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 […]

Sarah Brown is installed as Canon Missioner of Peterborough Cathedral

Sarah Brown is installed as Canon Missioner of Peterborough Cathedral

Sarah Brown has been installed as the new Canon Missioner of Peterborough Cathedral. The ordination took place at an Evensong service at the Cathedral on Sunday afternoon (21st January). Despite the snowy conditions, the Cathedral was filled with worshippers and well-wishers – including some who had come in minibuses from Sarah’s previous parish of Daventry. […]

Chris Dalliston is installed as Dean of Peterborough Cathedral

Chris Dalliston is installed as Dean of Peterborough Cathedral

It was a day of celebration at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday afternoon (20th January) as the Very Revd Chris Dalliston was installed as the new Dean of Peterborough. The new Dean’s installation was attended by hundreds of worshippers, including the Mayor of Peterborough, the Lord Lieutenants of Northamptonshire and Rutland, and representatives of other faith traditions. Whilst […]

A new Dean has been appointed to Peterborough Cathedral

A new Dean has been appointed to Peterborough Cathedral

Downing Street has announced today (Wednesday 1st November 2017) that The Queen has approved the appointment of the Very Revd Chris Dalliston as Dean of Peterborough. Chris Dalliston is currently Dean of Newcastle, a post he has held since 2003. During his time at Newcastle he has overseen significant improvements in the Cathedral’s facilities for […]

Celebration of Lay Ministry

Celebration of Lay Ministry

On Saturday 23 September Peterborough Diocese held its first Celebration of Lay Ministry. From 9am until 4pm about 120 lay ministers gathered at the Bishop’s Palace, then the Cathedral, for fellowship, teaching, workshops and lunch. In the afternoon the numbers grew to over 350 for the licensing and admission of new lay ministers and readers. […]

Bishop John’s visit to Exton Prayer Garden

Bishop John’s visit to Exton Prayer Garden

On Tuesday 18 July, Bishop John visited Exton Church of England School to dedicate the new prayer garden, which has been created, by Cathy Dyson (Reader) and a team from Exton. In the busy daily life of a school, the prayer garden provides a space for quiet and reflection for the benefit of both pupils […]

Petertide Ordinations

Petertide Ordinations

Last weekend the cathedral hosted two joyful ordination services.  Bishop Donald ordained ten people as deacons to serve in parishes throughout the diocese and eight people as priests to continue serving in their parishes. At both services, the sermon was given by the retreat conductor, The Revd Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. […]

Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!

Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!

This year will see Mothers’ Union mark 140 years of faithful Christian outreach to families of all faiths and none. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children, they have grown to an organisation of over four million women – and […]

#Washday16—a loving act of service

#Washday16—a loving act of service

On Maundy Thursday every year somewhere in the country you can find members of our churches shining shoes for strangers on our high streets. The free shoe shine offers a way of talking to people about Jesus’s washing of the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper – and then telling them the Easter story. It’s […]