Our Mission & Vision
The mission of Lichfield Cathedral is to live and proclaim the transforming love of God. Through the fullness of its life in the Spirit, it seeks to be a sign of friendship and freedom that God in Jesus Christ has given the whole world to enjoy.
Lichfield Cathedral and its Close is one of the most exquisite settings in England. The views of the Cathedral from the south, across the two pools provide an unrivalled vista. It is a visual glory and it is justly prized. Its collection of glass, artefacts, sculpture, furnishings and its historic library and Anglo-Saxon treasures render it uniquely interesting, architecturally significant (Grade 1 listed) and of outstanding historical importance. It provides a glorious focus for worship and reaches out to communities across the Diocese (the third largest in England), providing support to a wide range of missional and charitable activities. The Cathedral provides space for worship, community and cultural events. This follows a tradition that has been handed down through the generations since the first Cathedral was founded in 700 on the burial site of St Chad, making it among the earliest centres of Christian worship in the UK.
The vision of Lichfield Cathedral aims for:
- A Cathedral that supports its Diocese, reaches out to the wider public and has its heart set on mission.
- A Cathedral that makes new disciples through renewed patterns of prayer and discipleship.
- A Cathedral that is safe, well-lit, well-ordered and flexible with key liturgical and devotional spaces identified, beautified and enhanced.
- A Cathedral and Close that can cope with greater visitor demand which will be the centre of worship, faith, pilgrimage and theological study.
- A Cathedral which makes a greater contribution to the well-being of society.
- A Cathedral which rejoices in greater financial generosity and the offering of life.