Eyes on King Jesus

Published: 5th February 2024

Telford Minster's worship leader, Harry Thomas Warrell has released a single. 'All Eyes On King Jesus' is the first track from Harry's latest project 'Stumbling Days'.

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The banks that flourish

Published: 1st February 2024

Bishop Matthew has indigestion as we approach the start of Lent

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Rushall hits Gold

Published: 31st January 2024

Rushall Parish Church is celebrating after being awarded the Gold standard in the Eco Awards, the highest award in the ARocha scheme and the first in the diocese.

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Marking Mark at St Mark’s

Published: 26th January 2024

To mark the beginning of Advent and a new year in the Church calendar, Hanley parish, Stoke-on-Trent, hosted a very special, collaborative reading of Mark’s Gospel.

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St James Church, Brownhills

Published: 17th January 2024

Joy, Dennis and Pauline have the kettle on ready and a listening ear for everyone.

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All Saints Streetly

Published: 17th January 2024

All Saints Parish Church host their Place of Welcome every Wednesday between 11:00 and 12:30, Foley Road East, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3JL, but that’s not all they do, they also host concerts and Messy Church – so do go along and see what is on offer in your local community!

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Stan Ball Centre, Bloxwich

Published: 16th January 2024

Stan Ball Centre, Abbotts Street, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 3AZ is open Monday to Friday between 10:30 and 12:30 – a great place to meet people and even take in a breath of fresh air canal side!

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Pathways is Back!

Published: 15th January 2024

Helen Scheven extols the virtue of our introductory course for thinking about vocation

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Class act for ministry development

Published: 5th January 2024

The training and development of Christian leaders, ordained and lay, receives a renewed focus this year with the appointment of Jules Smith to the post of Strategic Ministry Development Officer.

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Christmas greetings from our bishops

Published: 22nd December 2023

Bishop Sarah, Matthew and Jonathan mull over themes of the season


Appointments and Departures

Published: 21st December 2023

21st December 2023

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Your free gift! A guilt-free January!

Published: 18th December 2023

Bishop Jonathan's new year resolution to avoid advertiser-induced guilt and instead welcome Christ-inspired body-image.


Advent Anticipated

Published: 7th December 2023

News from across the North Sea from Revd Preb Terry Bloor, curator of our diocesan exchange with the Nordkirche in northern Germany.

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Mark my words - all together

Published: 3rd December 2023

On the first Sunday of Advent, Isaiah’s words rip through the air and his prophecy will continue to thunder around us Sunday by Sunday. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus cries ‘Keep Awake!’ and we hear his passion for this world to flourish and for his followers to take their place on the side of hope.

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As far as it depends on us

Published: 28th November 2023

Angels and Putin are in Bishop Matthew's thoughts at the start of December.

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Buttons pull community together

Published: 17th November 2023

An art project previously only seen in cathedrals has been central to a project pulling community together in a Shrewsbury parish.

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Lichfield Diocesan Digest Sound Magazine

Published: 15th November 2023

The Diocesan Digest was founded in 1989 and is the Sound Magazine for Lichfield Cathedral and the Diocese. Volunteers produce a full audio magazine every month which gives news and conversation for people who are blind and partially sighted, as well as anyone else who is interested. 

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Black History Month - parish zooms conversation on faith, justice and the CofE

Published: 1st November 2023

The parish of St Andrews Church Aston welcomed Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Chine McDonald as special guests at their online book club.

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Appeal for Gaza

Published: 26th October 2023

Our bishops support the appeal launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop Hosam of Jerusalem to Christians across the world to support the Al Ahli Hospital's work by contributing to the Gaza Appeal.


Strengthening Communities

Published: 17th October 2023

As the old TCT team resettles into their diocesan home, team leader Carrie Blount explains the team's passions and purpose

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Prayers for Israel and Palestine

Published: 13th October 2023

The bishops of the diocese have this morning written to all clergy and lay ministers, urging us to pray for the situation in Israel and Gaza.


Working Together - Dementia-Friendly Churches & Schools

Published: 13th October 2023

In 2022/3, our first ten schools across the Diocese of Lichfield signed up for Dementia-Friendly School framework and Certificate.

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Appointments and Departures

Published: 13th October 2023

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Called to Serve?

Published: 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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Appointments and Departures

Published: 18th September 2023

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Archbishop Justin visits Market Drayton CAP debt centre

Published: 15th September 2023

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

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