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The cookbook that brought a community together
St Botolph’s in Shepshed regularly fundraise for Christian Aid and have a fundraising group of 8 people plus many other helpers, often working ecumenically with other churches in Shepshed. This year they had to think of a new way to fundraise as their traditional methods were cancelled or postponed.
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An 850 mile journey without leaving home
Alan Pyke, a retired vicar from Kibworth is walking the 850 mile distance from Lands End to John O’Groats without leaving the sheltered accommodation complex where he lives, to raise money for the Well charity in the village.
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A generous gift for Knighton care workers
In an act of everyday kindness and generosity of spirit, the church, local council and community have come together to say ‘thank you’ to the dedicated staff working in care homes around Knighton.
Open A generous gift for Knighton care workers

Journey in Faith: A "graduate's" experience
Maria Jukes will be ordained in September and has recently joined the ministry team in Oadby. Here she talks about her experiences of the Journey in Faith course and how it led her to ‘truly amazing and slightly unbelievable things’…
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Bishop, football club and University launch Leicestershire ‘Together In Hope’
The Bishop of Leicester is working in partnership with the University of Leicester’s Vice-Chancellor and the CEO of Leicester City Football Club on a celebration of community spirit in Leicester and Leicestershire this weekend, supported by a raft of other public figures.
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Launde Deanery responds to Black Lives Matter
A response from Christians who worship in the rural churches of Launde Deanery to the killing of George Floyd, demonstrating their commitment to the worth of all people and the Black Lives matter movement.
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The birth of a new Intercultural Worshipping Community
God knows no boundaries, His love knows no end and, in a pandemic of isolation and restricted social interaction, He has brought together a like-minded group of multicultural friends. Intercultural Pioneer Ministers for the Diocese of Leicester, Venessa (Vee) Boahemah Pedro-Pinto and Kat Gibson, have shared with us the good news that 11 people have come together during lockdown to form a new Intercultural Worshipping Community (IWC).
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Locked down Leicester reached through the airwaves
As lockdown continues in Leicester, the need for the Church to reach out to its communities in an act of God’s love and as a sign of solidarity, is greater than ever. In Highfields and Evington, the churches of St Peter’s and St Philip’s have been connecting with their church families and the wider neighbourhood over the airwaves of a local community radio station.
Open Locked down Leicester reached through the airwaves

Revd Hilary Lomax Made New Hospital Chaplain Via Zoom
Revd Hilary Lomax is made a hospital chaplain via Zoom with Bishop Martyn Snow
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A very special Year 6 Leavers service
An uplifting online service for the hundreds of children leaving our Church of England primary schools this summer
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