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Bishop to visit local mosques

Published: 1st February 2017

The Bishop of Wolverhampton urges others to join him on Visit My Mosque Day.


Bishop calls for better refugee housing

Published: 1st February 2017

The Bishop of Lichfield says more must be done to support asylum seekers.


Holocaust Memorial Day at Lichfield Cathedral

Published: 27th January 2017

Survivors of Nazi and Rwandan holocaust were the focus of today's events.


Tributes to first Archdeacon of Walsall

Published: 24th January 2017

Former Archdeacon of Walsall Tony Sadler has died, leading to warm tributes.


Lichfield Cathedral commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

Published: 24th January 2017

Lichfield Cathedral marks Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday, with Bishop Michael giving a lecture.


Fighting slavery together

Published: 23rd January 2017

Churches are getting involved in the fight against modern slavery across Wolverhampton and the Black Country.


Much-loved Priest dies aged 101

Published: 23rd January 2017

Tributes have been paid to one of the Diocese of Lichfield's oldest priests following his death aged 101.


Jill Saward Funeral

Published: 11th January 2017

The funeral of Jill Saward will take place at Lichfield Cathedral at 12 noon on Tuesday, 17 January.


New Assistant Bishop to be Appointed

Published: 4th January 2017

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, will be appointing the Right Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone, as an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield.


Celebrating Shared Traditions at Limmud Conference

Published: 4th January 2017

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, joined almost 3,000 people for the annual Jewish Limmud Conference in Birmingham.


Pilgrims Together to a Better Kingdom

Published: 1st January 2017

In his New Year message, the Bishop of Lichfield talks about crossing boundaries in 2017.


Walking Together for Justice and Peace

Published: 27th December 2016

The Bishop of Lichfield joined people from other faiths in a pilgrimage exploring justice and peace in Cyprus.


Chell Comes Together for Families in Need at Christmas

Published: 23rd December 2016

More than 20 families in need in Stoke-on-Trent won't go hungry this Christmas after local Christians, Tesco and other community groups joined forces.


Bishop Michael Welcomes Appointment

Published: 21st December 2016

The Bishop of Lichfield has welcomed the appointment of the Revd Prebendary Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu as his successor as Area Bishop of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark.


Christmas Comes Early for Hanley Church

Published: 14th December 2016

A Stoke-on-Trent church has been given an early Christmas present - a £20,000 grant to carry out urgent repairs and replacement works.


A Christmas Near You launches

Published: 1st December 2016

Details of over 1,200 Christmas services at churches in Staffordshire, north Shropshire and the Black Country are just a click away at the new www.AChristmasNewYou.org website launched today, 1 December.


Building Bridges in Post-Brexit World

Published: 30th November 2016

Building bridges between churches in the Midlands and the rest of Europe is more important than ever in the wake of the Brexit vote, says the new Bishop of Lichfield.


Bishop Michael meets Telford Street Pastors

Published: 29th November 2016

The Bishop of Lichfield met volunteers who offer late-night support to people on the streets of Telford on a visit to the town.


Bishops join Synagogue Celebrations

Published: 28th November 2016

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent's only synagogue was joined for its tenth anniversary celebrations by the Bishops of Lichfield and Stafford.


Bishop Clive and Adrian Chiles open YMCA

Published: 22nd November 2016

Celebrity TV presenter Adrian Chiles and the Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Right Revd Clive Gregory, joined forces to officially open the new YMCA Black Country Group Western Gateway building in Carters Green, West Bromwich.


Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries Wins National Award

Published: 18th November 2016

A ground-breaking church initiative in Wolverhampton city centre has won a national award for its work with young adults.


Enabling Church to Serve Beyond Limits

Published: 17th November 2016

The Bishop of Lichfield and Shropshire curate Revd Zoe Heming shared the platform at a national event to help create churches where disabled people belong.


TGI Monday Wins National Award

Published: 14th November 2016

An innovative weekly online chat show from the Diocese of Lichfield has won a national digital award.


Praying for Unity in Inter Faith Week

Published: 11th November 2016

People from all faith groups and none are being invited to a show of unity at Stoke-on-Trent College on Tuesday, 15 November.


Readers toast 150 years of service

Published: 7th November 2016

Almost 200 Readers from across Lichfield Diocese took part in 150th anniversary celebrations of lay ministry at a special service at Lichfield Cathedral.


A Mercian Diocese

Published: 7th November 2016

"The Diocese of Mercia, this diocese, is a borderland diocese. Living in borderlands is risky business; crossing boundaries generates anxiety; that is why we need a culture, locally of informed risk-taking, and centrally of thoughtful permission-giving. " So says +Michael in his first presidential address to Diocesan Synod.


BAME vocations celebration

Published: 21st October 2016

Over sixty people gathered in West Bromwich last night to hear about the ways people of black and minority ethnic groups can be encouraged to consider vocations in the Church of England.


TGI Monday shortlisted in national Premier Digital Awards

Published: 5th October 2016

TGI Monday has been shortlisted for a Premier Digital Award for 'Most Creative Use of Social Media'.


Diocese-wide support for Dementia Friendly Churches

Published: 28th September 2016

A pilot project to help churches provide dementia-friendly services and meetings in northern Shropshire is being expanded and rolled out across the rest of the Diocese.


Bishop speaks out on need to address antisemitism

Published: 28th September 2016

Bishop Michael, who is Chair of the Council of Christians and Jews, has warmly welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury's words condemning the 'virus' of antisemitism. At a speech to the CCJ in Staines this week, Bishop Michael said, 'There is a fundamental truth that Jews and Christians hold in common: we are taught, and we believe, that men and women are made in the image of God.'

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