Christmas starts with ChristPublished: 20th December 2013
Looking for the ideal Christmas gift?
Looking for the ideal Christmas gift?
We all know it's Christmas, but what does that mean?
A Christian Bag for Life is a simple idea that comes from Steve Ryder.
People aged 15-30 are being invited to express their faith through video in the 30-60-30 Challenge.
10 December 2014 was a very special day for the St Chads Volunteer Programme.
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.
Perhaps you were never Mary in your school nativity, and are still looking for your big moment?
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 | 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.
Shropshire Light was an all-age conference that attracted national attention, especially Lord Carey's speech.
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.
11am on the 11th day of the 11th month - and the nation stops to remember.
The Rt Revd Alan Smith, the former Area Bishop of Shrewsbury between 2001 & 2009, was introduced to the House of Lords on Tuesday, 5 November.
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.
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
Barlaston vicar Jane Tillier has been elected as one of eight female clergy nationwide who will attend the House of Bishops.
In October 2013, the first Confirmation service took place in a Messy Church congregation in the Diocese of Lichfield. See Video
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 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
A 1935 Bentley was the star attraction at St Peter's, Little Aston, at a carwash in aid of the Syrian refugee crisis.
The Bishop of Stafford, Geoff Annas, has opened a new branch of the Staffordshire Credit Union in the heart of the county town.
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 Church, together with the city council, Wolverhampton Inter-Faith & Regeneration Network and SiteLearn formally opened a new Job Club on Friday.
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.
On 29 September, six long-serving priests were made Prebendaries of Lichfield Cathedral by Bishop Jonathan with the Dean, Adrian Dorber.
The second story about one of this weekend's new ordinands, Jo Williams hopes to help disciples grow through all sorts of activities.
A Stoke-on-Trent vicar has become the star of a real ale festival with a special brew named after him.
Matthew is all Stoked up after four hundred people gathered in Lichfield Cathedral on Tuesday evening to witness his Collation, Induction and Welcome as Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent and his Installation as an Honorary Canon.
With over four centuries of experience between them, sixteen Lay Readers were given special recognition at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday. Another eight were formally welcomed to the diocese and one was licensed for the first time.
The Diocese of Lichfield battled the Diocese of London yesterday in the final of the 2013 Church Times Cricket Cup.