News & Stories

Leicester Deaf Centre bestowed with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Leicester Deaf Centre has been bestowed with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - the highest award a local voluntary group can receive, equivalent to an MBE – in recognition of its amazing work.

From Foodbanks to Good Food for All: Responding locally to the cost of living crisis

As Together Leicester Development Worker, Elaine Smith has been working ecumenically with parishes in the county to develop innovative and creative ways of addressing food poverty, including community kitchens, lunch clubs, community fridges and cook and eat sessions, alongside the food pantries that have been emerging across the diocese

Two new food pantries are launched!

Last Saturday saw the joint ecumenical launch of two new food pantries in two Leicester city churches, one Anglican and one operated by a Moravian congregation in a Methodist church hall.  Archdeacon Richard and Moravian Bishop Joachim visited both food pantries, at All Saints Belgrave and Wesley Hall Methodist church, and prayed for the two projects as they opened their doors for the first time. 

Church Sleepover raises money for Bishop's Lent Appeal

Bats, mice, spiders and the hourly chiming of bells did little to intimidate a trio of parishioners in the village of Barkby who recently spent the night sleeping in St Mary's Church to raise money for the Bishop of Leicester's Lent Appeal 2022.

10,000 knitted chain links focus prayer for modern slavery victims

The Mothers' Union knitted chain has been on display at the Community of the Tree of Life Chapel

Christian Aid is inviting churches to join together to pray and light candles for Ukraine this Sunday

Prayers for an end to the conflict and for all those affected by the terrible impact of war

Churches and Bishops Mark Solidarity with Refugees

Many parish churches and both Bishops have taken part in the national Together with Refugees campaign to urge the Government to establish an asylum system that respects the human dignity of all people. 

War in Ukraine: advice for parishes and clergy on helping refugees

Advice for parishes and clergy on helping refugees

Leicester push to help tackle modern slavery

The Clewer Initiative is promoting its updated and improved Safe Car Wash App in Leicester this month.

Rural Church opens its doors for eco refills

A rural church working on its eco credentials has established a relationship with a local environmentally conscious company, to help make caring for God's earth as accessible as possible in its community. All Saints Church in Hoby, near Melton, is hosting a ‘Real Refills' pop-up shop every fortnight, selling ethically sourced products at affordable prices. The goods include food and cleaning products, bodycare and household items, all without the plastic packaging.

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