A National Day of Prayer and Action for this Sunday (22nd March)

A National Day of Prayer and Action for this Sunday (22nd March)

The Presidents of Churches Together in England have issued a call to prayer in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is for all churches and people of prayer to join on Sunday 22nd March – Mothering Sunday. They write…. This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, we are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer […]

Bishop’s Bulletin No 1 – To the Licensed Clergy of Peterborough Diocese

Bishop’s Bulletin No 1 – To the Licensed Clergy of Peterborough Diocese

16 March 2020 Dear friends Introduction In these challenging times, I think we need more regular communication than my occasional letters. This bulletin is likely to appear weekly during the Covid-19 crisis, and will go to our licensed clergy (including curates, chaplains, assistant and associate priests, but not those with permission to officiate), copied to […]

Parish Safeguarding Networking Day is cancelled for 21st March

Parish Safeguarding Networking Day is cancelled for 21st March

A MESSAGE FROM BEV HUFF (DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING OFFICER) It is with regret that I am cancelling the Parish Safeguarding Networking Day for this Saturday (21st March). This is due to the ongoing situation around coronavirus, which clearly is a very fast moving situation. I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. There is […]

Diocesan Synod is cancelled on Saturday 21st March

Diocesan Synod is cancelled on Saturday 21st March

A MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESAN SECRETARY To all Synod members With regret, I advise that the meeting of Diocesan Synod to be held on Saturday 21st March 2020 is cancelled. As there is no vital business to transact, it is felt unwise to bring everyone together at this point. We will be looking for opportunities […]

A true pioneer

A true pioneer

Claire Reetz, one of the Diocesan Missioners for the Gen2 Project, is currently studying for a diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission at Church Mission Society in Oxford, as part of their Pioneer Mission Leadership Training course. Claire recently did an interview for CMS’s Pioneer blog, and we liked it so much we thought we’d […]

Bishop’s Bible Day for Saturday 14th March is cancelled

Bishop’s Bible Day for Saturday 14th March is cancelled

With great regret I have decided to cancel the Northampton Bishop’s Bible Day, planned for this Saturday, 14th March. With a high proportion of older people being present, and with sharing refreshments and lunch for around 300 people, we simply couldn’t comply with the latest advice on the COVID-19 coronavirus. I apologise to those who […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Regulations – a statement from Bishop Donald

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Regulations – a statement from Bishop Donald

11 March 2020 Last month I issued instructions and guidance for hygiene at Holy Communion. Those have permanent effect. This notice concerns the current Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. These are instructions which the clergy and churchwardens must implement, but they are temporary, and will be lifted when life returns to normal. Those giving out books or […]