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

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Sing Resurrection Hymns

Easter Sunday 2020 will be an Easter Sunday like no other before it.

We cannot sing the great Easter hymns inside our churches, but we can sing them in this way…
At 10am on Easter Sunday April 12th we call on all who want to celebrate the resurrection to go outside and sing Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine be the Glory at the top of their voices!

You could sing them…
in your garden
in your street
like an Italian from your balcony!
on your permitted daily walk in your local park by the sea or by a lake

...all of course keeping safe spatial distance. Read More here

This is to let you know that, in view of the situation with coronavirus, all of the events listed below have been cancelled. Please let people in your churches know.

Please take the opportunity to pray at home when the service would have taken place. Physically we may not be able to meet but spiritually we can.

Hopefully things will get back to normal again before too long.

The following planned events have now been cancelled:

1) April Prayer Breakfast, Saturday 4th April 2020 at 8am at St Marks Church. Cancelled

2) Palm Sunday Service in All Souls Church garden, Sunday 5th April 2020 at 3pm. Cancelled

3) Good Friday Walk of Witness, Friday 10th April 2020, leaving Stanley Recreation
Ground at 10am and followed by a short service in Cathedral Square. Cancelled

4) Easter Morning Sunrise Service in Central Park,
Sunday, 12th April 2020 at 6.30am Cancelled

5) HOPE4Peterborough & Churches Together Shire & Soke (Northampton,
Peterborough & Rutland) Come and join with Christians from around the
County on Monday 20th April 2020 for an evening of Prayer & Worship in
Peterborough Cathedral Cancelled

6) Churches Together in Central Peterborough - Annual General
Meeting (followed by presentation and discussion on ways of getting to know each other better through serving the community. Tuesday 28th April 2020 at 7.30pm (refreshments available from 7pm) at St Marks Church. Cancelled

Thank you

Caroline Hutchings 21 March 2020

County Ecumenical Development

Churches Together Shire &
Soke (Northampton, Peterborough & Rutland)

A Prayer for the World Situation:

God of all hope we call on you today.
We pray for those who are living in fear:
Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, 
fear of other’s reactions to them.
May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.
We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty.
For those people who are worried about attending worship.
For those needing to make decisions 
in order to care for others
For those who will feel more isolated 
by not being able to attend.
Grant us your wisdom.
Holy God, we remember that you have promised that
Nothing will separate us from your love –
demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.
Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.

Print this prayer (pdf)

Print this Viral Kindness Postcard (below) to use in your community (pdf)

kindness postcard

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2020 Prayer Planner

- by Jill Johnson

Prayer Planner for 2020 from Hope (pdf)


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- by Jill Johnson

Prayer Guide for Peterborough Charities.

Peterborough Prayer Guide March 2020.pdf


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