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Creative responses to the coronavirus
If you walk through the grounds of Loughborough's historic parish church on your daily exercise you will see a new temporary art installation. Designed by church member, Rachael Brind-Surch, it is a cross inspired by the colourful crosses of El Salvador that depict Jesus amidst the local contemporary community.
Open Creative responses to the coronavirus

Hospital Chaplaincy - ministry in the Covid-19 pandemic: Reverend Sonya Ratten
In a series we will be running over the next week, we talk to healthcare chaplains serving the University Hospitals of Leicester and gain a snapshot into their lives and their everyday faith, working under the constraints of coronavirus…
Open Hospital Chaplaincy - ministry in the Covid-19 pandemic: Reverend Sonya Ratten

Hospital Chaplaincy - ministry during the Covid-19 pandemic: Mark Burleigh
In a series we will be running over the next week, we talk to healthcare chaplains serving the University Hospitals of Leicester and gain a snapshot into their lives and their everyday faith, working under the constraints of coronavirus…
Open Hospital Chaplaincy - ministry during the Covid-19 pandemic: Mark Burleigh

Prayer ribbons and scattering seeds
Every act of Christian kindness plants a seed, and that seed is something that can grow into a mighty tree. While we might not always get to see the fruit of these interactions, we can be sure that God is at work. One such story of hope has come to our attention, from Pioneer Minister and Reader, June Ainge.
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Finding new ways to pray
Finding new ways to pray can be rejuvenating for our everyday faith and in recent weeks, Sneha has discovered a new pattern of prayer at home with her family. Here she explains how that occurred, and what impact it is having on them all.
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Parenting in a pandemic
This week, we had the pleasure of catching up with Beth, a mum of 2-year-old Eliana, who shared about the ups and downs of parenting in a pandemic, but who also has seen God at work.
Open Parenting in a pandemic

Virtual choral evensong from St James the Greater
First we brought you Leicester’s own Quarantine Choir - this week we share with you the choir of St James the Greater and their rather special ‘virtual’ choral evensong for Easter Day.
Open Virtual choral evensong from St James the Greater

Church of England schools in Leicester getting creative
We’re all finding new ways to do pretty much everything right now and it hasn’t gone unnoticed the sheer amount of work our Church of England Schools are doing around the diocese to keep in contact with their children and community.
Open Church of England schools in Leicester getting creative

Emergency food bank at Christchurch Thurnby Lodge
An emergency food bank has been set up at Christchurch Thurnby Lodge for people desperately in need of food parcels.
Open Emergency food bank at Christchurch Thurnby Lodge

BBC Radio 4 broadcasts Bishop Guli's Lent Talk
The Bishop of Loughborough's 15 minute Lent meditation was broadcast as part of a series in Holy Week.
Open BBC Radio 4 broadcasts Bishop Guli's Lent Talk

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