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Pointless achievement for Shropshire curate

Published: 12th February 2024

A Shropshire curate and her husband are celebrating after winning on the BBC gameshow Pointless.

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St Peter's makes the Difference

Published: 9th February 2024

Pupils from two diocesan secondary schools helped the Archbishop of Canterbury launch a youth version of the Difference course last week.

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Archdeacon of Walsall, The Ven Julian Francis to retire

Published: 8th February 2024

The Archdeacon of Walsall, The Venerable Julian Francis, has announced that he is retiring from stipendiary ministry this spring. His last working day will be Wednesday 8th May 2024.

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Rushall hits Gold

Published: 31st January 2024

Rushall Parish Church is celebrating after being awarded the Gold standard in the Eco Awards, the highest award in the ARocha scheme and the first in the diocese.

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Marking Mark at St Mark’s

Published: 26th January 2024

To mark the beginning of Advent and a new year in the Church calendar, Hanley parish, Stoke-on-Trent, hosted a very special, collaborative reading of Mark’s Gospel.

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Class act for ministry development

Published: 5th January 2024

The training and development of Christian leaders, ordained and lay, receives a renewed focus this year with the appointment of Jules Smith to the post of Strategic Ministry Development Officer.

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Christmas greetings from our bishops

Published: 22nd December 2023

Bishop Sarah, Matthew and Jonathan mull over themes of the season


Advent Anticipated

Published: 7th December 2023

News from across the North Sea from Revd Preb Terry Bloor, curator of our diocesan exchange with the Nordkirche in northern Germany.

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Buttons pull community together

Published: 17th November 2023

An art project previously only seen in cathedrals has been central to a project pulling community together in a Shrewsbury parish.

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Black History Month - parish zooms conversation on faith, justice and the CofE

Published: 1st November 2023

The parish of St Andrews Church Aston welcomed Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Chine McDonald as special guests at their online book club.

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Appeal for Gaza

Published: 26th October 2023

Our bishops support the appeal launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop Hosam of Jerusalem to Christians across the world to support the Al Ahli Hospital's work by contributing to the Gaza Appeal.


Strengthening Communities

Published: 17th October 2023

As the old TCT team resettles into their diocesan home, team leader Carrie Blount explains the team's passions and purpose

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Archbishop Justin visits Market Drayton CAP debt centre

Published: 15th September 2023

As patron of Christians Against Poverty, talks to clients and volunteers

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St Chad Medal to celebrate six decades of service

Published: 11th September 2023

Bishop Jan presented a Chad Medal to Ashley Canagasabey last week, recognising over six decades of service to Saint Chad's church in Stafford.

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Readers celebrations - long and new service

Published: 9th September 2023

Nine new Readers were licensed today to serve in parishes from the Shropshire/Cheshire border, to the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and as far south as Wolverhampton. Three more completing 25 years service were celebrated and a new Warden of Readers commissioned too

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Bishop welcomes Bishop-Designate

Published: 31st August 2023

Bishop welcomes announcement of new Bishop of Birmingham

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New chapter for Warden of Readers

Published: 29th August 2023

After 11 years in the role, Archdeacon of Salop, the Ven Paul Thomas passes the bookmark to Revd Harvey Gibbons, Vicar of St Oswald’s, Oswestry and Rector of Rhydycroesau.

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Changing chair of Diocesan Board of Finance

Published: 21st July 2023

Former lay chair of Leek Deanery, David Wright follows John Naylor in the hot seat.

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Knowing as a church we care

Published: 17th July 2023

Christ Church Burntwood has been engaged with become a more dementia-friendly church at the heart of a dementia-friendly community for some while now.

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Making it easy for congregations and visitors to express their generosity

Published: 7th July 2023

Around two dozen people gathered at the diocesan offices in Lichfield last week to hear about fresh research into the giving habits of Anglican Christians in England and the latest ways that churches can disciple members to think about and act with generosity and enable visitors who want to donate.

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Parishes Count on

Published: 26th June 2023

More than a dozen parishes so far have logged wildlife in this year’s Love your Burial Ground Week and Churches Count on Nature 2023


Readers Celebrate at Queen’s Foundation

Published: 12th June 2023

2023 new Readers gather for last time at Queens Foundation before licensing by Bishop Michael in September


New Diocesan Director of Education announced

Published: 23rd May 2023

Mark Davis, currently principal of St Peter's CE Academy Bratton (Telford) has been appointed as the new Diocesan Director of Eduction with effect from September.


Joyful and profound event

Published: 5th May 2023

Bishop Michael listens to children 'Sing for the King' and looks forward to the Coronation weekend


Praying from the heart

Published: 3rd May 2023

In the run up to Dementia Action Week, prayers are the solace many have contributed in our Share A Prayer Through Dementia Initiative.


Thank you - Bishop Clive

Published: 2nd May 2023

With a week to reflect after his final service in the diocese, Bishop Clive thanks many.


Lichfield team join fledgling Anglican Network of Intercultural Church

Published: 28th April 2023

The diocese's Racial Justice and Inclusion Tasking Group sent a group of people to the first national conference around intercultural mission hosted by Oxford Diocese in Slough this week.


Share a Prayer through Dementia

Published: 27th April 2023

This year, people from across the diocese have contributed prayers from the heart, with our “Share a Prayer through Dementia” initiative, giving fresh prayers to use in Dementia Action Week (15-21 May)


Catalyst to new encounters

Published: 27th April 2023

Forty people gathered on the boundary of Lichfield and Hereford dioceses last week for a 'Pioneer Mission and Fresh Expressions Catalyst Day'.


Stephen and George

Published: 21st April 2023

Marking the lives of a British teenager and Greek saint in one April weekend

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