Burglaries in the Diocese

The Diocese has been notified of several burglaries to churches to the south and east of Northampton in recent days. St Mary the Virgin, Little Houghton was broken into on the night of 7/8 September. On the 9/10 September, St John the Baptist, Quinton was targeted, possibly around 3:30am to 4:30am, while St Peter & […]

Reading the whole Bible in a week to celebrate 50 years!

Christ the King in Kettering is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a unique challenge – reading the whole Bible aloud in the entrance to the church in one week! From tomorrow (Saturday 14th) to Friday 20th September, members of the congregation will gather to read the Bible out loud in half hour shifts. The challenge will […]

Binding up the Brokenhearted

Binding up the Brokenhearted

The Diocese of Peterborough is presenting its first Mental Health Training Day on Saturday 19th October. Entitled ‘Binding Up the Brokenhearted’, the aim of the day is to provide practical advice for local churches to minister more effectively to those with emotional and mental health needs. The guest speaker at the event is Becky Harcourt, […]

On your marks!

On your marks!

This weekend is going to be a busy one for members of Christ the King in Kettering as they prepare to take part in their ‘CtK 2020 Challenge’. A group of five families are aiming to travel from the church to Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 7th September by cycling, swimming, canoeing and running. We caught […]

Suzanne Rodgers celebrates 30 years of working for the Diocese of Peterborough!

Suzanne Rodgers celebrates 30 years of working for the Diocese of Peterborough!

Congratulations are in order for our Finance Officer Suzanne Rodgers, who celebrated her 30th anniversary of working for the Diocese yesterday (Wednesday 21st August). A surprise celebration was set up for her by her colleagues in the Peterborough office, and as you can see, Suzanne was quite overcome with it! Well done Suzanne – what an amazing […]

Ben Kirk finishes third in World Choral Conducting Competition!

Ben Kirk finishes third in World Choral Conducting Competition!

Ben Kirk, Bass Lay Clerk at the Cathedral (and Acting Secretary to the Bishops’ Office), recently came third in the prestigious World Choral Conducting Competition in Hong Kong. An international field of 12 finalists were whittled down over three rounds by a nine-person jury – including Zoltán Pad, Chief Conductor of the Hungarian Radio Choir, and Leon Shiu-Wai Tong, Founder and President […]

Ancient wells, living water – a reflection from the Bishop of Brixworth

Ancient wells, living water – a reflection from the Bishop of Brixworth

In June we celebrated the 900th anniversary of the original founding of Launde Abbey, now our wonderful retreat and conference centre which we share with the Diocese of Leicester. It was a super weekend of special events involving our own Bishop Donald and Bishops Martyn and Guli from Leicester. The choirs of both cathedrals sang […]

A celebratory end to the year for our interns and apprentices

There was a joyful atmosphere at the Cathedral on Tuesday (16th July) as the Diocese’s 11 Echo interns and Xpect apprentices came together for an end-of-year worship, Eucharist and celebration service. 40 people attended the event in the Cathedral’s North Transept. Revd Canon Tim Alban Jones, Vice Dean and Chaplain to the Bishop of Peterborough, […]

A joyful day at Peterborough Cathedral for the 2019 Ordination services

A joyful day at Peterborough Cathedral for the 2019 Ordination services

Last Sunday (15th July) was a very happy day at Peterborough Cathedral as the Ordination of Priests and Deacons services took place. The Cathedral was packed out at both 11am and 4pm to see six curates and eight ordinands make their ordination vows before family, friends and God. The six curates ordained as priests were […]

Grendon Church of England Primary School named ‘Primary School of the Year’ at the 2019 TES Awards!

Grendon Church of England Primary School named ‘Primary School of the Year’ at the 2019 TES Awards!

Grendon Church of England Primary School is celebrating after winning the prestigious ‘Primary School of the Year’ award at The Times Educational Supplement (TES) School Awards 2019! The announcement was made on Friday 21 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, at a ceremony presented by Harry Hill. The Diocesan school, located in the District of […]

New Diocesan Parish Giving Scheme is launched

New Diocesan Parish Giving Scheme is launched

Parish treasurers, churchwardens and clergy from around the Diocese gathered in Oundle on Thursday 20th June and in Moulton on Wednesday 26th June for the launch of the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) for the Diocese of Peterborough. Helen Richardson, Chief Executive of the PGS, and Victoria James, the Chair of Trustees, introduced the scheme. The […]

All the President’s Women

All the President’s Women

Jill Cannings, a Lay Minister from Uppingham, is the Diocesan President for Mothers’ Union. She shares her experience below of the recent visit to the Diocese of the Mothers’ Union Worldwide President, Sheran Harper. It was a great joy to recently welcome our new Worldwide President, Sheran Harper, to the Diocese. Sheran comes from Guyana, […]

Come & See Update – 7 June 2019

Come & See Update – 7 June 2019

CHURCHES: – here’s the latest on who’s doing what … St John the Baptist, Chalveston Prayer stations have been set up New photo of the ‘Pray and See’ candle in action   Whitefriars Rushden We have a prayer event every day for the 10 days and then a 24 hour prayer vigil on Saturday/Sunday 8 […]

Come & See update – 31st May 2019

Come & See update – 31st May 2019

The ‘Come and See’ praise and prayer event held last Saturday (25th May) was attended by over 130 worshippers. Here’s just a few comments from those who attended the service:  “We found the service very uplifting and inspiring …” “… lovely, uplifting worship from the accomplished worship band, thoughtful prayers, and huge inspiration and encouragement from both Bishop […]

‘Motivating the Million’: The 2019 Richard Beadon Lecture

‘Motivating the Million’: The 2019 Richard Beadon Lecture

The 2019 Richard Beadon Lecture will be held on Saturday 22nd June, and will be given this year by Revd Canon Dave Male, Director of Evangelism and Discipleship for the Archbishop’s Council. Entitled ‘Motivating the Million’, the talk is aimed at equipping and releasing people for evangelism and discipleship in the whole of their lives. […]

A Diamond Jubilee celebration

A Diamond Jubilee celebration

A special service will be held at St Matthew’s Church, Northampton on Saturday 8th June to celebrate Canon Peter Garlick’s 60 years of ministry. We recently caught up with Peter to ask him about this incredible achievement. 60 years of ministry is an amazing achievement, Peter. How do you feel having reached this milestone? I […]

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