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.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 18th September 2023

18th September 2023

Archbishop Justin visits Market Drayton CAP debt centre

Published: 15th September 2023

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


St Chad Medal to celebrate six decades of service

Published: 11th September 2023

Bishop Jan presented a Chad Medal to Ashley Canagasabey last week, recognising over six decades of service to Saint Chad's church in Stafford.


Readers celebrations - long and new service

Published: 9th September 2023

Nine new Readers were licensed today to serve in parishes from the Shropshire/Cheshire border, to the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and as far south as Wolverhampton. Three more completing 25 years service were celebrated and a new Warden of Readers commissioned too

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Dementia-friendly Welcome

Published: 8th September 2023

A good way to make your church’s welcome more dementia-friendly is to run a session for Welcomers. Why not try the format which has been used effectively at St Mary’s Church, Market Drayton?

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Bishop welcomes Bishop-Designate

Published: 31st August 2023

Bishop welcomes announcement of new Bishop of Birmingham


Appointments and Departures

Published: 31st August 2023

30th August 2023

New chapter for Warden of Readers

Published: 29th August 2023

After 11 years in the role, Archdeacon of Salop, the Ven Paul Thomas passes the bookmark to Revd Harvey Gibbons, Vicar of St Oswald’s, Oswestry and Rector of Rhydycroesau.

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Appointments and Departures

Published: 8th August 2023

8th August 2023

Changing chair of Diocesan Board of Finance

Published: 21st July 2023

Former lay chair of Leek Deanery, David Wright follows John Naylor in the hot seat.

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Knowing as a church we care

Published: 17th July 2023

Christ Church Burntwood has been engaged with become a more dementia-friendly church at the heart of a dementia-friendly community for some while now.

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Appointments and Departures - July 2023

Published: 11th July 2023

7th July 2023

Making it easy for congregations and visitors to express their generosity

Published: 7th July 2023

Around two dozen people gathered at the diocesan offices in Lichfield last week to hear about fresh research into the giving habits of Anglican Christians in England and the latest ways that churches can disciple members to think about and act with generosity and enable visitors who want to donate.

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Bishop leads on the Methodist connection

Published: 29th June 2023

Generous passion for the gospel includes working in unity

Parishes Count on

Published: 26th June 2023

More than a dozen parishes so far have logged wildlife in this year’s Love your Burial Ground Week and Churches Count on Nature 2023

Success & Failure

Published: 14th June 2023

As exam season begins to recede in requests at prayer meetings and results play on many minds, one of our school chaplains considers how we can all act when tested.

Readers Celebrate at Queen’s Foundation

Published: 12th June 2023

2023 new Readers gather for last time at Queens Foundation before licensing by Bishop Michael in September

Appointments and Departures

Published: 24th May 2023

23rd May 2023

New Diocesan Director of Education announced

Published: 23rd May 2023

Mark Davis, currently principal of St Peter's CE Academy Bratton (Telford) has been appointed as the new Diocesan Director of Eduction with effect from September.

Prayer as stepping out in faith

Published: 16th May 2023

Our third Dementia Action Week story comes from Shropshire

Prayer as an anchor

Published: 16th May 2023

Our second Dementia Action Week blog comes from Di Holt, a Reader at St Luke’s Church, Cannock.

Prayer as connection

Published: 16th May 2023

Schools as well as churches can become Dementia-friendly places. St Paul's Longton is one school taking steps:

Joyful and profound event

Published: 5th May 2023

Bishop Michael listens to children 'Sing for the King' and looks forward to the Coronation weekend

Praying from the heart

Published: 3rd May 2023

In the run up to Dementia Action Week, prayers are the solace many have contributed in our Share A Prayer Through Dementia Initiative.

Thank you - Bishop Clive

Published: 2nd May 2023

With a week to reflect after his final service in the diocese, Bishop Clive thanks many.

Lichfield team join fledgling Anglican Network of Intercultural Church

Published: 28th April 2023

The diocese's Racial Justice and Inclusion Tasking Group sent a group of people to the first national conference around intercultural mission hosted by Oxford Diocese in Slough this week.

Share a Prayer through Dementia

Published: 27th April 2023

This year, people from across the diocese have contributed prayers from the heart, with our “Share a Prayer through Dementia” initiative, giving fresh prayers to use in Dementia Action Week (15-21 May)

Catalyst to new encounters

Published: 27th April 2023

Forty people gathered on the boundary of Lichfield and Hereford dioceses last week for a 'Pioneer Mission and Fresh Expressions Catalyst Day'.

Stephen and George

Published: 21st April 2023

Marking the lives of a British teenager and Greek saint in one April weekend

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