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The popularity of pilgrimage…
We sent Ruth to meet with pioneering minister Matthew Gough and Jon Barrett from Mission and Ministry to find out more about the growth in the popularity of pilgrimage, the significance of walking, and the relationship between nature and prayer.
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Video: ‘Paper Action’
When Jesus preached his first sermon he chose to speak about some words from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah. It was a message about “good news for the poor”, about “setting captives free” and giving “sight to the blind.”
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New season at Leicester Cathedral
Leicester Cathedral’s new season of activities, which began yesterday invites us to consider the themes of identity and legacy.
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Christians from Leicester represented at Lambeth Palace gathering
On Thursday 13th June, a group Christians of Indian heritage from Leicester took part in a gathering at Lambeth Palace, hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Open Christians from Leicester represented at Lambeth Palace gathering

Diocese celebrates 25th anniversary of Ordination of Women as Priests
Saturday afternoon saw a packed Cathedral at a service to celebrate and give thanks for 25 years of women being ordained as priests in the Church of England.
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Messy Confirmation held in Oadby
“Peter’s Place”, a Messy Church in Oadby, hosted a service with candidates from St Peter’s Oadby, “Peter’s Place” and St Cuthbert’s, Great Glen being baptised and confirmed by Bishop Martyn. The service, which included Messy Church style activities, was a wonderful celebration of the faith journeys of those being baptised and confirmed.
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St Wistan’s Pilgrimage
On the 1st June, 40 people, ranging from 3 years old to 80 met together for the St Wistan’s Pilgrimage. Different parish priests worked together with pioneers Matthew and Stephen who planned the event.
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Andy Smith Licensed as Warden of Readers
Andy Smith was licensed by Bishop Martyn as the new Warden of Readers for the Diocese on Wednesday 5th June at the Leicester Diocesan Association of Readers AGM.
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Heather Church awarded grant for community heritage project
St John the Baptist Church in the Leicester village of Heather has received a confirmed grant of £169,800 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund
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New Life Children’s Choir Brings a Taste of Ugandan Sunshine to Sileby, Cossin
The Abaana New Life Children’s Choir from Uganda paid a memorable three-day visit to Leicestershire and plans a return visit to the UK so might be available for booking by other churches.
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