News

What is 'biblical'

Published: 1st March 2022

Hope and truth are our reference points says Bishop Michael as he battles to untwist an adjective in this month's Chad Blog.


Churches mobilise for Ukraine

Published: 28th February 2022

People across the diocese are joining prayers and action for the war-stricken country.


New church moves into its building

Published: 25th February 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.


£20,000 gift sent to Matlosane

Published: 15th February 2022

Support has been given to the Covid-hit Church in South Africa thanks to the generosity of people across our diocese.


Thanksgiving service for Bishop Jonathan

Published: 14th February 2022

People are invited to remember the 98th Bishop of Lichfield at Lichfield Cathedral on 20 March.


Synod supports persecuted Church

Published: 14th February 2022

General Synod unanimously back a motion - brought by Lichfield members - to condemn the persecution of Christians across the world.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 11th February 2022

10th February 2022


Listening well: heart-level conversations

Published: 10th February 2022

Giving space for lamenting and celebrating


Adam to say goodbye

Published: 7th February 2022

Adam Edwards is leaving Transforming Communities Together to take on a national role with the Church Urban Fund.


A bit rich?

Published: 4th February 2022

Bishop Clive on levelling up and filling the hungry with good things


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.


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.


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.


Christmas cannot be cancelled

Published: 15th December 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield's Christmas message focuses on the power of grace.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 14th December 2021

10th December 2021


Tributes paid to Keith

Published: 13th December 2021

Much-loved former team rector and retired clergyman Keith Haywood has died aged 73.


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.


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.


Churchyard Awards 2021

Published: 15th November 2021

Gardeners and guardians gathered in Lichfield to hear the judges' conclusions.


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.


Time for TikTok?

Published: 5th November 2021

Revd David Sims on his venture into the world of pithy social media


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. 


Tributes paid to Bishop Jonathan

Published: 2nd November 2021

The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield from 2003-2015, died yesterday.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 1st November 2021

29th October 2021


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.


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.


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.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 20th October 2021

19th October 2021


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.


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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