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. […]

Record turnout for Bishop’s Bible Day

Record turnout for Bishop’s Bible Day

  This year’s Bishop’s Bible day broke attendance records.  The Saturday gathering  had more than 300 people sign up.  Liz Holdsworth, Training Officer for the diocese and organiser of the event was very happy with those numbers. She said:  “We have been holding steady on 200 people for the past couple of years, but this […]

The Diocesan Synod News

The Diocesan Synod News

The Spring session of the Peterborough Diocese Synod was held at the Bishop Stopford School in Kettering on 25 March. The Opening Worship was led by Brackley Deanery. Bishop Donald gave the Presidential Address, talking about 25 March being the feast of Annunciation, or “Lady’s Day.” He said we often think about Jesus as either a […]