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.
18th September 2023
As patron of Christians Against Poverty, talks to clients and volunteers
Bishop Jan presented a Chad Medal to Ashley Canagasabey last week, recognising over six decades of service to Saint Chad's church in Stafford.
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
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?
Bishop welcomes announcement of new Bishop of Birmingham
30th 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.
8th August 2023
Former lay chair of Leek Deanery, David Wright follows John Naylor in the hot seat.
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.
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.
Generous passion for the gospel includes working in unity
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
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.
2023 new Readers gather for last time at Queens Foundation before licensing by Bishop Michael in September
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.
Our third Dementia Action Week story comes from Shropshire
Our second Dementia Action Week blog comes from Di Holt, a Reader at St Luke’s Church, Cannock.
Schools as well as churches can become Dementia-friendly places. St Paul's Longton is one school taking steps:
Bishop Michael listens to children 'Sing for the King' and looks forward to the Coronation weekend
In the run up to Dementia Action Week, prayers are the solace many have contributed in our Share A Prayer Through Dementia Initiative.
With a week to reflect after his final service in the diocese, Bishop Clive thanks many.
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.
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)
Forty people gathered on the boundary of Lichfield and Hereford dioceses last week for a 'Pioneer Mission and Fresh Expressions Catalyst Day'.
Marking the lives of a British teenager and Greek saint in one April weekend