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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

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

This week marks the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come, an annual, global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension through to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

#EverydayPrayer breakfast online

Women from the Cornerstone Team of churches and the wider community came together in faith and fellowship over an online prayer breakfast recently. It was a time to gather and chat, read the Bible, worship together and pray. Around 45 ladies attended the ‘zoom' session, from St Luke's church in Thurnby, St Catherine's Church in Houghton on the Hill and St Mary's and All Saints in Stoughton.

Lockdown Lent

Another Lent in lockdown hasn't stopped our worshipping communities around the diocese from journeying in faith together. From courses over zoom and daily reflections, to virtual prayer walks and quiz show style challenges, you've been connecting with God – and each other - in ways you might never have imagined.

National Day of Reflection

On 23 March 2021, it'll be one year since the first UK lockdown. Since then, many people have been bereaved, both as a result of Covid-19 and due to other causes. Find out more about how your church could mark this day in your community and about Leicester Cathedral's Memorial of Lament taking place in the evening online.

Hands on prayers for your daily walk

The Community of the Tree of Life in partnership with Glenwood Youth and The Not Yet Now have created an all age friendly set of practical prayers that can be done during half term and beyond

Gift of Prayer: Bishop's Reflections #2

In this week's reflection Bishop Martyn thinks about the gift of prayer

Prayer Labyrinth created for the community

An outdoor prayer labyrinth has been created in Birstall for the church and wider community to explore and wander at their leisure.

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