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Computer issues for diocesan staff
Published: 13th January 2022
Diocesan staff are currently wrestling with computer problems due to a software update issue.
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Farewell to war hero Dick
Published: 4th January 2022
The Revd Preb Dick Sargent - who played a key role in the D-Day landings - has died aged 97.
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St Mark's secure almost £1m from Heritage Fund
Published: 17th December 2021
St Mark's Church in Shelton will be the home of an ambitious community-focused project.
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“I was part of it”
Published: 16th December 2021
Reviewing the dementia-friendly churches network in 2021, here’s an overview, at head and heart level.
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Christmas cannot be cancelled
Published: 15th December 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield's Christmas message focuses on the power of grace.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 14th December 2021
10th December 2021
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Tributes paid to Keith
Published: 13th December 2021
Much-loved former team rector and retired clergyman Keith Haywood has died aged 73.
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Chad Pilgrims push on towards Lichfield
Published: 6th December 2021
A 475-mile trek in the footsteps of St Chad has now covered almost 350 miles.
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Prayers heard: joy abounds
Published: 18th November 2021
November is sometimes the month of the Church’s new year, as Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day – this year that’s 28 November. It’s a time Dr Lindsey Hall finds always brings joy.
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Churchyard Awards 2021
Published: 15th November 2021
Gardeners and guardians gathered in Lichfield to hear the judges' conclusions.
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Un-locking waterways chaplaincy
Published: 9th November 2021
Over a hundred chaplains from around the country descended on Lichfield Cathedral last week to celebrate their ministry and commission new chaplains.
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Time for TikTok?
Published: 5th November 2021
Revd David Sims on his venture into the world of pithy social media
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Following Christ in the Footsteps of the Saints
Published: 4th November 2021
Join the St. Winefride’s Pilgrimage, a 70 mile journey from Holywell in Wales, to Shrewsbury between Easter and Pentecost next year. 
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Tributes paid to Bishop Jonathan
Published: 2nd November 2021
The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield from 2003-2015, died yesterday.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 1st November 2021
29th October 2021
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Encouraging the next generation
Published: 27th October 2021
Members of Holy Trinity Church in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, celebrated their shared past and future during Black History Month.
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The Gospel with a kick
Published: 21st October 2021
Matthew Lefroy looks at how sport can be a vital tool of outreach among young people.
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Three pictures making the bigger picture
Published: 20th October 2021
People affected by dementia live through unchosen challenges. Within our Diocese of Lichfield dementia-friendly churches network, we are focusing this autumn on three pictures that help us to see the bigger picture, noticing God’s presence as dementia progresses.
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Appointments and Departures
Published: 20th October 2021
19th October 2021
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Bishop of Lichfield backs City of Sanctuary
Published: 20th October 2021
The Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave is adding his support to those who want to welcome refugees and asylum seekers.
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Tributes paid to Peter
Published: 15th October 2021
One of the first recipients of the Chad Medal in the diocese has died.
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General Synod election results 2021
Published: 13th October 2021
Results published Wednesday 13 Oct 2021
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Lisa leaps for charity
Published: 7th October 2021
A West Bromwich curate with muscular dystophy is skydiving for a good cause.
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School's new extension named after Sue
Published: 5th October 2021
A Church school in Staffordshire has christened new rooms The Wedgwood Wing.
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Megan collated at Minster
Published: 4th October 2021
The Revd Dr Megan Smith has been collated as Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.
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A world transformed
Published: 1st October 2021
Venturing out more, in recent weeks, has been a strange and rather unsettling experience. Like traversing a landscape that seems familiar but strangely altered. The world has changed in ways both subtle and significant.
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Dementia and Spirituality
Published: 30th September 2021
How does our experience of dementia affect our faith?
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Chad pilgrims travel from Stoke to Lichfield
Published: 10th September 2021
The Community of St Chad Pilgrimage took in the new statue of St Chad and marked farewells and new beginnings.
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19 new lay ministers commissioned
Published: 6th September 2021
New Readers from across the diocese were licensed at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday.
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Bishop of Ebbsfleet statement
Published: 4th September 2021
The Bishop of Lichfield responds to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet's decision to seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
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