Come and See

Come and See

Between Easter and Pentecost this year, the Cathedral and the Diocese are working together on a joint mission – Come and See – to pray and equip every church in the Diocese for growth. Recognising that every church is different and that many are short of money, the mission is based on three things that […]

‘Messing about on the river…’

‘Messing about on the river…’

Two curates from the Diocese of Peterborough will be taking part in a unique challenge on the River Nene over the May Day weekend. Tim Smith – Curate of St Giles, Northampton – and Tom Houston – Curate of St Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer – will be paddling the length of the river in […]

Loss of Direction? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

Loss of Direction? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

I write this in early April, just back from a week of House of Lords duty: saying prayers at the beginning of each day’s debates, taking part in those debates, acting as chaplain to the peers. Brexit has been the main topic, including nearly 12 hours of it on the Thursday (4th April). But, as […]

An Easter message from Bishop John

An Easter message from Bishop John

A month ago, I attended a service at Notre Dame Cathedral in the centre of Paris, and admired its beauty and 850 year history. This week, along with millions across the world, I watched with horror as flames devoured the roof and wooden spire of that holy and iconic building. Residents of Paris wept openly […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 3

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 3

Day 3 – Wednesday 10th April 2019 The final day of the Archbishop’s visit began with a talk at a breakfast for local business leaders, held in Peterborough Cathedral’s New Building. He spoke about uncertainty in business, and why stability is so important. He said that businesses should be ‘a community within society’, and that the goal for each human being […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 2

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 2

Day 2 – Tuesday 9th April 2019 After a Eucharist service in the Bishop’s Chapel in Peterborough, Archbishop Justin travelled to St Mary’s Church in Grendon, Northamptonshire, where he met members of the congregations in the benefice of Yardley Hastings, Denton and Grendon with Castle Ashby and Whiston, and their Vicar, the Revd Paula York. He spoke on the […]

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 1

Archbishop Justin Welby visits Peterborough Diocese: Day 1

Day 1 – Monday 8th April 2019 The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, arrived on the 10:16 train from King’s Cross to begin a three day visit to the Diocese of Peterborough. His first port of call was a walkabout and a chat with shoppers at Peterborough’s Queensgate Shopping Centre. He then posed for […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit the Diocese of Peterborough in April

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit the Diocese of Peterborough in April

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, will be visiting the Diocese of Peterborough from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. The three day visit will see the Archbishop meeting people and visiting church projects throughout Northamptonshire and Peterborough, culminating in a public ‘Wednesday at One’ service at Peterborough Cathedral on Wednesday […]

Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point. Churches are encouraged to host informal café-style meetings over the weekend of 30th March to bring together people of all standpoints and encourage open discussion. Backed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, newly-commissioned […]