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Video from our link dioceses and new opportunities
Here’s our video of Bishop Martyn’s recent trip to our link dioceses in Africa as well as some information about some new opportunities there.
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Read the sermon given by new Canon Theologian Dr Cathy Ross at Cathedral
Leicester Cathedral has welcomed seven new honorary Canons at a service of installation. The sermon was preached by Dr Cathy Ross and, as she has kindly agreed to share them, you can read her notes for the sermon below.
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Pioneer Retreat
This weekend over 30 of our Diocesan pioneers came together at a weekend retreat in North Kilworth. Over the course of the weekend they followed the life of St Brendan the Navigator, exploring his voyages and what lessons could be drawn from them
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‘Community Cinema’ is bringing people of all ages together with film
During its first session this month, St Paul’s Church in Oadby, more than 70 adults and children turned up to watch the popular movie, The Greatest Showman. The church was filled with local families, church members and those who have been to their other events and clubs during the year.
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Former Archdeacon of Leicester welcomed as new Dean of Chester
The installation of the new Dean of Chester took place on Saturday at Chester Cathedral. Hundreds of well-wishers gathered to share in the historic occasion. The Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford goes into the Diocese of Chester from his previous role as Archdeacon of Leicester.
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The Bishop of Loughborough is calling for greater protection for child refugees
The Bishop of Loughborough and other faith leaders have signed a letter calling on the UK government for greater protection for child refugees.
Open The Bishop of Loughborough is calling for greater protection for child refugees

How God led Rachel from a near-fatal accident to help others pursue peace
The story of how God led Prior Rachel Bennetts from a life-threatening accident to leading a new monastic community is to be aired on television.
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Teddy bears’ picnic and the great outdoors boost church outreach in Evington
Little ones and their grown-ups have been connecting with the wonder of God’s creation while having fun with their teddy bears at St Denys Church on the outskirts of the city.
Open Teddy bears’ picnic and the great outdoors boost church outreach in Evington

Raising funds to help young Christians deepen their faith
It’s not long now until the big sky dive which aims to raise funds to support young adult Christians to spend a year in prayer and loving service with the Community of the Tree of Life.
Open Raising funds to help young Christians deepen their faith

Leicester Cathedral to welcome new honorary Canons
Leicester Cathedral will welcome seven new honorary Canons on the afternoon of 16th September at their service of installation. A mixture of ordained and non-ordained ministers, six are already actively pursuing their vocations within the life of the Diocese, while Dr Cathy Ross, an Oxford-based theologian who specialises in contextual mission will be taking on the role of Canon Theologian
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