Tag Archives: Peterborough Cathedral

Through the Arched Window: People, Prayer and Proclaiming Saving Love

My return from Sabbatical has been somewhat bumpy. I had hoped for a gentle re-entry but with footballs through stained glass windows at St John’s and then a gargoyle falling from the church tower punching a hole in the roof, … Continue reading

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Cathedral Core Values: 1 – Generosity

If you want to build a house the first thing to do is to dig the foundations. Without good, solid and secure foundations the rest of the structure will not be stable and there will be a danger of subsidence … 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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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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Vanity of Vanities and the not so pessimistic preacher

If I start to talk about money, what sound track comes to mind? For those whose musical taste naturally goes to the 1970s and 80s it might be Pink Floyd’s 1973 song ‘Money’ with its characteristic sound of a ringing … Continue reading

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Stat Crux Dum Volvitur Orbis

Suspended from the ceiling in the centre of the nave of Peterborough Cathedral hangs Frank Roper’s ‘Crucifixion’. It is a commanding and striking presence in the cathedral. It is fifteen feet high and weighs more than half a ton. The … Continue reading

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