News & Stories

The cookbook that brought a community together

St Botolph's in Shepshed regularly fundraise for Christian Aid and have a fundraising group of 8 people plus many other helpers, often working ecumenically with other churches in Shepshed. This year they had to think of a new way to fundraise as their traditional methods were cancelled or postponed.

An 850 mile journey without leaving home

Alan Pyke, a retired vicar from Kibworth is walking the 850 mile distance from Lands End to John O'Groats without leaving the sheltered accommodation complex where he lives, to raise money for The Well charity in the village.

A generous gift for Knighton care workers

In an act of everyday kindness and generosity of spirit, the church, local council and community have come together to say ‘thank you' to the dedicated staff working in care homes around Knighton.

St John's Hinckley provides food for families in need

During lockdown, St John's have been working with Transforming Lives for Good to deliver 'Boxes of Hope'

How faith and acting on climate change are linked

Erica is 16 years old, a Christian and a climate activist. She sits on the Bishop's Youth Council and the Diocesan Environmental Group, as well as being a prominent figure in the youth movement, Climate Strike Leicester.

Hospital Chaplaincy - ministry during the Covid-19 pandemic: Mark Burleigh

In a series we will be running over the next week, we talk to healthcare chaplains serving the University Hospitals of Leicester and gain a snapshot into their lives and their everyday faith, working under the constraints of coronavirus…

Prayer ribbons and scattering seeds

Every act of Christian kindness plants a seed, and that seed is something that can grow into a mighty tree. While we might not always get to see the fruit of these interactions, we can be sure that God is at work. One such story of hope has come to our attention, from Pioneer Minister and Reader, June Ainge.

Emergency food bank at Christchurch Thurnby Lodge

An emergency food bank has been set up at Christchurch Thurnby Lodge for people desperately in need of food parcels.

Church and Council join forces in Great Glen

In Great Glen, the church community has joined forces with the local council to put together a list of around 60 volunteers who can be called on to support villagers during this time of crisis.

Double Celebrations at VALL Awards

Two of our diocesan fresh expressions of Church, SoundCafe and The Well, scooped first place at the inaugural Voluntary Action Leicester & Leicestershire (VALL) awards ceremony.

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