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Leicester Diocese

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Founded: 1926
Parishes: 243
Churches: 314
Geography: Leicestershire; one parish in Northamptonshire; one parish partly in Derbyshire; one parish partly in Warwickshire
Overseas Link Dioceses: Mouth Kilimanjaro and Kiteto (Tanzania) and Trichy, Tanjore (India)
Population: 1037000
Area Square Miles: 830
Full time Stipendiary Parochial Clergy: 120
Benefices: 106
Source: The Church of England Year Book. For more information visit the Diocese page on Crockford's here

Did you know the Diocese has…?

  • 324 churches including the Cathedral
  • 237 Parishes, joined to form 123 Benefices
  • 143 full-time clergy
  • 49 self supporting clergy
  • 144 Readers
  • 17,700 people attend churches regularly
  • 97 Church of England schools

And did you know…?

  • Chaplains work in hospitals, prisons, colleges and universities, with HIV/AIDS, in industry and with the disabled
  • St Martins House at the heart of Leicester is the home to Diocesan and Cathedral Staff, Outreach facilities, rentable office space and high class Conference and Hospitality facilities
  • St Philip’s Centre for Study and Engagement in a Multi-Faith Society provides training for Christians, other faiths and civic partners
  • Launde Abbey is the Diocesan Retreat House at East Norton, welcoming thousands of people each year to a place of prayer and Christian hospitality
  • Street Pastors provides late night support to people in the City Centre
  • The Welcome Project offers practical help and support to asylum seekers and refugees
  • Rural Officers link those living and working in the countryside with support services

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