Networks

CTE 2Churches Together in England is the meeting place of 44 denominations, 2,600 local unity groups and 900 Local Ecumenical Partnerships.

Love Stafford is the umbrella grouping through which the churches of Stafford link together in order to show the love of God to the people of Stafford.

saltbox-christian-centreSaltbox is a Christian agency working primarily in North Staffordshire to promote the work of Christian churches and provide a voice for the faith sector.


Churches

Baptist Union congregations in Staffordshire belong to the Heart of England Baptist Association. The Area Minister for Staffordshire is Revd Dave Ellis, who can be contacted via this link.

lichfield_mainThe whole of Staffordshire comes within the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield, whose historic hub is Lichfield Cathedral. The Bishop of Lichfield is Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave and Area Bishop of Stafford is the Most Revd Geoff Annas.

No fewer than four Methodist Districts are represented in the county. The Birmingham District (covering Lichfield and Tamworth) is led by Revd Ian Howarth; the Chester/Stoke District, chaired by Revd Peter Barber, includes Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire Moorlands; the Nottingham/Derby District (which includes East Staffordshire) is led by Revd Loraine Mellor; the Cannock Chase and Stafford Circuits fall within the Wolverhampton/Shrewsbury District, whose chair is Revd Rachel Parkinson.

The whole of Staffordshire comes within the Birmingham Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, whose centre is St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham. The current Archbishop of Birmingham is the Most Revd Bernard Longley and the Auxiliary Bishop for Staffordshire is Revd David McGough.

The West Midlands Division of the Salvation Army includes the county of Staffordshire. Current Divisional Commanders are Majors Peter and Julie Forrest.

urcThe North/Mid Staffs and South Staffs areas both fall within the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church. Synod moderator is Revd Steve Faber.