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Everyday Calling, Vocations Day 2022. Has God been tapping you on the shoulder recently?
We’re becoming increasingly aware in the Church of the importance of every Christian discovering what their particular ministry and vocation is, and one of the signs of a healthy worshipping community is that everyone in the church family - lay or ordained - sees themselves as having a vital part to play in the life and mission of the church and wider community.   Later this month, we are holding a diocesan vocations day, as an opportunity for people to explore their sense of calling - particularly if you’ve become aware of God ‘tapping you on the shoulder’ recently.
Open Everyday Calling, Vocations Day 2022. Has God been tapping you on the shoulder recently?

First group of churches invited to pilot the process of becoming a Minster Community
A group of churches around the area of Launde Abbey has been invited to pilot the process of becoming a Minster Community as part of the new diocesan framework agreed by Diocesan Synod in October 2021. This will be the first group to pilot this process of conversations exploring what their Minster Community might look like. The process of forming a Minster Community is anticipated to take between eight and twelve months. Neighbouring parishes have also been informed and have been invited to observe the process.
Open First group of churches invited to pilot the process of becoming a Minster Community

Rural Church opens its doors for eco refills
A rural church working on its eco credentials has established a relationship with a local environmentally conscious company, to help make caring for God’s earth as accessible as possible in its community. All Saints Church in Hoby, near Melton, is hosting a ‘Real Refills’ pop-up shop every fortnight, selling ethically sourced products at affordable prices. The goods include food and cleaning products, bodycare and household items, all without the plastic packaging.
Open Rural Church opens its doors for eco refills

Emergency Ukraine appeal from the Diocese in Europe and USPG
Food, medicine, shelter, care for children and people internally displaced in Ukraine is urgently needed as well as care for refugees at the borders and beyond, including people of all nationalities fleeing the war.
Open Emergency Ukraine appeal from the Diocese in Europe and USPG

Cornerstone Confirmations 
Nine people were confirmed and one baptised by full immersion by Bishop Saju at a service at St Catharine’s, Houghton on the Hill (part of the Cornerstone Team), on Sunday (27 Feb). 
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“We can do so much more together than we can apart.”
There's a lot of talk at the moment about the advantages to be gained by working in partnerships. Here's a story from within the diocese of clergy working effectively in partnership across parish boundaries and different theological traditions.
Open “We can do so much more together than we can apart.”

23 March National Day of Reflection - resources for churches
Charity Marie Curie is spearheading the campaign for a Day of Reflection to mark the two year anniversary of the beginning of the first UK lockdown
Open 23 March National Day of Reflection - resources for churches

Two local churches receive national funding
St Mary Magdalene Church, Peckleton and St Philip & St James, Ratby are to share in a £1.5 million funding payout thanks to an investment in church heritage by the national Heritage Stimulus Fund.
Open Two local churches receive national funding

Bishops and Archbishops call us to unite in prayer for Ukraine
The Bishops of Leicester and Loughborough have called for time to be set aside for prayer
Open Bishops and Archbishops call us to unite in prayer for Ukraine

Local All Age Worshipping Community bless their village
At a recent All Age Worship service at Christ Church, Mountsorrel, the worshipping community thought about how they've been blessed by God, and how they in turn can be a blessing to others. 
Open Local All Age Worshipping Community bless their village

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