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'A New Life For Our Community Church'

It has been a big year for St Michael & All Angels Church in Ravenstone, celebrating its 700th birthday and successfully securing a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant.

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What to sing now we no longer plough the fields and scatter?

Malcolm, a member of one of our worshipping communities who works with the Farming Community Network has provided an updated first verse to the much-loved hymn We Plough the Fields and Scatter, which is more in line with modern agricultural practices.

We drill the fields and bury

Historic moment as the first diocesan Minster Community is launched

A celebratory service of inauguration was held for the newly forming Launde Minster Community


Two Leicestershire Church Members Receive King’s First Maundy Money

Two members of Leicestershire churches were nominated by Bishop Martyn to be recipients of King Charles III’s first distribution of Maundy Money


Date set for launch of first Minster Community in Launde

After much prayer and discernment, discussion and working in partnership across parishes, the launch of the first Minster Community, in Launde, will take place later this month


New Rural Mission Hub at Launde Abbey

Learning and support to those in rural ministry across the Diocese of Leicester, the East Midlands and East Anglia


Plough Sunday celebrated in the rural farming community of Oaks in Charnwood

St James the Greater Church has strong links to its local farming community and recently celebrated Plough Sunday with a service of thanksgiving


Bishop Martyn’s Leicestershire Lent Pilgrimage of Prayer

Walking around the diocese at weekends in the run up to Easter 2023, he will visit many of the churches he has not yet been able to and encourage people in prayer.


Connecting the community and church in Oaks in Charnwood

The Rural Coffee Connect mobile barista van rolled into Oaks in Charnwood recently, to join forces with the community and St James the Greater Church, to help tackle rural isolation and loneliness.


New £15 million fund to help churches spread energy costs

The new Energy Costs Grant aims to help churches struggling to cover the increased cost of heating and lighting this winter.

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