News


First Archdeacon of Lichfield dies

Published: 23rd October 2014

The Venerable Richard Ninis, the first Archdeacon of Lichfield has died.


From Advent to Harvest

Published: 13th October 2014

A new book of resources is published, for leading worship through the church year, from former Lichfield Diocese priest and Director of Ordinands, Revd Preb Mark Geldard.


Marvellous

Published: 26th September 2014

An interview with Neil Baldwin


Cathedral Volunteers and Listeners Celebrate 25 Years

Published: 18th September 2014

Have you heard the Diocesan Digest, Sound Magazine for Lichfield Cathedral? It celebrates its 25th birthday this weekend.


Crusty Church – One teacher’s reflections on going to a new church for the first time.

Published: 31st August 2014

Revd Pauline Shelton is one of this diocese's teachers based at Shallowford House. Last year she spent some time rediscovering the experience of being a stranger in a new culture, class or church: This video sums up her mouthwatering discoveries.


Near Neighbours

Published: 5th August 2014

Following its success in Birmingham, London and Bradford, Near Neighbours has now come to the Black Country (Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley). Grants between £250 and £5,000 are available, providing seed capital for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours, to develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities.


Growing Young Leaders

Published: 30th July 2014

Growing Young Leaders is an opportunity for young people age 14-20 to develop their faith and ability to lead and work with others.


A Warm Welcome for the Archbishop of Canterbury in Stafford

Published: 30th July 2014

The Right Revd Justin Welby was in Stafford this week, speaking to a barn full of 4,500 teenagers at the Staffordshire Showground. The occasion was an annual event that attracts young people from churches throughout the Midlands and north of England.


Women Bishops: the view from General Synod

Published: 18th July 2014

The General Synod of the Church of England has given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England. The vote in the General Synod on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent parts of the Synod: the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity.


Preaching workshop

Published: 15th July 2014

"Without doubt, the best organised and delivered, and most relevant workshop I have ever attended".


Local vicar, Revd Preb Pat Hawkins to be new Canon of Lichfield Cathedral

Published: 15th July 2014

Lichfield Cathedral has appointed a new Canon for Pastoral Development and Mission.


Like Son, Like Father

Published: 15th July 2014

It's not unusual to find married couples who follow each other along the path to ordination, but this June was a joyful time for the Merry family.


10 million rely on church community support shows new research

Published: 15th July 2014

New research conducted for the Church Urban Fund, CUF, shows that 10 million adults a year in England use community services from churches.


Pioneering minister for 50 years, Revd Beryl Morgan remembered

Published: 15th July 2014

It is impossible to remember every member of the diocese when they die, but just occasionally we have to observe the passing of someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to the diocese.


Enabling Churches Conference Resounding Success

Published: 8th July 2014

"The Enabling Churches conference held in the diocese was a resounding success" says Bishop Clive Gregory.


For Richer, For Poorer - hearing stories of poverty and partnership

Published: 30th June 2014

'If people are in poverty, then it's their own fault' is a common generalisation, but close encounters with those who experience poverty are proving that is rarely the case.


New Revs Ordained

Published: 30th June 2014

There were great celebrations this weekend as twenty-two new Reverends were ordained in Lichfield Cathedral.


Inspiring All Age Worship

Published: 13th June 2014

A day conference on leading worship that really is all-age (and all traditions/styles), at The Beacon International Centre, Stafford, Saturday June 28, 10am - 4pm.


Leek Club Day

Published: 13th June 2014

Each July, Leek holds an ecumenical festival, one of the biggest events in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Leek Club Day is a tradition with over 200 years of history, and an institution well supported by the community.


For Richer, For Poorer

Published: 6th June 2014

On Saturday June 14, the Bishop of Lichfield is hosting "For Richer, For Poorer" at the Beacon International Centre, Stafford, from 10am - 3pm.


Celebrating Men and Women Working Together in Ministry

Published: 23rd May 2014

There was celebration at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday as the Diocese marked the 20th anniversary of the ordination of the first women priests.


Diocese launches new video to support Safeguarding in Parishes

Published: 23rd May 2014

The Diocese of Lichfield has launched a new DVD to provide basic Safeguarding training in parishes.


Time Out Of Church is focus of Stafford Area Lecture

Published: 23rd May 2014

At a stimulating session for church leaders, Neil Hudson from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity asked how people put our faith into practice in our everyday lives.


Celebrating Priesthood

Published: 15th May 2014

It is the 20th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood, and there are national celebrations, including a service at St Paul's Cathedral on May 3rd.


Easter Decoded

Published: 1st May 2014

Easter Decoded: Easter Sunday in 60 seconds, spoken by Reverend Lee Plummer.


Sandwell Churches Link Project

Published: 1st May 2014

30+ Churches, 8+ denominations, 6 Towns, 3 Anglican dioceses, 2 Methodist Circuits = 1 church serving the poor. Sandwell Churches Link Project.


Easter Decoded

Published: 18th April 2014

Easter Decoded. Revd Daniel Njuguna from Wednesbury explains the significance of Good Friday.


The Chrism Eucharist

Published: 17th April 2014

One of the special but less widely understood services in the Church's calendar is the Chrism Eucharist which takes place in the cathedral of each diocese on the morning of Maundy Thursday.


Listen to God

Published: 10th April 2014

Anglican and Catholic bishops, united in their support for the poor, visited Stoke-on-Trent foodbank as part of the #ListenToGod campaign led by Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols.


New Bishop's Adviser on Pastoral Care and Well-Being

Published: 9th April 2014

Revd Preb Dr Jane Tillier appointed Bishop's Adviser on Pastoral Care and Well-Being

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