Important Safeguarding Update
Please note that information on parish safeguarding arrangements – and specifically who to contact if someone has any safeguarding concerns – should appear on the front page of all parish websites. If this isn’t currently the case, then we ask that websites are updated as soon as reasonably possible.

Metal Theft Guidance
The Diocese is reminding churches of the support and help on offer from our Church Buildings Team to help try to prevent theft and also for help in the event of such a crime, if it happens.

How to take great photographs of your church
When it comes to engaging with people and encouraging them to come to your church, great images are hugely important.

Tell us your stories!
Tell us your stories, we’d love to hear from you!

Rural Church Buildings: How to look after, develop and utilise them
Germinate: Arthur Rank Centre have updated their resources for getting the most out of your rural church building

Capital Fund
Dates for Capital Fund Committee meetings in 2019 have now been published on the diocesan website. The first meeting is in February with the closing date for applications set as 6th February.

Leicester Cathedral Revealed moves further forward
In the last few days Leicester Cathedral has taken two big strides towards delivering its visionary renewal and new build project, Leicester Cathedral Revealed.

Wednesday Mailing returning in 2019
From the beginning of January a fortnightly mailing will be sent out for those who would like it. It will contain details of upcoming course, training and conferences along with infomation about available resources for mission and ministry.

Vocations Resources available
Ministry Division have recently launched a new set of resources to help explorers discerning a vocation to ministry, to equip clergy in growing vocations. These are available to order online and add to those already available on the Church Print Hub.

Waste collection and charging for churches
The Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service has recently issued the following reminder about about exemption from charging for the collection of waste from churches and situations where the exemption might not apply, as follows. Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Controlled Waste Regulations 2012 classifies waste from a hereditament or premises exempt from local non-domestic rating by virtue of, in England and Wales, paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as household waste.


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