News & Stories

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.       


New church plant formed during lockdown starts weekly services

The last eighteen months haven't been easy for any of our churches. We've faced new challenges and learnt new skills, and now many of us are far more adept at Zoom or taking church online than we'd ever have thought we would be. Most of us have found that it's been hard enough to sustain what already exists, so imagine what it must be like to try and launch a brand new church during a pandemic. That's what The Beacon in Hinckley have done. 


Everyday Faith stories from Leicester Royal Infirmary in its 250th year

Christians tell us how their faith impacts their work in the NHS


Syston Park Praise

The sun shone upon the people of Syston, as they came together in fellowship and prayer, during an ecumenical Songs of Praise in the Park service, recently. A ukulele band brought an upbeat, gospel flavour to the gathering, which saw more than 70 people sit outside among the flowers in the town's Central Park Sundial Garden.   


Vee commissioned as an Evangelist

Our Pioneer Vee Pinto has been confirmed in her calling as an evangelist


Walking Church in Fleckney

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.


Re-Fresh the School Run!

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 work… 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.


St Botolph's Library supporting local people's Everyday Faith

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.


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


Bishop Martyn's Anglican Discipleship book launches new Grove series

The new book is available in paperback from Christian Resources book shop


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