News & Stories

50 Volunteers Read the Whole Bible Aloud in 70 Hours

For the final days of Lent and Holy Week, The Church of the Martyrs in Leicester made the ambitious decision to read the entire Bible aloud as a community. The church was opened every day from the Thursday before Holy Week for up to 13 hours a day while volunteers read from scripture, and members of the community were invited to come along to listen.

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Bringing People Together on the Way of the Cross

Four parishes have found a creative way of inviting members of their communities and children at their local schools to engage with the events of Holy Week by setting up a Way of the Cross across their churchyards with artwork by local children and audio reflections by their ministers.

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Bishops' Easter Message

In their Easter message for 2024, Bishop Martyn and Bishop Saju reflect on Jesus' words "Peace be with you" and what that means in times of conflict in the Holy Land, which we know has had an impact in our own communities.

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Coming Together in Support of the Bishops’ Lent Appeal 2024

It’s incredibly encouraging to hear how our worshipping communities have embraced the Bishops’ Lent Appeal in support of Baca this year, giving generously to the good cause.

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New Beginnings in the Fenn Lanes Benefice

Revd Emily Sharman was welcomed into St Margaret of Antioch’s Church during a joyful service of induction, and commitment to shared ministry in the rural benefice of the Fenn Lanes.


Reaching More People Through Social Prescribing

A new social prescribing directory provides a way for churches’ activities and projects to reach more people.


Christina's Call to Lay Ministry in her Church and Community

Called to serve her church and community, Christina Walmsley was recently commissioned as a Locally Authorised Minister at St Matthew’s Church in Worthington.

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Launch of Bishop Martyn’s book An Intercultural Church for a Multicultural World

Bishop Martyn’s new book An Intercultural Church for a Multicultural World: Reflections on Gift Exchange will be launched this week at the Anglican Network of Intercultural Churches’ conference in Leicester.


Bishop Martyn's Week in the House of Lords

As 'Duty Bishop' in the House of Lords, between 11 and 15 March, Bishop Martyn had the opportunity to ask the Government about a range of issues, including child poverty, religious freedom, and debt relief for low-income countries.

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Sustaining Our Faith: Saturday Vigil Mass

St Andrew’s has introduced the Saturday Vigil Mass – an early evening, short service at 6pm, to meet the needs of it growing church community.

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