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Bishop of Loughborough becomes Patron of homelessness charity
Bishop Guli has joined One Roof Leicester as their new Patron.
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Help women tackle prejudice and poverty this Christmas
Bishop Guli urges people to support Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal highlighting the plight of women around the world.
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New Welcoming Christ statue unveiled at Launde Abbey
A new statue of the “Welcoming Christ” has been installed at Launde Abbey and was dedicated in a special ceremony by the Bishop of Loughborough, the Rt Revd Guli Francis-Dehqani, at 1pm on Friday November 29th.
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Bishop Guli's newspaper article about our vision for a truly diverse Church
Bishop Guli has written a feature for the Church of England Newspaper about our vision for real transformation in Diocese of Leicester churches that will see worshippers willing to be changed by encounter with others.
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Funding for Intercultural Worshipping Communities in Leicestershire
The Church of England has awarded a major national Strategic Development Fund (SDF) grant of £1.54m to help the Diocese of Leicester better serve people from our diverse communities over the next five years.
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Bishop’s Guli’s refugee experiences inspire artwork on show
A striking artwork has been hung in Leicester Cathedral ahead of a free exhibition of new work inspired by members of the refugee and asylum-seeking community, including the Bishop of Loughborough.
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Bishop Guli visits Falcons School
Bishop Guli visited the Falcons Primary School in Leicester recently and enjoyed talking and listening to the pupils and seeing their creative work around the school.
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Confirmations celebrated across the diocese
Confirmations celebrated across the diocese
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Everyday faith uniting Christians across continents
Accompanying Bishop Martyn and Bishop Guli on a visit to Tanzania to meet up with others from all four of our link Dioceses (Wyoming in USA, Trichy in India, Mount Kilimanjaro and Kiteto in Tanzania), two Leicestershire Pioneers learned much about church planting and church growth.
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Bishop Guli leads three-hour Good Friday meditation at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Bishop Guli led a three-hour Good Friday meditation at London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields Church this Easter, and chose a Leicestershire school student’s art work for the Order of Service at the prestigious church event.
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