Thy Kingdom Come 2020 is still coming!

Thy Kingdom Come 2020 is still coming!

Thy Kingdom Come – the Archbishops’ initiative to pray, which since it began has gone ecumenical and international – is taking place again this year. However, due to the current coronavirus circumstances, it will be in a slightly different form. At the heart of TKC is still an encouragement to pray in the time between Ascension […]

Christian Aid Week 2020 goes digital

Christian Aid Week 2020 goes digital

Christian Aid Week 2020 has begun, taking place from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th May. But this year will be a different, digital campaign of prayer and action. Since 1957, the week has brought communities together in action and prayer. Think of Christian Aid Week and you might picture red envelopes through doors, plant sales, […]

Live streamed and online services

Live streamed and online services

A variety of churches in the diocese are broadcasting live streamed and online services in the wake of the current situation. Details of these services are as follows: All Saints and All Hallows Benefice is publishing its weekly Prayer and Praise service every Sunday at 10.00am on YouTube. An electronic copy of the service sheet is also […]

Free hymn music available for streamed services

Free hymn music available for streamed services

The Church of England has released rights-free music for use on streamed services (in conjunction with St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal School of Church Music). Up to five hymns are being released each week, which are available for free from the A Church Near You Resource Hub every Thursday evening during the coronavirus pandemic. The Resource Hub […]

Useful safeguarding information during lockdown

Useful safeguarding information during lockdown

A host of useful safeguarding resources can be found below (in their relevant sections). Feel free to also read the latest edition of our Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletter, which can be found here. Boots Victims of domestic abuse will be able to seek help in Boots pharmacies from Friday 8th May through special safe spaces. You can […]

COVID-19 scams

COVID-19 scams

We have been informed by Northamptonshire Trading Standards that a number of scams have sprung up in the wake of COVID-19. Here are just some of the scams that NTS are aware of (although please note that criminals come in all shapes and sizes, and can contact you at the door, by phone, post or online): […]

Important information from the Church of England National Stewardship Team

Important information from the Church of England National Stewardship Team

You can find some important and up-to-date information from The Church of England National Stewardship Team below. ‘Give Now’ page/button on A Church Near You Developers are currently exploring how a ‘Give Now’ button can be added to parish profiles on A Church Near You , and this will take time (although we hope only […]

Find out what the Gen2 missioners have been doing during lockdown

Find out what the Gen2 missioners have been doing during lockdown

Alex Stockbridge, our Gen2 Project Manager, has given an update as to what the Gen2 missioners have been doing during the coronavirus lockdown. The Gen2 missioners have been working creatively during the current lockdown, continuing to be a presence within their communities. Chris Watts at Christ the King, Kettering has been hosting small gatherings of young people […]

Take part in a vegetable patch photo competition for the NHS and Food Banks!

Take part in a vegetable patch photo competition for the NHS and Food Banks!

The Red Cross in Northamptonshire has devised a special photo competition for charity, asking people to take snaps of their vegetable patches! ‘In the Spirit of the Thyme’ will raise money for the Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenancy Emergency Fund. The monies raised will go directly to the essential NHS services helping hospitals and patients, and local Food Banks which […]

What is your calling? Vocations Sunday is coming on Sunday 3rd May

What is your calling? Vocations Sunday is coming on Sunday 3rd May

Vocations Sunday is taking place this Sunday (Sunday 3rd May) and there is lots of useful information to find out at this time about this work. Please read a message below from the Church of England Head of Vocations, Revd Helen Fraser, regarding Vocation Sunday. You will also be able to find some helpful vocation […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to lead first assembly at National Online Academy

Archbishop of Canterbury to lead first assembly at National Online Academy

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country this Thursday in the first assembly at Oak National Academy – an online hub providing video lessons and resources for teachers to use. The Archbishop’s address is expected to be the biggest school assembly ever held in the […]

Environmental escapades

Environmental escapades

Between February and March (before the coronavirus lockdown), churches, chaplaincies and schools within the diocese were encouraged to share the environmental work they have been involved in – and it had a fantastic response. We caught up with Beverley Hollins, Chair of the Diocesan House of Clergy, to find out more. Do you know when […]

Faith in troubled times – a reflection from Bishop John

Faith in troubled times – a reflection from Bishop John

Three thousand years ago, a person of deep faith wrote – and the people of God first sang – some of the most beautiful words in history: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I will not want. He feeds me in green pasture.” (Psalm 23: 1,2) They voice a confident trust that with God as their […]

Financial sustainability during COVID-19

Financial sustainability during COVID-19

It goes without saying that as a Church, our first concern is for all of God’s people – those sick, those caring for others, and all those who are finding isolation and a disruption to the rhythm of life unsettling and uncomfortable. Within these troubling and uncertain times, many clergy will have a leading role […]

Good news stories

At this challenging time, we all need to gather as much positivity as we can. Please see below some good news stories from around the diocese, describing some of the positive things that have occurred during this time. Two members of our congregation – Christine Hall and Karen Bridgen – decided that with church ‘closed’ they […]

We have a host of useful information and resources to aid you during this time

We have a host of useful information and resources to aid you during this time

Following the Prime Minister’s instructions to the nation on Monday 23rd March, all public buildings are currently closed, including (of course) churches. The diocesan offices in Peterborough and at Bouverie Court have been closed since this time, and will remain so until further notice. Members of staff will be working from home so we remain […]

Korean Anglican Church sends coronavirus emergency aid to New York 

Korean Anglican Church sends coronavirus emergency aid to New York 

The Diocese of Daejeon in the Korean Anglican Church is sending emergency supplies of masks, hand sanitisers and disposable anti-contamination clothing to the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The deliveries are due to leave Korea today (Tuesday 14th April). The Bishop of Daejeon, the Right Revd Moses Nag Jun Yoo, came up with the plan last […]

The Leprosy Mission Day of Prayer – Wednesday 8th April

The Leprosy Mission Day of Prayer – Wednesday 8th April

Today (Wednesday 8th April) is The Leprosy Mission Day of Prayer. They are committing the whole day to God and seeking his guidance on how to navigate these challenging times. We have received a statement from The Leprosy Mission which explains more below. You can also find a list of the areas which specifically require prayer at […]