"May they all be one... so that the world may believe" John 17:21

The aims of Shire & Soke are to seek and promote Christian Unity and to encourage and support ecumenical activity in Northamptonshire and Peterborough.

The members of Shire & Soke are The church leaders and their representatives from the mainstream denominations.

Shire and Soke is the Intermediate Body between the national Churches Together in England and local Churches Together groups.

The name of Shire and Soke comes from: the Shire of Northampton and the Soke of Peterborough.

Latest news

Job Opportunities in the Hamptons

- by Jill Johnson

Romsey Mill a charity with a Christian ethos,working with young people and families, particularly with those experiencing disadvantage,welcomes applications for two positions.

Full details here:

Job Opportunities in the Hamptons (pdf)

Youth Development Worker Hamptons.pdf

Lead Youth Development Worker Hamptons.pdf

Application forms:


and further information on Christ the Servant King (CSK) church:


Any enquiries about either role, please contact Mike Farrington directly, Youth Development Team Coordinator, on:

mike.farrington@romseymill.org, or 07789 617522


CTE 2016 Review of the Year

- by Jill Johnson

Download here (pdf)


A Pastoral Message from the Presidents

- by Jill Johnson

JUNE 8th

A pastoral message from the Presidents to all engaged in the work of Churches Together, locally, at Intermediate level and nationally

As the feast of Pentecost dawned, we learnt of another appalling terrorist attack in London, the third attack within weeks. It is therefore important that we say clearly alongside our fellow faith leaders that such horrific acts are abhorrent to God and to all people of faith. Life is precious, the gift of God, and it is to be prized.

Read full statement here


Tackling Modern Day Slavery-new website

- by Jill Johnson

The Clewer Initiative

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. It's chock full of incredible resources to help churches engage with modern slavery and take action against it.


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