A statement from the Bishop of Peterborough regarding Christopher Goble

A statement from the Bishop of Peterborough regarding Christopher Goble

Christopher Goble was sentenced on 11/12/2019 at Warwick Crown Court after pleading guilty to offences involving indecent images of children. He was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment, has a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years and will be on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years. Between 2002 and 2008, he served as a […]

Churchwardens help rugby fans get the full World Cup big screen experience

Churchwardens from St Stephen’s, Carlby (in the Rutland Deanery) helped give rugby fans a cinematic experience by providing a big screen to show every England game during the Rugby World Cup. Around 30 people of all ages got together from 20th September onwards at Carlby village hall, cheering England at every match through to the […]

‘There’s an optimism which was not there five years ago’

Bill Blyth tells us about the difference that a focus on children and youth has made to St Lawrence Church in Towcester. My wife and I joined St Lawrence Church in Towcester in December 1983, so we have been members for some 36 years, during which time we have seen a lot of change. Back […]

Over 150 people attend the Diocese of Peterborough’s first mental health conference

Over 150 people attend the Diocese of Peterborough’s first mental health conference

Over 150 people came to Christ the King in Kettering on Saturday 19 October for ‘Mental Health: Healing and Ministry – Binding up the Brokenhearted’ – a mental health conference organised by The St Andrew’s Healthcare Chaplaincy, in partnership with the Diocesan Healing Ministry Group. Guest speakers were Becky Harcourt – a member of New Wine’s National Leadership […]

A message from the Dean of Peterborough regarding ‘Treasure for Treasure’

A message from the Dean of Peterborough regarding ‘Treasure for Treasure’

Thank you for supporting the ‘Treasure for Treasure’ fundraising event held on Saturday 4th May at Peterborough Cathedral, in collaboration with Hansons Auctioneers. It has taken some time for all the items donated to go through various auction sales, but I am delighted to tell you that this process has now concluded, and a total […]

Is it working? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

Is it working? – a reflection from the Bishop of Peterborough

Two interesting challenges have raised their heads recently on the subject of work. John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has said that, if elected, Labour would introduce a four-day, 32 hour working week. “We should work to live, not live to work,” he told the Labour Party Conference. On the same lines, but less radically, there […]

Celebration of Lay Ministry Day sees 11 new Lay Ministers licensed

Celebration of Lay Ministry Day sees 11 new Lay Ministers licensed

The 2019 Celebration of Lay Ministry Day took place at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday (28th September). The annual event saw 100 Lay Ministers from across the Diocese come together for worship, teaching and workshops. It culminated in the Licensing of Lay Ministers service, which saw 11 people newly licensed as Lay Ministers. They were (parishes in […]

Past Case Review 2 process has started in the Diocese of Peterborough

Past Case Review 2 process has started in the Diocese of Peterborough

In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a Past Case Review, which sought to look at the handling by the Church of child protection cases over many years. This entailed an independent scrutiny of the files of clergy and church officers to identify any persons presenting on-going risks to children and young people (a child […]

A statement from the Bishop of Peterborough regarding Thomas Cook

A statement from the Bishop of Peterborough regarding Thomas Cook

The Bishop of Peterborough has commented on the collapse of the Thomas Cook Group. Bishop Donald Allister said: “I was desperately sad at the collapse of Thomas Cook. All those affected by this have my prayers and deepest sympathy, in particular the 1000+ people who work at the Peterborough Head Office, and their families.”

Gen2 Project: Meet Claire Reetz

Gen2 Project: Meet Claire Reetz

Claire Reetz is one of the Diocesan Missioners as part of the Gen2 Project. She is in the second year of her placement in the Tove Benefice. She specialises in pre-school and primary schools ministry, as well as ministry for children and families. We caught up with Claire recently and asked her a few questions: […]

Burglaries in the Diocese

The Diocese has been notified of several burglaries to churches to the south and east of Northampton in recent days. St Mary the Virgin, Little Houghton was broken into on the night of 7/8 September. On the 9/10 September, St John the Baptist, Quinton was targeted, possibly around 3:30am to 4:30am, while St Peter & […]

Reading the whole Bible in a week to celebrate 50 years!

Christ the King in Kettering is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a unique challenge – reading the whole Bible aloud in the entrance to the church in one week! From tomorrow (Saturday 14th) to Friday 20th September, members of the congregation will gather to read the Bible out loud in half hour shifts. The challenge will […]

Binding up the Brokenhearted

Binding up the Brokenhearted

The Diocese of Peterborough is presenting its first Mental Health Training Day on Saturday 19th October. Entitled ‘Binding Up the Brokenhearted’, the aim of the day is to provide practical advice for local churches to minister more effectively to those with emotional and mental health needs. The guest speaker at the event is Becky Harcourt, […]

On your marks!

On your marks!

This weekend is going to be a busy one for members of Christ the King in Kettering as they prepare to take part in their ‘CtK 2020 Challenge’. A group of five families are aiming to travel from the church to Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 7th September by cycling, swimming, canoeing and running. We caught […]

Suzanne Rodgers celebrates 30 years of working for the Diocese of Peterborough!

Suzanne Rodgers celebrates 30 years of working for the Diocese of Peterborough!

Congratulations are in order for our Finance Officer Suzanne Rodgers, who celebrated her 30th anniversary of working for the Diocese yesterday (Wednesday 21st August). A surprise celebration was set up for her by her colleagues in the Peterborough office, and as you can see, Suzanne was quite overcome with it! Well done Suzanne – what an amazing […]

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