News & Stories

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.

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Letters for Creation this Creationtide

During the upcoming season of Creationtide we will be sharing quote from some of the Letters for Creation that have been written by senior clergy from around the Anglican Communion.

Letters for Creation

Building Relationships Through Caring for Creation

Revd Liz Wilson talks about how getting involved in Eco Church has helped build relationships with different organisations in the community, including the city council.

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Making Eco Action a Priority in Blaby and Across the Diocese

An eco group from All Saints in Blaby has been working hard to raise the church's eco credentials

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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.

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