News & Stories

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

Climate Sunday celebrated at St Dionysius

St Dionysius held 3 special services for Climate Sunday on 12 September

Eco Church at St Anne's

A church community on the western side of Leicester is making great progress in the challenge to safeguard God's creation and address the issue of climate change – in faith, practice and mission.

Eco Banner Encourages Prayer & Action on Climate Change

Handmade eco bunting was presented to the Bishop of Leicester by a group of our worshipping communities keen to encourage Church leadership and all of us to help tackle the climate crisis.

Giant planet Earth art to hang in Leicester Cathedral

The Gaia installation will be on display in the Cathedral from 17 May- 6 June and aims inspire awe, wonder and humility and to invite us to ask ourselves why God has given us this beautiful environment, as well as to spark conversations about climate change.

Sue's Everyday Faith

Sue is a keen walker and lifelong lover of nature. She worships in the Ironstone benefice – a rural group of churches near Melton – and was called by God to create a thriving woodland near her home as a legacy for the planet

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