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Memorial of Lament Service with a candle lit for each of 2,000 lives lost to Covid in Leicestershire
Making space for grief and lament as we approach the anniversary of the first lockdown
Open Memorial of Lament Service with a candle lit for each of 2,000 lives lost to Covid in Leicestershire

Bishop's Reflections #9: The Arrest of Jesus
As we get closer to Holy Week Bishop Martyn reflects of the arrest of Jesus in this week's video.
Open Bishop's Reflections #9: The Arrest of Jesus

National Day of Reflection
On 23 March 2021, it’ll be one year since the first UK lockdown. Since then, many people have been bereaved, both as a result of Covid-19 and due to other causes. Find out more about how your church could mark this day in your community and about Leicester Cathedral's Memorial of Lament taking place in the evening online.
Open National Day of Reflection

Leicestershire churches receive lifeline grants from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Thirteen churches in the Diocese of Leicester have received a financial boost from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs during the coronavirus pandemic. Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local communities are protected during the months ahead. The £88m Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is a joint fund, allocated by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Open Leicestershire churches receive lifeline grants from  the government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Timetable announced for the start of Bishop Guli’s ministry in the Diocese of Chelmsford
Bishop Guli will legally become the Bishop of Chelmsford later this week and there will be a farewell service for her livestreamed from Leicester Cathedral on 25 April at 3pm. Here are some further details...
Open Timetable announced for the start of Bishop Guli’s ministry in the Diocese of Chelmsford

Roots IWC launch Fusion
Roots, one of our Intercultural Worshiping Communities which aims to serve and enable more participation and leadership in church life by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) worshippers, have begun a bi-monthly intercultural creative arts and story hub with a Christian ethos called Fusion.
Open Roots IWC launch Fusion

New Chair of the House of Clergy
Revd Wendy Dalrymple, Rector of All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough, and currently Area Dean of Akley East, has been elected Chair of the House of Clergy following Peter Hooper’s departure to become Archdeacon of France.
Open New Chair of the House of Clergy

Update from the Diocesan Counselling Service
The new Counselling Service which is available to Clergy and their families, and Licensed Lay Leaders has been up and running since October 2020. This is one avenue of support offered by the Diocese. If you would like to discuss your issues with someone and would like to explore if counselling could offer you the support you need, please contact our Diocesan Counselling Coordinator Anissa Chung on anissa.chung@leccofe.org or 0739 819 9392 to book an initial meeting.
Open Update from the Diocesan Counselling Service

Bishop's Reflections #8: The Temptation of Control
In this week's reflection Bishop Martyn continues with the theme of the temptations Jesus faced.
Open Bishop's Reflections #8: The Temptation of Control

High Sheriff’s Justice Service to thank those who uphold the law and administer justice
Leicester Cathedral will host a special online service on 7 March with the Chief Constable, Bishop and Dean of Leicester and High Sheriff's Chaplain
Open High Sheriff’s Justice Service to thank those who uphold the law and administer justice

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