Turn your coins into water

Turn your coins into water

  This Lent, WaterAid is asking churches across the country to support Jars of Change, to help bring safe, clean water to communities in Zambia and around the world.  To take part in the appeal, congregations simply donate the money they save by giving something up for Lent. Their support will help bring clean water […]

Urgent need for foster carers in Northampton

Urgent need for foster carers in Northampton

Northamptonshire County Council is launching an urgent appeal for new foster carers after the number of children in care in the county has reached a record high. There are currently almost 1,000 looked after children in Northamptonshire and the rise is due to improved processes in identifying children at risk and the increasing number of […]

Are you being called?

Are you being called?

On 21 November  there was a speciality gathering; a chance to find out if you had a vocation for religious life in an intentional community –  to look at becoming a Lay Minister or Reader, to find out about the Church Army or Children’s work. Everyone came for a day of ministry and investigation Along […]

Historic agreement for the Church

Historic agreement for the Church

The Church of Scotland and the Church of England have reached an historic agreement that recognises their longstanding ecumenical partnership and lays the groundwork for future joint projects. The agreement called The Columba Declaration is set out in a 15-page report by the Joint Study Group “Growth in Communion, Partnership in Mission”. Rev Dr John […]

Peterborough Diocese response to the refugee crisis

This has been a terrible year for some. Syrian refugees are fleeing conflict and death, only to find more conflict and misunderstanding once they arrive on safe shores. Churches in Peterborough Diocese have rolled up their sleeves to help those refugees. The response is large and varied, and from the heart. The people of St […]

A Christmas Message from Bishop Donald

A Christmas Message from Bishop Donald

“In many ways 2015 hasn’t been the best of years. Terrorist violence in Europe and America as well is continuing on a huge scale in the Middle East and North Africa. Vicious persecution of religious minorities: people beheaded or crucified, raped or tortured, for no other reason than that they are Christians, or the wrong […]

Bishop John’s Christmas message

Bishop John’s Christmas message

We are blessed at Peterborough Diocese to have two lovely Bishops, and for this year, we have two Bishops’ Christmas messages. Bishop Donald’s message is here. Peterborough’s Suffragan Bishop, the Right Reverend John Holbrook, is the Acting Bishop of Leicester as well. His Christmas message for them is also for us as well.  

The Cross of Nails from Coventry to Dresden

The Cross of Nails from Coventry to Dresden

Rosalind Willatts went to Dresden as part of the 50th anniversary of the Coventry Dresden reconciliation project for the Community of the Cross of Nails (Nagelkreuz). Rosalind was moved: “It was powerful and wonderful.” She took with her an embroidery that she made for the Evangelical Luther Diokonessen community.  The symbolism in the embroidery depicted both […]

Peterborough leaders express their sympathy following Paris attacks

Peterborough leaders express their sympathy following Paris attacks

Leaders from Peterborough’s communities have expressed their condolences following Friday’s events in Paris. Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor John Peach, said: “A terrible atrocity took place in Paris on Friday which resulted in 129 people losing their lives and dozens left seriously injured. Our thoughts and prayers go to the French people and those of other nationalities, […]