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Bishop Martyn welcomes a new national lay ministries champion
The Church of England’s Ministry Division has appointed Carrie Myers, former Head of Volunteering for the MS Society, and a Lay Reader in the Church of England, to lead its efforts to renew and encourage all forms of lay ministry across the country
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Together in Hope and Witness: CEC Presidency meets in Leicester
The leadership of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Leicester on 29 March to work on implementing a new strategic plan, which focuses on promoting reconciliation in Europe, deepening church fellowship, and raising the voice of the churches toward the European Institutions.
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Video – Everyday Faith Quick Tips – Praying in the Pauses
Do you ever feel like you’re too busy to pray? If so, the reality is probably that you’re too busy not to pray. Here Beth has a quick chat with Matt from the Community of the Tree of Life and picks up some tips about fitting prayer into the busyness of everyday life.
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The Worship Experiment Leicester
The Worship Experiment is an arts collective from Holy Trinity Church Leicester, exploring culture & spirituality through creativity.
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Paul’s Everyday Faith
Paul is a member of Hope Church in Hamilton and recently retired. Having been inspired to live out his faith in the world, he is now a volunteer at Leicester Prison and regularly spends time in Bible study and worship with the prisoners. Here he talks about his everyday faith and how working with those on the margins is deepening his own relationship with God.
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Thank you and Farewell
There were presentations and farewells at the Cathedral Eucharist this morning to two Trevors who have both given service to the Diocese.
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Resources for prayer and conversation for Brexit
Brexit will be a cause of celebration for some and lament for others, but one thing is clear – we can no longer continue to define one other by how we voted in the referendum. The time has come for communities to come together to serve the common good, in our nation and in our relationship with the rest of Europe.
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Bishops Respond to New Zealand terror attack
Bishops Martyn and Guli have responded to the tragic attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand by writing a letter expressing their sadness and reassurances of support to the Muslim Community
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Churches gather to consider potential for Intercultural Worshipping Communities
An evening spent thinking about Inter Cultural Worship Communities attracted representatives of 17 churches from the Diocese, all of whom had previously expressed an interest in exploring BAME (black and minority ethnic) ministry.
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Worshipping Communities around the diocese ‘trying something different’
With so many ways to worship, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to expressing our faith around the Diocese of Leicester. There are countless churches offering an array of styles and services – and there’s nothing stopping us from seeking out new and inspiring opportunities to praise the Lord, our God.
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