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Lent Resources

Now that we are entering the second working week of 2021 you might be starting to thinking about Lent courses. We may not be able to gather in our normal way, but all of the courses suggested would work virtually.

Faith during lockdown

In Oadby, the people of St Paul's Church have sharing their stories of everyday faith, prayer, action and witness. Their thoughts have been collated into a series of videos called Faith During Lockdown, looking at the five notions of Prayer, Scripture, Justice, Environment and Hope.  

Sue's Everyday Faith

Sue is a keen walker and lifelong lover of nature. She worships in the Ironstone benefice – a rural group of churches near Melton – and was called by God to create a thriving woodland near her home as a legacy for the planet

Streets of Light

If you take a stroll around the streets of Loughborough right now you're sure to spot hundreds of windows emblazoned with bright, shining pictures. This captivating artwork has been created to share love, light and hope in the community during these dark and gloomy days, as part of an initiative called Loughborough Streets of Light.    

Katie's Everyday Faith

Katie has been a nurse for 45 years and works in consultancy and training. She has been a member of her church family for more than 25 years. She lives just outside the city and is part of a community which celebrates diversity and culture. She is particularly concerned with poverty and deprivation in her area…

Angela's Everyday Faith

We spend an average of 42 hours a week at work; that is a large chunk of our time! Angela spoke to Shaped about how her faith helps her in the everyday at work as a Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist

Miles for Refugees

Throughout September, people across the country walked, ran, cycled, and even skateboarded, to raise money for the Red Cross Miles for Refugees appeal. Here in the Diocese of Leicester, Rachael and Deb from Loughborough, clocked up more than 130 miles between them as they walked and ran to support refugees, people seeking asylum and vulnerable migrants in the UK.

First confirmation service since lockdown began

Six candidates have been confirmed at Holy Trinity, Barrow on Soar, in the first confirmation since lockdown began

30 years from SPCK to Christian Resources, and another Advent is coming…

We're giving thanks to God this week for Janette in Christian Resources who marks the magnificent milestone of 30 years working in the city's bookshop. It's a role she was made to do, we think you'll agree. But the journey to a joyful role surrounded by theological books didn't start until she was honest with herself, and most significantly, God.  

Maker's Makers: Connecting faith and creativity

Jon, Nick and Dave brought people together online to reflect on hope through creativity during the pandemic. We spoke to them about where this idea came from and what they believe the link between faith and creativity lies.

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