I wonder if you have seen the Sainsbury Advert on TV this December?
This has been a scary year.
People all over the world have been touched by the dreadful terrorist attack that took place this week in Pakistan, with the loss of 141 schoolchildren and teachers.
The Bishop of Lichfield, Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill has welcomed the announcement that Revd Libby Lane is to be the first female bishop in the Church of England and the next bishop of Stockport
We're all familiar with the overcrowding issue in Bethlehem at Census Time, or the difficulty accessing healing in the Gospels - John 5 and Mark 2 are prime examples. Those of us living with disability don't always have it easier in the present.
There was cause for celebration at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday as the partnership covenant between the Diocese of Lichfield and the Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Norddeutschland was signed for a fourth five-year term.
On 27 - 30 November, a banner of unity will be taken around major places of worship of different faiths in the city. On the Sunday evening it will be presented to the Mayor as a pledge to the city of the peace and unity of all faiths.
"Great bible teaching, inspirational worship and prayer ministry" - a day at Lichfield Cathedral with the Diocesan Renewal Group, a full house of young people and renowned speaker Mike Pilavachi
A rapt Shropshire audience heard the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber give this year's Shrewsbury Episcopal Area Lecture today.
The Community of St Chad is expanding the resources available to its members and friends by releasing its Morning and Evening Prayer as audio recordings.
The Revd Dr Susan Weller has been appointed Archdeacon of Walsall by the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield.
The Bishop of Lichfield has today announced the names of six diocesan clergy who will be honoured with the title Prebendary.
Frank McGregor is no stranger to putting big art in the service of God. But the St Matthew's memorial is among the biggest commemorative art projects ever attempted.
'Dilan dropped in at Sanctus a few weeks ago, just a lady in a distraught state'. Revd Sally Smith is used to welcoming new faces to Sanctus, a support group for refugees at St Mark's in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. But this new face was to prompt Sally to jump on a flight and journey hundreds of miles across Bulgaria. 'Dilan is a Kurdish Syrian. Her husband was killed by government forces, and she has five children, aged between three and fifteen. They fled as refugees into Turkey, and then onto Bulgaria, where they were processed in Harmanli refugee camp.'
The Venerable Richard Ninis, the first Archdeacon of Lichfield has died.
The Archbishop of Canterbury's Chaplain, Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, gave this year's Selwyn Lecture. She looked at how tradition and innovation have always worked hand-in-hand - throughout history, and also now in the challenges we face as a church.
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.
The world-famous All Souls Orchestra brought its Prom Praise for Schools out of the Albert Hall for the first time this weekend - to Lichfield Cathedral
A lovely, atmospheric interior. one of Burton's treasures. J M Teale of Doncaster and Lord Grimthorpe were the architects, and Bodley beautified it. Glass by Burlison and Grylls completes the picture.
An interview with Neil Baldwin
Have you heard the Diocesan Digest, Sound Magazine for Lichfield Cathedral? It celebrates its 25th birthday this weekend.
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.
Following its success in Birmingham, London and Bradford, Near Neighbours has now come to the Black Country (Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley). Grants between Â£250 and Â£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 is an opportunity for young people age 14-20 to develop their faith and ability to lead and work with others.
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.
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.
Miriam Samuel has found Aldridge to be different to her home in Malaysia.
We are saddened to learn of the death from pancreatic cancer of the Bishop of Sabah.
"Without doubt, the best organised and delivered, and most relevant workshop I have ever attended".
Lichfield Cathedral has appointed a new Canon for Pastoral Development and Mission.