Acts 4 35, Simple and it works

Acts 4 35, Simple and it works

5 years on, 5,000 people helped, half a million pounds gone directly to those who need it.  Plenty of reason to celebrate, something Acts 435 did recently with two key groups of people who make the scheme work: the advocates and the donors. Advocates are based at local churches (and some charities) and post requests […]

Luke Smith – Front Desk Co-ordinator

Luke Smith – Front Desk Co-ordinator

By Karen Setchfield Luke warmly welcomes visitors to the Diocesan Office, Peterborough.  Luke is an essential part of our team he answers our main phone line, takes meeting room bookings, uploads content such as events, clergy and staff appointments to our Website and also deals with any queries concerning the Website.  To log an issue […]

Communications Assistant for the Diocese- Meet Karen

Communications Assistant for the Diocese- Meet Karen

By Luke Smith Karen is a vital part to the communications team here at the diocesan office in Peterborough. Karen’s main role within the diocese is to take on the mammoth task of the directory, keeping the database up-to-date as well as the sending of the pink Parish Detail Forms.  You may also have been in contact with her […]

Christenings – a positive choice

Christenings – a positive choice

Each week there are more than 2,200 Church of England christenings across the country, attended by an estimated quarter of a million people. Research for the Archbishops’ Council has shown what makes parents decide to have a christening.  89% said that it was an essential foundation for life, giving their child a good start in […]

New chaplain for General Synod

New chaplain for General Synod

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Michael Gisbourne, Vicar of Scotforth St Paul in the Diocese of Blackburn as Chaplain to the General Synod for the next five year session. The Chaplain, working on a voluntary basis, will co-ordinate a team of volunteers drawn from Synod […]

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 […]

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 […]

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