Category Archives: Prayer

RESPECT – Prayer for Good Debate

A prayer based on the Simple Charter for Good Debate. God of truth and trust, as we pray for parliament* and the agenda before it, pour your grace upon its members to debate with respect, honouring each person, especially where … Continue reading

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Prayers for Armistice 100

This weekend, as I lead prayers at the War Memorial in the centre of Peterborough on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, I will use two prayers which I wrote at the beginning of this commemoration in 2014. The first … Continue reading

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A Space-Inspired Prayer

Tim Peake’s Soyuz Space Capsule has landed in Peterborough Cathedral and is proving to be a phenomenal draw. People are coming to see it in their thousands each day and the cathedral is alive with their excitement and wonder. To … Continue reading

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A Pilgrim’s Prayer

I have been working on the new souvenir guidebook for Peterborough Cathedral – writing copy and ensuring that there is a common voice for the whole text. It is a truly collaborative effort and I think we have produced an … Continue reading

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Places to Be

It was a privilege this afternoon to welcome Antony Gormley to St John’s Church in the heart of the city centre in Peterborough for a celebration of the installation of his three sculptures ‘Places to Be’. These have been placed … Continue reading

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Peterborough 900 – Prayer

Peterborough 900 Prayer God of wonder and new life we thank you for the awe-inspiring beauty of this holy place raised in hope from the ashes and held in grace; for all who have loved and cared for it through … Continue reading

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Reformation 500 (1517-2017)

This weekend many churches will be marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The trigger date is 31st October 1517 when Martin Luther is said to have¬†nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.¬† This … Continue reading

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