News

Churches' foodbank lifeline

Published: 12th May 2020

Over 1,000 people were fed in March and April thanks to Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank.


Ministers can re-enter church buildings

Published: 6th May 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield has written to all clergy and ministers with new guidance on them returning to church buildings.


Key worker Robert shares faith in national service

Published: 1st May 2020

Bus driver Robert Vassell, who goes to church in Wolverhampton, is offering reassurance to passengers.


Helpline bringing villages together

Published: 30th April 2020

A parish church office has become the hub of community coordination thanks to a new helpline.


Alternative (doorstep) Realities

Published: 28th April 2020

Glimpses of a parallel world


Inspirational Stewart dies

Published: 20th April 2020

The Revd Stewart Tyler - who ministered to many despite Motor Neurone Disease - has died aged 76.


Royal garden appointment for Wendy

Published: 17th April 2020

A Shropshire woman and five others have been recognised for their community efforts by The Queen.


Appointments and Departures 15th April 2020

Published: 15th April 2020

Appointments and Departures


Bishop Michael's Easter Message 2020

Published: 7th April 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield reflects on the new challenges and opportunities of Easter this year.


When two or three can’t gather in His name

Published: 3rd April 2020

This time of lockdown has the feeling of a Narnian season: it is always spring, but never Easter.


Virtual Prayer Wall and 'Light a candle' at Lichfield Cathedral

Published: 30th March 2020

Offering creative new ways for people to express their faith.


Bishop urges churches to rise to Coronavirus challenge

Published: 16th March 2020

Churches have a key role to play in communities across the region, says the Bishop of Lichfield.


New post to help churches fight modern slavery

Published: 12th March 2020

Debbie Huxton will work with churches across the diocese in an exciting new partnership.


Tributes to Bishop David

Published: 11th March 2020

The former Bishop of Gloucester David Bentley has died, after many years of service in Lichfield.


Cathedral appoints new Canon Chancellor

Published: 9th March 2020

The Revd Dr Gregory Platten is Lichfield Cathedral's new Canon Chancellor.


They Stayed Together

Published: 9th March 2020

A remarkable display of ecumenical unity gives a germ of hope grounded in reality


Appointments and Departures 6th March 2020

Published: 6th March 2020

Appointments and Departures


Many waters cannot quench love

Published: 3rd March 2020

The Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Revd Sarah Bullock, reflects on the recent floods in Shropshire.


Unsung heroes celebrated at cathedral

Published: 3rd March 2020

Volunteers from local churches receive St Chad's Medals from the Bishop of Lichfield.


Royal honour for Shropshire priest

Published: 2nd March 2020

A vicar from Shropshire has been appointed as Chaplain to the Queen.


Do the little things

Published: 2nd March 2020

March begins with two significant Saints' Days, people renowned for humility and kindness


Tributes paid to Sue

Published: 24th February 2020

Sue Egerton, diocesan Mothers' Union President, has died after battling a long illness. Her funeral is on 3 March.


Appointments and Departures 19th February 2020

Published: 19th February 2020

Appointments and Departures


Bishop's Lent Appeal to support vulnerable families

Published: 17th February 2020

Acorns Children's Hospice in Walsall and South African clergy familes will benefit from this year's appeal.


105 people at Guernsey’s first Dementia-Friendly Carol Service

Published: 12th February 2020

In summer 2018, I led a Dementia-Friendly Churches Training Day in Guernsey. It’s wonderful to hear from St Saviour’s Church there about the next steps they’ve taken


Offering a warm welcome

Published: 11th February 2020

Funding from county councillors means even more people can benefit from Places of Welcome.


Rugeley counselling service celebrates 2nd anniversary

Published: 4th February 2020

A free community counselling service based at a Rugeley church has worked with over 100 people.


Diocese strengthens links with Church of Ireland

Published: 4th February 2020

Closer relations with the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will develop following Brexit.


Assurances over ongoing relationship despite Brexit

Published: 31st January 2020

Our sister diocese in Northern Germany send their prayers and thoughts on the eve of Brexit.


Past cases review makes progress

Published: 28th January 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, outlines progress to date in Lichfield Diocese.


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