Announcements


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The Revd Janet May Collins
The Bishop announces the death of The Revd Jan Collins, aged 65, on 10th April 2021. In 1994 Jan was ordained as one of the first women priests, having served as a deaconess and deacon in the Dioceses of Newcastle and St Albans. Jan ministered in the Dioceses of Oxford and Peterborough, before retiring to Leicester where she held the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate
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The Revd Amanda Digman
The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Amanda Digman, Priest in Charge of Carlton and Colwick in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, as Rector of the Parish of Birstall and Wanlip. Amanda’s service of Institution and Induction will be conducted by the Bishop of Leicester, The Rt Revd Martyn Snow, on Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 7.30pm at St James the Great, Birstall.
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The Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani
The Bishop announces that The Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani, Priest in Charge of the Fosse Team (with particular responsibility for Syston and Barkby), will be resigning with effect from 19th July 202
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The Revd Robert (Bob) Hutchings
The Bishop announces the death of The Revd Robert (Bob) Hutchings, aged 75, on Sunday 18th April 2021. Bob was ordained in 1988 and served his entire ministry in the Diocese of Leicester, most recently with the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate. He leaves a wife, Jean, two adult children and their families.
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The Revd Mick Norman
The Bishop announces that The Revd Mick Norman, Rector in the Benefice of Sapcote and Sharnford cum Wigston Parva, will be retiring with effect from 30 July 2021. Mick’s last service will be Sunday 11 July.
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The Revd Ian Hill - Collation and Induction
The Revd Ian Hill's service of Collation and Induction as Vicar of St Mary’s Hinckley with St Francis Centre, will be conducted by the Bishop of Leicester, The Rt Revd Martyn Snow, on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church.
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Lay Chair of Launde Deanery
The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of Madeleine Wang as the Lay Chair of the Launde Deanery. Madeleine took over this role from Victoria Buckingham on 17 March 2021.
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The Revd Jennifer Ridge - Licensing
It has been confirmed that The Revd Jenny Ridge will be licensed by the Bishop of Leicester, The Rt Revd Martyn Snow, as Priest in Charge of Holy Apostles, Leicester, on Sunday 13 June 2021 at 4pm at Holy Apostles church.
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The Revd David McDonough
The Bishop announces that The Revd David McDonough, Rector in the Benefice of Anstey and Thurcaston with Cropston, will be retiring with effect from 1 July 2021.
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The Revd Linda Blay
The Bishop announces that The Revd Linda Blay, Rector of the Benefice of the Fenn Lanes Group, will be retiring with effect from 30th June 2021
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