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Reaching More People Through Social Prescribing

A new social prescribing directory provides a way for churches’ activities and projects to reach more people.

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Christina's Call to Lay Ministry in her Church and Community

Called to serve her church and community, Christina Walmsley was recently commissioned as a Locally Authorised Minister at St Matthew’s Church in Worthington.

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Launch of Bishop Martyn’s book An Intercultural Church for a Multicultural World

Bishop Martyn’s new book An Intercultural Church for a Multicultural World: Reflections on Gift Exchange will be launched this week at the Anglican Network of Intercultural Churches’ conference in Leicester.

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Bishop Martyn's Week in the House of Lords

As 'Duty Bishop' in the House of Lords, between 11 and 15 March, Bishop Martyn had the opportunity to ask the Government about a range of issues, including child poverty, religious freedom, and debt relief for low-income countries.

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Sustaining Our Faith: Saturday Vigil Mass

St Andrew’s has introduced the Saturday Vigil Mass – an early evening, short service at 6pm, to meet the needs of it growing church community.

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The Very Revd Karen Rooms Installed as Dean of Leicester

On Saturday 9 March, the Very Revd Canon Rooms was installed by Bishop Martyn as the new Dean of Leicester.

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Diocesan Women’s Ministry Group Hosts Its First Gathering

Twenty-five women from various ministries across the diocese joined the first gathering of the Diocesan Women’s Ministry Group which took place over Zoom on Monday 4 March.

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God’s ‘Explorers’ - Learning, Loving and Leading

What an encouraging sight – the joyful smiles of children learning, loving, and leading sung worship on a Sunday morning!

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Strengthening and Growing the Ministry Team in the Benefice of Shepshed and Oaks

After a period of discernment, teaching and theological reflection, four Lay Worship Leaders were recently commissioned to the Benefice of Shepshed and Oaks.

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St Guthlac’s, Stathern Receives £68,560 Towards Tower Restoration

St Guthlac’s Church Stathern has been awarded £68,560 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the conservation of the church’s tower, which is suffering from the erosion of the soft ironstone walls.

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