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  1. Tax Justice Bus pulls up at St Martins House Tax Justice Bus pulls up at St Martins House 24th Sep 2012 - On Saturday 22 September, the Tax Justice Bus pulled into Leicester on day 30 of its 53-day tour of the UK and Ireland, highlighting how global tax dodging is hurting the poor in the UK and beyond. The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Bishop of Leicester, Dean of Leicester, Mayor of Leicester and Chairman of the Leicestershire County Council were just a few of the people who welcomed Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty’s red double-decker as it stopped at St Martins House, outside Leicester Cathedral, between 9.30am-1.00pm. Throughout the beautiful sunny morning, people got on board the bus to learn how they can make a difference in the fight for tax justice. Continue Reading
  2. Life in Abundance: Lent Lectures Life in Abundance: Lent Lectures 15th Mar 2012 - Tuesday 20th March at St Martins House join us for the third of four conversations in Lent exploring faith and contemporary issues in our society. The topic for the evening will be Helath and Bishop Tim, will be joined by Prof David Haslam, President of the British Medical Association Continue Reading
  3. Churches urged to apply to £10m green fund Churches urged to apply to £10m green fund 8th Dec 2011 - The Church of England has welcomed the Government announcement today of a new £10 million Local Energy Assessment Fund which gives community groups, including churches, a chance to bid for money. Continue Reading
  4. 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
  5. World Aids Day World Aids Day 15th Nov 2011 - Faith in People will be holding its annual service of preparation for Worlds AIDS Day in Leicester Cathedral on Saturday 26th November at 12.00 The International theme for Worlds AIDS Day on 1st December 2011 is “Getting to Zero” with a thrust to eradicate new infections, AIDS related deaths, and the stigma which still surrounds those living with the infection. Our service of solidarity and prayer for people and their families living with HIV and to challenge our own prejudice is entitled “Choose Life”. Continue Reading
  6. Food and Friendship at Christ the King Food and Friendship at Christ the King 8th Nov 2011 - A new lunch club is opening to help Beaumont Leys residents who are in need of a meal and some company. The club is being launched by Christ the King Church with funding from Beaumont Shopping Centre. The project needed over £1000 of funding to get the club up and running so Beaumont Shopping Centre stepped in to sponsor the first year of set up costs to the tune of £1360. Continue Reading
  7. FareShare sees demand rise FareShare sees demand rise 5th Oct 2011 - New figures released today by UK food charity FareShare show a sharp rise in demand on charities for food as people all over Britain struggle to put dinner on the table. 42% of charities surveyed reported an increase in demand for food in the past year as food prices soar and the recession bites, putting additional strain on families and people on low incomes. Continue Reading
  8. Shoppers fill charity food stocks Shoppers fill charity food stocks 11th Jul 2011 - Generous shoppers at the Sainsbury’s Superstore at Fosse Park, Leicester gave almost 1¾ tonnes of food to FareShare Leicester over last weekend. Customers were invited to buy extra items alongside their regular shop and donate those items. Continue Reading
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