News & Stories

Art & Soul

A new art, faith and culture group with a Christian ethos has emerged in Leicester, bringing together women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, who are mostly asylum seekers and refugees.

Community engagement over Christmas 2021

Another Christmas interrupted by Covid did little to stop our churches and fresh expressions from sharing the Good News with their communities over the festive period. It never fails to make us smile at the new and innovative ways Christians within our diocese find to engage with one another, no matter the restrictions in place.  

Meet Florence Gildea our Bishop's Social Policy Adviser

Jon Barrett interviews our new Bishop's Social Policy Adviser Florence Gildea about her new role, her experience and what excites her about social action.

Churches see the blessing of their outdoor spaces through lockdown

We often think about how best to use our church buildings; but how about putting some thought into how we use the outside spaces that surround them? Covid restrictions and trying to be Covid-responsible led to churches in one of our parishes coming up with new and engaging ways to use their outside space for mission in their community. St Nicholas and St Hugh, in the Parish of the Transfiguration, Little Bowden, have made the most of their outside space in some of the most difficult times during the last two years.

Everyday Faith during Advent

Here are some online Advent Calendars that you might find helpful aid's in your everyday prayer this Advent season

Big Conversation Weekend at St Christopher's

Last weekend saw the first Bishop's Big Conversation weekend since 2019. Due to the pandemic planned weekends have been unable to go ahead so it was with a sense of great joy that the postponed weekend at St Christopher's, Saffron Lane was finally able to take place.

Laura's Everyday Action - Baby Basics

As Christians we are called to serve our community and love our neighbour, but that calling was so strong for Laura, she had vulnerable families in our diocese on her heart before she had even moved to Leicester.

Training for Church-Community Cook and Eat Hubs Finally Begins

After delays due to the pandemic, the first training sessions have begun

Diocesan Synod Votes In Favour of A Minster Communities Framework

Our Minster Communities framework will have a stipendiary leadership team of at least four in each of the 20-25 MCs and will include an Oversight Minister who is ordained, as well as one or more lay colleagues.

Oasis in Hinckley

There's an overwhelming warmth and welcome that hits you as soon as you walk into the Oasis cafe and community project. From the country cottage tables, to the beautiful bunting hanging end to end, it's a homely space that invites you to pull up a chair, have a coffee, and take a break from the busyness of life.

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