News & Stories


Wages of Sin: Labour Exploitation in Leicestershire

Research with survivors of modern slavery shows a minority would seek help from the police, but 100% would consider going to a church for support. But would we know how to identify someone who is being exploited for labour, or what to do if they turned to us?


Bishop of Leicester shares concerns about moving asylum-seekers to army barracks

Bishop Martyn has written to MPs within Leicester and Leicestershire to share his concerns about the Government’s recent announcement that people seeking asylum in the UK will be moved out of hotels and into former military barracks and possibly disused ferries.


Bishop highlights Leicester expertise and calls for more social housing

Bishop Martyn spoke during a short debate in the House of Lords and called for the Government to increase the social housing stock.


Bishop and Leicestershire church leaders petition councils and MPs

Churches Together in Leicestershire has thanked churches for efforts to help their communities in the cost of living crisis


Work begins on community café in Thurnby

Work has begun to transform the old Pavilion in Thurnby’s Manor Park into a bright and welcoming community café, after years in which it has been a derelict eyesore next to the local play area.


Gig in Barrow church to raise money for a local refugee support service

Internationally renowned singer, Diana Jones, is playing Holy Trinity church in aid of Loughborough Town of Sanctuary


Bishop Martyn hears people's experiences of being homeless

He recently visited The Hope Forum - Leicester's Homeless Lived Experience Forum


Growing Faith at Mountsorrel Muddy Church

Monthly Muddy Church began just under a year ago, to connect people with God in the great outdoors


Bishop's Lent Appeal 2023 - Home For Good

Find out more about this year's Lent Appeal


An update from the Communities for Ukraine Scheme

Last year we reported on the partnership between the Diocese and Citizens UK to find hosts for Ukrainian families through the Communities for Ukraine scheme. One year on, here is an update.

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