‘Come and See’ – Who’s involved so far

‘Come and See’ – Who’s involved so far

Here’s a current list of the churches getting involved in ‘Come and See’, and what they are planning to do. DEANERIES Kettering Service of prayer and worship for all in the Kettering deanery (including other denominations) on Monday 3rd June. CHURCHES All Saints’, Braunston Praying the ‘Pray and See’ candle each Sunday Ascension Day service All groups […]

Statement from the Diocese of Peterborough regarding the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Statement from the Diocese of Peterborough regarding the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

On 9th May 2019, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published its report into the Anglican Church, based on its case studies last year of the Diocese of Chichester and the response to allegations against the former Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball. The 252-page report makes five recommendations about a range of issues. The report states […]

Revd Neil Tyrer appointed as Kettering General Hospital’s Lead Chaplain

Revd Neil Tyrer appointed as Kettering General Hospital’s Lead Chaplain

Kettering General Hospital has officially welcomed Revd Neil Tyrer as its Lead Chaplain, in a service held in the hospital’s Chapel of Peace. The service was conducted by the Bishop of Brixworth, the Rt Revd John Holbrook, who officially licenced Neil to begin in his role. Neil brings a wealth of experience to the role from […]

Thy Kingdom Come 2019 is coming!

Thy Kingdom Come 2019 is coming!

Thy Kingdom Come 2019 is getting underway at the end of this month (30th May to 9th June). For those who don’t know, Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, lasting from Ascension to Pentecost, which aims to encourage Christians to pray for people to find faith in Jesus. This helpful animation gives more details of about the event: Within […]

A safeguarding statement following Monday’s BBC Panorama programme

A safeguarding statement following Monday’s BBC Panorama programme

The BBC Panorama programme, ‘Scandal in the Church of England’, was shown on Monday 29th April. It featured interviews with survivors of church-related abuse, and revealed failures by the Church of England in handling past allegations and concerns about abuse. The Church’s lead safeguarding bishop issued a personal statement immediately after the programme. We would like to take […]

Come and See

Come and See

Between Easter and Pentecost this year, the Cathedral and the Diocese are working together on a joint mission – Come and See – to pray and equip every church in the Diocese for growth. Recognising that every church is different and that many are short of money, the mission is based on three things that […]

‘Messing about on the river…’

‘Messing about on the river…’

Two curates from the Diocese of Peterborough will be taking part in a unique challenge on the River Nene over the May Day weekend. Tim Smith – Curate of St Giles, Northampton – and Tom Houston – Curate of St Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer – will be paddling the length of the river in […]

Loss of Direction? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

Loss of Direction? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

I write this in early April, just back from a week of House of Lords duty: saying prayers at the beginning of each day’s debates, taking part in those debates, acting as chaplain to the peers. Brexit has been the main topic, including nearly 12 hours of it on the Thursday (4th April). But, as […]

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