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General Synod election results 2021

Published: 13th October 2021

Results published Wednesday 13 Oct 2021


Lisa leaps for charity

Published: 7th October 2021

A West Bromwich curate with muscular dystophy is skydiving for a good cause.


School's new extension named after Sue

Published: 5th October 2021

A Church school in Staffordshire has christened new rooms The Wedgwood Wing.


Megan collated at Minster

Published: 4th October 2021

The Revd Dr Megan Smith has been collated as Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.


A world transformed

Published: 30th September 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.


Dementia and Spirituality

Published: 30th September 2021

How does our experience of dementia affect our faith?


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.


19 new lay ministers commissioned

Published: 6th September 2021

New Readers from across the diocese were licensed at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday.


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.


Fragile – handle with care

Published: 31st August 2021

September's Chad Blog comes from the Bishop of Stafford


Working with the biggest corporation in the world – the church

Published: 26th August 2021

As August draws to a close and most return home from summer holidays, Revd Philip Swan brings out some souvenirs


Worship - at your local school

Published: 25th August 2021

September is always the start of a new school year, and this one perhaps with more hopes than the last. Alex Wolvers, the diocese’s Mission in Schools Enabler certainly has...


New Prison Team launched

Published: 30th July 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield is part of a new team to strengthen work in prisons.


Love actually

Published: 28th July 2021

Bishop Sarah's thoughts for August's Chad Blog


Give Thanks appeal passes £5,000 target

Published: 28th July 2021

People donate to Christian Aid to pass on the blessing of their vaccination.


Places of Welcome back for cuppas and company

Published: 15th July 2021

Volunteers across the Midlands are re-mobilising in churches and other community hubs to offer connection for the isolated.


Who do you say I am?

Published: 8th July 2021

July sees a new intake of curates begin their ministry, and a time for all to check up on how we serve our communities, churches and God:


Do the little things

Published: 5th July 2021

St David, the patron saint of Wales, recognised that small steps can make a massive difference.


Time-ly vocation?

Published: 5th July 2021

Spoiler Alert! If you are intending to watch the recent BBC prison drama ‘Time’ on catch up then read no further, at least until you have watched it…


Pilgrimage to span Two Kingdoms

Published: 30th June 2021

A 475-pilgrimage to Lichfield in St Chad's footsteps begins in Lindisfarne this weekend.


Megan to be new Archdeacon of Stoke

Published: 27th June 2021

The Revd Dr Megan Smith has been named as the next Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.


Re-engaging with children, families and young people post Covid.

Published: 24th June 2021

Many churches responded swiftly when covid restrictions were introduced in March 2020, with children’s, family and youth ministry being at the heart of the response. Research from Allchurches Trust gives an interesting insight into how hundreds of churches fared with engaging with children and young people during lockdown.


Tribute paid to Les

Published: 24th June 2021

Popular parish priest Les Rees has died at the age of 71.


Shaping for Mission and dementia

Published: 24th June 2021

How does our Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches network fit in with our “Shaping for Mission” programme across our 28 deaneries and our Diocese of Lichfield?


Meet the #NewRevs2021

Published: 22nd June 2021

16 curates will be ordained at Lichfield Cathedral this weekend.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 21st June 2021

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Making nature count in churchyards

Published: 15th June 2021

Children got stuck into nature in a week of activities at a Pelsall church.


New Pioneer Minister for Stoke-on-Trent

Published: 14th June 2021

Catherine Matlock to take on new role in Hanley and across the city.


Pat to be new DAC Chair

Published: 9th June 2021

The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed the Revd Preb Pat Hawkins to key church buildings role.


Remembering Srebrenica

Published: 1st June 2021

Churches are invited stand against hatred on Srebrenica Memorial Sunday 11 July


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