News & Stories

First-ever Drive-in Harvest Festival

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

Everyday Action brings a town together over the summer

Over the past few years St Simon and St Jude's have been called to provide something for the families in their area. This year things had to look a little different... So they took ideas from previous ventures that had gone well and combined the breakfast and lunch offering with crafts and packed them in takeaway bags so that families could prepare the meals and craft activities at home.

Bishop Guli's 'Thought For The Day'

As children return to school and young people prepare for college and university in a changed world, Bishop Guli shares a reflection on Jesus bringing us life in all its fullness.

Bishop and Education Director issue pastoral note to schools

Bishop Martyn and Canon Carolyn have told our school staff, students and parents that we are praying for them at this stressful time with the extra difficulty of exam results uncertainty

Highlights from online holiday club

Last week saw 134 children from 26 churches and 14 with no expressed church connection, participate in His Majesty's Secret Spies Online Holiday Club, a partnership between the Diocese of Leicester and Holy Trinity Church Leicester. The club featured two parts with a live stream, complete with video stories, craft and spy fitness, followed by Zoom groups. It is fair to say that there were moments of unintentional drama behind the scenes but there was also plenty of evidence of God at work and children and leaders having fun and connecting with others.

Virtual worship resources for our everyday witness and loving service

A series of video shorts have been produced by members of the diocesan Social Responsibility Panel, covering a wide range of areas of everyday action and loving service.  Some of these areas of social concern have been heightened during the pandemic and so these video shorts might help to stimulate thinking, discussion and action.

Bishop Guli and Helen Newman discuss Pastoral Supervision

In light of the Clergy Wellbeing Covenant becoming an Act of Synod, Bishop Guli and Revd Canon Helen Newman discuss an aspect of it, pastoral supervision, and the benefits of incorporating it more widely within the Diocese of Leicester.

Introducing our new Counselling Coordinator: Anissa Chung

Anissa will develop the counselling service we offer to clergy, licensed lay leaders and their families.

Filipino Chaplaincy provides Filipino food for NHS and care workers

Leicester's Filipino Chaplaincy, Bayanihan Leicestershire and Kanlungan Filipino Consortium are taking part in Everyday Action by providing Filipino food for staff of three Hospitals and five Care Homes in Leicestershire.

Prayer for Ordinations 2020

Due to the COVID19 pandemic the ordinations of priests and deacons were delayed. They will now take place in three services on Sunday 13th September for the ordination of priests, and three services on Sunday 27th September for the ordination of deacons.  A prayer card can be downloaded here to aid the whole diocese to pray for all those going to be ordained, whether they are based in your parishes or not.

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