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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.


Rural Church opens its doors for eco refills

A rural church working on its eco credentials has established a relationship with a local environmentally conscious company, to help make caring for God's earth as accessible as possible in its community. All Saints Church in Hoby, near Melton, is hosting a ‘Real Refills' pop-up shop every fortnight, selling ethically sourced products at affordable prices. The goods include food and cleaning products, bodycare and household items, all without the plastic packaging.


Two local churches receive national funding

St Mary Magdalene Church, Peckleton and St Philip & St James, Ratby are to share in a £1.5 million funding payout thanks to an investment in church heritage by the national Heritage Stimulus Fund.


A weekend of community Christmas celebrations in Foxton, Gumley and Laughton

The weekend of 10-12 December was an exciting one for the churches of Foxton, Gumley and Laughton as they moved one of their church services into a farmer's barn, held their annual Christmas Tree Festival, went carol singing with the children from the village and held a Christmas concert in one of the churches.



Ellistown Church celebrates re-ordering

The Archdeacon of Leicester joined celebrations at St Christopher's Church after its building improvements


Thanksgiving and celebrations at Bottesford Church

Bishop Martyn led their Harvest Festival service


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