Bishop Donald in our link diocese of Seoul, Korea

Bishop Donald in our link diocese of Seoul, Korea

Bishop Donald is in Korea to join the consecration of the new Bishop of Seoul Diocese, Peter Lee, taking place on 25 April 2017. While in Korea, Bishop Donald met with the Youth Club from St Bede’s Church in Daehakro.  They took him to visit the ancient city wall, Hanyangdoseong, at the top of Mount Naksan. […]

Dark arts’ of diocesan PR covered in new novel

Dark arts’ of diocesan PR covered in new novel

A novel which documents the ‘dark arts’ of diocesan public relations was published this week. Whatever Happened to Billy Shears? (Marylebone House, £8.99), revolves round Canon William Shearwater, a PR consultant retained by the fictitious Diocese of Southbury. ‘When diocesan directors of communication get together, the first huddled conversation is often about the latest incident that could […]

Record turnout for Bishop’s Bible Day

Record turnout for Bishop’s Bible Day

  This year’s Bishop’s Bible day broke attendance records.  The Saturday gathering  had more than 300 people sign up.  Liz Holdsworth, Training Officer for the diocese and organiser of the event was very happy with those numbers. She said:  “We have been holding steady on 200 people for the past couple of years, but this […]

The Diocesan Synod News

The Diocesan Synod News

The Spring session of the Peterborough Diocese Synod was held at the Bishop Stopford School in Kettering on 25 March. The Opening Worship was led by Brackley Deanery. Bishop Donald gave the Presidential Address, talking about 25 March being the feast of Annunciation, or “Lady’s Day.” He said we often think about Jesus as either a […]

Back to the future at St Peter’s Church, Oundle  

Back to the future at St Peter’s Church, Oundle  

by Steve Cunningham Layers of remarkable ancient history are being lovingly uncovered as part of an extensive programme of continuous modernisation by St Peter’s Church in Oundle for the benefit of the local community. It is all part of a series of six building phases – costing approximately £200,000 – which is designed to develop, […]

Tonne-up!

Tonne-up!

By Revd Paul McLeod Inside the north door of our parish church, St John the Baptist, Abthorpe, lies a large blue box into which local people anonymously donate food supplies that are regularly taken to Towcester Food Bank. Abthorpe has been contributing to our local food bank since it first opened in 2012. When the February […]

Bouquets for mums launches church events week in May

Bouquets for mums launches church events week in May

Mums were surprised by the gift of bouquets of spring flowers in Uppingham Market place on Friday 24 March.  This floral offering, an early Mothering Sunday gift,  was to help launch the ten days of events that the churches of Uppingham and Belton plan for May. How does it launch the festival? Mothering Sunday is exactly 50 […]

New Warden for Launde Abbey

New Warden for Launde Abbey

The Revd David Newman has been licensed as the new Warden of Launde Abbey at a service conducted jointly by the Bishops of Leicester and Peterborough in the abbey’s twelfth century chapel last night (Monday 27th March).  David, the former Archdeacon of Loughborough was also installed as the Priest in Charge of the local parish […]

Church of England joins forces with academia and the City to shape education

Church of England joins forces with academia and the City to shape education

A leadership development programme for Chief Executives of Multi Academy Trusts has been launched drawing on expertise from the Church of England, academia and the City. The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership programme for Chief Executives of Multi-Academy Trusts will be delivered in partnership with UCL Institute of Education, working with Deloitte. The […]

New conference and website will enable ‘robust and creative thinking about mission’ on a global scale

New conference and website will enable ‘robust and creative thinking about mission’ on a global scale

Contemporary mission in South Africa, the Caribbean, Pakistan and Britain was examined and discussed by church leaders at the first Rethinking Mission Day Conference, in London, last Saturday (18 March 2017). The event – organised by the Anglican mission agency USPG – was an opportunity for church leaders, trainee church leaders and theologians from Britain […]

Friends of the Holy Land Urged To Engage In Hope Filled Action

Friends of the Holy Land Urged To Engage In Hope Filled Action

Over 60 Anglican and Roman Catholic representatives, including Revd Paula York from Peterborough Diocese, gathered at Lambeth Palace last week for FHL’s second national Diocesan Coordinators conference. With 25 Catholic and Anglican dioceses represented, it reflected FHL’s ecumenical and apolitical credentials. Dean Hosam Naoum of St Georges Cathedral in Jerusalem urged those attending to engage […]

Churches urged to respond well to domestic abuse

Churches urged to respond well to domestic abuse

Responding Well to Domestic Abuse: Policy and Practice Guidance Church communities are being urged to address the issue of domestic abuse and raise awareness of its impact on adults and children. The updated practice guidance and policy from the House of Bishops, published today by the Church of England, encourages churches to become places of […]

Gleneagles: A Parish without a Church

Gleneagles: A Parish without a Church

by Chris Gledhill When you say the word Parish you often say Church next – not quite the experience for us at Gleneagles Church! We were established twenty-seven years ago by the Wellingborough town centre parish of All Hallows to serve the growing community in the Gleneagles estate and surrounding area.  On 1 May 2013 […]

Bishop of Gloucester releases International Women’s Day film

Bishop of Gloucester releases International Women’s Day film

The Church of England’s first female diocesan bishop has spoken of her hope of helping women ex-offenders rebuild their lives and self esteem in a new short film recorded to mark International Women’s Day. Rt Rev Rachel Treweek talks in a film released by the Church of England about her passion to see every person […]

Bishop Donald calls for assistance for North Korean refugees

Bishop Donald calls for assistance for North Korean refugees

On Tuesday, 28 February The House of Lords debated North Korea and its disregard for international law.  They spoke of the threat to international security by their use of VX, the toxic nerve agent used to assassinate Kim Jong-nam, and the recent missile test in violation of UN Security Council. Of equal concern is the […]

Junior Inspire fire themed day

Junior Inspire fire themed day

Young leaders from Peterborough Diocese, aged between 11 and 14, started an adventure by getting on a mini-bus at All Saints Clipson on 5 November. The beginning of their venture was travel to Midshires Covert for a fire themed day with games, sharing, learning and walking together. There was a bonfire, a wide game ‘Capture […]

Celebration at White Friars

Celebration at White Friars

Whitefriars church in Rushden celebrated 25 years of ministry on 4 September. The church began as a children’s holiday club that met at the Junior School in 1991. It was run by St Mary’s church as part of their service to people in south Rushden. That first holiday club had over 220 children in the […]

Hidden gems from London’s chapels uncovered

Hidden gems from London’s chapels uncovered

A page from one of Canon Clarke's early notebooks showing notes about some of London's Chapels! Copyright to CERC. #canonclarkeproject #london #notebook #history #templechurch #heritage #unseen #chapels #architecture #londonarchitecture #hiddenchapels #hidden #londonchapels #churchcare #caringforchurches #clarke #londonlife #londoner #londonart A post shared by Canon Clarke (@canonclarkeproject) on Feb 3, 2017 at 5:31am PST Hidden gems from […]

Linking with Korea

Linking with Korea

Bishop Donald returned from his fourth trip to Korea at the end of September. On this trip he was accompanied by three priests from across our diocese and a member of his office staff. Bishop Donald said that he was looking for parishes from this diocese which had shown an interest in exploring overseas links. […]

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