News

14 #NewRevs to be ordained this weekend

Published: 24th June 2022

Eight women and six men will be ordained deacon at Lichfield Cathedral.


Easter report shows people coming back to church

Published: 23rd June 2022

Easter churchgoing in Lichfield Diocese was back to almost three-quarters of pre-pandemic levels, with online church addding to that.


Rebecca set to take up new role at Gloucester Cathedral

Published: 9th June 2022

Bishop's Chaplain Rebecca Lloyd will be leaving the diocese this autumn for a Canon Chancellor role in Gloucester.


Jane is new Transforming Communities Together Chief Officer

Published: 8th June 2022

Jane Bamber has taken over the lead role for the independent charity that works with churches to tackle poverty and its causes.


New Canons and Prebendaries announced

Published: 8th June 2022

Sixteen people will be installed at Lichfield Cathedral on 3 July.


Former chair of Lichfield Diocese Board of Finance dies

Published: 31st May 2022

Centenarian Bob King served the diocese throughout the 1980s


End of the St Winefride trail

Published: 24th May 2022

Bishop Sarah and co-pilgrims complete their trek from the site of St Winefride's beheading to her final resting place


Liz is new safeguarding chair

Published: 23rd May 2022

Liz Jermy takes over as chair of the Lichfield Diocese Safeguarding Scrutiny Panel.


See of Ebbsfleet - consultation

Published: 12th May 2022

A consultation on the See of Ebbsfleet is considering the revival of the suffragan See of Oswestry in Lichfield Diocese.


Bishop of Lichfield's Easter Message

Published: 11th April 2022

Bishop Michael is inspired by generosity against the odds in his Easter Message.


Thanksgiving service for Bishop Jonathan Gledhill

Published: 23rd March 2022

A thanksgiving service for the 98th Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, took place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday.


REVs network raising money for Red Cross in Ukraine

Published: 18th March 2022

A Shrewsbury-based chaplaincy project has raised nearly "£25,000 for the Red Cross" Ukraine appeal in two weeks.


Staffordshire Record Office - your parish deposits

Published: 17th March 2022

The record office in Stafford has temporarily closed ahead of the construction of a new history centre.


New church opens its doors

Published: 14th March 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.


Serving in our powerlessness

Published: 14th March 2022

A special message from St Andrew's Anglican Church in Moscow, which was visited by a group from Lichfield Diocese in 2019.


Tributes paid to North Staffordshire priest

Published: 9th March 2022

The Revd Jonathan Watkins, the Vicar of Knutton, has died.


First Arrivals on Two Kingdoms Way

Published: 2nd March 2022

The first walkers have checked out the entire route from Lindisfarne to Lichfield, arriving on St Chads Day 2022.


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.


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.


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.


Christmas cannot be cancelled

Published: 15th December 2021

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


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.


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.


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