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First Persian woman to be ordained to the episcopate consecrated in Canterbury Cathedral

The first Persian woman to become a bishop was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury this morning during a service in his Cathedral.

30 November 2017

First Church of England female bishop from a minority ethnic community

An Iranian whose family was forced to flee in the wake of the Iranian Revolution in 1980,  has been announced as the first Bishop of Loughborough.

12 July 2017

Queen Elizabeth distributes Royal Maundy money at Leicester Cathedral

Queen Elizabeth II has distributed ceremonial pouches of coins to 182 men and women in a Maundy Thursday ceremony that dates back to the 13th Century.

13 April 2017

Church praise for Leicester City Premier League success

The Bishop and Dean of Leicester have added their voices to a growing international chorus of praise for Leicester City Football Club after their unlikely success in winning this season’s English Premier League title. Victory was confirmed when nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur failed to beat Chelsea last night.

03 May 2016

Companion Link partnerships energize Anglican diocesan mission

Five Anglican Communion dioceses agree increased collaboration in training programmes for ordained and lay ministry

12 May 2015

Archbishop Welby leads prayers at Richard III reinterment

Archbishop of Canterbury blesses remains during special service at Leicester Cathedral.

26 March 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury to lead reinterment of Richard III

Archbishop Welby to officiate at reburial ceremony at Leicester Cathedral on Thursday

24 March 2015

Richard tomb: row rumbles on

A proposed design for a tomb to hold the remains of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral has had a mixed reception.

30 September 2013

Leicester Cathedral reveals Richard III Tomb Design

The detailed designs for the tomb of King Richard III were revealed today by Leicester Cathedral

20 September 2013

Cathedral prepares to receive King's body

Richard III to be buried in Leicester Cathedral in the coming months 

30 July 2013