News

Royal honour for Shropshire priest

Published: 2nd March 2020

A vicar from Shropshire has been appointed as Chaplain to the Queen.


Tributes paid to Sue

Published: 24th February 2020

Sue Egerton, diocesan Mothers' Union President, has died after battling a long illness. Her funeral is on 3 March.


Bishop's Lent Appeal to support vulnerable families

Published: 17th February 2020

Acorns Children's Hospice in Walsall and South African clergy familes will benefit from this year's appeal.


Offering a warm welcome

Published: 11th February 2020

Funding from county councillors means even more people can benefit from Places of Welcome.


Rugeley counselling service celebrates 2nd anniversary

Published: 4th February 2020

A free community counselling service based at a Rugeley church has worked with over 100 people.


Diocese strengthens links with Church of Ireland

Published: 4th February 2020

Closer relations with the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will develop following Brexit.


Assurances over ongoing relationship despite Brexit

Published: 31st January 2020

Our sister diocese in Northern Germany send their prayers and thoughts on the eve of Brexit.


Past cases review makes progress

Published: 28th January 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, outlines progress to date in Lichfield Diocese.


House of Bishops' statement on Civil Partnerships

Published: 27th January 2020

Our bishops respond to the House of Bishops' statement on Civil partnerships.


Welcome Bishop Jan

Published: 27th January 2020

The Bishop of Repton is moving on from the Diocese of Derby to become Residentiary Canon (House for Duty) at Lichfield Cathedral and Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield.


Prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day

Published: 27th January 2020

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), chaired by the Bishop of Lichfield, is asking churches around the UK to join in prayer ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.


Making whole-ness and the wilderness

Published: 24th January 2020

During the vacancy for bishop of Stafford, archdeacons write some of the monthly bishops' pastoral letters


Walk with Bishop Michael

Published: 24th January 2020

People are being invited to join the Bishop of Lichfield on a walk which will call at ten churches in rural mid-Staffordshire on 8 and 9 February.


Tackling modern slavery in the Black Country

Published: 24th January 2020

A new post will ensure a more coordinated approach to tackling modern slavery across the Black Country.


Anticipating Advent across Europe

Published: 21st January 2020

Christians from Midlands and German churches commit to peace and justice.


Support new MPs in prayer

Published: 10th December 2019

The Bishops of Lichfield Diocese urge Christians to assure their new MP of their prayers.


Bishop Geoff and Ann say goodbye

Published: 25th November 2019

The Bishop of Stafford bids farewell by putting the spotlight on local good news.


Calls for repentance over antisemitism

Published: 21st November 2019

New teaching document shines an unflinching light on the Christian-Jewish relationship.


Churchyards take centre stage

Published: 20th November 2019

Life-giving churchyards across the diocese celebrated at annual awards.


New Wolverhampton team embark

Published: 18th November 2019

Two archdeacons are commissioned for new roles in the south of the diocese.


Climate change at Selwyn Lecture

Published: 14th November 2019

The Bishop of Sheffield explores the challenge of climate breakdown in the light of Genesis.


Telford New Church on a mission

Published: 23rd October 2019

The Revd Matt Beer is licensed to lead a new model of church in Telford.


Sarah steps down

Published: 14th October 2019

Sarah Schofield steps down as Bishop's Adviser For Women In Ministry.


Farewell gift for Bishop Geoff and Ann

Published: 30th September 2019

People are invited to contribute to a leaving gift for Bishop Geoff and Ann Annas.


Mothers' Union celebrates

Published: 27th September 2019

The transformational work of the Mothers' Union is heralded at Lichfield Cathedral.


Thousands join in climate action

Published: 20th September 2019

Thousands of people across the diocese called for climate justice.


Monastic and parish life meet

Published: 18th September 2019

Anglican monk Peter Allan is starting a new life in a Shropshire parish.


Churches rally for Climate Action Day

Published: 17th September 2019

Dozens of events are planned in churches and schools across the diocese.


St Mark's secures Lottery support

Published: 16th September 2019

Stoke-on-Trent church has a funding lifeline to help it reach out to the community.


Archdeacon Sue commissioned into new role

Published: 16th September 2019

The Venerable Sue Weller is installed as Archdeacon Missioner of Lichfield.


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