Christmas greetings from our bishops

Published: 22nd December 2023

Bishop Sarah, Matthew and Jonathan mull over themes of the season

Appointments and Departures

Published: 21st December 2023

21st December 2023


Your free gift! A guilt-free January!

Published: 18th December 2023

Bishop Jonathan's new year resolution to avoid advertiser-induced guilt and instead welcome Christ-inspired body-image.

Advent Anticipated

Published: 7th December 2023

News from across the North Sea from Revd Preb Terry Bloor, curator of our diocesan exchange with the Nordkirche in northern Germany.


Mark my words - all together

Published: 3rd December 2023

On the first Sunday of Advent, Isaiah’s words rip through the air and his prophecy will continue to thunder around us Sunday by Sunday. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus cries ‘Keep Awake!’ and we hear his passion for this world to flourish and for his followers to take their place on the side of hope.


As far as it depends on us

Published: 28th November 2023

Angels and Putin are in Bishop Matthew's thoughts at the start of December.

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Buttons pull community together

Published: 17th November 2023

An art project previously only seen in cathedrals has been central to a project pulling community together in a Shrewsbury parish.


Lichfield Diocesan Digest Sound Magazine

Published: 15th November 2023

The Diocesan Digest was founded in 1989 and is the Sound Magazine for Lichfield Cathedral and the Diocese. Volunteers produce a full audio magazine every month which gives news and conversation for people who are blind and partially sighted, as well as anyone else who is interested. 


Black History Month - parish zooms conversation on faith, justice and the CofE

Published: 1st November 2023

The parish of St Andrews Church Aston welcomed Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Chine McDonald as special guests at their online book club.

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Appeal for Gaza

Published: 26th October 2023

Our bishops support the appeal launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop Hosam of Jerusalem to Christians across the world to support the Al Ahli Hospital's work by contributing to the Gaza Appeal.

Strengthening Communities

Published: 17th October 2023

As the old TCT team resettles into their diocesan home, team leader Carrie Blount explains the team's passions and purpose

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Prayers for Israel and Palestine

Published: 13th October 2023

The bishops of the diocese have this morning written to all clergy and lay ministers, urging us to pray for the situation in Israel and Gaza.

Working Together - Dementia-Friendly Churches & Schools

Published: 13th October 2023

In 2022/3, our first ten schools across the Diocese of Lichfield signed up for Dementia-Friendly School framework and Certificate.


Appointments and Departures

Published: 13th October 2023

12th October 2023

Called to Serve?

Published: 20th September 2023

​​​​​​​Did you know that 15 million people alive today attended a Church of England school? Today a quarter of all primary schools are Church of England schools and approximately 1 million children currently attend a Church of England School.

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Appointments and Departures

Published: 18th September 2023

18th September 2023

Archbishop Justin visits Market Drayton CAP debt centre

Published: 15th September 2023

As patron of Christians Against Poverty, talks to clients and volunteers


St Chad Medal to celebrate six decades of service

Published: 11th September 2023

Bishop Jan presented a Chad Medal to Ashley Canagasabey last week, recognising over six decades of service to Saint Chad's church in Stafford.


Readers celebrations - long and new service

Published: 9th September 2023

Nine new Readers were licensed today to serve in parishes from the Shropshire/Cheshire border, to the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and as far south as Wolverhampton. Three more completing 25 years service were celebrated and a new Warden of Readers commissioned too

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Dementia-friendly Welcome

Published: 8th September 2023

A good way to make your church’s welcome more dementia-friendly is to run a session for Welcomers. Why not try the format which has been used effectively at St Mary’s Church, Market Drayton?

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Bishop welcomes Bishop-Designate

Published: 31st August 2023

Bishop welcomes announcement of new Bishop of Birmingham


Appointments and Departures

Published: 31st August 2023

30th August 2023

New chapter for Warden of Readers

Published: 29th August 2023

After 11 years in the role, Archdeacon of Salop, the Ven Paul Thomas passes the bookmark to Revd Harvey Gibbons, Vicar of St Oswald’s, Oswestry and Rector of Rhydycroesau.

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Appointments and Departures

Published: 8th August 2023

8th August 2023

Changing chair of Diocesan Board of Finance

Published: 21st July 2023

Former lay chair of Leek Deanery, David Wright follows John Naylor in the hot seat.

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Knowing as a church we care

Published: 17th July 2023

Christ Church Burntwood has been engaged with become a more dementia-friendly church at the heart of a dementia-friendly community for some while now.

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Appointments and Departures - July 2023

Published: 11th July 2023

7th July 2023

Making it easy for congregations and visitors to express their generosity

Published: 7th July 2023

Around two dozen people gathered at the diocesan offices in Lichfield last week to hear about fresh research into the giving habits of Anglican Christians in England and the latest ways that churches can disciple members to think about and act with generosity and enable visitors who want to donate.

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Bishop leads on the Methodist connection

Published: 29th June 2023

Generous passion for the gospel includes working in unity

Parishes Count on

Published: 26th June 2023

More than a dozen parishes so far have logged wildlife in this year’s Love your Burial Ground Week and Churches Count on Nature 2023

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