News

Grace trumps Law as kitchen boy becomes youngest cleric in Church of England history

Published: 16th September 2013

He grew up in Kent. He spent a year in Devon, and another in north London. Here endeth the biography of Chris Hassell. Almost.


Shrewsbury Church shortlisted for EH award

Published: 6th August 2013

St Alkmunds Church is one of four remaining churches in 'Best Rescue or Repair of a Place of Worship' category


Poverty Pilgrims Pass Portals

Published: 19th July 2013

Last week a band of pilgrims traveled from General Synod to London to highlight the plight of those living in poverty, stopping in Stafford on the way.


Church stands with Mosque after Tipton bomb

Published: 15th July 2013

The Bishop of Wolverhampton, Rt Revd Clive Gregory was among faith and community leaders who issued a joint statement on Saturday.


Clergy in Good Standing to be honoured

Published: 10th July 2013

...with seats at Lichfield Cathedral The Bishop of Lichfield and Chapter of its Cathedral have announced seven new recipients of the title Prebendary.


Lichfield Diocese's reps reflect on General Synod

Published: 10th July 2013

The Church of England's General Synod met in York over the weekend, running through to Tuesday with full representation from this diocese.


Telford First is All Action

Published: 28th June 2013

Open Door Project gives children chance to explore


Bishop supports mosque bomb community

Published: 24th June 2013

In light of the explosive device found over the weekend at a mosque in Walsall, the Bishop of Wolverhampton has made the following comment:


Wolves Faith Leaders Encourage Prime Minister

Published: 7th June 2013

Nine Leaders representing Christians, Buddists, Hindus, Jews Muslims and Sikhs have together sent a letter to David Cameron supporting the government's decision to host a 'Hunger Summit' and place hunger on the G8 agenda this weekend.


Bishops in the House of Lords & the Marriage Bill

Published: 3rd June 2013

Over the past two weeks, the Bishop of Lichfield has had a huge amount of correspondence from those wanting to defend the traditional definition of marriage when the bill is voted on in the House of Lords tomorrow.


Act on that gut feeling if children may be at risk

Published: 22nd May 2013

The recent lifting of reporting restrictions on a series of trials for sexual abuse, child prostitution and trafficking in Telford have highlighted the vulnerability of young people in a number of ways for which church members, neighbours and schools shou


Sadness at sudden death of former Tamworth vicar

Published: 22nd May 2013

There is sadness in the Diocese of Lichfield as news of the sudden death of The Very Revd Keith Jukes, Dean of Ripon Cathedral at the age of 59.


Bishop's voice in the Queen's Speech debate

Published: 10th May 2013

Having been present for the State Opening of Parliament at which the Queen announced the government's plans for legislation, Bishop Jonathan concentrated on caring for the disadvantaged.


New Appointee is Manna from Tunstall

Published: 9th April 2013

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, is delighted to announce today the appointment of Canon Simon Baker to the post of Archdeacon of Lichfield and Rector of the United Benefice of St Michael & St Mary Lichfield with St John Wall.


Bells Ring Out Message

Published: 2nd April 2013

Retuning project comes to conclusion with Easter peal


Saint brought to book as community celebrates

Published: 15th March 2013

The Community of St Chad met at the beginning of the month to celebrate its first anniversary as the first full biography of St Chad was launched


Bishop opposes report on Stafford Hospital

Published: 11th March 2013

"There are inaccuracies in the Report that has been put forward to the regulator of the Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust which reflect a lack of understanding about Stafford and the difficulties many face in accessing other hospitals in the region" he says


Farewell to Board

Published: 1st March 2013

Three are praised for their work on Education Board


Diocesan Synod to hold open Women Bishops meeting

Published: 28th February 2013

Church members from across the Diocese of Lichfield are being invited to take part in a special meeting of the Diocesan Synod next month to discuss the way forward on the Church of England's women bishops legislation.


Twenty year high for young priests

Published: 28th February 2013

Statistics for 2012 show that the number of young people (under 30s) accepted for training for the Church of England ministry last year was 113, 22% of the total.


Bishops react to Francis Report

Published: 15th February 2013

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill and the Bishop of Stafford have been reflecting on the Francis Report into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.


Second Prayer Day for Diocese

Published: 13th February 2013

Ash Wednesday is latest to centre on growth theme


'Growing Leadership'-the Bishop's 2013 Lent Appeal

Published: 13th February 2013

The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield, outlines his 2013 Lent Appeal


Bishop says ‘I do’

Published: 8th February 2013

The Bishop of Lichfield, The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill was among the guests present for the launch of Marriage Week UK last night. 'After an intense day of meetings in the House of Bishops, it was lovely to hear good news'


Dorothy's School Honour

Published: 4th February 2013

Pupils gather to congratulate MBE award


Installation of New Chancellor

Published: 29th January 2013

Music scholar set to take on role


Bishop’s delight at RESTART of ex-offender service

Published: 18th January 2013

The Bishop of Lichfield has expressed his delight at news of today's re-launch of the RESTART service aimed at helping ex-offenders break free from criminal activity. The service is run by Stoke-on-Trent charity Saltbox.


Another Way

Published: 8th January 2013

Bishop Jonathan looks beyond the January gloom in his Epiphany Message.


The Expectation of Christmas

Published: 2nd January 2013

The Expectation of Christmas


Archdeacon Announces Retirement

Published: 23rd December 2012

Ven Chris Liley to step down from his post in May


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