1. Ride+Stride around our beautiful churches Ride+Stride around our beautiful churches 21st Aug 2012 - 8,000 of some of England’s most beautiful churches are getting ready to showcase their history and architecture to visitors on Ride+Stride Saturday, 8 September 2012, an annual Open Day which raises money to repair historic churches. Ride+Stride was started in 1983 and since then over £29 million has been raised throughout England to support the repair of churches, with thousands of people enjoying a day out whilst raising funds to help preserve their local heritage. Continue Reading
  2. Thurnby Lodge Muslims and Christians Together Thurnby Lodge Muslims and Christians Together 20th Aug 2012 - On Saturday the Muslim community on Thurnby Lodge, led by Maulana Mohammed Lockhat, distributed food parcels sharing Eid celebrations with their surrounding community. Accompanying them were the church wardens from Christchurch, Thurnby Lodge, Peter Buckby, and his wife Mig, John with his wife, the Revd Liz Rawlings from Hamilton, the Revd Mandy Ford, Area Dean of Leicester, Don Smith, church warden from Oadby parish, the Revd Bonnie Evans-Hills, Acting Interfaith Adviser to the Bishop of Leicester, an officer from Leicester Constabulary, and last but certainly not least, 'Jim', a local resident who took us to the most needy in his part of the estate. Continue Reading
  3. School children invited to Colours of Life School children invited to Colours of Life 17th Apr 2012 - This week over 20,000 children from across Leicestershire have been given invitations to this year’s diocesan assembly, Colours of Life. With a festival feel, Colours of Life on Saturday 26th May in Leicester, has something for all ages to engage with and experience the intersection of sport, the 2012 Games and the Christian faith. Click on continue reading to download the new eight page programme for this free of charge day. Continue Reading
  4. Save the date! Save the date! 12th Jan 2012 - We are delighted to announce the date of the 2012 Diocesan Assembly as Saturday 26th May. This year’s assembly, entitled Colours of Life, has a festival feel for all ages and is inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With activities as diverse as fire-eating and Messy Church, jemba drumming and Godly Play, there is plenty to experience and explore. Click continue reading to discover more and download the flyer. Continue Reading
  5. Your Torch Relay Needs You! Your Torch Relay Needs You! 10th Jan 2012 - Market Harborough to Lubenham. Lubenham to Foxton. On to Kibworth. Continuing through Oadby. An evening celebration in Leicester. Next day on to Quorn, Loughborough, Hoton, Wymeswold. Then to Asfordby, Melton and onwards. With thousands expected to line the route, the torch relay is a huge opportunity for churches to “use the power of the Games to inspire change” (official 2012 vision). As part of the ongoing work of the nine main Christian denominations, a new taskgroup is being launched to meet this wonderful opportunity, but it needs people to be apart of it! To find out how to get involved continue reading. Continue Reading
  6. Star Appeal 2011 Star Appeal 2011 15th Dec 2011 - The Diocese would like to thank all of the Churches and individuals who supported The Star Appeal this Christmas. Continue Reading
  7. Two parishes in Leicester celebrate £100,000 award Two parishes in Leicester celebrate £100,000 award 28th Nov 2011 - The Archbishops' Council and Church Commissioners have distributed £1million as part of a nationwide move to help develop successful church growth projects in deprived areas. The £100,000 grants have been distributed to 10 projects across nine dioceses where existing activity has a proven track record of growth. The funds are part of a wider research and development programme, a key aim of which is to ensure projects are evaluated to provide evidence of what is proving effective. Continue Reading
  8. Near Neighbours Launched Near Neighbours Launched 21st Nov 2011 - The Right Revd. Tim Stevens formally welcomed the Near Neighbours programme to Leicester at a special event in St Philips Church, Evington Rd. Bishop Tim was joined by keynote Speakers Baroness Margaret Eaton, Chair of Near Neighbours, Deputy Mayor Cllr. Manjula Sood and Mr. Stuart Hoggan from the Dept of Communities and Local Government plus 90 guests representing all sectors of faiths and the City Continue Reading
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