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Butterflies and John's Everyday Faith
Reverend Prebendary John Woolmer has a lifelong passion for the natural world with a particular interest in butterflies. More than 50 years of watching and photographing butterflies all over the world has enhanced his appreciation of the intricacies and beauty of God’s creation, and this has played a significant role in his ministry and everyday faith.
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Bishop's Reflections #4 The Gift of a New Language
In this week's reflection Bishop Martyn thinks about the gift of a new language - the language of lament
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Ancient Practice goes hi-tec
With many churches not open for in-person meetings and services at the moment, some are experimenting with innovative new ways of connecting with their communities. At St Andrews, North Kilworth, part of the Avon Swift team of churches, the ancient practice of pilgrimage has been given a modern twist with their QR code churchyard pilgrimage.
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Bishop's Reflections #3 - The Gift of Waiting
In this week's reflection Bishop Martyn thinks about the gift of waiting
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Licensing at St Peter’s signals new season of mission for Oadby church
Yesterday saw Jon Tearne and Sami Lindsey licensed to St Peter’s, Oadby as part of an exciting plan to revitalise the church’s mission and ministry there. The vision is to continue to build on St Peter’s well established and valued civic role and to become more intentionally mission focussed, with a particular emphasis on engaging with children, young people, families, and young adults.
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Pamela's Everyday Witness 
Before lockdown Pamela used to love going to a nearby monastery. She would sit quietly, write prayers, listen to God and write down what she felt He was saying to her. However the pandemic put a stop to her visits, as well as her volunteering job in the NHS. These frustrations haven’t stopped Pamela from sharing her faith with her friends.
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Called Together
On Saturday 23 January our annual Called Together Service took place on Zoom. This service should have taken place in October 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. Every year this service celebrates the incredible variety and contribution of lay ministers to the Diocese of Leicester. It also gives us the opportunity to pray for the new ministers and encourages us all to consider our own gifts and calling.
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Christians in Leicester and Leicestershire Against Modern Slavery
Christians in Leicester and Leicestershire Against Modern Slavery are a group who long to see modern day slavery eradicated from our communities. The group is formed of Christians from the locality who come from a cross section of Christian and professional backgrounds. Read more about them here.
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Gift of Prayer: Bishop's Reflections #2
In this week's reflection Bishop Martyn thinks about the gift of prayer
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Gifts: Bishop's Reflections #1
Bishop Martyn shares his first reflection in this weekly series during our current national lockdown
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