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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St Botolph's in Shepshed regularly fundraise for Christian Aid and have a fundraising group of 8 people plus many other helpers, often working ecumenically with other churches in Shepshed. This year they had to think of a new way to fundraise as their traditional methods were cancelled or postponed.
Alan Pyke, a retired vicar from Kibworth is walking the 850 mile distance from Lands End to John O'Groats without leaving the sheltered accommodation complex where he lives, to raise money for The Well charity in the village.
The Bishop of Leicester is working in partnership with the University of Leicester's Vice-Chancellor and the CEO of Leicester City Football Club on a celebration of community spirit in Leicester and Leicestershire this weekend, supported by a raft of other public figures.
God knows no boundaries, His love knows no end and, in a pandemic of isolation and restricted social interaction, He has brought together a like-minded group of multicultural friends. Intercultural Pioneer Ministers for the Diocese of Leicester, Venessa (Vee) Boahemah Pedro-Pinto and Kat Gibson, have shared with us the good news that 11 people have come together during lockdown to form a new Intercultural Worshipping Community (IWC).
As lockdown continues in Leicester, the need for the Church to reach out to its communities in an act of God's love and as a sign of solidarity, is greater than ever. In Highfields and Evington, the churches of St Peter's and St Philip's have been connecting with their church families and the wider neighbourhood over the airwaves of a local community radio station.
An uplifting online service for the hundreds of children leaving our Church of England primary schools this summer
The Bishops and our Dean, as well as other faith leaders in Leicestershire have signed a joint statement following the new lockdown
Bishop Martyn speaks as churches and church schools in the city, and some neighbouring parts of the county, have to close once more.
Following the Prime Minister's announcement that church services may be able to resume from 4 July, Bishop Martyn has released a statement