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Curing Loneliness, One Cup at a Time

You might not think of hosting a regular coffee morning as loving service of the world. But with isolation and loneliness being shown to have negative effects on our mental and physical health, giving people an opportunity to connect with others can be a real lifeline.


Connecting the community and church in Oaks in Charnwood

The Rural Coffee Connect mobile barista van rolled into Oaks in Charnwood recently, to join forces with the community and St James the Greater Church, to help tackle rural isolation and loneliness.


Make the Our City and County Slavery Free

Marking anti-slavery day, the Church of England’s Clewer Project has launched a new campaign, ‘Make It Slavery Free’. Find out more about how your church could get involved


Churches in the NWL work in partnership to support Ukranian refugee guests

Churches in the North West Leicestershire deanery are pulling together in partnership to support Ukranian refugee guests and their host families within their community. 


Supporting Young People's Mental Health

Florence Gildea, Social Policy Advisor to the Bishop of Leicester, offers advice on how churches can support young people’s mental health.


Loving Service of the World in our diocese

Loving Service of the World is one of our three priorities as a diocese. So, to find out how parishes across the diocese are serving their communities, the Social Responsibility Panel asked church leaders and church officers what needs they are seeing in their communities, how they’re responding to them, and how the Social Responsibility Panel can best support them.


‘Give, Take, Swap’ Community Pantry in Great Glen

A village church has launched a Community Pantry to tackle problems including the cost-of-living crisis, wellbeing and ecological concerns such as food waste.


Christians from around the diocese engaging with the Ukrainian crisis

he diocese is partnering with Citizens UK to welcome Ukrainian guests across the diocese.


Leicester Deaf Centre bestowed with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Leicester Deaf Centre has been bestowed with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - the highest award a local voluntary group can receive, equivalent to an MBE – in recognition of its amazing work.


From Foodbanks to Good Food for All: Responding locally to the cost of living crisis

As Together Leicester Development Worker, Elaine Smith has been working ecumenically with parishes in the county to develop innovative and creative ways of addressing food poverty, including community kitchens, lunch clubs, community fridges and cook and eat sessions, alongside the food pantries that have been emerging across the diocese


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