News & Stories

An update from the Communities for Ukraine Scheme

Last year we reported on the partnership between the Diocese and Citizens UK to find hosts for Ukrainian families through the Communities for Ukraine scheme. One year on, here is an update.


Plough Sunday celebrated in the rural farming community of Oaks in Charnwood

St James the Greater Church has strong links to its local farming community and recently celebrated Plough Sunday with a service of thanksgiving


Shepshed Church Community Open Day

St Botolph's Church extended its hospitality and showed care for the community by recently hosting an open day for local clubs


Bishop calls for greater recognition of faith groups in resilience law

The Bishop of Leicester Civil spoke in a House of Lords debate on the Civil Contingencies Act


Scraptoft community’s pledge to take care of God’s earth

One church community in the diocese is exploring its calling to take care of God’s world around us, through the creation of its eco group.


Online service flourishes in the rural parishes of Launde deanery

Lockdown had its disadvantages and devastations, but for one deanery in the diocese, time kept out of its church buildings has helped create a wonderful online worshipping community that continues to flourish post pandemic…


Curing Loneliness, One Cup at a Time

You might not think of hosting a regular coffee morning as loving service of the world. But with isolation and loneliness being shown to have negative effects on our mental and physical health, giving people an opportunity to connect with others can be a real lifeline.


Connecting the community and church in Oaks in Charnwood

The Rural Coffee Connect mobile barista van rolled into Oaks in Charnwood recently, to join forces with the community and St James the Greater Church, to help tackle rural isolation and loneliness.


Make the Our City and County Slavery Free

Marking anti-slavery day, the Church of England’s Clewer Project has launched a new campaign, ‘Make It Slavery Free’. Find out more about how your church could get involved


Churches in the NWL work in partnership to support Ukranian refugee guests

Churches in the North West Leicestershire deanery are pulling together in partnership to support Ukranian refugee guests and their host families within their community. 


Powered by Church Edit