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Mrs Charlotte Nobbs – 12th January 2021

The Licensing of Charlotte Nobbs by the Bishop of Peterborough as Diocesan Children’s Mission Enabler.


The Revd David Bent – 10th January 2021

The Collation of the Revd David Bent by the Bishop of Peterborough as Rector of Walgrave w Hannington & Wold & Scaldwell.

You can also listen to the service here.


The Revd Paul Trathen – 6th January 2021

The Institution of the Revd Paul Trathen by the Bishop of Peterborough as Rector of Aston-Le-Walls, Byfield, Boddington, Eydon and Woodford Halse (the Fiveways Benefice).

You can also listen to the service here.


Paul Stothard – 29th November 2020

The licensing by Bishop Donald of Paul Stothard to the office of Reader in the benefice of the Astwell Group of Parishes.

You can also listen to the service here.


The Revd Annabel Copeland – 22nd November 2020

The Licensing of the Revd Annabel Copeland by the Bishop of Peterborough as Associate Vicar of Oundle with Ashton and Benefield with Glapthorn.

You can also listen to the service here.


The Revd Paul Frost – 22nd November 2020

The Licensing of the Revd Paul Frost by the Bishop of Peterborough as Priest in Charge of Gretton.

You can also listen to the service here.


The licensing of Tessa Oram – 10th November 2020

The Licensing of Tessa Oram as Diocesan Lay Vocations Officer for the Archdeaconry of Oakham. Tessa will be working alongside Revd Chris Peck, the Diocesan Lay Vocations Officer for the Archdeaconry of Northampton.

You can also listen to the service here.


The Revd Helena del Pino – 8th November 2020

The Collation of the Revd Helena del Pino by the Bishop of Peterborough as Vicar of Holy Spirit Bretton.

You can also listen to the service here.


The Revd Malcolm Ingham – 28th October 2020

The Collation of the Revd Malcolm Ingham by the Bishop of Peterborough as Interim Rector of Badby w Newnham & Charwelton w Fawsley & Preston Capes (The Knightley Benefice).


The Revd David Reith – 25th October 2020

The Collation of the Revd David Reith by the Bishop of Peterborough as Interim Rector of Brixworth with Holcot.

You can also listen to this Collation service here.


The Revd Morna Simpson – 11th October 2020

The Institution of the Revd Morna Simpson by the Bishop of Peterborough as Rector of Yardley Hastings, Denton & Grendon with Castle Ashby & Whiston.

You can also listen to this Institution service here.


The Licensing of Lay Ministers – 26th September 2020

Bishop Donald licensed the following 10 candidates from across the diocese to be lay ministers:

Val Carpenter (Clipston, Haselbech, Kelmarsh, Marston Trussell, Naseby, Sibbertoft and Welford)

Jessica Cotton (Wellingborough St. Andrew and St. Barnabas)

Sue Donnelly (Roade, Ashton, Courteenhall and Hartwell)

Louise Foote (Oundle with Ashton and Benefield with Glapthorn)

Paul Foster (Northampton Emmanuel)

Yvonne Head (Wellingborough St. Andrew and St. Barnabas)

Sarah Howard (Weston Favell)

Ginny Pledger (Raunds, Hargrave, Ringstead and Stanwick)

Alan Ridley (All Saints, Kettering)

Judy Whitmore (Kingsthorpe)


Ruth Compton – 23rd September 2020

The licensing by Bishop Donald of Ruth Compton to the office of Reader in the parish of St Peter’s Rushden.


Timothy Jeffery – 12th July 2020

The admission and licensing by Bishop Donald of Timothy Jeffery to the office of Reader in the parishes of Desborough, Brampton Ash, Dingley and Braybrooke.

You can also listen to the service here.


Elizabeth Taylor – 12th July 2020

The licensing by Bishop Donald of Elizabeth Taylor to the office of Reader in the parishes of Weedon Bec with Everdon and Dodford.

You can also listen to the service here.


Mrs Caroline Hawkins – 28th June 2020

The admission and licensing by Bishop Donald of Caroline Hawkins to the office of Reader in the parish of Oundle with Ashton and Benefield with Glapthorn.

You can also listen to the service here.


The Revd Dr Donald McFadyen – 7th June 2020

Licensing of The Revd Dr Donald McFadyen as Vicar (half-time) of Warmington, Cotterstock, Fotheringhay, Southwick and Tansor by Bishop Donald.

You can also listen to the service here.