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Sharing each others' gifts for the growth of the church

Published: 5th April 2024

Lichfield Diocese was well represented at the second Intercultural Church conference, hosted this year by Bishop Martyn Snow in Leicester Diocese just before Easter.

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Location, location, location.

Published: 2nd April 2024

After the furore of Holy Week, the joy of Easter Day many will have been out and about, avoiding pranks on 1 April, bank holiday Monday. Bishop Sarah gets away and stays connected

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Time Together

Published: 26th March 2024

The warmth of the atmosphere is what struck me first and foremost as I arrived at Time Together, run by Churches Together in Whitchurch at Bargates Hall beside St Alkmund’s Church. St Alkmund’s has had a dementia-friendly church Certificate since 2018.

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TikTok Vicar in parliament

Published: 22nd March 2024

The 'TikTok Vicar' from Aldridge, Revd David Sims was one of a select group of content creators invited to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday to join an Easter Roundtable highlighting Christian voices on the platform.

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Stoke skyline restored

Published: 20th March 2024

The church sometimes known as 'the Potters' Cathedral' is in the midst of £2million repair work. The Lord Mayor of Stoke and the Bishop of Stafford were among those who recently climbed to the top of the scaffolding around the tower to look at the recent repairs and admire the view of the city.

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The Lenten Journey

Published: 15th March 2024

Four weeks into Lent, Clare Whitney sees in the saints of old the roots of good Christian habits and principles for ministry resulting from them asking ‘What is it Lord, that you have called me to do?’

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Pastoral arrangements in the Wolverhampton Episcopal Area for 2024

Published: 11th March 2024

Bishop Michael writes with regard to the Bishop of Wolverhampton and Archdeacon of Walsall


Reflections from February General Synod

Published: 4th March 2024

This February's General Synod meeting in London was held over a weekend - part of an attempt to balance the meetings to aid lay members, many of whom have to take holiday from employers in order to attend.

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Appointments and Departures

Published: 1st March 2024

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St Chad's Medallists 2024

Published: 1st March 2024

Years of loyal service to parishes, schools and diocese were recognised last night when six medals were presented during a special service of evensong at Lichfield Cathedral with a further two to be presented at a future date.

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Giving Up

Published: 18th February 2024

In the Chad Blog at the start of Lent, Jonathan Hill, Lichfield Diocese’s Director of Finance contemplates an alternative understanding of ‘giving up for Lent’

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Pointless achievement for Shropshire curate

Published: 12th February 2024

A Shropshire curate and her husband are celebrating after winning on the BBC gameshow Pointless.

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St Peter's makes the Difference

Published: 9th February 2024

Pupils from two diocesan secondary schools helped the Archbishop of Canterbury launch a youth version of the Difference course last week.

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Archdeacon of Walsall, The Ven Julian Francis to retire

Published: 8th February 2024

The Archdeacon of Walsall, The Venerable Julian Francis, has announced that he is retiring from stipendiary ministry this spring. His last working day will be Wednesday 8th May 2024.

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All Eyes on King Jesus

Published: 5th February 2024

Telford Minster's worship leader, Harry Thomas Warrell has released a single. 'All Eyes On King Jesus' is the first track from Harry's latest project 'Stumbling Days'.

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The banks that flourish

Published: 1st February 2024

Bishop Matthew has indigestion as we approach the start of Lent

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Rushall hits Gold

Published: 31st January 2024

Rushall Parish Church is celebrating after being awarded the Gold standard in the Eco Awards, the highest award in the ARocha scheme and the first in the diocese.

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Marking Mark at St Mark’s

Published: 26th January 2024

To mark the beginning of Advent and a new year in the Church calendar, Hanley parish, Stoke-on-Trent, hosted a very special, collaborative reading of Mark’s Gospel.

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St James Church, Brownhills

Published: 17th January 2024

Joy, Dennis and Pauline have the kettle on ready and a listening ear for everyone.

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All Saints Streetly

Published: 17th January 2024

All Saints Parish Church host their Place of Welcome every Wednesday between 11:00 and 12:30, Foley Road East, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3JL, but that’s not all they do, they also host concerts and Messy Church – so do go along and see what is on offer in your local community!

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Stan Ball Centre, Bloxwich

Published: 16th January 2024

Stan Ball Centre, Abbotts Street, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 3AZ is open Monday to Friday between 10:30 and 12:30 – a great place to meet people and even take in a breath of fresh air canal side!

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Pathways is Back!

Published: 15th January 2024

Helen Scheven extols the virtue of our introductory course for thinking about vocation

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Class act for ministry development

Published: 5th January 2024

The training and development of Christian leaders, ordained and lay, receives a renewed focus this year with the appointment of Jules Smith to the post of Strategic Ministry Development Officer.

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