Bishop John’s visit to Exton Prayer Garden

Bishop John’s visit to Exton Prayer Garden

On Tuesday 18 July, Bishop John visited Exton Church of England School to dedicate the new prayer garden, which has been created, by Cathy Dyson (Reader) and a team from Exton. In the busy daily life of a school, the prayer garden provides a space for quiet and reflection for the benefit of both pupils […]

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 […]

A Missioner’s view by Miles Baker

A Missioner’s view by Miles Baker

Looking back over the last nine years, I have seen tremendous changes in the way that we do mission.  I have seen churches grow in confidence to reach out to their communities and to share the gospel of Jesus. These are the top five changes I have seen: A willingness to plan and engage by […]

Celebration at White Friars

Celebration at White Friars

Whitefriars church in Rushden celebrated 25 years of ministry on 4 September. The church began as a children’s holiday club that met at the Junior School in 1991. It was run by St Mary’s church as part of their service to people in south Rushden. That first holiday club had over 220 children in the […]

Linking with Korea

Linking with Korea

Bishop Donald returned from his fourth trip to Korea at the end of September. On this trip he was accompanied by three priests from across our diocese and a member of his office staff. Bishop Donald said that he was looking for parishes from this diocese which had shown an interest in exploring overseas links. […]

Business Women are encouraged to ‘Be Bold for Change’ at International Women’s Day event Wednesday 8 March at Peterborough Cathedral  

Business Women are encouraged to ‘Be Bold for Change’ at International Women’s Day event Wednesday 8 March at Peterborough Cathedral  

Dame Mary Archer DBE will be the keynote speaker at an event to mark International Women’s Day at Peterborough Cathedral, on Wednesday 8 March at 10.30am. The event will raise the profile of issues that are central to career development for female colleagues and Dame Mary will share her own experience of the challenges faced during […]

Sponsored five day walk to end Motor Neuron Disease

Sponsored five day walk to end Motor Neuron Disease

Canon Roger Knight is walking through five parishes to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease to commemorate the anniversary of his wife’s death.  He will be walking between his current parish and through the five parishes he has served in. He feels strongly about Motor Neuron Disease (MND). “There is no cure or treatment and […]

The Big Pancake Party

The Big Pancake Party

  The number of children attending their first day of school underweight increased by 16% between 2012 and 2015. There has been an alarming increase in food poverty in the UK. All across this country there are families who struggle to put food on the table; children are going to school hungry and parents are […]

A new year, a fresh start?

A new year, a fresh start?

Editorial by Shelly Stevenson Winter is such a dark time of the year – and a time to reflect and make some changes. Out with the old and in with the new! I’m thinking in particular of New Year’s resolutions, to be more fit, to be a kinder, gentler person, to read the Bible more […]

Turning ‘swords’ into ploughshares

Turning ‘swords’ into ploughshares

Northampton Hope Centre has been helping homeless, poor and disadvantaged people in Northampton for over forty years. Originally set up as a soup kitchen, the organisation now not only helps people in desperate need, it also helps them to move on out of homelessness and poverty and into training and work. About 100 people a […]

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