1. Melton Revd up for national award Melton Revd up for national award 18th Aug 2014 - Melton Mowbray Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, has been shortlisted for a national award, in the Bereavement Worker category of the Butterfly Awards, which recognise the work people do in supporting those going through baby loss. Continue Reading
  2. Two Rivers Celebrate Anniversary Two Rivers Celebrate Anniversary 30th May 2014 - The weekend of May 10th & 11th was the occasion to celebrate the first birthday of the creation of the Two Rivers Mission Partnership and what a weekend it was. Continue Reading
  3. #EasterMeans #EasterMeans 15th Apr 2014 - The Church of England today announces its Easter twitter campaign #EasterMeans which will run from Maundy Thursday (17 April) until Easter Day (20 April). Continue Reading
  4. Telling Our Story: St Peter’s Project Telling Our Story: St Peter’s Project 25th Nov 2012 - St Peter’s Church Highfields, Leicester is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a £9,600 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories grant, it was announced last week. Continue Reading
  5. Women Bishops: Draft Legislation Women Bishops: Draft Legislation 12th Sep 2012 - The House of Bishops has today by an overwhelming majority settled the text of the legislation to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England. Continue Reading
  6. 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
  7. Hugglescote Jubilee Celebrations Hugglescote Jubilee Celebrations 10th Jun 2012 - The Diamond Jubilee gave the opportunity for the three Hugglescote churches to work together to be in the heart of the village celebrations by arranging a Big Celebration. Continue Reading
  8. VAT on Church alterations VAT on Church alterations 27th Mar 2012 - Unexpectedly the Chancellor announced in the Budget that from 1 October 2012 approved alterations to listed buildings – which, unlike repairs and maintenance are currently zero-rated - will be charged at the standard rate of 20 percent. This will cost the Church of England up to £20 million per annum on works to its 12,500 listed church buildings, assuming of course parishes and cathedrals can now afford to go ahead and undertake the works required. Continue Reading
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