News & Stories

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

Area Dean of Launde appointed as the next Archdeacon of Oakham

Revd Canon Alison Booker will be licensed by the Bishop of Peterborough in February

Pilgrim Walks in the Upper Wreake

Members of the community across the Upper Wreake Benefice recently enjoyed a prayerful week of pilgrim walks, taking in the beautiful, rural landscape and reflecting on where God was at work in their villages and the wider diocese. The four walks each covered between two and five miles and took place among the parishes of Frisby, Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale, Kirby Bellars and Brooksby.

Church Warden and leading Cathedral and church buildings fundraiser named in New Year Honours

Neil Jones and Janet Arthur has been named in the New Year Honours

Peter Hooper has been appointed Archdeacon of France by the Bishop in Europe

Canon Dr Peter Hooper will start his role for the Diocese in Europe in February

First-ever Drive-in Harvest Festival

Our Rural Officer has led the first-ever drive-in harvest festival service for Leicestershire Young Farmers

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