City charity working at the heart of humanitarian crisis

City charity working at the heart of humanitarian crisis

Churches and individuals across Peterborough have been helping to build Community Hubs in the troubled Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique A Peterborough charity is caring for those caught up in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. National Director of The Leprosy Mission, Peter Waddup, says his colleagues in Mozambique are risking their lives each […]

Announcement: Passing of The Right Reverend Paul Barber

Announcement: Passing of The Right Reverend Paul Barber

We are sad to report the death of The Right Reverend Paul Barber, the first Suffragan Bishop of Brixworth, Assistant Bishop to the Dioceses of Bath & Wells, Archdeacon of Surrey and the former Vicar of St Michael’s, Camberley and of St Thomas-on-the-Bourne in Farnham. He died peacefully at home, with Pat at his side, […]

Farewells and hellos for Launde Abbey

Farewells and hellos for Launde Abbey

Revd Canons David and Helen Newman will be retiring from their posts of warden and chaplain of Launde Abbey in August of this year. They had been waiting for lockdown to be over in the hope of announcing their news to Launde Abbey staff in person but the extended closure of Launde make that impossible […]

Lockdown opportunities

Lockdown opportunities

Emma Kirby, one of our Gen2 missioners, tells us about the unexpectedly positive effects that lockdown has had on her work. Here at St. Mary’s in the parish of Weldon and Priors Hall, we have a heart for reaching out into the community. We believe that it is by making a difference in people’s lives […]

Make a difference: A reflection from the Archdeacon of Northampton

Make a difference: A reflection from the Archdeacon of Northampton

Monday 8th March is the day that the church remembers Edward King, former Bishop of Lincoln, who died in 1910. On my bookshelf I have a copy of The Spiritual Letters of Edward King and towards the end of the book is a letter headed ‘To a Working Man’. King says “The world goes ahead […]

The Growing Faith adventure

The Growing Faith adventure

For the past 18 months, the Diocese of Peterborough has been one of only six ‘Trailblazer’ dioceses within the Church of England to take up the Growing Faith initiative. Growing Faith seeks to bring together the three spheres of church, school and households – in how we think and in what we do – and […]

The words of a mother, the ‘Treasures from a Deep Mine’

The words of a mother, the ‘Treasures from a Deep Mine’

The Rector of Thrapston Parish Church from 1979 to 1989, Revd Dr Andrew Daunton-Fear, is the editor of a special book published this month by a special author – his mother! Treasures from a Deep Mine: Readings for Lent and Daily Life consists of 40 devotional talks by Alison Daunton-Fear, given in England and Australia over a period of […]

Spirituality and Mental Health

Spirituality and Mental Health

Revd Philip Evans, the Lead Chaplain at St Andrew’s Healthcare (the specialist mental healthcare charity based in Northampton) was recently invited to make a presentation to a conference of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, hosted by its Spirituality Specialist Interest Group (SIG). The conference, entitled ‘Spirituality and Mental Health: What does the NHS Provide?’, was […]

Introducing Charlotte Nobbs

Introducing Charlotte Nobbs

Our Diocesan Gen2 team welcomed a new member at the beginning of 2021 – Charlotte Nobbs. Charlotte has been appointed Diocesan Children’s Mission Enabler, and we thought we would catch up with her to say hello and discuss her new role. Hi Charlotte – welcome to the Diocese! Please introduce yourself… I am Charlotte Nobbs, […]

Churches in the Diocese of Peterborough embrace the science of happiness this ‘Wellbeing Sunday’

Churches in the Diocese of Peterborough embrace the science of happiness this ‘Wellbeing Sunday’

The Bishop of Peterborough has embraced a plea by Action for Happiness volunteers in Northamptonshire, asking churches across the Diocese of Peterborough to consider Sunday 17th January as ‘Wellbeing Sunday’. The third Monday in January has often been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ and cited as the most challenging day of the year in terms of mental […]

Updated clarification on singing from the Church of England

Updated clarification on singing from the Church of England

The following updated clarification on singing in places of worship has been given by the Church of England: The Government has advised that: Where singing or chanting is essential to an act of worship, this should be limited to one person wherever possible. Exceptionally, where it is essential to the service, up to three individuals […]

Statement from the Church of England to new Covid-19 restrictions

Statement from the Church of England to new Covid-19 restrictions

Following the statement by the Prime Minister on Monday night (4th January), detailing new restrictions in England to control the spread of Covid-19, The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, said:  “The Prime Minister’s words tonight underline the severity of the situation for the country, as the virus continues to […]

New Year : New Hope – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

New Year : New Hope – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

NB: This reflection was written prior to the current government lockdown. I am writing this on Advent Sunday, such is the way of deadlines. I want to suggest that at New Year, we should be looking forward rather than back, but I’ve already fallen into the trap of checking to see what I wrote this […]

Do your Christmas shopping and raise money for your church via easyfundraising!

Do your Christmas shopping and raise money for your church via easyfundraising!

Our churches have been hard hit financially this year. Months of lockdown has left many of you wondering where to find the necessary funds for repairs, running costs and maintenance. We’ve listened and we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with fundraising website easyfundraising which will enable you to easily generate funds for your church […]

Not just waiting – an Advent reflection from the Bishop of Brixworth

Not just waiting – an Advent reflection from the Bishop of Brixworth

I love the ‘not-yet’ seasons of the year, Advent and Lent, when we look forward (sometimes patiently) to the celebrations of Christmas and Easter. Many of us can sympathise with the child who prayed “Lord, please give me patience and give it to me right now!” Waiting is unpopular. We desperately try to guess which […]

Outdoor congregational carol singing to be permitted in all tiers

Outdoor congregational carol singing to be permitted in all tiers

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has welcomed guidance from the Government permitting outdoor singing for places of worship in all tiers in England from 2nd December, and indoor singing by choirs. Guidance published by the Government on Sunday confirmed that indoor singing by both amateur and professional choirs will be permitted, and that congregations […]

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