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October 2019

Sunday 13 - Monday 21 October 2019

A 9 day Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine

Following in the Footsteps of Jesus led by The Rt Revd Donald Allister

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a very special experience. My testimony, shared by many who have travelled with me before, is it that the bible comes to life in remarkable ways. In addition, today’s situation in Israel and Palestine, inseparable from the very complex history, is seen and experienced quite starkly.
We will have opportunities to meet, listen and talk to ordinary people as well as community and other leaders.

The pilgrimage is open to all. However, please bear three things in mind: first, we will be worshipping as Christians each day; second, a reasonable degree of fitness is needed, as we will have to do quite a bit of walking, including up hills and steps and on uneven rocky ground; third, although we will eat well with lovely Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food, and the restaurants we use are very helpful and hospitable, it may not always be possible to meet every dietary requirement in the way you might be used to.

This won’t be a holiday, though it may well refresh those parts that holidays can’t reach.  It will be stimulating, deeply moving, perhaps emotionally exhausting. You will almost certainly be changed.

I hope you can join us.


For prices and more information please click here to view the brochure.

The Holy Land

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Refresher Training for Designated Safetuarding Leads NB Northamptonshire schools only

Statutory two year Refresher Training for previously trained DSLs working in Northamptonshire schools.

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

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Challenge and Support Getting the Balance Right

What is the best way for governors to ensure the right level of challenge and support for school leaders to ensure high quality provision?:  Your questions answered.

Oundle CE Primary School, Cotterstock Road, Oundle PE8 5HA

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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Dementia and a Dementia Friendly Church

A talk by Revd Dr Linnet Smith which will also form part of a meeting of the Higham Deanery Synod.

St Laurence, Stanwick NN9 6PS

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Friday 18 October 2019

Days of Reflection: Journeying with Teresa of Avila

Quiet Day with Canon Adrian Ling, Vicar of All Saints, King’s Lynn

Edenham Regional House, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 0LS

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Saturday 19 October 2019

Invitation for all Lay Ministers

Come along on and meet your new Wardens of Lay Ministries, Revd Ben Lewis and Revd John Hall. Listen to them talk about how they see themselves in their new roles and how they feel they can best serve you in your ministry. Ask questions and share in discussions.

There will be Eucharist and Tea!

To book: contact Lesley-Anne Marriott by email or phone

St Mark's Church, Wellingborough NN8 3SD

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Saturday 19 October 2019

Equipped for the Task - CANCELLED

‘Equipped for the Task’ is a training event that tells you everything you need to know about the nuts and bolts of running a church (and a bit more besides). With useful input and plenty of opportunities to ask all your burning questions.


9:00am Coffee

9:30am Opening Worship

9:45am Keynote address by Bishop John

10:15am Workshop (1)

11:00am Coffee

11:15am Workshop (2)

12:00pm Ecclesiastical Insurance

                - input & questions

12:30pm Plenary Session

12:45pm Departure

To Book please e-mail Sally Crossley at: giving your name, contact details, church, and then stating which of the two workshops you would like to join.
Do please let us know if you have mobility problems.

Alternatively complete and send the Booking Form, on the reverse of the flyer below, to Sally at the address given. Thank you.

St Peter & St Andrew, Corby, NN18 0EH

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Saturday 19 October 2019

The Wandering Minstrels sing Gilbert & Sullivan

A welcome return from The Wandering Minstrels whose superb singing & acting brings the songs and music of Gilbert & Sullivan to life.

This Anniversary Concert is not only a fundraiser but is also in memory of Harry and Gwen Hurst as their son, Tim Hurst-Brown, is one of the singers. We are planning that this Concert launches an Organ Fund for a new organ dedicated to this couple who were so dedicated in their work and ministry at St Paul's for many, many years.

St Paul's Church, New England, Peterborough PE1 2PA

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Saturday 19 October 2019

Binding up the Brokenhearted

A Practical Day of Resourcing your Church with guest speaker Becky Harcourt - Author of ‘Walking on Water’

We will also be exploring the following workshops:
• Emotional Healing
• Wellbeing Cafes
• Parish Healing Ministry Course
• Churches as places of healing

Bring your own packed lunch. Beverages will be available

Christ the King, Deeble Road, Kettering NN15 7AA

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Monday 21 October 2019

ROC (Redeeming Our Communities): RAUNDS & RUSHDEN


Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Roles & Responsibilities for New Church School Governors

What are the special features of church school governance? An introduction for all governors in church schools.

Oundle CE Primary School, Cotterstock Road, Oundle PE8 5HA

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Gender Variance and Pastoral Care

Speaker: Susannah Cornwall is Senior Lecturer in Constructive Theologies at the University of Exeter. She leads the Modelling Transgender Spiritual Care project in partnership with the West of England NHS Specialist Gender Identity Clinic.

How can Christians best respond to gender-variant, trans and nonbinary people? This day gives an opportunity to reflect on recent social and medical trends in the care of people going through gender transition. We will explore some biblical and theological responses to gender variance, including examples of both conservative and liberal responses and engaging closely with trans Christians’ experiences and testimonies. Finally, we will explore gender variance and church policy, looking at some practicalities surrounding matters such as welcomes and celebrations, naming liturgies, and implications for individuals' journeys of discernment for ordained or other ministry.

Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD. Parking is limited so please car share if possible or/and park if need be up at the nearby hotel and walk to Bouverie.

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Saturday 26 October 2019

Magnitude & Melody Concert

The sound of Hereford Cathedral Organ with Harborough Singers.

Featuring a selection of extraordinary music for choir and organ from both sides of the Channel, including Vierne’s ‘Messe Solennelle ’ and pieces by Widor, Stanford, Parry, Elgar and others.

Musical Director: Charlie Penn
Organist: Andrew King

St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington LE15 9LN

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Saturday 26 October 2019

How to bring Bible Stories alive in schools

A training event for anyone interested in learning more about Open The Book.

Suitable to total beginners and those who have been doing it for a while, this brilliant resource will take you through the steps to tell great bible stories in schools that the children will love and the teachers thank you for.

The event is led by Julie Jefferies - National Head of Open The Book who will lead us through the steps and having a go ourselves. There will also be a forum for experienced OTB people to compare notes, and ideas about further developing their OTB and school's engagement - led by Rev Charlie Nobbs.

St Mary's Church Hall, High Street, Rushden NN10 0QE

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