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The Future Shape of Ministry – Ministry Roles within a Minster Community

One of the key elements to the Minster Community framework is the way in which ministry is shaped across the diocese. This will be a change to our current way of working as we move to ministry provision being both locally rooted and more widely shared across a Minster Community and gathered as a ministry team.


The experience of forming Launde Minster Community

Bishop Martyn chats to Revd Jonathan Dowman, Oversight and Growing Faith Minister for the Launde Minster Community. Jonathan reflects upon the formation process and the joys and challenges in the first 12 months since launching the first Minster Community in the diocese.

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Leaders from Across the Diocese Gather to Discern our Future Strategy

On Saturday 27 January, nearly a hundred leaders from across the diocese gathered for a discernment morning to shape and guide the development of our diocesan strategy.

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Reflection from Nanpantan on beginning the Minster Community formation process

David, a worshipper at St Mary's, Nanpantan, shares his experience of the first Minster Community formation meeting


Update on the Formation of Minster Communities.

Read an update on where we are up to with the Minster Community formation process and what is coming up.


Praying Together For The Discernment Of Minster Communities

How one deanery in the diocese has found strength, support and serenity in the power of praying together across its parish lines and benefices.  

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New Roles Filled Thanks To Strategic Capacity Funding

Supporting the next phase of our Shaped By God Together Strategy, the diocese is delighted to announce several new national church funded appointments


Your Voice: Ed Down

We spoke to Revd Ed, Minister for the Conventional District of Hamilton, who is part of the Minster Community formation process in Pilot 3.

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Get to know: Claire Bampton, Diocesan Programme Manager

Claire chats to us about herself, her role and her hopes for the Shaped By God Together process.

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Diocese of Leicester Awarded Strategic Capacity Funding

The Diocese of Leicester has been awarded £925,000 over the next three years to support the formation and equipping of Minster Communities.

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