News & Stories

How God led Rachel from a near-fatal accident to help others pursue peace

The story of how God led Prior Rachel Bennetts from a life-threatening accident to leading a new monastic community is to be aired on television.

Teddy bears' picnic and the great outdoors boost church outreach in Evington

Little ones and their grown-ups have been connecting with the wonder of God's creation while having fun with their teddy bears at St Denys Church on the outskirts of the city.

Raising funds to help young Christians deepen their faith

It's not long now until the big sky dive which aims to raise funds to support young adult Christians to spend a year in prayer and loving service with the Community of the Tree of Life.

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.

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