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 […]

An Easter message from Bishop John

An Easter message from Bishop John

A month ago, I attended a service at Notre Dame Cathedral in the centre of Paris, and admired its beauty and 850 year history. This week, along with millions across the world, I watched with horror as flames devoured the roof and wooden spire of that holy and iconic building. Residents of Paris wept openly […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 3

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 3

Day 3 – Wednesday 10th April 2019 The final day of the Archbishop’s visit began with a talk at a breakfast for local business leaders, held in Peterborough Cathedral’s New Building. He spoke about uncertainty in business, and why stability is so important. He said that businesses should be ‘a community within society’, and that the goal for each human being […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 2

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 2

Day 2 – Tuesday 9th April 2019 After a Eucharist service in the Bishop’s Chapel in Peterborough, Archbishop Justin travelled to St Mary’s Church in Grendon, Northamptonshire, where he met members of the congregations in the benefice of Yardley Hastings, Denton and Grendon with Castle Ashby and Whiston, and their Vicar, the Revd Paula York. He spoke on the […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 1

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 1

Day 1 – Monday 8th April 2019 The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, arrived on the 10:16 train from King’s Cross to begin a three day visit to the Diocese of Peterborough. His first port of call was a walkabout and a chat with shoppers at Peterborough’s Queensgate Shopping Centre. He then posed for […]