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May 2017

Tuesday 16 May - Tuesday 27 June 2017

Inter-Faith Skills

A six-week Tuesday evening course exploring our  

Attitudes and fears
to being Christians in dealing with
those of other faiths
through a mixture of
discussion and lecture
led by Sean Oliver-Dee

The course sets our engagement with other faiths in the context of the societal changes going on around us; provides information on the differing perspectives, doctrines and values of the other major world   religions and sets out to enable confidence and encouragement on how to ‘be Christ’ when we encounter and engage other faith communities.

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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June 2017

Thursday 29 June 2017

Understanding Christianity

A set of new resources called Understanding Christianity: Text Impact Connections, offers an approach to teaching and learning about Christianity with units of work and supporting resources from EYFS to Year 9.  It was launched at Lambeth Palace on 26th May 2016.

Understanding Christianity will set the bar for the quality of teaching and learning about Christianity in our schools and academies.  It reinforces the messages we have been giving over the last few years about 'digging deeper' and engaging children and young people with the big ideas and concepts of the Christian faith. The teaching approach is one of theological enquiry, and the units of work support both continuity and progression.

The Resources

These include a handbook and units of work as well as a copy of the "Picturing Christianity" pack and a wall frieze showing the "Big Story" of the Bible.  The resources will only be available to teachers who attend the training package.  This has been stipulated by RE Today to ensure effective implementation.

Understanding Christianity takes places over 3 days.  On day one the RE Subject Leaders will receive the resources to support implementation. Following this, participants must attend a Day Two and Day Three Encounter day.  It is not possible to attend days two and three without attendance on day one.  All sessions will take place at the Diocese of Peterborough Education Office, Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD from 9.30am - 3.30pm.

Day 1 will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017 (Option 1) OR Thursday 12 October 2017 (option 2)

Day 2 will be held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 (Option 1) OR Monday 15 January 2018 (Option 2)

Day 3 will be held on Monday 4 December 2017 (Option 1) OR Thursday 26 April 2018 (Option 2)

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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July 2017

Saturday 1 July 2017

Third Richard Beadon Annual Lecture

To be given by Carl Hughes, who will share how his faith informs and permeates his life in the world of financial services.

The purpose of this series of lectures is to encourage commitment to living out our Christian faith on the front line in our everyday activities out there in the real world rather than confining ourselves to Sunday worship and hosted by Bishop John with The Guild of Centurions.

Open to all. Of special interest to Licensed Lay Ministers, Church Wardens and laity. Clergy very welcome.

Christ the King, Deeble Road, Kettering, NN15 7AA

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Sunday 2 July 2017

12 Open Gardens

Enjoy lunches and brunches as well as plants for sale. 

Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall, NN7 1EX

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Sunday 2 July 2017

Antiques Valuation Day at Fotheringhay

An unmissable day out - BBC Experts will value your treasures in aid of the Fotheringhay Church Appeal. Maximum of 2 items per person to be valued at £2.50 each. 

Also during the day musical entertainment, refreshments, cream teas and Craft fair.

Fotheringhay, St Mary and All Saints PE8 5HZ

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Tuesday 4 July 2017

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

For Clergy and Lay Ministers in the Oundle Deanery

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

St Peter's Church, Oundle PE8 4AL

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Wednesday 5 July 2017

The Church of England Annual Golf Day

Did you know that the Church of England has an Annual Golf Day, in which teams from the Dioceses are invited to compete over 36 holes for a variety of cups and prizes (singles, foursomes, team, gross and net)

Each team consists of 4 players, and is open to anyone who holds the Bishop’s License – ordained or lay.

Over the last few years Peterborough Diocese has frequently brought home some silverware (we are the current holders of the Ecclesiastical Trophy for Foursomes)

The Warwickshire Golf Club

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Wednesday 5 July 2017

Primary Headteachers Briefing

Termly meeting. Leadership development day.

For more information please contact the Education office.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 6 - Sunday 9 July 2017

Great Bowden Music Fest 2017

Now in its fourth year, it continues to present a feast for its audiences. This year we feature internationally established musicians, young talent and local choirs in a variety of genres including classical, music theatre and jazz. Set in the beautiful parish church.

Artistic Director: Christopher White

Mostly Mozart - Thursday 6 July, 7.30pm

From Stage and Screen - Friday 7 July, 7.30pm

All that Jazz - Saturday 8 July, 7.30pm

English Summer Serenade - Sunday 9 July, 5.30pm

Coffee and Chamber Music - Saturday 8 July, 11.30am

Coffee and Piano - Sunday 9 July, 12pm

Great Bowden, St Peter & St Paul LE16 7ET

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Saturday 8 July 2017

Summer Fete at Itter Park

All Saints Church Paston as part of its 800th year is holding a huge Summer Fete.

With over 20 stalls as well as Fairground rides, Free entertainment including Peterborough Youth Orchestra, Zumba Dance Group and Tu Danse, Roman Pottery Display, Art Exbibition and Refreshments.

The fete will be opened by the new Lord Mayor of Peterborough.

Itter Park, Peterborough, PE4 6SN

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Saturday 8 July 2017

Take, Eat, Drink: Eucharistic Assistants' training day

A training day for Eucharistic Assistants.

Please book by : 30th June 2017

St Mark's Church, Wellingborough, NN8 3SD

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Tuesday 11 July 2017

Greening the Church

Peterborough Eco-Faith Network invites you to an evening of listening and sharing, for your congregation to be represented as churches are increasingly taking up the challenge of creation-care and the threat of climate warming.

Friends’ Meeting House Thorpe Road, PE1 1SQ

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Saturday 15 July 2017

Supporting Bereaved Children

Supporting children through bereavement is a challenging yet vital ministry.
This workshop will look at some theories of bereavement, as well as
providing practical resources and the opportunity for questions and discussion.

Anyone who ministers to the bereaved or has a particular interest in the topic is welcome

Speaker: Revd Canon Helen Newman

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Sunday 16 July 2017

Rural Mission Sunday 2017

An opportunity to celebrate the life of the rural church. We know that rural Christians can and do make a real difference to their communities. However, that is not always how it feels; we can often feel overshadowed by larger urban and suburban churches. So it’s important to stop, reflect on what we do and give thanks.

While Rural Mission Sunday itself takes place on 16 July, you can use this material at any time and in the way that’s most appropriate to your church and community.

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Wednesday 19 July 2017

S1 Safer Recruitment for Senior Staff

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bishop's Lodging, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YA

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Saturday 22 July 2017

Take, Eat, Drink: Eucharistic Assistants' training day

A training day for Eucharistic Assistants.

Please book by : 14th July 2017

St Mark's, Peterborough, PE1 2SN

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Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 July 2017

An Exhibition of Embroidery

This exhibition is to celebrate the wondrous talent of the late Margaret K Wright.

Displayed in our church will be the extraordinarily beautiful items designed and made especially for the churches of this parish.

St John the Baptist Piddington NN7 2ER

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Thursday 27 July 2017

Historic Churches Support Officer Open Surgery

A chance for a one-to-one discussion about your church building with Ben Smith, Historical Support Officer.
Ben will be available to provide advice to church representatives about such topics as grant funding, conservation and accessibility, as well as any other church building projects that you are developing.


To book please contact Ben on either the phone number or e-mail address below.

 

Bisbrooke, St John the Baptist, LE15 9EL

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Saturday 29 July 2017

The Higham Organists Concert

Coinciding with Higham Ferrers Farmers Market Day with organ music from the organists at St Mary's church.

Higham Ferrers, St Mary NN10 8BT

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August 2017

Saturday 26 - Monday 28 August 2017

Thorney Abbey Flower Festival

This years theme is Song and Dance.  There will be flower displays in the Abbey and excellent stalls and refreshments on the Green. 

Thorney Abbey, St Mary the Virgin & St Botolph PE6 0QD

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Saturday 26 - Monday 28 August 2017

Yelvertoft Flower Festival and Open Gardens

The theme for our flower festival in the church this year is 'Books and Authors' with Songs of Praise on Sunday 27th at 11:15am.
There will be various sales stalls during the festival.
Coffee available in the church throughout the day and teas will be served in a village garden from 3pm to 5pm.
Admission to the gardens and exhibition is by programme which is £4 per person - accompanied primary school age children are free. 
10% of all proceeds will be donated to the 'Children's Leukemia Society'

All Saints Church Yelvertoft, NN6 6LF

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September 2017

Monday 4 September 2017

Financial Planning During Your Ministry

How soon should you be planning for retirement? Too many clergy leave these questions until late in their ministry. Now is the time to plan for how to afford a good retirement, including pensions, investments, and housing options.

Speaker: Richard Wood

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Saturday 9 September 2017

Music in Lyddington presents Clare Hammond

Music in Lyddington aims to provide music-lovers in Rutland and its surroundings with fine music in a regular series of high quality concerts, and to encourage young musicians.

Clare (piano) won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist Award’, in recognition of outstanding achievements in 2015. She’s also a movie star, as the young Miss Shepherd in the Alan Bennett film adaptation ‘The Lady in the Van’

Lyddington, St Andrew LE15 9LN

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Monday 11 September 2017

Launde Abbey Learn Day

Praying with Thomas Aquinas Led by Chris Webb

Just before his death, Thomas Aquinas had a profound mystical experience of God which led him to claim: “Everything I have written is straw”. Nevertheless, generations since have found his thinking about prayer, spiritual formation and the contemplative life to be inspiring and of great practical help. During this day we’ll talk about the rich Dominican spirituality of this greatest of medieval thinkers, and discover how his understanding of habit and virtue, of contemplation and action, of spirit and sacraments can help shape out prayer and practices today.

 

Launde Abbey, Launde Road, East Norton, LE7 9XB

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Saturday 16 September 2017

Out Of The Ashes - Jazz, R&B & Swing with Gospel Roots

From local gigs and encouraging local Sunday church services, to blogging, radio and TV appearances; Out Of The Ashes comment on incisive topics that cut to the heart of the daily experience that most Christians face...bringing hope and energy that God has a plan for us all.

Kislingbury, St Luke NN7 4AG

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Saturday 16 September 2017

Worship and the Sacraments (LF9)

Two full Saturdays in Peterborough on 16 September and 07 October

This module will examine the key role of worship and the sacraments in the life of the Church through exploring their Biblical and historical roots. It will examine the Biblical basis of worship and the sacraments. It will look at the development of Eucharistic worship, and non sacramental worship with particular attention to the importance of liturgy.

Want to find out more about The Living Faith module here. Click here

 

Peterborough, St Mark PE1 2SN

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Tuesday 19 September 2017

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

For Clergy and Lay Ministers in the Brixworth, Higham and Wellingborough Deaneries

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court,The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 28 September 2017

Music in Worship

How can we use music to enhance worship and deepen faith? Where can we find the right hymns? How can we promote better understanding between worship leaders and musicians? We will focus on these practical matters and also provide guidance on copyright and how to integrate words and music creatively in our services.

Speaker: Revd Helen Bent

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Friday 29 September 2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a young person (8-18 years old) who may be developing a mental health issue.  In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognize those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Topics covered include:

What is mental health?

Depression and anxiety

Suicide and psychosis

Self-harm and eating disorders

 

The course will give an understanding around the issues that relate to young people's mental health and teach practical skills including the ability to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.

Research show that taking part in such a course

Raises awareness and mental health literacy

Reduces stigma around mental ill health

Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with issues

Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

 

Includes a copy of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Schools and Colleges manual - an excellent reference and support resource.

The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Saturday 30 September 2017

Refreshing Yourself in Ministry

Good ministers help others in their faith and life journeys. How can we do the same for ourselves? We will look at some good principles for living life in a rich and fruitful way, including some research into how we can maintain our morale. There will be time for both
silence and for prayer.
Both ordained and lay people are welcome.

Speaker: Revd Graham Archer

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Saturday 30 September 2017

Ethics (LF7)

Two full Saturdays in Peterborough on 30 September and 21 October

This module will give a framework for examining ethical issues and help participants understand a variety of Christian approaches. It will look at the role of Scripture and the role of God in relation to moral issues we face today, and examine issues around birth, mid life and dying. Participants will be invited to use their own context as a basis for reflection.

Want to find out more about The Living Faith module here. Click here

 

Peterborough, St Mark PE1 2SN

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October 2017

Tuesday 3 October 2017

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

For Clergy and Lay Ministers in the Brixworth, Higham and Wellingborough Deaneries

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court,The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Spring Harvest on Tour!

Our Spring Harvest leadership team for the evening includes Lou Fellingham leading worship, Cris Rogers speaking and Cathy Madavan hosting.

Emmanuel Church, Twelvetree Avenue, Peterborough, PE4 5DT

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Saturday 14 October 2017

Including Young People

Young people need your church, and your church needs young people-but why and how? Moving beyond traditional views of youth work, we’ll examine what you can do to include and involve young people in your church, whether you have none, one, or 51. Come and be a part of the conversation and re-imagine youth ministry with us.

Speaker: Pete White

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 17 October 2017

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

For Clergy and Lay Ministers in the Daventry Deanery

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Charwelton Village Hall, Charwelton NN1 3YT

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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Resilience (Half Day Course)

The challenges of church leadership can make it difficult to sustain personal wellbeing. This half day is designed to cultivate resilience and to help support a healthy work-life balance. You will be helped to develop strategies to manage and reduce stress, and to develop a personal resilience plan.

Speaker: Cognacity are experts in mental wellbeing. They are a highly experienced team
who apply medical and scientific expertise to help clergy improve their psychological resilience and wellbeing. They have worked with many dioceses throughout England.

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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November 2017

Thursday 2 November 2017

Historic Churches Support Officer Open Surgery

A chance for a one-to-one discussion about your church building with Ben Smith, Historical Support Officer.
Ben will be available to provide advice to church representatives about such topics as grant funding, conservation and accessibility, as well as any other church building projects that you are developing.


To book please contact Ben on either the phone number or e-mail address below.

 

Bouverie Court, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Thursday 9 November 2017

S1 Safer Recruitment

For anyone involved in the recruitment of church officers, paid and unpaid, ordained and lay

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court,The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 16 November 2017

S3 Raising Awareness and Responding Well to Domestic Abuse

Anyone holding the Bishop's commission or authorisation, Senior staff teams, Churchwardens, Youth Workers, Others as relevant to role

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court,The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Tuesday 21 November 2017

C1 Safeguarding Foundation & C2 Leadership Modules for 1st Year Curates

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

There will be a lunch break from 12.30 -1.15pm (bring your own packed lunch)

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court,The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Thursday 23 November 2017

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

For Clergy and Lay Ministers in the Rutland Deanery

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Oakham Church Hall, LE15 6XT

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Saturday 25 November 2017

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

For Clergy and Lay Ministers who haven't been able to attend other C3 training modules throughout 2017

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court,The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

More info


Saturday 25 November 2017

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

For Clergy and Lay Ministers who haven't been able to attend other C3 training modules throughout 2017

To promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns and to equip people in relevant roles to feel confident to share with the appropriate person.

More information on these modules can be found here: http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/training/training

This workshop will be presented by Garry Johnson, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact sharon.welbourne@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

Bouverie Court,The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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April 2018

Thursday 26 April - Friday 4 May 2018

Following in the Footsteps of Jesus

                                                        I hope you can join me on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in April 2018. We will visit many of the sites associated with the life of Jesus, including Nazareth and Galilee, Bethlehem, the River Jordan, and Jerusalem. ~Bishop Donald

 

A 9 day Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine

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