News


Shifnal Helps

Published: 1st June 2020

Over 1,000 calls have been answered by a church-based emergency phone line.


Churches' foodbank lifeline

Published: 12th May 2020

Over 1,000 people were fed in March and April thanks to Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank.


Ministers can re-enter church buildings

Published: 6th May 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield has written to all clergy and ministers with new guidance on them returning to church buildings.


Key worker Robert shares faith in national service

Published: 1st May 2020

Bus driver Robert Vassell, who goes to church in Wolverhampton, is offering reassurance to passengers.


Helpline bringing villages together

Published: 30th April 2020

A parish church office has become the hub of community coordination thanks to a new helpline.


Inspirational Stewart dies

Published: 20th April 2020

The Revd Stewart Tyler - who ministered to many despite Motor Neurone Disease - has died aged 76.


Royal garden appointment for Wendy

Published: 17th April 2020

A Shropshire woman and five others have been recognised for their community efforts by The Queen.


Bishop Michael's Easter Message 2020

Published: 7th April 2020

The Bishop of Lichfield reflects on the new challenges and opportunities of Easter this year.


Virtual Prayer Wall and 'Light a candle' at Lichfield Cathedral

Published: 30th March 2020

Offering creative new ways for people to express their faith.


Bishop urges churches to rise to Coronavirus challenge

Published: 16th March 2020

Churches have a key role to play in communities across the region, says the Bishop of Lichfield.


New post to help churches fight modern slavery

Published: 12th March 2020

Debbie Huxton will work with churches across the diocese in an exciting new partnership.


Tributes to Bishop David

Published: 11th March 2020

The former Bishop of Gloucester David Bentley has died, after many years of service in Lichfield.


Cathedral appoints new Canon Chancellor

Published: 9th March 2020

The Revd Dr Gregory Platten is Lichfield Cathedral's new Canon Chancellor.


Many waters cannot quench love

Published: 3rd March 2020

The Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Revd Sarah Bullock, reflects on the recent floods in Shropshire.


Unsung heroes celebrated at cathedral

Published: 3rd March 2020

Volunteers from local churches receive St Chad's Medals from the Bishop of Lichfield.


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.

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