New Warden for Launde Abbey

New Warden for Launde Abbey

Launde Abbey, the Retreat House of the Dioceses of Peterborough and Leicester, has a new warden,  the Venerable David Newman, currently Archdeacon of Loughborough. The Rev’d Canon Helen Newman will also be joining the staff of Launde in a new role of Chaplain. David and Helen have both worked in the Diocese of Leicester for a number […]

Clergy Day 2016

Clergy Day 2016

Steve Benoy, Diocesan Director of Ordinands, developed this year’s clergy day.  He explained that the theme of this year’s study day is vocation. He said:  “Vocation is how we can discover and use our gifts in God’s service.” During the past year the General Synod has approved and promoted plans to see a 50% increase […]

A prayer for remembrance day

A prayer for remembrance day

Ever-living God, We remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Calais ‘Jungle’ church demolished

The most well-known and longstanding structure in the Calais refugee camp remained until the end

Calais ‘Jungle’ church demolished

Calais ‘Jungle’ St Michael’s Church: photo by Caroline Gregory  Christians for Calais is sad to report the final demolition of St. Michael’s, the well-known Orthodox church in the Calais Jungle refugee camp. During the dramatic events of the overall camp demolition in the past two weeks, on the morning of Thursday 27th October the group […]

Church Urban Fund’s Advent sleep out challenge

Church Urban Fund’s Advent sleep out challenge

The Advent Sleepout Challenge is a national, sponsored campaign to fund local projects for homeless people in England. Church Urban Fund are challenging students, youth organisations, community groups, churches, and individuals throughout England to “sleep out” this Advent, and help transform lives and communities across the country.   By giving up a night of comfort that […]

Becoming Reverend in the midst of a messy life

Becoming Reverend in the midst of a messy life

For St Paul, it was the Road to Damascus, for Matt Woodcock, journalist and Oasis fan with high energy and low sperm count, it was on the A19 when he recognised God’s calling.  God presented him with an offer he found impossible to refuse. His diary traces how that offer unfolds. Becoming Reverend, from Church […]

Church Mission Society Pioneer Conversations Day

Church Mission Society Pioneer Conversations Day

The line-up for the Church Mission Society’s annual Pioneer Conversations Day has been announced, and includes prominent theologians Dr John Drane and Dr Nicola Slee, and participatory theatre practitioner Rachel Griffiths, whose work includes running workshops in the Calais refugee camps and with trafficked women in India. The Pioneer Conversations Day is an annual event […]

Carve a Heart

Carve a Heart

by Chad Chadwick On Saturday 29th October Peterborough Diocese partnered with World Vision as part of the HOPE Revolution mission to reach out to young people across the Peterborough area. 440 young people and youth leaders from across the Diocese (and beyond) gathered for an amazing fun-packed evening. The Kingsgate Church and Conference Centre was […]

Bring #JoyToTheWorld with www.AChristmasNearYou.org

Bring #JoyToTheWorld with www.AChristmasNearYou.org

This Christmas the Church of England will be launching a new website inviting people across the country to attend local parish services at Christmas. Parishes are being invited to visit AChristmasNearYou.org/upload from the 1st November and complete a simple form no later than 1st December to register their Christmas church services. On the 1st of […]

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Peterborough Diocese

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Peterborough Diocese

According to Macmillan’s, the coffee morning is their biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Groups can host their own coffee mornings in their homes and offices with donations on the day made to Macmillan. Last year they raised 25 million pounds. The very first coffee morning was in 1990, it was such a success […]

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