"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

Hope into Action are recruiting

- by Jill Johnson

Hope into Action are seeking to appoint:

A Volunteer Finance Administrator -Main Account

Full details here (pdf)


Shire and Soke 2018 Annual Forum

- by Jill Johnson

On April 24th at 7.30pm,

Churches Together in Northamptonshire and Peterborough (Shire and Soke) is holding its 2018 Annual Forum, at St Mary's Church in Peterborough. We are delighted that the new Canon Missioner of the cathedral, Revd Canon Sarah Brown, will be talking to us about Mission Beyond Boundaries.

We are pleased to announce that this is a joint meeting with Churches Together in Central Peterborough.

Churches Together / Ecumenism in England is changing its style, and focusing more on partnership with a particular mission directed purpose in mind, and we expect this event to help us catch the vision in our region.

It is open to all, there is no charge, refreshments will be served, and the event will include the brief AGM of Churches Together in Northants & Peterborough as well as Churches Together in Central Peterborough.

If you follow this link
You will find full details including a postcode for the venue, and if you could take the time to register your intention to come it would help us cater accurately.

The appointment of CTE’s new General Secretary

- by Jill Johnson

Re. The appointment of CTE’s new General Secretary

The Board are pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Paul Goodliff as the new General Secretary of CTE. Paul is a Baptist minister and theologian.


Letter from the General Secretary (pdf)


Latest News from Churches Together in Northampton

- by Jill Johnson

Northampton news here


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)


Coming Events

Full calendar of events in Peterborough at

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