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Leicester neighbours thank their lockdown heroes
St Philips Centre organised some special events for Thank You Day
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Everyday Spirituality Setting Hearts on Fire
Little fires were lit in the hearts of those who attended the diocesan Everyday Spirituality sessions recently, as people came together to learn new spiritual habits for everyday life.
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Re-Fresh the School Run!
As the world tentatively opens up, we made a covid-safe call in on St Mary Magdalen Church in Knighton, to see where God was at work… Set against the backdrop of St Mary’s Church and in the warmth of God’s creation on this particularly sunny Wednesday morning, a group of locals have come together in faith, fellowship and the love of French pastries.
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St Botolph's Library supporting local people's Everyday Faith
A church in Shepshed has seen a project to create a community library in its building finally come to fruition, after more than 18 months in the making. A team of like-minded church members and an ordinand helped bring the library to life at St Botolph's Church, with the support and inspiration from the wider community in the Charnwood town.
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New Warden for Launde Abbey
A new Warden has been appointed for Launde Abbey
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SR News is launched
A new magazine has been put together bringing you the latest updates and resources from The Diocesan Social Responsibility Panel. In the first edition we meet the members of the SR panel and learn more about the upcoming content of the magazine.
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Pilgrim Walks in the Upper Wreake
Members of the community across the Upper Wreake Benefice recently enjoyed a prayerful week of pilgrim walks, taking in the beautiful, rural landscape and reflecting on where God was at work in their villages and the wider diocese. The four walks each covered between two and five miles and took place among the parishes of Frisby, Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale, Kirby Bellars and Brooksby.
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Bishop's urgent appeal for Covid-19 aid in Leicester's Indian link diocese
Bishop Martyn is asking for urgent financial support for our partners in India.  We are hoping to help them purchase a new ambulance, oxygen concentrators, a ventilator and other equipment costing a total of £80,000.
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Innovative Appointment of Executive Diocesan Director of Education (DDE) for Leicester and Derby Dioceses
Our Diocesan Director of Education, Canon Carolyn Lewis has been asked by the Rt Rev Libby Lane, Bishop of Derby to lead the work of Derby’s Diocesan Board of Education for an interim period. Carolyn will undertake this role in addition to her role in our diocese and so become one of the first Executive Diocesan Directors of Education (DDE) in the Church of England. This is a pioneering step for both Leicester and Derby’s education teams.
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Prayer quilt has been made to commemorating the coming together of the community during the pandemic
Bishop Martyn unveiled the quilt at a special service at a church in Castle Donington
Open Prayer quilt has been made to commemorating the coming together of the community during the pandemic

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