News & Stories

Carole’s Everyday Witness
Throughout lockdown our social interactions have changed dramatically. We are no longer gathering or catching up with people in the same way. So it can perhaps feel difficult to share our faith with others. Carole was feeling very unsettled by the lack of connection that the lockdown brought. So she started to think of creative ways to connect with God and with others
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Enquirers Courses in lockdown
Courses designed to enable enquirers to look into the Christian faith have been a significant part of church life for over three decades now. The best known of these is the hugely popular Alpha Course, with Christianity Explored also being widely used. Typically, the groups either run in someone’s home, a church hall, or in some cases a church will hire out a restaurant or similar venue for the duration of the course. But how would such courses fare in Lockdown?
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Lent Resources
Now that we are entering the second working week of 2021 you might be starting to thinking about Lent courses. We may not be able to gather in our normal way, but all of the courses suggested would work virtually.
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Faith during lockdown
In Oadby, the people of St Paul’s Church have sharing their stories of everyday faith, prayer, action and witness. Their thoughts have been collated into a series of videos called Faith During Lockdown, looking at the five notions of Prayer, Scripture, Justice, Environment and Hope.  
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Sue's Everyday Faith
Sue is a keen walker and lifelong lover of nature. She worships in the Ironstone benefice – a rural group of churches near Melton – and was called by God to create a thriving woodland near her home as a legacy for the planet
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Streets of Light
If you take a stroll around the streets of Loughborough right now you’re sure to spot hundreds of windows emblazoned with bright, shining pictures. This captivating artwork has been created to share love, light and hope in the community during these dark and gloomy days, as part of an initiative called Loughborough Streets of Light.    
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Katie's Everyday Faith
Katie has been a nurse for 45 years and works in consultancy and training. She has been a member of her church family for more than 25 years. She lives just outside the city and is part of a community which celebrates diversity and culture. She is particularly concerned with poverty and deprivation in her area…
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Angela's Everyday Faith
We spend an average of 42 hours a week at work; that is a large chunk of our time! Angela spoke to Shaped about how her faith helps her in the everyday at work as a Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist
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Miles for Refugees
Throughout September, people across the country walked, ran, cycled, and even skateboarded, to raise money for the Red Cross Miles for Refugees appeal. Here in the Diocese of Leicester, Rachael and Deb from Loughborough, clocked up more than 130 miles between them as they walked and ran to support refugees, people seeking asylum and vulnerable migrants in the UK.
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First confirmation service since lockdown began
Six candidates have been confirmed at Holy Trinity, Barrow on Soar, in the first confirmation since lockdown began
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