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Festivities and feasting before the fasting of Lent
Before Lent began there was fun to be had around Shrove Tuesday with pancake parties and antics across the Diocese. On the Thurnby Lodge estate, hundreds of pancakes were devoured during a party hosted by Christ Church.
Open Festivities and feasting before the fasting of Lent

Confirmation celebrations
Celebrations were underway in rural Leicestershire when six people were confirmed or received into the Church of England at a special service with Bishop Guli at St Mary’s Church, Barwell.
Open Confirmation celebrations

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019 SoundCafe – a ‘safe creative space’
People who are vulnerable, socially isolated or who experience homelessness are to benefit from the Bishop of Leicester’s 2019 Lent Appeal.
Open Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019 SoundCafe – a ‘safe creative space’

Video: Quick Tips – Sharing your Faith
What do we say when we don’t have all the answers? In our first episode of our new series “Quick Tips” we chat to Jon about a handy tip when sharing your faith in everyday conversations
Open Video: Quick Tips – Sharing your Faith

Launch of the Windmill Missional Community
On Sunday 10th February, about 90 people of all ages gathered at Bottesford Chapel to see Bishop Martyn launch the Windmill Missional Community as a lay led BMO (Bishop’s Mission Order).
Open Launch of the Windmill Missional Community

First Promise Service for the Community of the Tree of Life
Members of the Community of the Tree of Life have sought God’s blessing at a Promise Service led by the Bishop of Leicester as they begin placements around the city and county.
Open First Promise Service for the Community of the Tree of Life

Church of England launches Holy Communion in Persian/Farsi language
Bishop Guli has led a special service at which the Church of England launched a Persian language translation of Holy Communion to help growing numbers of Iranians who are learning English in Anglican congregations.
Open Church of England launches Holy Communion in Persian/Farsi language

Messy Church at St Thomas the Apostle in South Wigston
A ‘fun’ style of worship is breathing new life into the church of St Thomas the Apostle in South Wigston.
Open Messy Church at St Thomas the Apostle in South Wigston

Laughter and serious reflection on faith were evidenced at the 'Pizza night'
Fun, laughter and serious reflection on faith were all in evidence at the “Pizza and Prayer evening” at the Cathedral. The event, a follow-up to last year’s Bishop’s Big Conversation weekend was attended by members of Chalk (the Cathedral’s youth ministry), youth and children from the choir or congregation members aged between 11 and 15.
Open Laughter and serious reflection on faith were evidenced at the 'Pizza night'

A “Thank You” from Ward 29
This model of a church, made entirely of cardboard, was a nice surprise for the team of chaplains and volunteers who lead a regular “Songs of Praise” on Ward 29 of the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Open A “Thank You” from Ward 29

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