News & Stories

Widow of a Leicestershire priest takes Vow to the Single Consecrated Life

This was only the second service of its kind in the diocese


An arty pilgrimage as ‘Hayley Draws Churches’

‘Hayley Draws Churches’ is taking social media by storm here in the Diocese of Leicester and capturing attention even further afield. We caught up with artist, Hayley Fern, who is on a mission to draw every one of our 310 parish churches, as an expression of her everyday faith and calling…  


How Christian's faith and family inspired him to be part of a new play at Curve

There’s a play called ‘Ruka’ opening at the Curve theatre in Leicester this weekend, marking the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Asian exodus. Friend of the diocese and local actor, Christian Obokoh, plays a guide in the drama. We spent a little time talking to him about ‘Ruka’ and how his faith and own family’s journey has inspired him to help tell the Uganda 50 story…


Sunny Confirmations

This Sunday saw confirmations take place in the sunshine


Bishop Saju getting to know the diocese

The new Bishop of Loughborough as been getting to the know diocese as he travels around listening to our worshipping communities as well as local community and other faiths groups.


Hope Hamilton Church is working to reach out to its community this Easter

As a growing Intercultural Worshipping Community (IWC), their vision is: all ages, all cultures, living together in Jesus.


The Bishop has appointed Jessie Tang as our new Intercultural Ministry Director

It is hoped that Jessie will start work in our diocese in June


Art & Soul

A new art, faith and culture group with a Christian ethos has emerged in Leicester, bringing together women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, who are mostly asylum seekers and refugees.


Community engagement over Christmas 2021

Another Christmas interrupted by Covid did little to stop our churches and fresh expressions from sharing the Good News with their communities over the festive period. It never fails to make us smile at the new and innovative ways Christians within our diocese find to engage with one another, no matter the restrictions in place.  


Meet Florence Gildea our Bishop's Social Policy Adviser

Jon Barrett interviews our new Bishop's Social Policy Adviser Florence Gildea about her new role, her experience and what excites her about social action.


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