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Leicester Cathedral Revealed secures full grant
Leicester Cathedral’s ambitious £11.3m project to restore the city’s historic cathedral and build a new heritage learning centre beside the main building has secured its full grant of £3.3m from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Open Leicester Cathedral Revealed secures full grant

Video: All around Leicestershire schools are bringing blessing to the community
There’s a feeling of excitement when you walk into Barwell Church of England Academy. The school is an explosion of colour, its walls are emblazoned with pictures and projects, and the handshake from head teacher Vicky Newman is welcoming and warm. Amazing things are happening here.
Open Video: All around Leicestershire schools are bringing blessing to the community

Bishop Martyn’s next blog – Tanzanian wildlife and Masai hospitality
It’s not every day that I see elephants and giraffes on my way to visit a church. But that was my experience this week when visiting a new church in Tanzania.
Open Bishop Martyn’s next blog – Tanzanian wildlife and Masai hospitality

Exploring a new chapter for the Reality youth bus
Following the sad announcement that Reality Youth Project in Leicestershire is to close this summer (see by clicking here), the Diocese of Leicester is exploring some elements of its ministry might be continued.
Open Exploring a new chapter for the Reality youth bus

One of Britain’s most important collections of modern religious art on show
One of Britain’s most important collections of modern religious art is being shown at venues in Leicestershire until Pentecost, accompanied by a series of workshops and events.
Open One of Britain’s most important collections of modern religious art on show

Bishop Martyn’s blog from Tanzania – a reminder of God’s blessing
It’s rainy season in Tanzania. My first night in our partner diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro was punctuated by thunder and lightning and I awoke to a small river running down the path outside my room.
Open Bishop Martyn’s blog from Tanzania – a reminder of God’s blessing

Vigil to remember those affected by the tragic events in Sri Lanka
Scores of people came together at Leicester Cathedral for a vigil to remember those affected by the tragic events in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Open Vigil to remember those affected by the tragic events in Sri Lanka

Canon Karen Rooms appointed to the new role of Women’s Ministry Enabler
Canon Karen Rooms, Canon Missioner at Leicester Cathedral and Transition Priest, Holy Spirit Parish has been appointed to the new role of Women’s Ministry Enabler for the Diocese
Open Canon Karen Rooms appointed to the new role of Women’s Ministry Enabler

Bishop Guli leads three-hour Good Friday meditation at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Bishop Guli led a three-hour Good Friday meditation at London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields Church this Easter, and chose a Leicestershire school student’s art work for the Order of Service at the prestigious church event.
Open Bishop Guli leads three-hour Good Friday meditation at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Crowds gather for moving Leicester at the Cross event
Crowds gathered to follow and watch the moving re-enactment of Jesus’s trial, death and resurrection with ‘Leicester at the Cross’ in the city centre with the Bishop of Leicester and church leaders of different denominations.
Open Crowds gather for moving Leicester at the Cross event

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