News

Dementia-Friendly Cathedral

Published: 4th July 2022

Lichfield Cathedral has recently joined 94 other churches in our Diocese that our recognised with a Dementia-Friendly Church Certificate


Bishop of Oswestry proposals approved

Published: 30th June 2022

Diocesan synod members have voted in favour of plans to revive the suffragan See of Oswestry.


14 #NewRevs to be ordained this weekend

Published: 24th June 2022

Eight women and six men will be ordained deacon at Lichfield Cathedral.


Easter report shows people coming back to church

Published: 23rd June 2022

Easter churchgoing in Lichfield Diocese was back to almost three-quarters of pre-pandemic levels, with online church addding to that.


Rebecca set to take up new role at Gloucester Cathedral

Published: 9th June 2022

Bishop's Chaplain Rebecca Lloyd will be leaving the diocese this autumn for a Canon Chancellor role in Gloucester.


Jane is new Transforming Communities Together Chief Officer

Published: 8th June 2022

Jane Bamber has taken over the lead role for the independent charity that works with churches to tackle poverty and its causes.


New Canons and Prebendaries announced

Published: 8th June 2022

Sixteen people will be installed at Lichfield Cathedral on 3 July.


Dementia awareness – Part of church life

Published: 6th June 2022

What would it take for every single church in our diocese to be able to say confidently, “Dementia awareness is part of church life”.


Former chair of Lichfield Diocese Board of Finance dies

Published: 31st May 2022

Centenarian Bob King served the diocese throughout the 1980s


Appointments and Departures

Published: 25th May 2022

25th May 2022


Knowing whose minister she is…

Published: 25th May 2022

In the month of the platinum jubilee, Bishop Matthew ponders power and service


All shapes and sizes

Published: 25th May 2022

“When you know one person living with dementia… you know one person living with dementia”!


End of the St Winefride trail

Published: 24th May 2022

Bishop Sarah and co-pilgrims complete their trek from the site of St Winefride's beheading to her final resting place


Liz is new safeguarding chair

Published: 23rd May 2022

Liz Jermy takes over as chair of the Lichfield Diocese Safeguarding Scrutiny Panel.


See of Ebbsfleet - consultation

Published: 12th May 2022

A consultation on the See of Ebbsfleet is considering the revival of the suffragan See of Oswestry in Lichfield Diocese.


People of the Way

Published: 1st May 2022

We are all called to demonstrate the extravagant love of God in acts of generous hospitality as we walk the journey of faith and life together.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 20th April 2022

20th April 2022


Simeon and Anna

Published: 19th April 2022

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could say that of every one of our young people - that they were healthy, wise, and they knew God’s grace? The challenge for us as Church and Community is simply what part are we willing to play in helping that to be the case.


Bishop of Lichfield's Easter Message

Published: 11th April 2022

Bishop Michael is inspired by generosity against the odds in his Easter Message.


Overwhelming - the bad and the good

Published: 6th April 2022

I wonder what adjective you would choose to describe the experience of living through recent events? How about ‘overwhelming’?


Thanksgiving service for Bishop Jonathan Gledhill

Published: 23rd March 2022

A thanksgiving service for the 98th Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, took place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday.


REVs network raising money for Red Cross in Ukraine

Published: 18th March 2022

A Shrewsbury-based chaplaincy project has raised nearly "£25,000 for the Red Cross" Ukraine appeal in two weeks.


Staffordshire Record Office - your parish deposits

Published: 17th March 2022

The record office in Stafford has temporarily closed ahead of the construction of a new history centre.


Welcome Home

Published: 17th March 2022

Parishes all over the country are seeing new houses being built. There is a role for all churches to play in these new developments. Here are some simple ideas to consider.


New church opens its doors

Published: 14th March 2022

A pioneering church initiative at the heart of Telford has moved into its new central base after two years of grassroots growth in local communities.


Serving in our powerlessness

Published: 14th March 2022

A special message from St Andrew's Anglican Church in Moscow, which was visited by a group from Lichfield Diocese in 2019.


Hope - from limping to 'springing eternal'?

Published: 9th March 2022

As the humanitarian catastrophe in Europe unfolds before our eyes, signs of hope for more vulnerable people are more important to our emotional survival than ever. So here's one you may not have spotted yet.


Lambeth award for Malaysian friend

Published: 9th March 2022

Among 25 recipients of the Lambeth Awards presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace this week is one friend of this diocese, Lay Canon Andrew Khoo from th e Diocese of West Malaysia.


Tributes paid to North Staffordshire priest

Published: 9th March 2022

The Revd Jonathan Watkins, the Vicar of Knutton, has died.


First Arrivals on Two Kingdoms Way

Published: 2nd March 2022

The first walkers have checked out the entire route from Lindisfarne to Lichfield, arriving on St Chads Day 2022.


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