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Diocesan Chrism Service
This year's diocesan Chrism Service will be a  live-streamed Eucharist, including the blessing of oils, recommitment to ministry and renewal of vows. Download the order of service here.
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Everyday Spirituality
Everyday Spirituality - a series of gatherings to explore spiritual habits that deepen our faith.  It is open to anyone – the curious, those who are novices in spiritual practices and the more seasoned pilgrim. 
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Farewell Service and Gift for Bishop Guli
We can now confirm that Bishop’s Guli leaving service will take place on Sunday 25th April at 3pm. She will be working in the diocese up to Easter Day and will then have a break before the leaving service and the start of her new ministry in Chelmsford.
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Free and personalised (to your church!) online giving video
The Church of England has produced an online giving animation your church can easily personalise and use to promote online giving in your church.  The video explains how important and valued gifts to your church are and how people can give online.
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Grant opportunity- Second round of the Culture Recovery Fund open for applications
The second round of the Cultural Recovery Fund opens for applications on 7 January and will close on 26 January 2021.  This second round offers grants of between £10,000 and £3m to support organisations, including faith organisations that manage listed places of worship,  with the costs to make the transition towards full reopening, covering the period April-June 2021. The focus of the fund is on re-opening and welcoming people back – whether visitors, communities or commercial partners.
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Additional Matters Order (AMO) added to List B
The Chancellor has granted an Additional Matters Order that allows, subject to conditions
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APCM Election Results
All DCC/PCC Secretaries should have received an email on Tuesday morning asking them to check that the list of PCC Officers that we have on the Database is correct and up-to-date following this year’s APCMs.
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Charity Commission plan to extend deadline for PCC registration
Following a recent consultation, the relevant government department (DCMS) has announced that it intends to lay a Statutory Instrument before parliament in early 2021 which if passed will extend the current exception for PCCs with annual income below £100k by another ten years
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Leicestershire Ride+Stride 2020 exceeds expectation
Despite everything that this year has thrown at the country the 31st Leicestershire Ride+Stride fundraising event went ahead on 12 September and proved ever popular raising an unexpected amount of money.
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A Generous Christmas
This is going to be a Christmas like no other so the Generous Giving Team have been having a rummage through their mental cupboards in search of ways that your church can raise funds and hopefully bring some much needed warmth and light this Christmas. Find out more here for a list of some fun, flexible and frivolous ways of bringing your community together, raising money and sharing the joy and good news of Christ’s birth.
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