News & Stories

Bishop Martyn’s Leicestershire Lent Pilgrimage of Prayer

Walking around the diocese at weekends in the run up to Easter 2023, he will visit many of the churches he has not yet been able to and encourage people in prayer.


Connecting the community and church in Oaks in Charnwood

The Rural Coffee Connect mobile barista van rolled into Oaks in Charnwood recently, to join forces with the community and St James the Greater Church, to help tackle rural isolation and loneliness.


New £15 million fund to help churches spread energy costs

The new Energy Costs Grant aims to help churches struggling to cover the increased cost of heating and lighting this winter.


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


Launch of St Morrell’s Round by the Bishop of Leicester

An historic pilgrimage site is being revived with a new pilgrim route in rural Leicestershire.


More churches are joining the annual Ride+Stride than since before the pandemic

Don't miss out on this fundraising opportunity - register your church or sign up to ride or stride and get your sponsorship form


Opportunity to Tackle Rural Isolation

Do you have a site which could be used for a mobile pop-up cafe and want to help reduce loneliness in rural communities?


Bishop Saju leads thanksgiving for repairs at parish church

Holy Trinity Church, in Norton Juxta Twycross has celebrated its re-opening


Church Sleepover raises money for Bishop's Lent Appeal

Bats, mice, spiders and the hourly chiming of bells did little to intimidate a trio of parishioners in the village of Barkby who recently spent the night sleeping in St Mary's Church to raise money for the Bishop of Leicester's Lent Appeal 2022.


Walking Church

Twenty people set out on a lovely warm sunny March morning for Walking Church. The winter mud had all but dried up, so after listening to the words of the Sunday gospel and having prayed together in the village car park, the group ventured out across the fields.


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