New Warden for Launde Abbey

A new Warden for Launde Abbey has been appointed. Currently a senior member of Ely diocesan clergy, Rev Canon Alison Myers will take up the role in early October following the retirement of David and Helen Newman later this summer. Alison said: “I am pleased and honoured to have been offered this almost unique post, […]

Do you have any Wrens in your family?

I’m not referring to the tiny, feathered variety in the garden but the indomitable ladies who joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Specifically, ladies who joined up between 1946 and 1981 and did their basic training at Training Depot Burghfield/HMTE Burghfield/HMTE Dauntless/HMS Dauntless/Reading. Dauntless Divisional Photos is a worldwide project, in collaboration with the Association […]

The Big Ask Survey

The Children’s Commissioner has launched thebigask.uk – the largest ever survey of children in England, designed to find out what their concerns and aspirations about the future are. The Children’s Commissioner have produced promotional resources for The Big Ask, including posters, social media posts and activity packs for children and young people. The survey is […]

The Leprosy Mission – Help save lives in India

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40 Please would you spare 2 minutes to watch this short video? I’m sure, like me, your church family has been completely shocked by the news coverage of the Covid crisis […]

Academics are asking widow(er)s, whose partners served in the armed forces, to take part in a survey to better understand loneliness and social isolation

Academics from Northumbria University are looking for individuals whose partners have died in the British Armed Forces or after their service, to take part in new research into loneliness and social isolation. The project, developed by Northumbria University in collaboration with the War Widows’ Association, aims to understand military widows’ experiences of social isolation and […]

Ringing for the death of Prince Phillip

Ringing for the death of Prince Phillip

People across the diocese may have heard their church’s bells ringing slowly at various times between the 9th and 17th of April. They were being tolled to mark the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Churches across the country were involved. Peterborough Cathedral’s ringing was reported on the local news. However there […]

God’s Loving Care

God’s Loving Care

St Christopher’s Church of England War Memorial Care Home has often been called one of Northampton’s best kept secrets! Set in four acres of beautifully kept grounds, the Home is at the heart of the town, right next to Abington Park. The spacious gardens at St Christopher’s are open and accessible to residents and their […]

Announcement: Passing of Prince Philip

Announcement: Passing of Prince Philip

We are deeply saddened at the death of Prince Philip. A great man, a great character, a great support to the Queen. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are for Her Majesty, and for her whole family. Guidance to parishes regarding the official period of mourning, and the protocols to be followed, will be issued soon.

Media reports on Mental health and child sexual abuse in football

Media reports on Mental health and child sexual abuse in football

Media reports last night highlighted two specific issues – 1) mental health and 2) child sexual abuse in football. 1) Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death. A programme was shown on Channel 4 last night about Caroline Flack. Caroline took her own life last February and on 06/08/2020, a coroner ruled that her death was […]

City charity working at the heart of humanitarian crisis

City charity working at the heart of humanitarian crisis

Churches and individuals across Peterborough have been helping to build Community Hubs in the troubled Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique A Peterborough charity is caring for those caught up in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. National Director of The Leprosy Mission, Peter Waddup, says his colleagues in Mozambique are risking their lives each […]

Announcement: Passing of The Right Reverend Paul Barber

Announcement: Passing of The Right Reverend Paul Barber

We are sad to report the death of The Right Reverend Paul Barber, the first Suffragan Bishop of Brixworth, Assistant Bishop to the Dioceses of Bath & Wells, Archdeacon of Surrey and the former Vicar of St Michael’s, Camberley and of St Thomas-on-the-Bourne in Farnham. He died peacefully at home, with Pat at his side, […]

Farewells and hellos for Launde Abbey

Farewells and hellos for Launde Abbey

Revd Canons David and Helen Newman will be retiring from their posts of warden and chaplain of Launde Abbey in August of this year. They had been waiting for lockdown to be over in the hope of announcing their news to Launde Abbey staff in person but the extended closure of Launde make that impossible […]

Lockdown opportunities

Lockdown opportunities

Emma Kirby, one of our Gen2 missioners, tells us about the unexpectedly positive effects that lockdown has had on her work. Here at St. Mary’s in the parish of Weldon and Priors Hall, we have a heart for reaching out into the community. We believe that it is by making a difference in people’s lives […]

Make a difference: A reflection from the Archdeacon of Northampton

Make a difference: A reflection from the Archdeacon of Northampton

Monday 8th March is the day that the church remembers Edward King, former Bishop of Lincoln, who died in 1910. On my bookshelf I have a copy of The Spiritual Letters of Edward King and towards the end of the book is a letter headed ‘To a Working Man’. King says “The world goes ahead […]

The Growing Faith adventure

The Growing Faith adventure

For the past 18 months, the Diocese of Peterborough has been one of only six ‘Trailblazer’ dioceses within the Church of England to take up the Growing Faith initiative. Growing Faith seeks to bring together the three spheres of church, school and households – in how we think and in what we do – and […]

The words of a mother, the ‘Treasures from a Deep Mine’

The words of a mother, the ‘Treasures from a Deep Mine’

The Rector of Thrapston Parish Church from 1979 to 1989, Revd Dr Andrew Daunton-Fear, is the editor of a special book published this month by a special author – his mother! Treasures from a Deep Mine: Readings for Lent and Daily Life consists of 40 devotional talks by Alison Daunton-Fear, given in England and Australia over a period of […]

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