Ordinations of Priests and Deacons take place at Peterborough Cathedral

Ordinations of Priests and Deacons take place at Peterborough Cathedral

It was a joyful and triumphant day at Peterborough Cathedral on Sunday 24th June as two Ordination Services took place to ordain Priests and Deacons into the Diocese of Peterborough. The Ordination of Priests service took place at 11am, with 11 curates being ordained as Priests. They were (parishes in brackets): Dawn Airey (Wollaston with […]

Ordinations of Priests and Deacons to take place this Sunday

Ordinations of Priests and Deacons to take place this Sunday

Those who have recently completed their training at theological colleges will be ordained as Priests and Deacons at two special services at Peterborough Cathedral this Sunday (24th June). They will then service within parishes in the Diocese of Peterborough. The priests will be ordained at a service at 11am (the parishes in which they will be […]

What’s it like to be a MSE?

What’s it like to be a MSE?

For many people, a call to ministry means a 360° about-turn from their previous line of employment. But for Jane Burns, that isn’t the case. After her ordination as a Deacon at Peterborough Cathedral on 24th June, she became a Minister in Secular Employment (MSE) – a pathway that she didn’t know existed beforehand. “I […]

Ordinand swaps the court for the Church

Ordinand swaps the court for the Church

It was a change of direction for Phil Nightingale when he was ordained as a Deacon at Peterborough Cathedral on Sunday 24th June. The 36-year-old is an England international squash player, and a former professional in the sport, but his new-found calling has not been a sudden change. “I grew up in a Christian family and […]

Starburst 2018

Starburst 2018

Starburst 2018 – the Diocesan Children’s Ministry Conference – took place on Saturday (16th June), with over 90 people attending. The event took place at All Saints CEVA Primary School in Northampton, and the theme of the day was ‘What roots children in the church, so they continue to engage as they grow older?’ The […]

New app is launched to end modern slavery at hand car washes

New app is launched to end modern slavery at hand car washes

This week has seen the unveiling of an app, launched by the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales, which aims to eradicate modern slavery in hand car washes. The Safe Car Wash App was launched on Monday 4th June by The Clewer Initiative – the Church of England’s campaign against modern slavery – and the […]

The Great Vocations Conversation

The Great Vocations Conversation

‘The Great Vocations Conversation’ is a new initiative from the Church of England to encourage all ministers, lay and ordained, to have at least one conversation about vocation with someone new every month. Research has shown that people often need others to show them what their gifts are, and whether they potentially have a calling […]

Receiving Maundy money from the Queen

Receiving Maundy money from the Queen

Jill Cannings – a reader at St Peter and St Paul, Uppingham and branch leader of the town’s Mothers’ Union – was one of four people from the diocese to receive Maundy money from the Queen on 29th March. Here is her personal account of an unforgettable day at Windsor Castle. On Maundy Thursday, I travelled […]

2018 is ‘The Year of Northamptonshire Churches’

2018 is ‘The Year of Northamptonshire Churches’

A new campaign is being launched to highlight the beauty and history of the churches of Northamptonshire. 2018: The Year of Northamptonshire Churches is aiming to celebrate the historic churches of the county, and to inspire local people and tourists to discover these unique and diverse places of worship. The campaign has been funded by […]

The Bishop’s Bible Days for 2018 are underway!

The Bishop’s Bible Days for 2018 are underway!

Over 150 people attended the first of two Bishop’s Bible Days at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday (24th February). The theme of the day – the first to ever be held at the Cathedral – was ‘St Paul for today’, and featured a meditation on Paul’s conversion (led by Canon Missioner Sarah Brown), two talks from […]