Review of the Hawk and the Dove Series by Penelope Wilcock

Review of the Hawk and the Dove Series by Penelope Wilcock

By Shelly Stevenson The Hawk and the Dove series written by Penelope Wilcock has at last recognised in the UK.  Although  the series sold over 70,000 in the United States, it is not so well known here. This thought provoking series centers around Father Peregrine and his fellow monks set in St Alcuin’s, a Benedictine Monastery […]

Vicar bares her sole

Vicar bares her sole

Beverly Hollins is taking The Leprosy Mission’s challenge.  Over the summer the Leprosy Mission is running a ‘Feet First Challenge’ to fund shoes for leprosy patients in Malawi.   The Leprosy Mission of England and Wales say that donations to their Feet first project will protect the numb feet of a person who has leprosy, sparing […]

Prayers for a King

Prayers for a King

Sisters’ 600th year of memorial service for the hero of Agincourt.  The English community of Syon Abbey was founded by a charter of King Henry V in 1415 exactly 600 years ago, to pray for him and his family, living and dead, and for the souls of all the faithful departed.  On 31st August the […]

Luke Smith, sculptor

Luke Smith, sculptor

In every Cross Keys we look for a Hidden Treasure from across the Diocese of Peterborough.   We found one right under our noses, Luke Smith. Luke has been working in the Diocesan office since 2004 starting as an office junior at 16.  He is currently the Front Desk manager and works on the website.  But that’s not everything […]

Peterborough Diocese Healing Ministry

Peterborough Diocese Healing Ministry

A Healing Ministry,  as the Church declares from the Church of England website,  is fundamental to the gospel. “Healing, reconciliation and restoration are integral to the good news of Jesus Christ. For this reason prayer for individuals, focused through laying on of hands or anointing with oil, has a proper place within the public prayer […]

Support for local churches and projects

Support for local churches and projects

Andrew Brown, Secretary to the Church Commissioners talks about the support that is given to local churches and projects across the country, after the Commissioners have published their annual report for 2014.

Oakham Archdeaconry Youth Missioner takes post

Oakham Archdeaconry Youth Missioner takes post

We’ve asked the new Youth Missioner Chad Chadwick to tell us a little about himself: “My name is Chad, I am 36 years old, married to Steph. We live in the little village of Chelveston (Northants) with our 1 year old twins, Jack and Emily. I have an odd array of hobbies that keep me out […]

Burn like a star

Burn like a star

Startburst was a blazing success this year. It was a packed day.  After coffee and chat, Bishop Donald opened the conference leading worship, The keynote talk was given by Martin Payne, a Messy Church team member.  He has written several books on such as Footsteps to the Feast, A Cross the World, Unpacked and Bethleham Carols. […]

Archbishop welcomes training for churches to help people in debt

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has welcomed a new training resource designed to help local churches “play a vital role” in signposting people to free and professional debt advice services. Guiding people to free debt advice: a debt awareness and signposting workshop is a two-hour video-based workshop developed by the Money Advice Trust, the […]

Testing vocation for religious life

Testing vocation for religious life

The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield is opening their doors to everyone who would like to test their vocation during Monastic Week from 7 to 10 July. Mirfield’s Monastic Week is opportunity to work as part of a religious community as a monk.  All will work alongside the brothers sharing the common life and taking part in the daily routine. […]

Youth Missioner for Northampton Archdeaconry

Youth Missioner for Northampton Archdeaconry

On the 13 April Becky Wills hit the ground running as the Youth Missioner for Northampton Archdeaconry.  We asked her to tell a little about herself: My name is Becky Wills and I’m your new Youth Missioner. I’m here for you and your church, to help, advise, support, inspire and resource you in growing youth […]

First World War Hero remembered in Spratton

Victoria Cross commemorated. Residents of Spratton last week remembered a young man who was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery on 26th April 1915.  Lt William Rhodes-Moorhouse VC RFC lived in the village before the First World War and was well-known for his fast motorcars and his exciting, new flying machines. One hundred years […]

Peterborough Bishops in Rome

Peterborough Bishops in Rome

Bishop John and Bishop John Flack recently spent three days in Rome visiting The Anglican Centre and meeting with Vatican officials.  This was a return home for Bishop Flack as he was the Anglican Centre Director from 2003 to 2008. “It was very special for me to return to my former residence in the Palazzo […]

It’s good for the heart

It’s good for the heart

AEDdonate have teamed up with Crowdfunder.co.uk and SADS UK to support Community Heartsafe Projects to fundraise for Automated External Defibrillator (AED). AED Donate Managing Director, Jamie Richards said “100,000 people die each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, 90% of those patients could of have been saved if they had quick access to an AED.” A […]

National Day of Prayer for Police

National Day of Prayer for Police

National Day of Prayer for our Police is on Thursday 14th May. The aim is to spark prayer for the police service in general and for those who support them.  This is especially important in this time of a reduced force.  These are difficult times for our Police. The National Day of Prayer for the […]

Poverty Sunday: Help Transform Lives with a Frugal Lunch

Poverty Sunday: Help Transform Lives with a Frugal Lunch

Poverty Sunday is a national initiative encouraging local churches and community groups to reflect, raise funds and respond to issues of poverty affecting communities in England. We are inviting you to take part in a Poverty Sunday Service followed by a Frugal Lunch on Sunday 21st June, or a day or time that suits you. […]

Bishop Donald addresses the House of Lords regarding Immigration Detention

From the Standard  On 26th March 2015 Lord Lloyd of Berwick led a short debate, “to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom, published on 3 March”. The Bishop of Peterborough, Rt Revd Donald Allister, spoke in the […]

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