The Smarties® Nativity

The Smarties® Nativity

Most of us enjoy eating sweets at Christmas but did you know you can use Smarties to think about the story of the first Christmas? You will need: A tube of Smarties                          By Rona Orme Two plates Tip out the Smarties onto the first plate so you can see all the colours.  Choose a blue one to […]

Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!

Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!

This year will see Mothers’ Union mark 140 years of faithful Christian outreach to families of all faiths and none. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children, they have grown to an organisation of over four million women – and […]

#Washday16—a loving act of service

#Washday16—a loving act of service

On Maundy Thursday every year somewhere in the country you can find members of our churches shining shoes for strangers on our high streets. The free shoe shine offers a way of talking to people about Jesus’s washing of the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper – and then telling them the Easter story. It’s […]

Communications Assistant for the Diocese- Meet Karen

Communications Assistant for the Diocese- Meet Karen

By Luke Smith Karen is a vital part to the communications team here at the diocesan office in Peterborough. Karen’s main role within the diocese is to take on the mammoth task of the directory, keeping the database up-to-date as well as the sending of the pink Parish Detail Forms.  You may also have been in contact with her […]

Irthlingborough experiences the Battle of Waterloo

Irthlingborough experiences the Battle of Waterloo

By Luke Smith For the 200th anniversary this year for the battle of Waterloo Irthlingborough celebrated with a talk by Peter Stratton on 5 May. Peter’, an expert on the battle, brought photos and hand drawn maps to help set the scene. Roy York, the Irthlingborough Historical Society Chairman said “it felt like you were there” […]