We are a family of over 320 churches, 234 parishes, almost 100 schools and academy trusts, and a growing number of fresh expressions of Church, in villages, market towns and the city of Leicester across 10 deaneries. We often describe ourselves as a rural diocese with urban heartlands and meet in church buildings, houses, community spaces and schools, with chaplaincies extending our ministry into other areas of community life. With the Kingdom of God as our vision, we look to encourage every Christian in their faith, vocation and ministry as they grow in the depth of their own faith, share their faith in conversation with others, and look for opportunities to act in loving service of others. We often describe this as "everyday faith." Our new Shaped By God Together Minster Communities framework will help our local worshipping communities to grow the Kingdom of God and live out our everyday faith.
- We use three key questions to help us reflect on our call to active discipleship
- We encourage ourselves to live our everyday faith by focussing on “everyday prayer”, “everyday witness” and “everyday action
- We have adopted five strategic priorities which are:
New Communities, Intercultural Communities, Eco Communities, Intergenerational Communities, and Reconciling Communities
Our offices are based in the gardens next to Leicester Cathedral in the St Martins House conference centre, alongside Cafe No:7 and Christian Resources bookshop. Our neighbours in Cathedral Gardens include our new monastic Community of the Tree of Life as well as St Martins Lodge luxury accommodation, profits from which contribute to our clergy stipends and pensions.
Watch our video below and scroll down to find out about our projects, departments, contact details and governance information.
Find out more about us:
Our Cathedral Our Church Schools Our New Monastic Community Our Retreat Centre
St Martins House conference centre and wedding venue St Martins Lodge accommodation Christian Resources Leicester
Bishops of Leicester and Loughborough
Find out more about the Bishops of Leicester and Loughborough. Find out more.
An introduction to how the Diocese of Leicester is governed. Find out more.
This page contains details of how to contact the diocesan office.
Pioneering and fresh expressions of Church
This page gives details about pioneer ministry and fresh expressions of Church in the diocese. Find out more.
This page details the six Resourcing Churches in the Diocese of Leicester. Find out more
This page celebrates our rural communities and has details from our recent Rural Commision. Find out more.
Information, ideas and resources on social issues affecting our world, and loving service we can offer to the community around us. Find out more.
World In A Diocese
Find out about our Link Dioceses and our work to reflect the communities we serve in our church life and leadership. You can also find resources, training and news about our Intercultural Worshipping Communities. Find out more.
Shaped By God Together
Find out more about the Shaped By God Together process, the story so far, FAQ's and resources for your local context. Find out more.