Networks

CTE 2Churches Together in England is the meeting place of 45 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 Regional Minister for Staffordshire is Revd Dave Ellis, who can be contacted via this link.

lichfield_mainAlmost the 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. Area Bishop of Stafford is the Most Revd Geoff Annas; Area Bishop of Wolverhampton is the Most Revd Clive Gregory. Two parishes of the Diocese of Derby lie within Staffordshire, both on the east side of the River Trent in Burton-upon-Trent.

No fewer than four Methodist Districts are represented in the county. The Birmingham District (covering Lichfield and Tamworth) is led by Chair of District 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. Divisional Commanders are Majors Peter and Julie Forrest.

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