Bishop Donald’s week-long residency in the House of Lords

Bishop Donald’s week-long residency in the House of Lords

Bishop Donald was in attendance in the House of Lords last week (Monday 22nd to Friday 26th January). As the designated ‘Duty Bishop’ he opened proceedings each day by leading the House in prayer. He also made two speeches during the week. On Monday, he took part in a debate on the anonymity of dead […]

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 Donald’s speech in the House of Lords on mental health

Bishop Donald’s speech in the House of Lords on mental health

My Lords, it is perplexing, given Mrs May’s commitment to mental health, that there is no mental health Bill in the Queen’s Speech, not least given the very strong commitments that were made about the need for legislation and the fact that this would happen. What there is in the Queen’s Speech about mental health […]

Burn like a star

Burn like a star

Startburst was a blazing success this year. It was a packed day.  After coffee and chat, Bishop Donald opened the conference leading worship, The keynote talk was given by Martin Payne, a Messy Church team member.  He has written several books on such as Footsteps to the Feast, A Cross the World, Unpacked and Bethleham Carols. […]