News & Stories

Leicester Cathedral to welcome new honorary Canons

Leicester Cathedral will welcome seven new honorary Canons on the afternoon of 16th September at their service of installation. A mixture of ordained and non-ordained ministers, six are already actively pursuing their vocations within the life of the Diocese, while Dr Cathy Ross, an Oxford-based theologian who specialises in contextual mission will be taking on the role of Canon Theologian


Matt Long announced as Novice Guardian for the Community of the Tree of Life

As our Community of the Tree of Life prepares to welcome its first novices in January next year, Bishop Martyn is delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Long to be the Novice Guardian.


Church Commissioners grant £5.3m to fund Leicestershire's Resourcing Churches

The Diocese of Leicester has been awarded more than £5m to fund a plan to bless communities through growing churches.


Next Archdeacon of Leicester announced

The Church of England's next Archdeacon of Leicester has been named as the Revd Canon Richard Worsfold, currently Area Dean for Leicester and Vicar of the city's Church of the Martyrs.


Discovering Rural Gems unites town and country churchgoers

Hundreds of people from churches in town and country came together in worship and fun at our Discovering Rural Gems day, which marked the publication of our Rural Commission report.


Companions team formed to support and pray for the Community of the Tree of Life

A Companions Community has been set up to support and pray for our new monastic community which will give young adults a chance to spend a year in prayer, Bible study and service, living together in Leicester adjacent to the site of the Greyfriars monastery of Richard III's time.


Bishop and Dean of Leicester welcome the new Lord-Lieutenant

The Queen has appointed Mr Michael Kapur OBE as the new Lord-Lieutenant for Leicestershire. He will succeed Lady Gretton when she retires on 14 June.


Archdeacon of Leicester announced as new Dean of Chester

The new Dean of Chester is to be the Venerable Tim Stratford, currently Archdeacon of Leicester. Tim is a highly experienced and respected priest, who is a published author, holds a doctorate and has strong connections to the North West.


Appointment of a Warden and House Manager to the Community of the Tree of Life

Bishop Martyn is delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Alan Humphrey and Lesley Humphrey to join the staff team of the Community of the Tree of Life as Warden and House Manager.


Welcome to the new Growth Fund Administrator- Poppy Woods

On Monday 9th April, Poppy Woods began work as the newly appointed Growth Fund Administrator, replacing Luke Fogg who has moved to another post in the diocese, focusing on Pioneer Ministry.


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