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Carved Praying Hands Take Pride of Place in Oadby

If ever there was a bigger and more prominent prompt for everyday prayer, it’s these carved praying hands in the front garden of St Peter’s Church in Oadby.  


Bishop Martyn’s Leicestershire Lent Pilgrimage of Prayer

Walking around the diocese at weekends in the run up to Easter 2023, he will visit many of the churches he has not yet been able to and encourage people in prayer.


Bishop Martyn joins prayer vigil

People came to pray for unity, reconciliation, harmony and peace among our communities in Leicester.


City Globes aid Everyday Prayer and Reflection

As disciples, and as a diocese, celebrating diversity and upholding racial justice and equity, is a significant priority. Perhaps it’s something already on your heart, or maybe you want to understand more? Either way, taking this trail is an opportunity to learn and use each globe as a place to pause, and pray.  


Bishop's message to our churches following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Bishop Martyn has recorded a video message reflecting on Her Majesty The Queen's service and faith and praying for those in our churches now serving their communities in this time of mourning


Launch of St Morrell’s Round by the Bishop of Leicester

An historic pilgrimage site is being revived with a new pilgrim route in rural Leicestershire.


A day retreat of worship, walking, contemplation, and creativity

Church family members and friends from across five parishes, north-east of the diocese, recently came together for a day of worship, walking, contemplation, and creativity, set around the theme of self-awareness within nature.


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…  


Prayer cards for Comfort and Hope

More than a million free prayer cards have been delivered to cathedrals and churches of all denominations, including our very own Leicester Cathedral. They aim to help people find comfort and hope in this world of uncertainty and has been shaped by people’s experience of the pandemic.  


Thy Kingdom Come 2022

Thy Kingdom Come came to a close yesterday – an annual event that saw Christians across the Diocese of Leicester joining with Christians around the world in a commitment to pray 24 hours a day for 11 days, from Accession through to Pentecost.


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