Statement from the Diocese of Peterborough regarding the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Statement from the Diocese of Peterborough regarding the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

On 9th May 2019, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published its report into the Anglican Church, based on its case studies last year of the Diocese of Chichester and the response to allegations against the former Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball. The 252-page report makes five recommendations about a range of issues. The report states […]

Revd Neil Tyrer appointed as Kettering General Hospital’s Lead Chaplain

Revd Neil Tyrer appointed as Kettering General Hospital’s Lead Chaplain

Kettering General Hospital has officially welcomed Revd Neil Tyrer as its Lead Chaplain, in a service held in the hospital’s Chapel of Peace. The service was conducted by the Bishop of Brixworth, the Rt Revd John Holbrook, who officially licenced Neil to begin in his role. Neil brings a wealth of experience to the role from […]

Thy Kingdom Come 2019 is coming!

Thy Kingdom Come 2019 is coming!

Thy Kingdom Come 2019 is getting underway at the end of this month (30th May to 9th June). For those who don’t know, Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, lasting from Ascension to Pentecost, which aims to encourage Christians to pray for people to find faith in Jesus. This helpful animation gives more details of about the event: Within […]

A safeguarding statement following Monday’s BBC Panorama programme

A safeguarding statement following Monday’s BBC Panorama programme

The BBC Panorama programme, ‘Scandal in the Church of England’, was shown on Monday 29th April. It featured interviews with survivors of church-related abuse, and revealed failures by the Church of England in handling past allegations and concerns about abuse. The Church’s lead safeguarding bishop issued a personal statement immediately after the programme. We would like to take […]

Come and See

Come and See

Between Easter and Pentecost this year, the Cathedral and the Diocese are working together on a joint mission – Come and See – to pray and equip every church in the Diocese for growth. Recognising that every church is different and that many are short of money, the mission is based on three things that […]

‘Messing about on the river…’

‘Messing about on the river…’

Two curates from the Diocese of Peterborough will be taking part in a unique challenge on the River Nene over the May Day weekend. Tim Smith – Curate of St Giles, Northampton – and Tom Houston – Curate of St Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer – will be paddling the length of the river in […]

Loss of Direction? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

Loss of Direction? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

I write this in early April, just back from a week of House of Lords duty: saying prayers at the beginning of each day’s debates, taking part in those debates, acting as chaplain to the peers. Brexit has been the main topic, including nearly 12 hours of it on the Thursday (4th April). But, as […]

An Easter message from Bishop John

An Easter message from Bishop John

A month ago, I attended a service at Notre Dame Cathedral in the centre of Paris, and admired its beauty and 850 year history. This week, along with millions across the world, I watched with horror as flames devoured the roof and wooden spire of that holy and iconic building. Residents of Paris wept openly […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 3

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 3

Day 3 – Wednesday 10th April 2019 The final day of the Archbishop’s visit began with a talk at a breakfast for local business leaders, held in Peterborough Cathedral’s New Building. He spoke about uncertainty in business, and why stability is so important. He said that businesses should be ‘a community within society’, and that the goal for each human being […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 2

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 2

Day 2 – Tuesday 9th April 2019 After a Eucharist service in the Bishop’s Chapel in Peterborough, Archbishop Justin travelled to St Mary’s Church in Grendon, Northamptonshire, where he met members of the congregations in the benefice of Yardley Hastings, Denton and Grendon with Castle Ashby and Whiston, and their Vicar, the Revd Paula York. He spoke on the […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 1

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 1

Day 1 – Monday 8th April 2019 The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, arrived on the 10:16 train from King’s Cross to begin a three day visit to the Diocese of Peterborough. His first port of call was a walkabout and a chat with shoppers at Peterborough’s Queensgate Shopping Centre. He then posed for […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit the Diocese of Peterborough in April

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit the Diocese of Peterborough in April

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, will be visiting the Diocese of Peterborough from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. The three day visit will see the Archbishop meeting people and visiting church projects throughout Northamptonshire and Peterborough, culminating in a public ‘Wednesday at One’ service at Peterborough Cathedral on Wednesday […]

Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point. Churches are encouraged to host informal café-style meetings over the weekend of 30th March to bring together people of all standpoints and encourage open discussion. Backed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, newly-commissioned […]

Times and Seasons – a reflection from the Dean of Peterborough

Times and Seasons – a reflection from the Dean of Peterborough

Easter is late this year. Busy clergy might think it’s always a bit too close for comfort, but if we have taken seriously the call to use Lent constructively – for disciplined reflection, self-examination and spiritual renewal – we might be longing to embrace that sense of joy that Easter speaks of. And if we […]

Auctioneer Charles Hanson to run ‘Treasure for Treasure’ at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 4th May

Auctioneer Charles Hanson to run ‘Treasure for Treasure’ at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 4th May

Fans of TV antiques shows will love this! TV personality and auctioneer Charles Hanson is coming to Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 4th May to run Treasure for Treasure. At this free event, people are invited to bring and donate unwanted items of jewellery or small, portable antiques. Charles and fellow experts from Hansons Auctioneers will […]

Come and See

Come and See

From Easter until Pentecost, Peterborough Cathedral and The Diocese of Peterborough are working together on a joint mission – ‘Come and See’. It is based around The Word One to One, a resource developed in response to questions from non-believers about God and the Bible. Based on John’s Gospel, it can be used by every […]

Statement from the Bishop of Peterborough

Statement from the Bishop of Peterborough

I was horrified to hear of the shootings at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. I stand in sympathy and solidarity with the Muslim community in Peterborough. We will continue to work together for good community relations. On this Muslim day of prayer, may we all commit to pray and work for peace and safety […]

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