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Catalyst 30K: Free Training for Children and Youth Leaders

This year, Leicester was one of several dioceses to partner with the Church of England 30k Project to pilot new training programmes for children and youth leaders. We are now recruiting for participants to join a second cohort in Autumn 2024.

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School Children Honouring the Past and Looking to the Future with Love

Children from Swinford CofE Primary were bowled over by Bishop Saju when he joined them to celebrate the school’s 150th Anniversary recently, even managing to squeeze in a game of cricket during his visit.

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Draft Diocesan Strategy Presented to Leaders From Across Diocese

Following a discernment morning in January, members of Diocesan Synod, Diocesan Trustees, Bishop’s Children and Youth Council, Bishop’s Council, Area Deans, Lay Chairs and the Bishop’s Leadership Team met on Wednesday 19 June to review the draft diocesan strategy, in advance of it coming to Diocesan Synod in September. 

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Bringing People Together on the Way of the Cross

Four parishes have found a creative way of inviting members of their communities and children at their local schools to engage with the events of Holy Week by setting up a Way of the Cross across their churchyards with artwork by local children and audio reflections by their ministers.

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Exploring Calling For Everyone

Next month we are holding a diocesan vocations day, as an opportunity for people to explore their sense of calling.

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Growing Faith: Prayer Spaces in Schools

A prayer space training course is being held in the diocese during November, to help equip people in their vital work with children and young people across our churches and schools.      

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How Can You Serve Your Local School?

An integral part of our future diocese, and in the formation of Minster Communities, is the need to prioritise our work with children, young people and families, especially through partnership with our schools. We spoke to Matt Long, our diocesan Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Communities Enabler, about how you can be serving your local school.

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Making 'Growing Faith' Ministry a Priority

Revd Monica Judson has been licensed in the role of Growing Faith Minister in the East Vale of Belvoir

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Serving the Local School: A Growing Faith Network

Stuck with how to serve your local school? Need support, inspiration, and resource? Join a new network of people from churches, parishes and dioceses who would like to serve their local schools.


Growing Faith at Mountsorrel Muddy Church

Monthly Muddy Church began just under a year ago, to connect people with God in the great outdoors

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