Chad Chadwick from our Gen2 team has written a blog for the Christian environmental charity A Rocha UK. You can find out what he did when his five year old twins asked him for a McDonald’s Happy Meal below (NB: they didn’t visit the Golden Arches). “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple […]
It is with regret that the Orton Trust is to close. A meeting, open to all members of the public, will be held on Saturday 7th March 2020 at the Orton Trust Lecture Hall (Main Street, Orton, NN14 1LJ) at 10.30am.
22nd February 2019 saw the General Synod pass a motion for a loving, worshipping, serving Christian community to be on every significant social housing estate in the country. In order to mark the first anniversary of this commitment, our friends at the Diocese of Blackburn have invited “as many Christians as possible” to pray for […]
Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent campaign, launched today (Tuesday 4th February) by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Environmentalists, activists and climate experts gathered at Lambeth Palace for the official launch of LiveLent 2020 – a set of […]
I’m recently back from just over a week in Bangladesh on behalf of The Leprosy Mission. Bangladesh is not an easy place to visit, to live in, or in which to suffer serious illness. It is a place of desperate and extreme poverty. The people, at least those I met – ranging from the poorest […]
Have you signed up for our Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) / Benefice Safeguarding Officer (BSO) networking days?
In 2019, the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory team hosted two PSO / BSO networking days, providing an exciting opportunity for our safeguarding officers and other church officers within the diocese to network with each other and ask questions of the DSA team and outside speakers. Due to the success of these two days, and the feedback […]
We have received some reports of parishes within our diocese receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from ‘the parish bank’ and asking questions about their account and log-in details. These are scam calls and we urge you not to give out any information and to immediately hang up the call. Here are some helpful […]
Bishop Donald rallied the support of church leaders in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday (Thursday 23rd January) to join the mission to end leprosy. Leprosy is thought to be the world’s oldest disease, and it is estimated that around 10 million people live with leprosy-related disabilities, including blindness. Leprosy has been entirely curable since 1982, but misunderstandings and […]
The Northampton-based charity The Wildlife Trust has announced its 2020 Conservation Churchyard Award Scheme which aims to help churches to increase the wildlife in their churchyards or gardens. Churches can register for the scheme and will receive an advisory visit on making the most of their trees, shrubs, grasslands and meadow plants, as well as […]
St Giles Church in Desborough enjoyed ‘a Christmas miracle’ during the festive season when stolen silverware from the church turned up in a neighbour’s garden! The discovery was made during a TV interview about the burglary. St Giles’ Assistant Priest, the Revd Canon Neil Clarke, takes up the story: “We were filming a piece for […]