News & Stories

Ancient Practice goes hi-tec

With many churches not open for in-person meetings and services at the moment, some are experimenting with innovative new ways of connecting with their communities. At St Andrews, North Kilworth, part of the Avon Swift team of churches, the ancient practice of pilgrimage has been given a modern twist with their QR code churchyard pilgrimage.


Pamela's Everyday Witness 

Before lockdown Pamela used to love going to a nearby monastery. She would sit quietly, write prayers, listen to God and write down what she felt He was saying to her. However the pandemic put a stop to her visits, as well as her volunteering job in the NHS. These frustrations haven't stopped Pamela from sharing her faith with her friends.


Carole's Everyday Witness

Throughout lockdown our social interactions have changed dramatically. We are no longer gathering or catching up with people in the same way. So it can perhaps feel difficult to share our faith with others. Carole was feeling very unsettled by the lack of connection that the lockdown brought. So she started to think of creative ways to connect with God and with others


Enquirers Courses in lockdown

Courses designed to enable enquirers to look into the Christian faith have been a significant part of church life for over three decades now. The best known of these is the hugely popular Alpha Course, with Christianity Explored also being widely used. Typically, the groups either run in someone's home, a church hall, or in some cases a church will hire out a restaurant or similar venue for the duration of the course. But how would such courses fare in Lockdown?


Streets of Light

If you take a stroll around the streets of Loughborough right now you're sure to spot hundreds of windows emblazoned with bright, shining pictures. This captivating artwork has been created to share love, light and hope in the community during these dark and gloomy days, as part of an initiative called Loughborough Streets of Light.    


Sharing faith through art

Lockdown has been quite a journey for Hayley. Here she reveals to us how a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and a break from the busyness of her ‘normal life' as a teacher, has inspired her to share her faith with others through art…


Archbishops' College of Evangelists relaunched for a new century

The College of Evangelists has been relaunched to support the Church of England's ambition of seeing 1,000 new evangelists trained to help others share the good news of Jesus Christ across all churchmanship traditions.


Book highlights the Church of England's need for a fresh approach to evangelis

A new approach to evangelists is needed according to a book edited by the Bishop of Leicester, lead Bishop for the Church of England's lay ministry and Chair of the Archbishops' College of Evangelists.


Crowds gather for moving Leicester at the Cross event

Crowds gathered to follow and watch the moving re-enactment of Jesus's trial, death and resurrection with ‘Leicester at the Cross' in the city centre with the Bishop of Leicester and church leaders of different denominations.


The Worship Experiment Leicester

The Worship Experiment is an arts collective from Holy Trinity Church Leicester, exploring culture & spirituality through creativity.


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