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September 2019

Monday 2 September 2019

ROC (Redeeming Our Communities): RAUNDS & RUSHDEN

Groups are currently working on family support, elderly isolation, youth engagement and homelessness. Others are welcome to get involved too - All welcome

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Tuesday 3 September 2019

Financial Planning During your Ministry & Beyond

Speakers: Subject experts from The Church of England Pensions Board, clergy pension and housing teams; plus independent financial advisers from Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services.

This session is aimed at helping clergy (and their partners) demystify financial matters and helping you plan for your financial future no matter how far you may be from retirement. The speakers will address personal financial planning issues and questions that in their experience face most clergy, the key themes of the session centre around:

  • General financial planning hints and tips
  • The importance of planning ahead
  • Housing options including how the church can help and buying property (or remortgaging) during your ministry
  • What to expect from the clergy pension scheme and considering the options for saving more
  • Protecting your family
  • Saving & investing hints and tips including tax efficiency, investment risks and ethical investment options
  • Answering your financial questions (questions from the audience are encouraged)

During and after lunch, there will be an opportunity to meet one to one with any of the speakers for personal advice. If you would like to arrange a meeting in advance, please let us know when you book your place. 

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 7 September 2019

Quirky Stories & Songs with Paul Kerensa

Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others, Paul Kerensa’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals. He’s one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause for Thought.

Emmanuel Church, Twelvetree Avenue, Werrington PE4 5DT

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Saturday 7 September 2019

Retelling Bible Stories with Paul Kerensa

Join us for an afternoon of family fun as Paul Kerensa shares his humorous and quirky retellings of bible stories.

Emmanuel Church, Twelvetree Avenue, Werrington PE4 5DT

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Saturday 7 September 2019

Music in Lyddington presents Passacaglia Baroque Ensemble

‘They have played together for many years now and there is an effortlessness about the sound no matter which combination of instruments is involved, there is never a sense of one striving to take the lead: rather the voices balance one another... finely crafted performances from a star line-up’.
Early Music Review

More information about this programme and ways to book can be found on the flyer below.

Lyddington, St Andrew LE15 9LR

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Tuesday 10 September 2019

Gen2 Children's Ministry Certificate 2019/20 Taster Evening

An informal and friendly introduction evening to the Peterborough Diocese Gen2 Children's Ministry Certificate Course (CMC).

For Church children’s workers and volunteers to develop in skills, training and practice.

The year-long course will focus on good practice within the church walls and what it looks like beyond. The expectation for the students is that they will be commended by their PCCs, and encouraged to try out some of their course learning in their churches and surrounding communities.

  • Meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month from September 2019 – July 2020, Bouverie Court, 7-9pm, with an option of sharing a meal together from 6:30pm.
  • Sharing learning in small groups, once a month
  • At least two visits to some good children’s practice venues
  • Two Saturdays on how to navigate the Bible
  • Feeding back on tasks in small groups, or in a 1 to 1 setting

Come along to get a taster, meet the team and find out if this course can help you and your church to grow and develop your ministry with children and their families.

We recommend that you come along to this taster evening with a friend from your church who may also be interested in the course, and (if possible) your minister, so that they can see what you will be undertaking.

Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD

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Saturday 14 September 2019

C3 Foundation / Leadership Safeguarding Training and Development Module

Required for those holding a license, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a Bishop - 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:

This workshop will be presented by Bev Huff

Bring your own packed lunch

To book a place please contact

Peterborough St Mary (Lower Hall)

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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Bishop's School Supporters Training Day 1


A Bishop’s School Supporter helps the Bishops and the Diocesan Board of Education in their ministry to schools by providing support in one or more of the following areas:

¡ listening to children read supportively

¡ sharing their faith story and responding to questions sensitively in the context of an RE lesson and supporting schools in their pursuit of the RE Quality Mark

¡ leading collective worship and helping pupils to plan and lead collective worship for their peers

¡ helping with extracurricular Messy Church or an extracurricular Christian club.


We expect you will be a committed Christian who wants to takes an active interest in the broader life of a school which might include attending collective worship or school church services, praying for the school community, supporting school performances or helping at school events and on trips, as well as supporting in the ways detailed above for which training will be provided.

The Diocese will provide training in the following areas:

¡ listening to children read supportively, using phonics and comprehension questioning to help fluency and understanding

¡ sharing your faith story and responding to questions sensitively in the context of an RE lesson

¡ leading collective worship and helping pupils to plan and lead collective worship for their peers in school 

¡ assisting with extracurricular Messy Church or at an extracurricular Christian club

¡ safeguarding training

¡ annual refresher training in all of the above.


Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

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Saturday 21 September 2019

Warmington Parish Records Day

A rare opportunity to view parish registers, Warmington: A Record of the Village 2000, Registers of electors 1918-1931, Warmington 1939 Register, information on the 135 men named on the Warmington Roll of Honour, Domesday Book. Refreshments available.

Warmington, St Mary the Blessed Virgin PE8 6TE

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Saturday 21 September 2019

Summer Festival and 8-Bell Contest

The bells will openly ring from 2:30pm to 3:30pm at Stanwick. 4pm will see the contest at Rushden and 7:30pm open ringing at Wellingborough

If you would like us to put your name down to attend the buffet lunch at Rushden please let Jennny Ball know on 01933 673483 or

Rushden church hall NN10 0PG

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Tuesday 24 September 2019

SIAMS Implications for MATS

An overview on SIAMS for those in MATS outlining responsibilities for academy leaders, governors and directors/trustees.

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

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Thursday 26 September 2019

Leading Well (Kettering)

An evening of ideas and inspiration on how to grow as a Christian leader led by James Lawrence there will also be a range of related resources being made available to purchase.

Christ the King, Deeble Road, Kettering NN15 7AA - Parking available

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Thursday 26 September 2019

SIAMS Updates for Headteachers

Updates and feedback on inspections so far.  Workshop to look at different evaluation processes and to ensure your school is well prepared.

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

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Saturday 28 September 2019

Peterborough Community Gospel Choir in Concert

Joy-filled music suitable for all ages. Tickets available from Warmington Village Shop or Kathryn Baird on 07701052043

St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington PE8 6TE

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Monday 30 September 2019

Read Mark, Learn and Inwardly Digest

A bible reading on the gospel of Mark with Revd Dr Rob Bewley
Vicar and Mission Leader of the Church of Christ the King, Kettering;
Regional Director for New Wine Midlands and East and member of the Editorial Board of Grove Books Biblical Series.

Drinks provided, but please bring your own lunch.

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

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