One of our Church Schools in the North West of the diocese has recently transformed part of its outdoor space into a prayer garden giving all of the children an opportunity to think, observe, and question while taking part in creative prayer activities.
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Christians tell us how their faith impacts their work in the NHS
These big, bright, beautiful sunflowers started as seeds, given to the congregations of St Peter's Church in Highfields and St Philip's Church in Evington on the last Sunday in Lent. They were something to look after and something to look forward to, in what were difficult times.
It might have seemed a little unorthodox, gathering in the village carpark - surrounded by the sights and sounds of a make-shift building site - but it is was within the reality that God is ever present that set the inaugural Fleckney Walking Church on its way, earlier this month.
As the world tentatively opens up, we made a covid-safe call in on St Mary Magdalen Church in Knighton, to see where God was at workâ€¦ Set against the backdrop of St Mary's Church and in the warmth of God's creation on this particularly sunny Wednesday morning, a group of locals have come together in faith, fellowship and the love of French pastries.
A church in Shepshed has seen a project to create a community library in its building finally come to fruition, after more than 18 months in the making. A team of like-minded church members and an ordinand helped bring the library to life at St Botolph's Church, with the support and inspiration from the wider community in the Charnwood town.
Members of the community across the Upper Wreake Benefice recently enjoyed a prayerful week of pilgrim walks, taking in the beautiful, rural landscape and reflecting on where God was at work in their villages and the wider diocese. The four walks each covered between two and five miles and took place among the parishes of Frisby, Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale, Kirby Bellars and Brooksby.
Prayer quilt has been made to commemorating the coming together of the community during the pandemic
Bishop Martyn unveiled the quilt at a special service at a church in Castle Donington
This week marks the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come, an annual, global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension through to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
Women from the Cornerstone Team of churches and the wider community came together in faith and fellowship over an online prayer breakfast recently. It was a time to gather and chat, read the Bible, worship together and pray. Around 45 ladies attended the â€˜zoom' session, from St Luke's church in Thurnby, St Catherine's Church in Houghton on the Hill and St Mary's and All Saints in Stoughton.