News & Stories

New honorary bishop for Diocese

Last week Bishop Martyn licensed the Rt Revd Peter Fox to be an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese. Bishop Peter, who was previously Bishop of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, will join Rt Revd Christopher Boyle as an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Leicester.

A ‘haven of peace': Accommodation is to be created on the edge of Cathedral

St Martins House will now be able to offer a 24-hour conference rate including overnight accommodation with breakfast alongside its existing function room hire and catering facilities, which is frequently requested by conference and wedding hosts and adding to the room capacity of the city.

Bishop Guli's Welcome to the Diocese

In this video, we hear from Bishop Guli about what she is looking forward to as well as the main areas of ministry she will be involved in as the new Bishop of Loughborough.

Rural Commission – over 200 people share their thoughts

Over 200 people have attended the open consultation meetings and contributed their experiences, joys and challenges from our rural churches and communities.

The first Bishop of Loughborough consecrated at Canterbury

History was made when the Archbishop of Canterbury consecrated the first Bishop of Loughborough, the Rt Revd Guli Francis-Dehqani, at Canterbury Cathedral.

Watch the highlights of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Visit

We've produced a video showing the highlights of the Archbishop of Canterbury's inspiring three-day visit to Leicester and Leicestershire.

Day Three of the Archbishop's visit featured a prison visit, interfaith talks

Starting with Morning Prayer with inmates and staff at Leicester Prison, the final day of the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to Leicestershire also included interfaith talks and a university challenge.

Day Two of the Archbishop's visit

A packed day of visits across rural Leicestershire saw the Archbishop praising the work of experimental church leaders, school children across the county discussing prayer and an unforgettable insight to Justin Welby's life and faith.

Day One of the Archbishop's Big Conversation visit

The first day of his visit to Leicestershire saw the Archbishop of Canterbury chatting with bus passengers, inspired by a homeless choir, acknowledging the church's need to be more inclusive, eating pizza with young Christians and commissioning 2000 church-goers to prayer which changes the world.

Archdeacon of Loughborough Licensed

The Venerable Claire Wood started her new ministry as Archdeacon of Loughborough at a service led by Bishop Martyn in Leicester Cathedral yesterday (Sunday 8 October).

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