"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

Donate to Peterborough's Winter Night Shelter

- by Jill Johnson

This seasons Winter Night Shelter will run from 11th December 2017 until 11th March 2018 - this includes the whole of the Christmas and New Year period.

'This winter we are housing up to 8 homeless guests each night from 11th December until 11th March 2018. We provide a hot meal, a warm safe bed and a hearty breakfast. Every guest is shown love and respect and is offered individual support to help them move off the streets. Last winter was the second year of the project; since starting we have helped over 100...'

Donate here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/pwns1718/441773

Read about the Light Project in Peterborough


Peterborough: Hope 4 Peterborough New Year at the Cathedral

- by Jill Johnson

Hope New year event

New Year at the Cathedral 2017.pdf


Peterborough Theological Society Programme 2017-2018

- by Jill Johnson

An ecumenical society, open to all.
President: Rev’d. Canon Jonathan Baker.

Download the Programme for 2017-2018 (pdf)


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


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