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Resources for prayer and conversation for Brexit
Brexit will be a cause of celebration for some and lament for others, but one thing is clear – we can no longer continue to define one other by how we voted in the referendum. The time has come for communities to come together to serve the common good, in our nation and in our relationship with the rest of Europe.
Open Resources for prayer and conversation for Brexit

Bishops Respond to New Zealand terror attack
Bishops Martyn and Guli have responded to the tragic attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand by writing a letter expressing their sadness and reassurances of support to the Muslim Community
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Churches gather to consider potential for Intercultural Worshipping Communities
An evening spent thinking about Inter Cultural Worship Communities attracted representatives of 17 churches from the Diocese, all of whom had previously expressed an interest in exploring BAME (black and minority ethnic) ministry.
Open Churches gather to consider potential for Intercultural Worshipping Communities

Worshipping Communities around the diocese ‘trying something different’
With so many ways to worship, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to expressing our faith around the Diocese of Leicester. There are countless churches offering an array of styles and services – and there’s nothing stopping us from seeking out new and inspiring opportunities to praise the Lord, our God.
Open Worshipping Communities around the diocese ‘trying something different’

Festivities and feasting before the fasting of Lent
Before Lent began there was fun to be had around Shrove Tuesday with pancake parties and antics across the Diocese. On the Thurnby Lodge estate, hundreds of pancakes were devoured during a party hosted by Christ Church.
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Confirmation celebrations
Celebrations were underway in rural Leicestershire when six people were confirmed or received into the Church of England at a special service with Bishop Guli at St Mary’s Church, Barwell.
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Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019 SoundCafe – a ‘safe creative space’
People who are vulnerable, socially isolated or who experience homelessness are to benefit from the Bishop of Leicester’s 2019 Lent Appeal.
Open Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2019 SoundCafe – a ‘safe creative space’

Video: Quick Tips – Sharing your Faith
What do we say when we don’t have all the answers? In our first episode of our new series “Quick Tips” we chat to Jon about a handy tip when sharing your faith in everyday conversations
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Launch of the Windmill Missional Community
On Sunday 10th February, about 90 people of all ages gathered at Bottesford Chapel to see Bishop Martyn launch the Windmill Missional Community as a lay led BMO (Bishop’s Mission Order).
Open Launch of the Windmill Missional Community

First Promise Service for the Community of the Tree of Life
Members of the Community of the Tree of Life have sought God’s blessing at a Promise Service led by the Bishop of Leicester as they begin placements around the city and county.
Open First Promise Service for the Community of the Tree of Life

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