Lent thoughts from Chad Chadwick

Lent thoughts from Chad Chadwick

Here is a Lent reflection from Chad Chadwick, Children and Youth Missioner for The Diocese of Peterborough. Lent 2019 A few weeks ago I took my four year old twins to the National Railway Museum in York. The local schools were not yet on half-term, so the museum was really quiet. Nanny and the twins were fully immersed in […]

Lent resources available for 2019 from The Leprosy Mission

Lent resources available for 2019 from The Leprosy Mission

Heal Nepal is a campaign from The Leprosy Mission to find, heal and cure people affected by leprosy in Nepal. This includes reaching them through outreach teams before they develop permanent disabilities, or caring for them for months at Anandaban Hospital (10 miles outside Kathmandu) while their wounds heal and they undergo life-changing surgery. The Leprosy […]

The 2019 Bishop’s Bible Days begin at Peterborough Cathedral

The 2019 Bishop’s Bible Days begin at Peterborough Cathedral

Over a hundred people packed into Peterborough Cathedral’s North Transept on Saturday (9th March) for the first of two Bishop’s Bible Days for 2019. The theme of the day was ‘The Bible and Mission’, with Bishop Donald giving both a Morning and Afternoon Address. The Morning Address focused on Genesis 12:1–3, and in particular verse […]

LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim

LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim

The Church of England is about to embark on its Lent and Easter campaigns for 2019 – LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim. LentPilgrim is a 40-day discipleship journey looking at The Beatitudes – Jesus’ eight sayings from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1–10). The course starts on Ash Wednesday (6th March) and will finish 40 days later on […]

A hope for people who are homeless

A hope for people who are homeless

The staff at the diocese office in Peterborough enjoyed a talk from James Hayes, founder of the homeless charity ‘The Garden House’ on 7th February. Based within the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral, The Garden House has been in operation since October 2018, and is already making a huge difference within the city. Patrick Berryman, Assistant […]

Goodbye Liz!

Goodbye Liz!

It was a sad day for the Diocese on Friday 18 January when we said farewell to Liz Holdsworth, our Director of Mission and Development, who has retired from her role. Liz’s 17 years at Bouverie Court has covered a huge amount of experience, adventures and encounters, so we thought we’d ask her a few […]

Albatross – a reflection from the Archdeacon of Northampton

Albatross – a reflection from the Archdeacon of Northampton

Fifty years ago, in February 1969, ‘Albatross’ by Fleetwood Mac was at Number One in the UK charts. It’s a classic instrumental and definitely worth a listen … but not until you’ve read the rest of this article. However, I must confess that the word ‘albatross’ does not take my thoughts solely in a Fleetwood […]

Bishop Donald’s Christmas Message – 2018

Bishop Donald’s Christmas Message – 2018

Healing Our Divisions Sadly, and in many ways, we are a much more divided society than we used to be. During the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014, many who voted to remain in the United Kingdom were afraid to say publicly how they were going to vote or how they had voted. Many people […]

Mental health in the diocese, the Church and beyond

Mental health in the diocese, the Church and beyond

With one in four of the population likely to experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives, work in this field has never been more important. One of those working within this diocese in mental health support is Revd Philip Evans, the Lead Chaplain at St Andrew’s Healthcare, a specialist mental healthcare […]