Churchwardens help rugby fans get the full World Cup big screen experience

Churchwardens help rugby fans get the full World Cup big screen experience

Churchwardens from St Stephen’s, Carlby (in the Rutland Deanery) helped give rugby fans a cinematic experience by providing a big screen to show every England game during the Rugby World Cup. Around 30 people of all ages got together from 20th September onwards at Carlby village hall, cheering England at every match through to the […]

‘There’s an optimism which was not there five years ago’

‘There’s an optimism which was not there five years ago’

Bill Blyth tells us about the difference that a focus on children and youth has made to St Lawrence Church in Towcester. My wife and I joined St Lawrence Church in Towcester in December 1983, so we have been members for some 36 years, during which time we have seen a lot of change. Back […]

Over 150 people attend the Diocese of Peterborough’s first mental health conference

Over 150 people attend the Diocese of Peterborough’s first mental health conference

Over 150 people came to Christ the King in Kettering on Saturday 19 October for ‘Mental Health: Healing and Ministry – Binding up the Brokenhearted’ – a mental health conference organised by The St Andrew’s Healthcare Chaplaincy, in partnership with the Diocesan Healing Ministry Group. Guest speakers were Becky Harcourt – a member of New Wine’s National Leadership […]

A message from the Dean of Peterborough regarding ‘Treasure for Treasure’

A message from the Dean of Peterborough regarding ‘Treasure for Treasure’

Thank you for supporting the ‘Treasure for Treasure’ fundraising event held on Saturday 4th May at Peterborough Cathedral, in collaboration with Hansons Auctioneers. It has taken some time for all the items donated to go through various auction sales, but I am delighted to tell you that this process has now concluded, and a total […]

Is it working? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

Is it working? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

Two interesting challenges have raised their heads recently on the subject of work. John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has said that, if elected, Labour would introduce a four-day, 32 hour working week. “We should work to live, not live to work,” he told the Labour Party Conference. On the same lines, but less radically, there […]

Celebration of Lay Ministry Day sees 11 new Lay Ministers licensed

Celebration of Lay Ministry Day sees 11 new Lay Ministers licensed

The 2019 Celebration of Lay Ministry Day took place at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday (28th September). The annual event saw 100 Lay Ministers from across the Diocese come together for worship, teaching and workshops. It culminated in the Licensing of Lay Ministers service, which saw 11 people newly licensed as Lay Ministers. They were (parishes in […]

Past Case Review 2 process has started in the Diocese of Peterborough

Past Case Review 2 process has started in the Diocese of Peterborough

In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a Past Case Review, which sought to look at the handling by the Church of child protection cases over many years. This entailed an independent scrutiny of the files of clergy and church officers to identify any persons presenting on-going risks to children and young people (a child […]

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