Record turnout for Bishop’s Bible Day

Record turnout for Bishop’s Bible Day

  This year’s Bishop’s Bible day broke attendance records.  The Saturday gathering  had more than 300 people sign up.  Liz Holdsworth, Training Officer for the diocese and organiser of the event was very happy with those numbers. She said:  “We have been holding steady on 200 people for the past couple of years, but this […]

The Diocesan Synod News

The Diocesan Synod News

The Spring session of the Peterborough Diocese Synod was held at the Bishop Stopford School in Kettering on 25 March. The Opening Worship was led by Brackley Deanery. Bishop Donald gave the Presidential Address, talking about 25 March being the feast of Annunciation, or “Lady’s Day.” He said we often think about Jesus as either a […]

Back to the future at St Peter’s Church, Oundle  

Back to the future at St Peter’s Church, Oundle  

by Steve Cunningham Layers of remarkable ancient history are being lovingly uncovered as part of an extensive programme of continuous modernisation by St Peter’s Church in Oundle for the benefit of the local community. It is all part of a series of six building phases – costing approximately £200,000 – which is designed to develop, […]

Tonne-up!

Tonne-up!

By Revd Paul McLeod Inside the north door of our parish church, St John the Baptist, Abthorpe, lies a large blue box into which local people anonymously donate food supplies that are regularly taken to Towcester Food Bank. Abthorpe has been contributing to our local food bank since it first opened in 2012. When the February […]

Bouquets for mums launches church events week in May

Bouquets for mums launches church events week in May

Mums were surprised by the gift of bouquets of spring flowers in Uppingham Market place on Friday 24 March.  This floral offering, an early Mothering Sunday gift,  was to help launch the ten days of events that the churches of Uppingham and Belton plan for May. How does it launch the festival? Mothering Sunday is exactly 50 […]

New Warden for Launde Abbey

New Warden for Launde Abbey

The Revd David Newman has been licensed as the new Warden of Launde Abbey at a service conducted jointly by the Bishops of Leicester and Peterborough in the abbey’s twelfth century chapel last night (Monday 27th March).  David, the former Archdeacon of Loughborough was also installed as the Priest in Charge of the local parish […]

Church of England joins forces with academia and the City to shape education

Church of England joins forces with academia and the City to shape education

A leadership development programme for Chief Executives of Multi Academy Trusts has been launched drawing on expertise from the Church of England, academia and the City. The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership programme for Chief Executives of Multi-Academy Trusts will be delivered in partnership with UCL Institute of Education, working with Deloitte. The […]

New conference and website will enable ‘robust and creative thinking about mission’ on a global scale

New conference and website will enable ‘robust and creative thinking about mission’ on a global scale

Contemporary mission in South Africa, the Caribbean, Pakistan and Britain was examined and discussed by church leaders at the first Rethinking Mission Day Conference, in London, last Saturday (18 March 2017). The event – organised by the Anglican mission agency USPG – was an opportunity for church leaders, trainee church leaders and theologians from Britain […]

Friends of the Holy Land Urged To Engage In Hope Filled Action

Friends of the Holy Land Urged To Engage In Hope Filled Action

Over 60 Anglican and Roman Catholic representatives, including Revd Paula York from Peterborough Diocese, gathered at Lambeth Palace last week for FHL’s second national Diocesan Coordinators conference. With 25 Catholic and Anglican dioceses represented, it reflected FHL’s ecumenical and apolitical credentials. Dean Hosam Naoum of St Georges Cathedral in Jerusalem urged those attending to engage […]