News & Stories

Scraptoft community’s pledge to take care of God’s earth

One church community in the diocese is exploring its calling to take care of God’s world around us, through the creation of its eco group.

Joining UK faith institutions in global divestment announcement 

Leicester Cathedral and diocese are among 35 faith institutions from seven countries announcing divestment from fossil fuel companies. 

Taking action to protect the planet 

A summary of our climate change story so far including recent decisions to disinvest in fossil fuel companies

Plans to help churches and schools reach carbon net zero by 2030 debated

Plans to help churches and schools reach carbon net zero by the end of the decade will be considered by General Synod in July. 

Rural Church opens its doors for eco refills

A rural church working on its eco credentials has established a relationship with a local environmentally conscious company, to help make caring for God's earth as accessible as possible in its community. All Saints Church in Hoby, near Melton, is hosting a ‘Real Refills' pop-up shop every fortnight, selling ethically sourced products at affordable prices. The goods include food and cleaning products, bodycare and household items, all without the plastic packaging.

St Mary Magdalen, Knighton received the Bronze A Rocha Eco Church Award

A course for Creationtide, a dash of inspiration from diocesan leading environmentalists, a lockdown-born youth eco club and a whole heap of hard-work from all corners of the community, have combined to help one of our churches achieve an A Rocha Eco Church Award.

Churches see the blessing of their outdoor spaces through lockdown

We often think about how best to use our church buildings; but how about putting some thought into how we use the outside spaces that surround them? Covid restrictions and trying to be Covid-responsible led to churches in one of our parishes coming up with new and engaging ways to use their outside space for mission in their community. St Nicholas and St Hugh, in the Parish of the Transfiguration, Little Bowden, have made the most of their outside space in some of the most difficult times during the last two years.

Praying for COP26

As the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow is running from 31 October – 12 November 2021 we've compiled a list of resources to help us hold the conference in our prayers.

Bishop Martyn has shared a Joint Appeal from faith leaders ahead of COP26

Faith leaders around the world have united ahead of COP26

Bishop blesses new wildlife wood planted by school children and their communities

More than 260 trees have been planted to create Peacock Wood, Redmile

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