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…

Revd Canon Guli Francis-Dehqani as the first Bishop of Loughborough

Revd Canon Guli Francis-Dehqani as the first Bishop of Loughborough

From the Diocese of Peterborough The Bishop is very pleased to announce that The Queen has approved the appointment of the Revd Canon Guli Francis-Dehqani as the first Bishop of Loughborough, a Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of Leicester. Guli…

Bishop Donald’s speech in the House of Lords on mental health

Bishop Donald’s speech in the House of Lords on mental health

My Lords, it is perplexing, given Mrs May’s commitment to mental health, that there is no mental health Bill in the Queen’s Speech, not least given the very strong commitments that were made about the need for legislation and the…

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…

New Life in Kenya

New Life in Kenya

Founded by Christian dairy farmers in 1988, Send a Cow works hand in hand with Africa’s poorest families. Through a proven package of training in farming, gender equality and money management, we help them see the riches in their own…

Peterborough Diocese says: “You make the difference!”

Peterborough Diocese says: “You make the difference!”

1 – 7 June is National Volunteer Week.  It is time to celebrate all of those people who give their time and skills as a volunteer in Peterborough Diocese. Without you so many things would not happen at all. So…

Peterborough Cathedral’s Canon Precentor to retire

Peterborough Cathedral’s Canon Precentor to retire

Canon Bruce Ruddock, who has been Precentor at Peterborough Cathedral since 2004, is to retire from stipendiary ministry in June, due to ill health. His farewell service at the Cathedral will be at 10.30am on Sunday 4 June. As Precentor,…

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray Thy Kingdom Come

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray Thy Kingdom Come

St Peter’s Weston Favell is responding to the Archbishops’ call to prayer this Pentecost with an invitation of a personal time of prayer with God, to offer ourselves afresh to him, and to listen for his voice Saturday 27 May as…

STARBURST 2017:  and Winner of the Children’s Work Cup

STARBURST 2017: and Winner of the Children’s Work Cup

This year’s STARBURST was a refreshing and re-energizing time to learn more about Children’s Work.  About 85 people gathered at All Saints Primary school on 13 May to join in the worship, hear the keynote speaker, and take part in the…

General Election 2017: Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

General Election 2017: Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today. In a pastoral letter to the parishes and chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John…