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Plant, Grow, Live at The Growing Hub in Thurnby Lodge

Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green, strawberries and runner beans as tall as we've seen… The Growing Hub in Thurnby Lodge is taking tasty shape around the Christchurch building and it's an exciting prospect for both the church and its community.

Sunflowers bringing joy to a local community

These big, bright, beautiful sunflowers started as seeds, given to the congregations of St Peter's Church in Highfields and St Philip's Church in Evington on the last Sunday in Lent. They were something to look after and something to look forward to, in what were difficult times.

Walking Church in Fleckney

It might have seemed a little unorthodox, gathering in the village carpark - surrounded by the sights and sounds of a make-shift building site - but it is was within the reality that God is ever present that set the inaugural Fleckney Walking Church on its way, earlier this month.

Everyday Spirituality Setting Hearts on Fire

Little fires were lit in the hearts of those who attended the diocesan Everyday Spirituality sessions recently, as people came together to learn new spiritual habits for everyday life.

Re-Fresh the School Run!

As the world tentatively opens up, we made a covid-safe call in on St Mary Magdalen Church in Knighton, to see where God was at work… Set against the backdrop of St Mary's Church and in the warmth of God's creation on this particularly sunny Wednesday morning, a group of locals have come together in faith, fellowship and the love of French pastries.

St Botolph's Library supporting local people's Everyday Faith

A church in Shepshed has seen a project to create a community library in its building finally come to fruition, after more than 18 months in the making. A team of like-minded church members and an ordinand helped bring the library to life at St Botolph's Church, with the support and inspiration from the wider community in the Charnwood town.

Pilgrim Walks in the Upper Wreake

Members of the community across the Upper Wreake Benefice recently enjoyed a prayerful week of pilgrim walks, taking in the beautiful, rural landscape and reflecting on where God was at work in their villages and the wider diocese. The four walks each covered between two and five miles and took place among the parishes of Frisby, Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale, Kirby Bellars and Brooksby.

Prayer quilt has been made to commemorating the coming together of the community during the pandemic

Bishop Martyn unveiled the quilt at a special service at a church in Castle Donington

Journey in Faith

We are now taking bookings for the 2021/22 academic year. Find out more, download our new leaflet and learn more about the course here.

Bishop Martyn's Anglican Discipleship book launches new Grove series

The new book is available in paperback from Christian Resources book shop

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