Ordinations of Priests and Deacons to take place this Sunday

Ordinations of Priests and Deacons to take place this Sunday

Those who have recently completed their training at theological colleges will be ordained as Priests and Deacons at two special services at Peterborough Cathedral this Sunday (24th June). They will then service within parishes in the Diocese of Peterborough. The priests will be ordained at a service at 11am (the parishes in which they will be […]

What’s it like to be a MSE?

What’s it like to be a MSE?

For many people, a call to ministry means a 360° about-turn from their previous line of employment. But for Jane Burns, that isn’t the case. After her ordination as a Deacon at Peterborough Cathedral on 24th June, she became a Minister in Secular Employment (MSE) – a pathway that she didn’t know existed beforehand. “I […]

Ordinand swaps the court for the Church

Ordinand swaps the court for the Church

It was a change of direction for Phil Nightingale when he was ordained as a Deacon at Peterborough Cathedral on Sunday 24th June. The 36-year-old is an England international squash player, and a former professional in the sport, but his new-found calling has not been a sudden change. “I grew up in a Christian family and […]

The Great Vocations Conversation

The Great Vocations Conversation

‘The Great Vocations Conversation’ is a new initiative from the Church of England to encourage all ministers, lay and ordained, to have at least one conversation about vocation with someone new every month. Research has shown that people often need others to show them what their gifts are, and whether they potentially have a calling […]

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 […]

Bishop Donald’s week-long residency in the House of Lords

Bishop Donald’s week-long residency in the House of Lords

Bishop Donald was in attendance in the House of Lords last week (Monday 22nd to Friday 26th January). As the designated ‘Duty Bishop’ he opened proceedings each day by leading the House in prayer. He also made two speeches during the week. On Monday, he took part in a debate on the anonymity of dead […]

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 […]