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Diocese of Leicester
December 2019

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 A Church Near You webinar This webinar, run by the national Church of England Digital Team, is for anyone who is an editor, or who wants to edit their church's ACNY page. Last Christmas, ACNY received 1.6 million visitors to the site, and 80% were there for the first time. In this webinar, we'll take you through 8 ways you can make the most of your page in time for Christmas. The webinar will be one hour long and can be attended from anywhere using the link we'll send to those signed up. This webinar is now full. Please keep an eye on diomail for future training around social media and A Church Near You.
 Diocesan Board of Education Advent Service 10.30am-noon Diocesan Board of Education Advent Service Bishop Guli will lead this service. Schools are invited to bring 10 pupils (please note this event is not open to parents / carers). Details and booking form on the website below.
Thursday 5th December 2019 Contemplative Photography as a Tool for Missional Prayer This is a research project which is being carried out by Morna Simpson. Morna is a curate in the city of Leicester, and has been using photography as a form of prayer for a number of years now. She has run workshops and quiet days centred around contemplative photography as a tool for prayer: I am looking for readers, evangelists, ordinands, lay pioneers, ordained pioneers, curates, and incumbents - anyone who is interested in using photography as a focus for mission! I am asking you to be part of a research project. Your role in this research project has three components: 1) Taking part in a focus day on Thursday 5th December which will give participants the opportunity to take part in activities which use contemplative photography as a form of prayer or discussion around prayer and spirituality. 2) Back in your own context, you will choose one of the activities you took part in, adapt it for your context, and run that activity with an established group of individuals. You will ask for feedback from your participants. 3) You will then attend a focus group where the discussion will seek to gather feedback around your experiences of using contemplative photography in your context and how effective it might be for developing a more missional approach to prayer. To sign up, or to register your interest, please contact Morna Simpson at revmorna@icloud.com. Before running your activity you will need to seek permission from your incumbent and/or PCC.
Saturday 7th December 2019 Global Carol Service at Leicester Cathedral at 5.30pm All are welcome to attend this Global Carol Service at the Cathedral on Saturday 7th December at 5.30pm.
 SoundCafe Leicester carol-a-thon 12.30-2.30pm SoundCafe Leicester's Carol-a-thon will be from 12.30 - 2.30pm in the Cathedral - everyone welcome.
Monday 9th December 2019 C2 Safeguarding Training Module 6.30-8.30pm in the Kempe Room, St Martins House, Leicester, LE1 5PZ. C2 Safeguarding Training Module. For bookings and queries, contact sgbookings@leccofe.org
Thursday 12th December 2019 C5 refresher Safeguarding Training 6-9pm at St Martins House, Leicester, LE1 5PZ. C5 refresher Safeguarding Training. For bookings and queries, contact sgbookings@leccofe.org
Monday 23rd December 2019 BBC Sing Christmas The annual BBC Sing Christmas broadcast by BBC Radio Leicester from 7pm with participating churches and venues across Leicestershire. Details about your nearest Sing Christmas venue can be found on their website below.
Wednesday 25th December 2019 Christmas Day Services You can find out about Christmas Day services wherever you are celebrating Christmas this year via the Church of England's A Church Near You website by clicking the link below.