News & Stories


Bishops' Study Day Explores Intercultural Mission and Ministry

On 9 May, clergy and lay leaders from across the diocese gathered in Belgrave for a Bishops’ Study Day on the theme of Intercultural Communities, led by Dr Harvey Kwiyani, a lecturer in African Christianity, and Founder and Director of Missio Africanus, an intercultural mission training initiative.

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Young Adults Meet and Greet with Bishop Martyn

Eating pizza and pondering the important questions of life, faith, relationships and culture, were high on the agenda when the Young Adults group from the Church of the Martyrs in Leicester invited Bishop Martyn along to one of their gatherings recently.

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The Licensing of Jan Barlow as an Intercultural Pioneer Minister

Jan Barlow was licensed and welcomed to St Paul’s Church in Oadby on Sunday 7 April, during a joyously intercultural service marking new beginnings and a commitment to shared ministry.

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Sustaining Our Faith: Saturday Vigil Mass

St Andrew’s has introduced the Saturday Vigil Mass – an early evening, short service at 6pm, to meet the needs of it growing church community.

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The Very Revd Karen Rooms Installed as Dean of Leicester

On Saturday 9 March, the Very Revd Canon Rooms was installed by Bishop Martyn as the new Dean of Leicester.

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Black History-Themed Journal of Intercultural Mission features Leicester Diocese

Bishop Martyn writes in the Oxford Journal for Intercultural Mission about our diocese’s journey in developing intercultural worshipping communities and his personal journey to becoming more aware of racial injustice in the Church and the wider world.

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Leaders from Across the Diocese Gather to Discern our Future Strategy

On Saturday 27 January, nearly a hundred leaders from across the diocese gathered for a discernment morning to shape and guide the development of our diocesan strategy.

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Exploring Calling For Everyone

Next month we are holding a diocesan vocations day, as an opportunity for people to explore their sense of calling.

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Tea and Theological Discussion With Leicester's Diverse Faith Communities

Bishop Saju visited Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurudwara in Leicester, together with Tom Wilson from the St Philip’s Centre.

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Mothers’ Union Call to Action Against Gender-Based Violence

Members of the Mothers’ Union around the Diocese of Leicester are coming together to tackle gender-based violence, raising money to protect young girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in our link diocese, Kiteto, Tanzania. *This article covers sensitive topics - please read with care.*

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