News & Stories

A weekend of Big Conversations in Coalville, Bardon and Ravenstone

The Benefice of Coalville with Bardon Hill and Ravenstone hosted the third and final Big Conversation of 2022, and was a brilliant weekend of conversations about life and faith.


Communities Unite in Remembrance

All around the diocese, churches, clergy and ministers have been leading services and involved in civic and community events to mark Remembrance Sunday


Bishop Martyn's address at the Justice Service

The Bishop of Leicester says we must all be public about our commitments and values so that we can have genuine debate about the common good.


Emma's faithful journey to baptism

St Peter's Church in Oadby celebrated its first full immersion baptism service recently, welcoming Emma, Barry and Ella into the family of God.


Bishops continue supporting churches across city & county

Bishops Martyn and Saju have been helping support churches, including those in vacancy where visiting clergy are needed to continue services for local communities


A great weekend of conversations in Castle Donnington, Lockington and Hemmington 

The benefice of Castle Donington, and Lockington cum Hemington was the destination for the second Big Conversation of this year, and proved to be a great weekend of conversations about life and faith.


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.  


Churches see the blessing of their outdoor spaces through lockdown

We often think about how best to use our church buildings; but how about putting some thought into how we use the outside spaces that surround them? Covid restrictions and trying to be Covid-responsible led to churches in one of our parishes coming up with new and engaging ways to use their outside space for mission in their community. St Nicholas and St Hugh, in the Parish of the Transfiguration, Little Bowden, have made the most of their outside space in some of the most difficult times during the last two years.


Big Conversation Weekend at St Christopher's

Last weekend saw the first Bishop's Big Conversation weekend since 2019. Due to the pandemic planned weekends have been unable to go ahead so it was with a sense of great joy that the postponed weekend at St Christopher's, Saffron Lane was finally able to take place.


Open Air Service in Thurnby

Quite a few of our churches across the Diocese of Leicester have been taking advantage of the last days of summer sun to hold services and gatherings outdoors in recent weeks. As a safer approach to getting together once again in bigger groups, the fresh air and clement weather has been quite the tonic for sharing the word of God with church congregations and the wider community. Over in Thurnby, St Luke's Church brought together more than 125 people in an open air Sunday service on Manor Park earlier this month.       


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