News


Walking for a warmer church

Published: 1st April 2014

A sponsored walk from Milton Church to Lichfield Cathedral in Holy Week 2014.


God is my Refuge

Published: 27th March 2014

In more than one place in the Diocese of Lichfield, the Church of England and the YMCA are working closely together to meet the spiritual needs of the homeless.


CECET launch to boost church schools

Published: 25th March 2014

The Church of England Central Education Trust (CECET) launched on March 25th in Lichfield: a ground-breaking institution in UK education.


I’m a believer

Published: 18th March 2014

Ian Hislop on religious TV.


Reaching New Generations

Published: 25th February 2014

Reaching New Generations is one of the key themes of this diocese and the title of a series of celebrations around the diocese this month. Video


Icons as Liturgical Art

Published: 13th February 2014

February in Lichfield Cathedral will stand out as a great opportunity to contemplate the place of icons in our spiritual lives.


Courses - Lent to all

Published: 30th January 2014

Like buses, home-grown Lent courses arrive in twos.


GraveTalk

Published: 30th January 2014

Planning your own funeral and how we would like to be remembered are just two of the topics being discussed in 'GraveTalk', conversations being run in the Diocese of Lichfield to provide people with the opportunity to talk about funerals and death.


Tamworth Street Angels Commissioned

Published: 21st January 2014

Members of Tamworth's Covenanting Churches (TCC) crowded into St Editha's Church on Sunday to celebrate the town's many social action projects and to commission Tamworth Street Angels.


Doing us credit

Published: 20th January 2014

Shifnal is now served by a new FAIRshare Service Point.


"Re-enchanting Christianity" by Revd Dave Tomlinson

Published: 13th January 2014

"Re-enchanting Christianity" is the subject of a lecture by Revd Dave Tomlinson at 10.00 on Monday 3rd February at the University of Wolverhampton.


Bishop Jonathan raises plight of Malaysia's Christians

Published: 9th January 2014

The Bishop of Lichfield, Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, has raised the question of freedom of worship for Malaysia's Christians in a parliamentary question.


Christmas starts with Christ

Published: 19th December 2013

We all know it's Christmas, but what does that mean?


Good News for shoppers

Published: 17th December 2013

A Christian Bag for Life is a simple idea that comes from Steve Ryder.


St Chads Volunteer Programme celebrates a milestone

Published: 13th December 2013

10 December 2014 was a very special day for the St Chads Volunteer Programme.


#ChristmasStarts...as a refugee

Published: 11th December 2013

Good food and a story are key parts of Christmas celebrations, but a series of meetings in leafy Staffordshire are hearing some with less happy endings.


Remembering Nelson Mandela

Published: 9th December 2013

People across the diocese are giving thanks for the life of Nelson Mandela, whose life has transformed the nation of South Africa, and influenced generations all around the world.


Shropshire Light

Published: 20th November 2013

Shropshire Light | A day conference for Christians across Shropshire. Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey will be the keynote speaker. See video of last year's conference.


All is safely gathered in

Published: 19th November 2013

As the shops begin to proclaim the season of consumer fever, we are taking a moment to reflect back on an unusual celebration of God's generous provision.


Shawbury residents enjoy fruits of town and church working together

Published: 1st November 2013

An unloved area on the edge of Shawbury has become a pleasant space for the community thanks to a project by the local parish council working with the Diocese of Lichfield. As well as tidying derelict land, paths have been laid enabling access for all. See video.


The Vicar's Wife gives the secret to domestic sainthood

Published: 30th October 2013

A vicar's wife from West Bromwich will today launch her book 'The Ministry of a Messy House: Grace in Place of Guilt' at an event in Birmingham's biggest Christian bookshop. See Video


Local vicar elected to attend House of Bishops

Published: 30th October 2013

Barlaston vicar Jane Tillier has been elected as one of eight female clergy nationwide who will attend the House of Bishops.


Confirmation at Messy Church

Published: 25th October 2013

In October 2013, the first Confirmation service took place in a Messy Church congregation in the Diocese of Lichfield. See Video


The baptism of Prince George

Published: 23rd October 2013

We thank almighty God for the gift of new life. May God the Father, who has received you by baptism into his Church, pour upon you the riches of his grace, that within the company of Christ's pilgrim people you may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit, and come to the inheritance of the saints in glory. Amen.


Worship "must be authentic to the community" says Bishop Jonathan

Published: 22nd October 2013

"Worship which connects the people of God with their creator must be authentic to the community" says Bishop Jonathan in a letter to clergy and lay ministers


Raising money for Syria

Published: 21st October 2013

A 1935 Bentley was the star attraction at St Peter's, Little Aston, at a carwash in aid of the Syrian refugee crisis.


Bishop opens new credit union shop

Published: 21st October 2013

The Bishop of Stafford, Geoff Annas, has opened a new branch of the Staffordshire Credit Union in the heart of the county town.


Shrewsbury church in award final

Published: 18th October 2013

People around St Alkmunds church in the centre of Shrewsbury are on tenterhooks this week as they anticipate the results of the prestigious English Heritage Angel Awards. In the meantime, English Heritage have produced short videos about each of the finalists.


St Chad's Jobs Club opened by local MP

Published: 17th October 2013

St Chad's Church, together with the city council, Wolverhampton Inter-Faith & Regeneration Network and SiteLearn formally opened a new Job Club on Friday.


'Church is not a Franchise' says Selwyn Lecturer

Published: 15th October 2013

In the 2013 Selwyn Lecture held this week at Lichfield Cathedral, Canon George Lings compared fresh expressions of church as children with the same DNA but different characters rather than replicas of existing churches. See video.

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