News & Stories

Paul-Gordon Chandler consecrated as new Bishop of Wyoming

On Saturday, 13 February, the Revd Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler was consecrated as the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Wyoming in a service which was streamed online. The Diocese of Wyoming is one of our international link dioceses.

National CofE online service features our links with overseas dioceses

Our links with overseas dioceses have been established over many years and we have tried to develop a mutually supportive partnership - these were featured in the

Black History Month at Roots IWC

Over 30 people attended a special Black History Month service hosted by the Roots intercultural worshipping community last week. The celebration service was to mark Black History Month, which has been observed in the UK since 1987.

Leicester's BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler joins the Anti-Racism Taskforce

Lusa joins the new group which will recommend urgent to improve the Church's record on racial justice and equality

Raising essential funds for our linked diocese in Tanzania

The Dioceses of Leicester and Kiteto in Tanzania have been linked since 1982. The Diocesan Tanzanian Link Committee are aiming to raise £7,500 for the eye clinic.

Filipino Chaplaincy provides Filipino food for NHS and care workers

Leicester's Filipino Chaplaincy, Bayanihan Leicestershire and Kanlungan Filipino Consortium are taking part in Everyday Action by providing Filipino food for staff of three Hospitals and five Care Homes in Leicestershire.

Launde Deanery responds to Black Lives Matter

A response from Christians who worship in the rural churches of Launde Deanery to the killing of George Floyd, demonstrating their commitment to the worth of all people and the Black Lives matter movement.

The birth of a new Intercultural Worshipping Community

God knows no boundaries, His love knows no end and, in a pandemic of isolation and restricted social interaction, He has brought together a like-minded group of multicultural friends. Intercultural Pioneer Ministers for the Diocese of Leicester, Venessa (Vee) Boahemah Pedro-Pinto and Kat Gibson, have shared with us the good news that 11 people have come together during lockdown to form a new Intercultural Worshipping Community (IWC).

What's happening with the Link Dioceses?

With the incessant virus news, it's easy to lose track of our sisters and brothers in our link sibling dioceses of Kilimanjaro & Kiteto in Tanzania, Trichy in India and Wyoming in USA. Here's an update, and how you can pray for them.

What do YOU see?

Revd Lusa Ngoy our diocesan BAME enabler and lead on Intercultural Worshipping Communities wrote this powerful poem as a personal response to the tragic killing of George Floyd. Here it is performed by a number of colleagues and friends from around the diocese. What do you see?

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