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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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Children and Young People from the Diocese Describe What Helps Them Pray

Seeing prayer as a conversation with God and preferring silent prayer in a calm environment to praying out loud or using apps were among the key findings of this term’s listening exercise on the theme of prayer, which involved nearly 150 children and young people, aged 6 to 17.

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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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Church Hill Junior School Receives ‘Global Neighbour’ Award from Christian Aid

Pupils at Church Hill have been presented with a Bronze Award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours Scheme, in recognition of its initiatives to encourage children to think of others throughout the world.

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The Bishops’ Children & Youth Council Launch Listening Exercise on Prayer

Could you facilitate a listening group around the theme of prayer with children or young people in your context?

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Archdeacons Blessed by the Ministry and Leadership of Our Young People

Young people from around the Diocese of Leicester showed the Archdeacons of England and Wales how they like to worship by leading a series of prayer and praise sessions.

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Leaders from Across the Diocese Gather to Discern our Future Strategy

On Saturday 27 January, nearly a hundred leaders from across the diocese gathered for a discernment morning to shape and guide the development of our diocesan strategy.

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Exciting Opportunities in Children and Youth Ministry

We are now piloting a range of recruitment and training programmes for children and youth leaders.

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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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‘Tis the Season for Christmas Capers

From Vicars dressed up as Christingles to live Nativities on the farm, there has been much joy and merriment in sharing ‘the greatest story ever told’ with our schools, churches, and worshipping communities.

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