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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

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

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.

#EverydayPrayer breakfast online

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 ‘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.

Lockdown Lent

Another Lent in lockdown hasn't stopped our worshipping communities around the diocese from journeying in faith together. From courses over zoom and daily reflections, to virtual prayer walks and quiz show style challenges, you've been connecting with God – and each other - in ways you might never have imagined.

National Day of Reflection

On 23 March 2021, it'll be one year since the first UK lockdown. Since then, many people have been bereaved, both as a result of Covid-19 and due to other causes. Find out more about how your church could mark this day in your community and about Leicester Cathedral's Memorial of Lament taking place in the evening online.

Hands on prayers for your daily walk

The Community of the Tree of Life in partnership with Glenwood Youth and The Not Yet Now have created an all age friendly set of practical prayers that can be done during half term and beyond

Gift of Prayer: Bishop's Reflections #2

In this week's reflection Bishop Martyn thinks about the gift of prayer

Prayer Labyrinth created for the community

An outdoor prayer labyrinth has been created in Birstall for the church and wider community to explore and wander at their leisure.

Thy Kingdom Come in Leicestershire

Stories from across the county as they committed to pray as part of Thy Kingdom Come

Personal Prayer

It's no surprise during Thy Kingdom Come that prayer is at the forefront of our minds as Christians, but as Gemma experienced, God can talk to us in the most unusual of circumstances…

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