That church rings a bell

That church rings a bell

This summer the people of Cotterstock, a little village near Oundle, are celebrating the completion of an exciting project to refurbish the bells and bell frames in their church. This has been possible due to fundraising by and generous donations from villagers, a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of […]

‘Strictly’ fever hits Peterborough Cathedral

‘Strictly’ fever hits Peterborough Cathedral

For fans of BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing, a charity event next month at Peterborough Cathedral is a definite date for the diary! On Friday 19 May, at 7.00pm, Strictly Cathedral is an opportunity for you to dance in the beautiful setting of the Cathedral nave, with some expert tuition if you need it. More […]

Back to the future at St Peter’s Church, Oundle  

Back to the future at St Peter’s Church, Oundle  

by Steve Cunningham Layers of remarkable ancient history are being lovingly uncovered as part of an extensive programme of continuous modernisation by St Peter’s Church in Oundle for the benefit of the local community. It is all part of a series of six building phases – costing approximately £200,000 – which is designed to develop, […]

Tonne-up!

Tonne-up!

By Revd Paul McLeod Inside the north door of our parish church, St John the Baptist, Abthorpe, lies a large blue box into which local people anonymously donate food supplies that are regularly taken to Towcester Food Bank. Abthorpe has been contributing to our local food bank since it first opened in 2012. When the February […]

Gleneagles: A Parish without a Church

Gleneagles: A Parish without a Church

by Chris Gledhill When you say the word Parish you often say Church next – not quite the experience for us at Gleneagles Church! We were established twenty-seven years ago by the Wellingborough town centre parish of All Hallows to serve the growing community in the Gleneagles estate and surrounding area.  On 1 May 2013 […]

Iceland popstar to perform at St Lawrence, Long Buckby

Iceland popstar to perform at St Lawrence, Long Buckby

The church of St Lawrence, Long Buckby has a beautiful building with lovely rooms, useful for many things. The vicar of St Lawrence, Revd Graham Collingridge, felt it needed to be used more.  The PCC had been looking for ways to engage with the village, so the idea of using the building for events seemed […]

Cathedral and Children

Cathedral and Children

By Liz Hurst Going in to the Schools and Families department at Peterborough Cathedral is like entering an Aladdin’s cave! There are child-sized Tudor costumes and monks outfits, tissue paper stained glass windows and prototype crafts amongst the spreadsheets and year planners. An amazing 3500 or more schoolchildren visit the Cathedral every year. The aim […]

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Peterborough Diocese

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Peterborough Diocese

According to Macmillan’s, the coffee morning is their biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Groups can host their own coffee mornings in their homes and offices with donations on the day made to Macmillan. Last year they raised 25 million pounds. The very first coffee morning was in 1990, it was such a success […]

Happy Birthday All Saints

Happy Birthday All Saints

by Caroline Skinner All Saints’ first birthday greeting came literally from the sky, with a fly-past by The Blades, the Sywell based aerobatic team of ex Red Arrows pilots.  After months of waiting, we finally got the date and time of the fly-past – Tuesday, 11th October, at 11.40am. All Saints’parishioners and others, including the […]

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