The Chancellor for the Diocese of Leicester has issued an Additional Matter Order that adds the following to List B, which requires the Archdeacon's consent via the Online Faculty System (OFS):
In a move designed to encourage the mission work of local churches, the current Framland and Gartree I and II Deaneries are being reshaped and renamed. Two benefices in the south of Framland, including Launde Abbey, will join with the deeply rural parishes of Gartree I to form the Launde Deanery, while Market Harborough will join up with Oadby to form a deanery based around the A6 corridor, called the Gartree Deanery.
Please note that information on parish safeguarding arrangements â€“ and specifically who to contact if someone has any safeguarding concerns â€“ 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.
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.
When it comes to engaging with people and encouraging them to come to your church, great images are hugely important.
Tell us your stories, we'd love to hear from you!
Germinate: Arthur Rank Centre have updated their resources for getting the most out of your rural church building
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.
In the last few days Leicester Cathedral has taken two big strides towards delivering its visionary renewal and new build project, Leicester Cathedral Revealed.
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.