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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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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.


Children and Young People from the Diocese Describe What Helps Them Pray

Seeing prayer as a conversation with God and preferring silent prayer in a calm environment to praying out loud or using apps were among the key findings of this term’s listening exercise on the theme of prayer, which involved nearly 150 children and young people, aged 6 to 17.

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Draft Diocesan Strategy Presented to Leaders From Across Diocese

Following a discernment morning in January, members of Diocesan Synod, Diocesan Trustees, Bishop’s Children and Youth Council, Bishop’s Council, Area Deans, Lay Chairs and the Bishop’s Leadership Team met on Wednesday 19 June to review the draft diocesan strategy, in advance of it coming to Diocesan Synod in September. 

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Giving Thanks For Our Safeguarding Coordinators

A service of thanksgiving was held during choral evensong at Leicester Cathedral to mark the work of all those who serve as safeguarding coordinators in the Diocese of Leicester.

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The Licensing of The Revd Paul Betts as Interim Bishop's Chaplain

The licensing of The Revd Paul Betts as Interim Bishop’s Chaplain recently took place during morning prayer in the Chapel at Bishop’s Lodge.

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Prayers For Ordinations 2024

Please pray for all those to be ordained, and especially those to be ordained in the Diocese of Leicester this Petertide

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Celebrating Baptisms and Confirmations in the Diocese

Our bishops took time to meet and worship with many people around the diocese during the past few months, baptising and confirming a number of candidates on their journeys.

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New Lay Ministers Licensed at the Diocese’s Called Together Service

On Saturday 18 May, 11 new Associate Ministers were licensed at the annual Called Together service - a celebration and licensing of lay ministers from across the diocese, including Pastoral Assistants, Pioneers and Evangelists.

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