Celebration of Lay Ministry

Celebration of Lay Ministry

On Saturday 23 September Peterborough Diocese held its first Celebration of Lay Ministry. From 9am until 4pm about 120 lay ministers gathered at the Bishop’s Palace, then the Cathedral, for fellowship, teaching, workshops and lunch. In the afternoon the numbers grew to over 350 for the licensing and admission of new lay ministers and readers. […]

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 […]

Petertide Ordinations

Petertide Ordinations

Last weekend the cathedral hosted two joyful ordination services.  Bishop Donald ordained ten people as deacons to serve in parishes throughout the diocese and eight people as priests to continue serving in their parishes. At both services, the sermon was given by the retreat conductor, The Revd Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. […]

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 […]

The Longest reigning monarch in British history

The Longest reigning monarch in British history

 At 5.30pm 9 September 2015 HM Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest serving monarch in our history. Many are preparing to celebrate this with parties, prayer and, with some hinting from HM Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire,  ringing of bells. In an Open letter to many faith groups, Mr. David Laing stated that it was his wish “that the moment […]

Testing vocation for religious life

Testing vocation for religious life

The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield is opening their doors to everyone who would like to test their vocation during Monastic Week from 7 to 10 July. Mirfield’s Monastic Week is opportunity to work as part of a religious community as a monk.  All will work alongside the brothers sharing the common life and taking part in the daily routine. […]

National Day of Prayer for Police

National Day of Prayer for Police

National Day of Prayer for our Police is on Thursday 14th May. The aim is to spark prayer for the police service in general and for those who support them.  This is especially important in this time of a reduced force.  These are difficult times for our Police. The National Day of Prayer for the […]