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 […]

COVD-19 scam alert

COVD-19 scam alert

We have been informed by the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board of the following scam: “Some people have received calls from somebody claiming to be from Public Health England, asking residents if they have received their letter from the government and then asking if they have support from family and friends, and trying to obtain personal […]

Christians worldwide are asked to pray the Lord’s Prayer at 11am today

Christians worldwide are asked to pray the Lord’s Prayer at 11am today

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby is backing a call from the Pope for Christians across the world to join in saying the Lord’s Prayer today (Wednesday 25th March) as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Pope Francis has invited Christian leaders and congregations worldwide to pray the Lord’s Prayer simultaneously at noon […]