Peterborough Cathedral’s Canon Precentor to retire

Peterborough Cathedral’s Canon Precentor to retire

Canon Bruce Ruddock, who has been Precentor at Peterborough Cathedral since 2004, is to retire from stipendiary ministry in June, due to ill health. His farewell service at the Cathedral will be at 10.30am on Sunday 4 June. As Precentor, Canon Ruddock has been responsible for the Cathedral’s worship. In addition to the daily round […]

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray Thy Kingdom Come

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray Thy Kingdom Come

St Peter’s Weston Favell is responding to the Archbishops’ call to prayer this Pentecost with an invitation of a personal time of prayer with God, to offer ourselves afresh to him, and to listen for his voice Saturday 27 May as part of the global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come which starts next week. Last year […]

STARBURST 2017: and Winner of the Children’s Work Cup

STARBURST 2017:  and Winner of the Children’s Work Cup

This year’s STARBURST was a refreshing and re-energizing time to learn more about Children’s Work.  About 85 people gathered at All Saints Primary school on 13 May to join in the worship, hear the keynote speaker, and take part in the workshops organized by Rona Orme, Children’s Missioner for Peterborough Diocese. After the worship and welcome […]

General Election 2017: Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

General Election 2017: Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today. In a pastoral letter to the parishes and chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw new inspiration from the […]

Can’t buy me love – Election musings

Can’t buy me love – Election musings

by Archdeacon Richard Remember the Beatles? Early in 1964 the Beatles stayed at the five star George V hotel in Paris while they were performing 18 days of concerts at the Olympia Theatre.  During their stay they asked for an upright piano to be moved into one of the rooms so that they could carry on song […]

Church of England celebrates role of Godparents

Church of England celebrates role of Godparents

At least six million people have been asked to become a Godparent at a Church of England christening since the millennium, according to a new analysis released in advance of special church services to celebrate the role of Godparents. Godparents’ Sunday will take place this weekend (April 30) aimed at supporting the relationship between Godparents […]

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

It’s now just over a month to go until Thy Kingdom Come begins. What is Thy Kingdom Come? It is a global wave of prayer from 25 May to 4 June. It started out in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England to pray.  It has […]

Vocations Sunday

Vocations Sunday

We celebrate vocations – lay and ordained – on Vocations Sunday, 7 May. The vision of Peterborough Diocese is growth, and to accomplish that there is a commitment to develop people in their vocations.  Last year the Revd Jema Ball was appointed as Young Vocations Officer, to encourage and develop younger people in their vocations; and […]

Bishop Donald in our link diocese of Seoul, Korea

Bishop Donald in our link diocese of Seoul, Korea

Bishop Donald is in Korea to join the consecration of the new Bishop of Seoul Diocese, Peter Lee, taking place on 25 April 2017. While in Korea, Bishop Donald met with the Youth Club from St Bede’s Church in Daehakro.  They took him to visit the ancient city wall, Hanyangdoseong, at the top of Mount Naksan. […]