News & Stories

Launde Deanery responds to Black Lives Matter

A response from Christians who worship in the rural churches of Launde Deanery to the killing of George Floyd, demonstrating their commitment to the worth of all people and the Black Lives matter movement.

The birth of a new Intercultural Worshipping Community

God knows no boundaries, His love knows no end and, in a pandemic of isolation and restricted social interaction, He has brought together a like-minded group of multicultural friends. Intercultural Pioneer Ministers for the Diocese of Leicester, Venessa (Vee) Boahemah Pedro-Pinto and Kat Gibson, have shared with us the good news that 11 people have come together during lockdown to form a new Intercultural Worshipping Community (IWC).

What's happening with the Link Dioceses?

With the incessant virus news, it's easy to lose track of our sisters and brothers in our link sibling dioceses of Kilimanjaro & Kiteto in Tanzania, Trichy in India and Wyoming in USA. Here's an update, and how you can pray for them.

What do YOU see?

Revd Lusa Ngoy our diocesan BAME enabler and lead on Intercultural Worshipping Communities wrote this powerful poem as a personal response to the tragic killing of George Floyd. Here it is performed by a number of colleagues and friends from around the diocese. What do you see?

Our Big BAME Conversation: A safe space for usually hidden voices to be heard

A recent online conversation with people in our churches of BAME heritage called for an ongoing process allowing more of such voices to be heard in our shared conversations as a diocese.

Calling for the Church to examine its own record on racism

Our Bishops 'Taking the Knee' on the front page, an article by Bishop Guli and another by our BAME Mission Enabler, Revd Lusa, all feature in the latest edition of Church of England Newspaper

Bishops Take The Knee

The Bishops of Leicester and Loughborough 'Took The Knee' outside Leicester Cathedral to mark two weeks since George Floyd's death and highlight injustice in our own society.

Bishop's letter in The Times calls for full inquiry into impact of COVID-19 and Government action to tackle racism 

The Bishop of Loughborough is calling for a comprehensive public enquiry following this week's report highlighting disparities in impact of the Coronavirus, as well as urging the Government to outline what steps will be taken to tackle racial prejudice more widely.

Bishop Martyn leads Synod vote to apologise for racism in the Church of England

General Synod votes unanimously after Bishop Martyn talks about the Church taking first steps into a new culture defined by humility

BAME partner churches evening

Churches from city and county gathered as part of our Intercultural Worshipping Communities project

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