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Re-engaging with children, families and young people post Covid.
Published: 24th June 2021
Many churches responded swiftly when covid restrictions were introduced in March 2020, with children’s, family and youth ministry being at the heart of the response. Research from Allchurches Trust gives an interesting insight into how hundreds of churches fared with engaging with children and young people during lockdown.
Open Re-engaging with children, families and young people post Covid.

Tribute paid to Les
Published: 24th June 2021
Popular parish priest Les Rees has died at the age of 71.
Open Tribute paid to Les

Shaping for Mission and dementia
Published: 24th June 2021
How does our Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches network fit in with our “Shaping for Mission” programme across our 28 deaneries and our Diocese of Lichfield?
Open Shaping for Mission and dementia

Meet the #NewRevs2021
Published: 22nd June 2021
16 curates will be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral this weekend.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 21st June 2021
18th June 2021
Open Appointments and Departures

Making nature count in churchyards
Published: 15th June 2021
Children got stuck into nature in a week of activities at a Pelsall church.
Open Making nature count in churchyards

New Pioneer Minister for Stoke-on-Trent
Published: 14th June 2021
Catherine Matlock to take on new role in Hanley and across the city.
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Pat to be new DAC Chair
Published: 9th June 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd Preb Pat Hawkins to key church buildings role.
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Remembering Srebrenica
Published: 1st June 2021
Churches are invited stand against hatred on Srebrenica Memorial Sunday 11 July
Open Remembering Srebrenica

Struggling to be holy
Published: 1st June 2021
Bishop Sarah's thoughts for June's Chad Blog
Open Struggling to be holy

Synods and saints – could it be you?
Published: 13th May 2021
The parliament and councils of the Church of England are up for election this year - Julie Jones explains:
Open Synods and saints – could it be you?

From Lament To Action
Published: 22nd April 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield says the Church needs to respond courageously to the report of the Archbishops' Anti-Racism Task Force.
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Greater convenience comes to Llanyblodwel
Published: 20th April 2021
A £5,000 National Churches Trust Grant will help St Michael’s Church in Llanyblodwel pay for the modern toilets allowing to better serve the local community.
Open Greater convenience comes to Llanyblodwel

Bishop of Stafford consecrated
Published: 19th April 2021
Matthew Parker is consecrated as the 12th Bishop of Stafford
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Appointments and Departures 19 April 2021
Published: 19th April 2021
16th April 2021
Open Appointments and Departures 19 April 2021

Bishops pay tribute to HRH Prince Philip
Published: 9th April 2021
The bishops of our diocese express sorrow at the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Open Bishops pay tribute to HRH Prince Philip

Church and community servants honoured on Maundy Thursday
Published: 1st April 2021
Six people from across the diocese were recogised with 'Maundy money' from the Queen.
Open Church and community servants honoured on Maundy Thursday

Bishop Michael's Easter Message 2021
Published: 31st March 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield looks back on a candle mishap and forward in hope.
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What motivates action on dementia?
Published: 26th March 2021
At a recent dementia-friendly churches local network meeting, we shared personal experiences of dementia. What had been the impact for us? What had motivated us to continue to take action on dementia now?
Open What motivates action on dementia?

Wistfully longing for the old certainties of lockdown?
Published: 1st April 2021
As we emerge blinking into the light of a post-Covid world, we need to be kind and generous to one another as we adjust to an uncertain future.
Open Wistfully longing for the old certainties of lockdown?

Mary takes on advocacy role
Published: 18th March 2021
Mary Thomas is the Bishop of Lichfield's new Adviser for Women in Ministry.
Open Mary takes on advocacy role

Farewell to former Archdeacon Dennis
Published: 18th March 2021
Dennis Ede's funeral took place yesterday.
Open Farewell to former Archdeacon Dennis

‘Warm Welcome’ High Sheriff’s Award
Published: 17th March 2021
‘Warm Welcome’ dementia is a group run by the churches in Newport for anyone living with dementia and memory problems. The group has been awarded a ‘High Sheriff of Shropshire’ Award, given to groups or individuals who have contributed to their local community.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 3rd March 2021
3rd March 2021
Open Appointments and Departures

Give thanks for your vaccination!
Published: 2nd March 2021
The diocese has partnered with Christian Aid to help people pass on the blessing of Covid jabs.
Open Give thanks for your vaccination!

Travelling together, metaphor, and devotion
Published: 1st March 2021
Pilgrimage is at its deepest a form of devotion. This holds true whether we are able to go on the traditional long walks together to do it, or not. ‘Pilgrimage of the mind’ is an equally ancient practice.
Open Travelling together, metaphor, and devotion

Different life, different church, different worship
Published: 28th February 2021
Zoe Corney finds some have welcomed the changes to church life brought about by the pandemic.
Open Different life, different church, different worship

Heart of Tamworth Memory Café
Published: 23rd February 2021
Dementia-friendly Churches Enabler, Sarah Thorpe brings news from the eastern tip of the diocese
Open Heart of Tamworth Memory Café

Bishop backs Covid vaccination campaign
Published: 19th February 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield and other senior church leaders are targeting Covid vaccination misinformation
Open Bishop backs Covid vaccination campaign

RIP The Venerable Dennis Ede
Published: 15th February 2021
The Diocese is sad to announce the death on the of the former Archdeacon of Stoke Dennis Ede on January 23rd 2021 aged 89 years.
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