Notice of Public Meeting – ORTON TRUST

Notice of Public Meeting – ORTON TRUST

A public meeting of the Orton Trust is to be held at 9.30am on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at The Lecture Hall, Main Street, Orton NN14 1LJ All adults aged over 18 years of age who live within the Peterborough Diocese area are invited to attend. For further information please visit www.ortontrust.org.uk   ORTON TRUST […]

New Warden for Launde Abbey

A new Warden for Launde Abbey has been appointed. Currently a senior member of Ely diocesan clergy, Rev Canon Alison Myers will take up the role in early October following the retirement of David and Helen Newman later this summer. Alison said: “I am pleased and honoured to have been offered this almost unique post, […]

Do you have any Wrens in your family?

I’m not referring to the tiny, feathered variety in the garden but the indomitable ladies who joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Specifically, ladies who joined up between 1946 and 1981 and did their basic training at Training Depot Burghfield/HMTE Burghfield/HMTE Dauntless/HMS Dauntless/Reading. Dauntless Divisional Photos is a worldwide project, in collaboration with the Association […]

The Leprosy Mission – Help save lives in India

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40 Please would you spare 2 minutes to watch this short video? I’m sure, like me, your church family has been completely shocked by the news coverage of the Covid crisis […]

Ringing for the death of Prince Phillip

Ringing for the death of Prince Phillip

People across the diocese may have heard their church’s bells ringing slowly at various times between the 9th and 17th of April. They were being tolled to mark the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Churches across the country were involved. Peterborough Cathedral’s ringing was reported on the local news. However there […]

God’s Loving Care

God’s Loving Care

St Christopher’s Church of England War Memorial Care Home has often been called one of Northampton’s best kept secrets! Set in four acres of beautifully kept grounds, the Home is at the heart of the town, right next to Abington Park. The spacious gardens at St Christopher’s are open and accessible to residents and their […]

Announcement: Passing of Prince Philip

Announcement: Passing of Prince Philip

We are deeply saddened at the death of Prince Philip. A great man, a great character, a great support to the Queen. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are for Her Majesty, and for her whole family. Guidance to parishes regarding the official period of mourning, and the protocols to be followed, will be issued soon.

Media reports on Mental health and child sexual abuse in football

Media reports on Mental health and child sexual abuse in football

Media reports last night highlighted two specific issues – 1) mental health and 2) child sexual abuse in football. 1) Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death. A programme was shown on Channel 4 last night about Caroline Flack. Caroline took her own life last February and on 06/08/2020, a coroner ruled that her death was […]

The Smarties® Nativity

Most of us enjoy eating sweets at Christmas but did you know you can use Smarties to think about the story of the first Christmas? You will need: A tube of Smarties                          By Rona Orme Two plates Tip out the Smarties onto the first plate so you can see all the colours.  Choose a blue one to […]

Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!

Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!

This year will see Mothers’ Union mark 140 years of faithful Christian outreach to families of all faiths and none. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children, they have grown to an organisation of over four million women – and […]

#Washday16—a loving act of service

#Washday16—a loving act of service

On Maundy Thursday every year somewhere in the country you can find members of our churches shining shoes for strangers on our high streets. The free shoe shine offers a way of talking to people about Jesus’s washing of the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper – and then telling them the Easter story. It’s […]

The Bishop’s Home Group Course by Peter Stiling

The Bishop’s Home Group Course by Peter Stiling

When I mentioned that I was going on a Home group leaders course a couple of people said to me, “Why do you need a course on how to run a group ?” and “You have devised and run, work and church groups so why this?” My answer;  From time to time I feel I […]

Communications Assistant for the Diocese- Meet Karen

Communications Assistant for the Diocese- Meet Karen

By Luke Smith Karen is a vital part to the communications team here at the diocesan office in Peterborough. Karen’s main role within the diocese is to take on the mammoth task of the directory, keeping the database up-to-date as well as the sending of the pink Parish Detail Forms.  You may also have been in contact with her […]

Irthlingborough experiences the Battle of Waterloo

Irthlingborough experiences the Battle of Waterloo

By Luke Smith For the 200th anniversary this year for the battle of Waterloo Irthlingborough celebrated with a talk by Peter Stratton on 5 May. Peter’, an expert on the battle, brought photos and hand drawn maps to help set the scene. Roy York, the Irthlingborough Historical Society Chairman said “it felt like you were there” […]