News & Stories


Fairtrade Fortnight begins

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22 February – 7 March. Find out more about this year's fortnight here.


Christians in Leicester and Leicestershire Against Modern Slavery

Christians in Leicester and Leicestershire Against Modern Slavery are a group who long to see modern day slavery eradicated from our communities. The group is formed of Christians from the locality who come from a cross section of Christian and professional backgrounds. Read more about them here.


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


AlterNativity

A group of churches across a range of Christian denominations and traditions in Hinckley have come together to share what they have with those ‘truly suffering and in need' this Christmas. AlterNativity is a way of gifting charities both close to home and across the world, providing much needed resources to the poor and vulnerable, and has been an annual initiative for the Hinckley and District Churches Together for the last 15 years.


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…


Sharing resources from the Christian Climate Conference

On Saturday 5 September young people from around Leicester and Leicestershire coordinated a Christian Climate Conference open to people from any faith background on Zoom. Slides from the event can be found here along with a resource bank that has been put together by the team behind the event. It includes worship resources, recommended podcasts, books, films and online content. This resource bank links to many of the themes and workshop topics explored on the day but it is hoped it will be used widely by all in the diocese. 


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.


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.  


Everyday Action brings a town together over the summer

Over the past few years St Simon and St Jude's have been called to provide something for the families in their area. This year things had to look a little different... So they took ideas from previous ventures that had gone well and combined the breakfast and lunch offering with crafts and packed them in takeaway bags so that families could prepare the meals and craft activities at home.


Virtual worship resources for our everyday witness and loving service

A series of video shorts have been produced by members of the diocesan Social Responsibility Panel, covering a wide range of areas of everyday action and loving service.  Some of these areas of social concern have been heightened during the pandemic and so these video shorts might help to stimulate thinking, discussion and action.

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