Down to Earth God

Published: 24th December 2014

I wonder if you have seen the Sainsbury Advert on TV this December?

Peace on Earth: A Christmas Message

Published: 23rd December 2014

This has been a scary year.

A Candlelight Vigil for Peace

Published: 18th December 2014

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.

Bishops of Lichfield Diocese welcome the announcement of the first female bishop.

Published: 17th December 2014

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

No Room at the Church?

Published: 8th December 2014

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.

Church and Kirche

Published: 4th December 2014

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.

Wolverhampton Faiths

Published: 25th November 2014

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.

GO! Packed Cathedral for Diocesan Renewal Group

Published: 21st November 2014

"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

Body building for the long haul - listen online

Published: 20th November 2014

A rapt Shropshire audience heard the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber give this year's Shrewsbury Episcopal Area Lecture today.

Community of St Chad shares Morning & Evening Prayer via Podcast

Published: 17th November 2014

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 new Archdeacon of Walsall

Published: 17th November 2014

The Revd Dr Susan Weller has been appointed Archdeacon of Walsall by the Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield.

Honour among Chaplains as well as Parish Priests

Published: 7th November 2014

The Bishop of Lichfield has today announced the names of six diocesan clergy who will be honoured with the title Prebendary.

Birches Head Memorial Window

Published: 6th November 2014

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.

Rescuing the children

Published: 24th October 2014

'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.'

First Archdeacon of Lichfield dies

Published: 23rd October 2014

The Venerable Richard Ninis, the first Archdeacon of Lichfield has died.

Traditioned Innovation - the 2014 Selwyn Lecture

Published: 22nd October 2014

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.

From Advent to Harvest

Published: 13th October 2014

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.

Prom Praise for Schools takes its first step outside London

Published: 9th October 2014

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

St Paul's Burton open day

Published: 1st October 2014

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.


Published: 26th September 2014

An interview with Neil Baldwin

Cathedral Volunteers and Listeners Celebrate 25 Years

Published: 18th September 2014

Have you heard the Diocesan Digest, Sound Magazine for Lichfield Cathedral? It celebrates its 25th birthday this weekend.

Crusty Church – One teacher’s reflections on going to a new church for the first time.

Published: 31st August 2014

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.

Near Neighbours

Published: 5th August 2014

Following its success in Birmingham, London and Bradford, Near Neighbours has now come to the Black Country (Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley). Grants between £250 and £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

Published: 30th July 2014

Growing Young Leaders is an opportunity for young people age 14-20 to develop their faith and ability to lead and work with others.

A Warm Welcome for the Archbishop of Canterbury in Stafford

Published: 30th July 2014

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.

Women Bishops: the view from General Synod

Published: 18th July 2014

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.

Seven months in a strange land: England

Published: 17th July 2014

Miriam Samuel has found Aldridge to be different to her home in Malaysia.

Bishop Albert Vun Cheong Fui has died

Published: 16th July 2014

We are saddened to learn of the death from pancreatic cancer of the Bishop of Sabah.

Preaching workshop

Published: 15th July 2014

"Without doubt, the best organised and delivered, and most relevant workshop I have ever attended".

Local vicar, Revd Preb Pat Hawkins to be new Canon of Lichfield Cathedral

Published: 15th July 2014

Lichfield Cathedral has appointed a new Canon for Pastoral Development and Mission.

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