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Opportunities for churches to support Age UK
“Who do you turn to when times get tough? Imagine if you had no one.” This is the question Age UK in Leicestershire and Rutland is asking. It comes with an initiative known as the ‘£10,000 challenge’ which has been pioneered by St Margaret’s Church, Leicester, whose Vicar Mark Battison, is on the Age UK fundraising team.
Open Opportunities for churches to support Age UK

Help our historic church communities and join in Leicestershire’s 30th Ride+St
The Archdeacon of Leicester is encouraging everyone to help those keeping church life at the heart of Leicestershire communities, by signing up for the 30th Ride+Stride.
Open Help our historic church communities and join in Leicestershire’s 30th Ride+St

Bishop’s Guli’s refugee experiences inspire artwork on show
A striking artwork has been hung in Leicester Cathedral ahead of a free exhibition of new work inspired by members of the refugee and asylum-seeking community, including the Bishop of Loughborough.
Open Bishop’s Guli’s refugee experiences inspire artwork on show

Liz Rawlings appointed as new Discipleship and Vocations Enabler
The Bishop of Leicester is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hope Hamilton Vicar, the Revd Liz Rawlings, as the new Discipleship and Vocations Enabler.
Open Liz Rawlings appointed as new Discipleship and Vocations Enabler

Growing the spirituality of children and young people
No matter where you worship across the Diocese, Leicester Cathedral is your Cathedral, here for all to share in. Everyone is welcome to visit, whether that’s for silent prayer and a service; to look around the beautiful building, or to search for King Richard III.
Open Growing the spirituality of children and young people

New arrivals at Leicester’s university chaplaincies
Both of the Leicester city universities are welcoming new people to their chaplaincy teams.
Open New arrivals at Leicester’s university chaplaincies

Video: Old Dalby School’s heartwarming work in the local community
This is the second in a series highlighting some of the great work that staff and pupils in our schools are doing alongside people in their own communities and further afield. The first was Barwell CofE Academy which you can see by clicking here.
Open Video: Old Dalby School’s heartwarming work in the local community

Celebrating the growth of church on the margins
“Could it be that the ending of our powerful status as a key institution governing the hearts and minds of millions of people who have little personal knowledge of Jesus Christ, is a good thing, which we should embrace?” These are the words the Bishop of Leicester, lead Bishop for lay ministry in the Church of England, who has posted on his Facebook page from General Synod in York. The Rt Revd Martyn Snow was responding to an item about fresh expressions of Church and you can read his full blog post below:
Open Celebrating the growth of church on the margins

Annual thanksgiving service for the work of Safeguarding Coordinators
More than 80 Safeguarding Coordinators and clergy gathered for the annual service in Leicester Cathedral to give thanks and pray for their work within our churches, schools and chaplaincies.
Open Annual thanksgiving service for the work of Safeguarding Coordinators

Book highlights the Church of England’s need for a fresh approach to evangelis
A new approach to evangelists is needed according to a book edited by the Bishop of Leicester, lead Bishop for the Church of England’s lay ministry and Chair of the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists.
Open Book highlights the Church of England’s need for a fresh approach to evangelis

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