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Churches across Coalville Celebrate as 11 People Give Their ‘Yes’ to Christ

It was a service of shared celebration among the congregations of Coalville as 10 people – most of whom were teenagers - were baptised by full immersion, with one renewing their baptism vows, in the grounds of Christ Church.

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Celebrating Baptisms and Confirmations in the Diocese

Our bishops took time to meet and worship with many people around the diocese during the past few months, baptising and confirming a number of candidates on their journeys.

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New Lay Ministers Licensed at the Diocese’s Called Together Service

On Saturday 18 May, 11 new Associate Ministers were licensed at the annual Called Together service - a celebration and licensing of lay ministers from across the diocese, including Pastoral Assistants, Pioneers and Evangelists.

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Eastertide Celebrations of Confirmation

Our Bishops have been out and about in the diocese this Eastertide, leading services of confirmation, and sharing in the journeys of those taking their first steps in faith.

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The Licensing of Jan Barlow as an Intercultural Pioneer Minister

Jan Barlow was licensed and welcomed to St Paul’s Church in Oadby on Sunday 7 April, during a joyously intercultural service marking new beginnings and a commitment to shared ministry.

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Bishops' Easter Message

In their Easter message for 2024, Bishop Martyn and Bishop Saju reflect on Jesus' words "Peace be with you" and what that means in times of conflict in the Holy Land, which we know has had an impact in our own communities.

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Coming Together in Support of the Bishops’ Lent Appeal 2024

It’s incredibly encouraging to hear how our worshipping communities have embraced the Bishops’ Lent Appeal in support of Baca this year, giving generously to the good cause.

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New Beginnings in the Fenn Lanes Benefice

Revd Emily Sharman was welcomed into St Margaret of Antioch’s Church during a joyful service of induction, and commitment to shared ministry in the rural benefice of the Fenn Lanes.

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The Very Revd Karen Rooms Installed as Dean of Leicester

On Saturday 9 March, the Very Revd Canon Rooms was installed by Bishop Martyn as the new Dean of Leicester.

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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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