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 […]

New Warden for Launde Abbey

New Warden for Launde Abbey

The Revd David Newman has been licensed as the new Warden of Launde Abbey at a service conducted jointly by the Bishops of Leicester and Peterborough in the abbey’s twelfth century chapel last night (Monday 27th March).  David, the former Archdeacon of Loughborough was also installed as the Priest in Charge of the local parish […]

New conference and website will enable ‘robust and creative thinking about mission’ on a global scale

New conference and website will enable ‘robust and creative thinking about mission’ on a global scale

Contemporary mission in South Africa, the Caribbean, Pakistan and Britain was examined and discussed by church leaders at the first Rethinking Mission Day Conference, in London, last Saturday (18 March 2017). The event – organised by the Anglican mission agency USPG – was an opportunity for church leaders, trainee church leaders and theologians from Britain […]

Bishop Donald calls for assistance for North Korean refugees

Bishop Donald calls for assistance for North Korean refugees

On Tuesday, 28 February The House of Lords debated North Korea and its disregard for international law.  They spoke of the threat to international security by their use of VX, the toxic nerve agent used to assassinate Kim Jong-nam, and the recent missile test in violation of UN Security Council. Of equal concern is 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. […]

Ten years of Pioneer Clergy

Ten years of Pioneer Clergy

By Nik Stevenson Four Pioneer Curates from Peterborough Diocese were invited to Lambeth Palace by Archbishop Justin Welby to on 20th October to celebrate ten years of Ordained Pioneer Ministery. Simon Kaye, Ali Middleton, Andrew Silley and Nik Stevenson were joined by pioneers from across the country as well as Dave Male, National Adviser for […]

Bishop Donald issues Visitation Charge to Peterborough Cathedral

Bishop Donald issues Visitation Charge to Peterborough Cathedral

“Let’s work together to put things right.” That was the clear message from Bishop Donald as he published his Visitation Charge to Peterborough Cathedral today. The Bishop launched the Visitation – an inquiry into why the Cathedral had got into financial difficulties – back in the autumn. “This wasn’t about attributing blame, he says. “It […]

Honouring 16 years of a life changing link with Bungoma Diocese

Honouring 16 years of a life changing link with Bungoma Diocese

Representatives of Peterborough Diocese were in Africa in October to celebrate one hundred years of the Anglican Church in Kenya and the 16 year connection with Bungoma Diocese. The link between the Anglican Dioceses of Peterborough and Bungoma was formed by the two bishops, the late Bishop Ian Cundy and Bishop Eliud Wabukala, later Archbishop […]

Love of learning more important than international ranking

Love of learning more important than international ranking

Amid the worry of the low UK rankings in science and mathematics, Bishop Donald brings a voice of concern for educational pressure on the young in the House of Lords on 13 December. In the discussion of the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, Lord Nash, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education, […]