News & Stories

An Evening of Interfaith Learning

Sparkenhoe East Deanery Synod recently welcomed special guests, in partnership with the St Philip’s Centre, to an evening of interfaith encounter at St Philip and St James Church in Ratby.

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Catalyst 30K: Free Training for Children and Youth Leaders

This year, Leicester was one of several dioceses to partner with the Church of England 30k Project to pilot new training programmes for children and youth leaders. We are now recruiting for participants to join a second cohort in Autumn 2024.

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The Dog Days of Summer Services

A recent Sunday morning service at St Peter’s in Horninghold was attended by nine enthusiastic, four-legged friends as the church held its second annual Pets & Prosecco service, celebrating mankind’s special relationship with their furry family members.

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Bishop Martyn’s Address at General Synod

As lead bishop for the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith (LLF) process, Bishop Martyn opened the debate at General Synod regarding the outlined proposals for the wider use of prayers asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples in church services.

Revd Dr Sarah Siddique Gill Appointed as Leicester Cathedral’s Canon Missioner

The Very Revd Karen Rooms, Dean of Leicester, and the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester, are delighted to announce that the Revd Dr Sarah Siddique Gill, currently Vicar of the United Benefice of St. Stephen with St. James, Blackburn and Assistant Archdeacon in the Diocese of Blackburn, has been appointed as the new Canon Missioner for Leicester Cathedral.

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Our New Deacons Share Their Journeys to Ordination

A few days before their ordination, Rachael, Heather, Nicholas, Stuart and Cameron shared with us what it means for them to be stepping into the next chapter of their ministry.

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South Asian Heritage Month

Next week sees the start of South Asian Heritage Month (18 July to 17 August) – a time in the calendar when we, as Christians, are invited to celebrate and learn more about the heritage of people with roots in South Asia

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Ordinations 2024

We are delighted to report that the 2024 Petertide Ordinations in the Diocese of Leicester took place over the weekend in two joyful services at Leicester Cathedral.


Changes at St Martins House Conference Centre and the Christian Resources Shop

A number of changes are being proposed for the use of St Martins House Conference Centre, Leicester, over the coming months.

School Children Honouring the Past and Looking to the Future with Love

Children from Swinford CofE Primary were bowled over by Bishop Saju when he joined them to celebrate the school’s 150th Anniversary recently, even managing to squeeze in a game of cricket during his visit.

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