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St Wistan’s Pilgrimage
On the 1st June, 40 people, ranging from 3 years old to 80 met together for the St Wistan’s Pilgrimage. Different parish priests worked together with pioneers Matthew and Stephen who planned the event.
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Andy Smith Licensed as Warden of Readers
Andy Smith was licensed by Bishop Martyn as the new Warden of Readers for the Diocese on Wednesday 5th June at the Leicester Diocesan Association of Readers AGM.
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Heather Church awarded grant for community heritage project
St John the Baptist Church in the Leicester village of Heather has received a confirmed grant of £169,800 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund
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New Life Children’s Choir Brings a Taste of Ugandan Sunshine to Sileby, Cossin
The Abaana New Life Children’s Choir from Uganda paid a memorable three-day visit to Leicestershire and plans a return visit to the UK so might be available for booking by other churches.
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Parish Contribution for 2020
Thank you to all the PCC’s who have already submitted their parish contribution offer for 2020.
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Bishop of Leicester launches new vision for Readers
A new vision for the ministry of Readers (or Licensed Lay Ministers) has been circulated to every Reader in the Church of England and the Church in Wales, by the Bishop of Leicester.
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Funding from the Big Lottery Community Fund and the Police and Crime Commissione
Some great news from One Roof Leicester… We wanted to share with you the fantastic news that we have secured funding for a permanent night shelter for Leicester. The funding from the Big Lottery Community Fund and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire means that we have secured £210k for the next three years. We still have the small amount of £90k still to raise over the but we know with your support and help we will achieve this.
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Confirmations celebrated across the diocese
Confirmations celebrated across the diocese
Open Confirmations celebrated across the diocese

Video: Wondering Soul and our everyday faith
David Monteith chats to Ruth about what we can learn about small groups, prayer, bible study, discipleship and community from the Wondering Soul exhibition currently taking place in venues across Leicestershire.
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Everyday faith uniting Christians across continents
Accompanying Bishop Martyn and Bishop Guli on a visit to Tanzania to meet up with others from all four of our link Dioceses (Wyoming in USA, Trichy in India, Mount Kilimanjaro and Kiteto in Tanzania), two Leicestershire Pioneers learned much about church planting and church growth.
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