World In A Diocese

One of our priorities is to work towards better reflecting the communities around us. We seek to serve everyone of all faiths and none in our churches, fresh expressions of Church and our schools.

This includes improving the focus of our vocations work to help Christians from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) heritage to feel welcomed and enabled to grow into leadership roles in our churches.

Our BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy is leading some of that work which includes a new Intercultural Worshipping Communities (IWC) project, funded by the national Church. He leads on the Diocesan Forum for Ethnic Minority Anglican (DFEMA) committee and is also a member of the new national Church of England Anti-Racism Taskforce.

We are also developing training on Unconscious Bias, providing support and resources for churches and highlighting key events in the diocese and beyond. If you have any queries about any of this work, please contact Suzanne Hanson (T: 07377586777

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Bishop of Leicester, Martyn Snow, said:

“This is a priority for me and the whole diocese. From its inception in 1926, the Diocese of Leicester has witnessed a radical transformation to the context in which it is called to minister the gospel. Today it is serving a cosmopolitan population with people from diverse geographic, cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. Alongside what we are learning from our Rural Commission work, building upon our fresh expressions of Church projects and aligning aspects of this strategy to our Resourcing Churches strategy, we have embarked upon a long term project that has the potential to fundamentally transform our ability for mission and ministry.”

Former Bishop of Loughborough, Guli Francis-Dehqani, said:

“One important element of my role is to encourage Christians from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in all areas of church life as we strive to better reflect the diverse communities around us. My own experience and background give me some understanding of the issues that arise out of bringing different cultures together. We need to be positive, hopeful and willing to take risks. We must create a culture that enables people from different backgrounds to feel part of the church at every level, including in positions of leadership."

Click here for more information about Intercultural Worshipping Communities
Click here for more information about DFEMA
Click here for more information about Unconscious Bias Training
Click here to find out more about our Link dioceses. We are very blessed to share connections with four link dioceses in Africa, India and the USA.
Click here to find out more about The Big Hello: We are delighted to be hosting visiting bishops from around the worldwide Anglican Communion ahead of the Lambeth Conference 2020. NB. Sadly, this has now been cancelled because of the worldwide pandemic.

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