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March 2017

Wednesday 1st March 2017 14:00The Late, Late pancake Date
1st March at Westgate New Church, behind Peterborough Christian Bookshop, tea / coffee with a pancake £2.50. proceeds to the chair fund.
19:00Winter Night Shelter - PRBC
19:30Prayer meeting
Thursday 2nd March 2017 18:30kids club - FIZZ
a club for young folk from age 5 years - 10 years held at PRBC
19:30Leadership Team Meeting
Friday 3rd March 2017 00:00Disability Community Awareness Month
Disability Community Awareness Month
Serpentine Green
Disability Peterborough and Inspire Peterborough have teamed up with Serpentine Green Shopping Centre in Hampton to host the City's first ever "Disability and Community Awareness Month"

They are giving local community groups and organisations the opportunity to get involved by arranging for stands, stalls and exhibition space for groups to use. They will also have use of private space for 1:1 conversations.

They are working with local drama groups to bring themed plays and they will be holding "talking lunch" sessions. All stalls and exhibition stands are completely free of charge

Why not enjoy your lunch while listening to key speakers from some of the exhibitors.

Serpentine Green gets hundreds of thousands of visits each month and this focus on awareness is a fantastic opportunity for people to find out what activities, support, advice and information is available in Peterborough and beyond

The event starts Friday 3rd March and will run until Sunday 2nd April:

Week 1-Sport & Leisure activities
Week 2-Health & Well-being
Week 3-Environment and Learning
Week 4-Stronger communities
10:00Toddlers & Co
From 0 -4 years. To include dress up, arts and crafts, home corner, baby corner, lots of toys and activities. All are very welcome to attend and only £1 per child. The morning includes tea/coffee/juice and biscuits.
10:30Launch of 1st 'CAP' Job Club in Peterborough
Launch of 1st 'CAP' Job Club in Peterborough
CAPjobclub
It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of Job Clubs run by Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in Peterborough.

When: Friday 3rd March for 8 weeks
Where: Oundle Road Baptist Church, Oundle road, PE2 9PE
Time: 10.30am - 2pm (lunch provided)

CAP Job Clubs provide a friendly environment where jobseekers receive practical help and gain the tools they need to find work.

Christians Against Poverty currently run 163 job clubs across the country. Job Clubs provide jobseekers the chance to meet other people in a similar situation, whilst receiving practical and tailored support through one-to-one coaching during our eight sessions. As it stands one in four people who have attended a CAP Job Club have found employment.

We have many remarkable stories of members who have found employment through CAP Job Clubs. Kim, a CAP Job Club member said “Before CAP, I had been unemployed since 2006 and didn't have much confidence. I was scared stiff going to the club but they made me feel really welcome. I go every week and they are now like my family - I really love it!”

All of CAP's services are completely free and available to all, regardless of faith, age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

We believe that the service we offer will allow jobseekers to gain invaluable skills, become part of a supporting community as well as increasing their chances of employment.

If you would like to discuss our service further and find out how to refer to us, please contact Ken Pullen on 0800 328 0006 or email

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Ken Pullen, 30/01/2017
10:30Launch of 1st 'CAP' Job Club in Peterborough
Launch of 1st 'CAP' Job Club in Peterborough
CAPjobclub
It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of Job Clubs run by Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in Peterborough.

When: Friday 3rd March for 8 weeks
Where: Oundle Road Baptist Church, Oundle road, PE2 9PE
Time: 10.30am - 2pm (lunch provided)

CAP Job Clubs provide a friendly environment where jobseekers receive practical help and gain the tools they need to find work.

Christians Against Poverty currently run 163 job clubs across the country. Job Clubs provide jobseekers the chance to meet other people in a similar situation, whilst receiving practical and tailored support through one-to-one coaching during our eight sessions. As it stands one in four people who have attended a CAP Job Club have found employment.

We have many remarkable stories of members who have found employment through CAP Job Clubs. Kim, a CAP Job Club member said “Before CAP, I had been unemployed since 2006 and didn't have much confidence. I was scared stiff going to the club but they made me feel really welcome. I go every week and they are now like my family - I really love it!”

All of CAP's services are completely free and available to all, regardless of faith, age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

We believe that the service we offer will allow jobseekers to gain invaluable skills, become part of a supporting community as well as increasing their chances of employment.

If you would like to discuss our service further and find out how to refer to us, please contact Ken Pullen on 0800 328 0006 or email
Saturday 4th March 2017 08:00Prayer Breakfast
being held at all Soul's church.
10:00School of Philosophy
The School of Philosophy, Cambridge have organised a new series of monthly talks and discussions in Central Park.

Whilst not specifically Christian, there have been many great Christian Philosophers so these talks could provide some interesting and challenging opportunities for debate.

Where: Buttercross Tearooms, Central Park, Peterborough **
When: First Saturday of each month
Time: 10am until about noon.

The Buttercross Tearooms provide a friendly and comfortable surrounding for the meetings which start at 10am and finish at around noon with a break halfway. The park is just 10 minutes walk from the town centre and parking is free in Park Crescent, PE1 4DY

Monthly topics as follows:

September Is it real or is it an illusion?
October What part do good relationships play in a successful life?
November Letting go of the past
December What does it mean to be spiritual?
January** What would life be without any concept of time?
February The power of attraction
March The purpose of life
April The role of love in business
May What is love?
June Immortality-would it be good to live forever?
July Freedom – how can we achieve it?
August Do you jump to conclusions?

** Except January when a difference venue will be advised nearer the time.

For more information please Email: info@cbphilosophy.org or call 0845 450 3688

Website: http://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-the-Park/


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11:00Peterborough Women's Festival
Peterborough Womens Festival - 4th March 2017
WomensFestival2017
Last year Peterborough Trade Union Council organised an event to coincide with International Women's Day. Peterborough Women, Past, Present and Future, was a great success and in March 2017 they are doing it all again.

When: Saturday March 4th
Where: Peterborough Town Hall
Time: 11am - 3pm

The theme for the 2017 event will be Women and Education and there is still time for your church or organisation to get involved either with a stall or with ideas for educational workshops.

This will be a great day for all the family including workshops, poetry, music and much much more so let your family and friends know about it.

Stall bookings can be made up until 19th February. Download your poster here

If anyone has any questions please contact the organiser's direct at: peterboroughtuc@gmail.com
Sunday 5th March 2017 10:00Morning Communion
18:30Evening Worship
Monday 6th March 2017 12:30Fairtrade Peterborough
Fairtrade Peterborough - help us over the line!
Fairtrade Peterborough
Join Fairtrade Peterborough to sample Fairtrade drinks and biscuits over an informal lunchtime networking session, during Fairtrade Fortnight.

When: Monday 6th March
Where: Reception Room, Peterborough Town Hall
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Discover Peterborough's journey to be a Fairtrade City; see how you could help us over the finish line.

This event is open to businesses, community organisations, schools, colleges, places of worship, residents to attend. Only together can we achieve Fairtrade City status for Peterborough

Fairtrade nuts, chocolate , fruit and more will be available to buy from our stall.
19:30Julian Prayer Group
Tuesday 7th March 2017 11:00Age UK exercise Class
Come and join in the over 55’s keep fit.
Designed to help maintain balance,
Strength and coordination.
At PRBC £3.00 per session
14:30Tuesday Fellowship
first Tuesday of the month meeting with a variety of interesting speakers, followed by tea and biscuits. Everyone welcome.
19:00CTiCP meeting
Exec meeting St. Lukes
19:00Chinese Church
Wednesday 8th March 2017 16:30International Womens Day Event -
International Womens Day Event - 8th March
international Womens Day 2017
To celebrate International Women's Day 2017, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner would like to invite all women to a FREE event at Peterborough United Football Club.

When: Wednesday 8th March
Where: Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough, London Road, PE2 8AN
Time: 4.30pm - 8pm

Empowering Women is an opportunity for women to come together from all walks of life to celebrate their contribution to the local community, wherever they live and whatever they do.

From inspirational stories, to the latest advice on issues affecting women today, the event will be an opportunity to network, stay safe and support each other.

Guests are welcome to arrive between 4:30pm and 5pm for drinks, with speakers starting at 5pm.

There will be time to network and visit information stands.

Following the speakers at 7pm, refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
19:00Winter Night Shelter - PRBC
19:00Praying Together for Peace and Compassion
Praying Together for Peace and Compassion - 8th Feb
Peterboorughinterfaiths
Peterborough InterFaith Council will be holding a celebration of the city’s diverse faith community at Peterborough Cathedral on Wednesday 8th February, at 7pm.

Schools in the city have been working with representatives of various faith groups this term to learn more about the religious beliefs and practices of people living in Peterborough. Each school was linked with a faith group and worked with them to produce something that they will show on the evening.

For example, students from Marshfields School have been working with the Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community. They will be performing a song called Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu, which means “Peace will come upon us, yet” It’s a song written by Mosh Ben Ari and is sung in Hebrew and Arabic. It has come to be seen as symbolizing peace and an end to conflict.

Other schools in the city, including the Iqra Academy, John Fisher Catholic High School and St Augustine’s CofE Junior School, have worked with the Roman Catholic, Islamic and Hindu faiths.

Dr Jaspal Singh, Chair of the Peterborough InterFaith Council (PIFC), said:

“PIFC has been organising a United Nations Children’s Day celebration at Peterborough Cathedral for over 20 years. More recently PIFC, in conjunction with Peterborough Cathedral, has linked schools with faith groups to perform at the celebration. This gives the opportunity for understanding more about each other’s faith and culture at an early stage.”

All are welcome to attend the celebration, which will be followed by refreshments. A collection will be taken and donated to Peterborough Cathedral.
Thursday 9th March 2017 10:30Lunch Club for seniors
a lunchtime club held at PRBC for our seniors! entertainment in the afternoon. £5 for a two course meal.
18:30Fizz - kids Club
a club for young folk from age 5 years - 10 years held at PRBC
Friday 10th March 2017 10:00Toddlers & Co
From 0 -4 years. To include dress up, arts and crafts, home corner, baby corner, lots of toys and activities. All are very welcome to attend and only £1 per child. The morning includes tea/coffee/juice and biscuits.
Saturday 11th March 2017 10:00Brookside Methodist Church - for starters
Calling all people who start things up and get things moving - we want to meet you!

When: Saturday 11th March
Where: Brookside Methodist Church, 40 Gunthorpe Road, PE4 7TG
Time: 10am - 2pm
Booking: Via Eventbrite

Come along and hear stories from other people like you who start things up and get things done.

Network with likeminded people
Choose a coach to come visit your project for support and advice
Find out about and sign up for 'Getting Started', 'How to talk about Jesus' and other training opportunities
Grill the team over lunch - bring your questions and challenges

This is a FREE event with donations invited towards the cost of lunch which is provided.

For more information about this exciting event do drop Sue an email.
19:00CROPS The Point
The Point is a monthly city wide youth event held at Park Road Baptist Church, Peterborough. The event is aimed at young people of secondary school age, and is run by The CROPS Trust. It takes place from 7:15pm until 9:30pm and includes worship led by The Point band, a challenging message and an opportunity for response and prayer plus our all new Cafe-Lounge at the end of the evening (with hot snacks & drinks, )
19:30The Last Night of the Proms Peterborough Cathedra
The Last Night of the Proms
Peterborough Cathedral
Saturday 11 March 2017 19:30 - 22:00
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The Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment perform in aid of the Mayor of Peterborough's charities.

The Last Night of the Proms
More information about the Mayor of Peterborough's Charities.

Tickets
Adults £15, Under 16’s £10. Available from Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/mayorofpeterboroughcharityfund
Sunday 12th March 2017 10:00Morning Worship
13:00Chinese Church
15:30florence House Service
A time of praise and worship for the residents of Florence House
18:30Bretton Baptist Church - Who? a new study series
In October, Ray Markham will begin a monthly series entitled ‘Who?’, in which you are invited to come and meet over 70 lesser known characters from the Old Testament, and to see how what happened to them can speak into our lives today.

Where: Bretton Baptist Church, Copeland, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 6YJ
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
When: 9th Oct, 13th Nov, 8th Jan, 12th Feb, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May

On 9 October and 13 November, why not come and meet Laban, Eliezer, Dinah, Tamar, Judah, Korah, Dathan, Abiram, On, Achan, Ehud, Eglon, Barak, Sisera, Heber, and Jael? These encounters will encourage and challenge you, as well as broaden your knowledge of the Old Testament.
Tuesday 14th March 2017 11:00Age UK exercise Class
Come and join in the over 55’s keep fit.
Designed to help maintain balance,
Strength and coordination.
At PRBC £3.00 per session
14:00Crafty Capers
Crafty Capers - a new group aimed at those who enjoy crafts
Crafty Capers
Lots of churches have a ‘knit and natter’ group. Westgate New Church have decided to start a group but wanted to encourage people to bring any craft they enjoy and spend an afternoon chatting, drinking tea and completing crafty projects. They have called their meeting ‘Crafty Capers’.

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Where: Westgate New Church, 68b Westgate (Behind the Christian Book Shop)
Time: 2pm - 4pm

There is no cost involved and you are encouraged to invite anyone who would appreciate an afternoon meeting new people and sharing a cuppa in an informal setting.

Further information from Lesley Moseley (01733 751681) or Audrey Thompson (01733 265932)
17:30Peterborough CWG Leaders Networking Event
Peterborough CWG Leaders Networking Event

We are endeavouring to bring together leaders of Christian Workplace Groups across the Peterborough area in 2017 for a time of networking and sharing good practice. If you lead a Christian Group in your workplace or would like to find out more, please do register your details.

Come along to share stories, be encouraged, and pick up skills for leading your group and increasing its effectiveness for God in your workplace.

Here are the key details:

When: Tuesday 14th March 2017, 5:30 - 8 pm

What: Networking event for leaders or potential leaders of Christian Workplace Groups

Where: Lake Room, KingsGate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell, Peterborough, PE1 4YT

Food: Refreshments will be provided

Cost: Free, though small donations (£5-10) are welcome to cover costs.

RSVP: If you'd like to come, it would help us enormously if you could fill out the registration form below on the www.tranformworkuk.org website
http://www.transformworkuk.org/Articles/483358/Transform_Work_UK/News_and_Events/Latest_News/TWUK_run_Events/Peterborough_Area_CWG.aspx
19:00Chinese Church
Wednesday 15th March 2017 19:00Winter Night Shelter - PRBC
Thursday 16th March 2017 11:00Dementia Walks in Central Park
Dementia Walks in Central Park, Peterborough
Dementia walks
The walks are a joint venture between The Alzheimer’s Society, the Friends of Central Park, Amey and Peterborough City Council, facilitated by Park Ward Labour councillors Richard Ferris and John Shearman.

When: 3rd Thursday of the month from March - August
Time: Meet at Buttercross Cafe at 11am

Cllr Ferris said: “The walks are intended for those living with dementia and their carers, and will be leisurely strolls through the park, finishing back at the café for a well earned cuppa and cake no later than 12.30.”

For further information please contact Pam Blades on 01733 689648 / 07783 012668 or email pamela.blades@outlook.com
18:30Fizz - kids Club
a club for young folk from age 5 years - 10 years held at PRBC
Friday 17th March 2017 10:00Toddlers & Co
From 0 -4 years. To include dress up, arts and crafts, home corner, baby corner, lots of toys and activities. All are very welcome to attend and only £1 per child. The morning includes tea/coffee/juice and biscuits.
Saturday 18th March 2017 19:00Last Ever Dave Waters Rat Pack Music Concert
Last Ever Dave Waters Rat Pack Music Concert - 18th March
Davewaters
Dave Waters' has spent 50 years entertaining audiences across the UK with his music & comedy routines and his last ever show will be in Peterborough.

When: Saturday 18th March
Where: St Mary's church, Boongate, PE1 1TT
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Tickets: £5 on the door

This community fundraising concert will be Dave's last ever one-man music & comedy show and he will have some great prizes for everyone in the audience to win on the evening but you have to be there to win them.

For more information please contact 01733 564889 or email: office@peterborough-stmarys.org.uk
19:30Peterborough Choral Society Spring Concert
Peterborough Choral Society Spring Concert
Saturday 18 March 2017 19:30 - 22:00
The Peterborough Choral Society Spring concert, directed by Steven Grahl.

Peterborough Choral Society Spring Concert
Joseph Haydn Maria Theresa Mass
Michael Haydn Te Deum
Peterborough Choral Society, with chamber musicians, Musica Donum Dei, directed by Steven Grahl.

Tickets
£15 from Peterborough Cathedral Shop (cash sales only), Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336, Stamford Arts Centre on 01780 763203 and at the door. Under 16s free.
Sunday 19th March 2017 10:00Morning Worship
11:00Sundays out
18:30Evening Communion
Tuesday 21st March 2017 11:00Age UK exercise Class
Come and join in the over 55’s keep fit.
Designed to help maintain balance,
Strength and coordination.
At PRBC £3.00 per session
13:00Tuesdays Till Two - Eleanor Turner (Harp) 21st March
Tuesdays Till Two - Eleanor Turner (Harp) 21st March
EleanorTurner
In the first of a short season of concerts in the run up to Easter, harpist Eleanor Turner will perform music from her wide ranging repertoire including two pieces composed by women, (one from the court of Louis XIV), music composed for films, and some well loved classics.

When: Tuesday 21st March

Where: St Johns Church, Church Street, Peterborough, PE1 1XB
Time: 1pm

As ever St John’s will be open from noon, for an hour before the concert begins at 1pm, with volunteers from The Green Backyard running a café offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.

Admission is free, but we do ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £4.

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Programme

Élisabeth-Claude de la Guerre (1664-1729) – Unmeasured Prelude (from ‘Suite No.3 in A Minor’)
Benjamin Rimmer (b.1993) – Miranda and Ferdinand
Yann Tiersen (b.1970) – Suite from the film ‘Amelie’ (arr. Turner)

La valse d’Amelie;
Le Banquet;
Comptine d’un autre été;
Sur le fil

Dario Marianelli (b.1963) – Dawn, Georgiana and Liz on top of the World from ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Ranagrí – The Hare
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) – Morning and Anitra’s Dance from Peer Gynt Suite
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – Le Rossignol, No. 1 from Mélodies Russes 5
Russian Air by Alabieff, transcribed by H. Renié
Deborah Henson-Conant (b.1953) – Baroque Flamenco

About Eleanor Turner

Since her London concerto debut at the age of fifteen, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Daniel Harding, Eleanor Turner has earned a worldwide reputation for her recital, concerto and chamber music performances.

Eleanor has performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Musiekgeouw Aant Ij in Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London and at international harp events in New Orleans (American Harp Society Conference), Vancouver, Sydney, Italy and Belgium. She is hugely looking forward to performing at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong this summer.

In the 2007 European Harp Competition in Cardiff, Eleanor won First Prize (a Salvi concert harp) and the William Mathias Prize. At the Dutch Harp Competition in 2010, Eleanor won Third Prize and the Peutz Audience Award and a year later, she won Second Prize in the Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Amsterdam.

Nowadays, Eleanor enjoys sharing her wealth of competition experience with her students and mentoring them through their own challenges. She is Head of Harp at Birmingham Conservatoire and enjoys teaching on Ruth Faber’s Teenage Harp Course every summer.

Eleanor studied with Daphne Boden at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, then later with Alison Nicholls; hugely inspiring preparation for a lifetime of music. Eleanor is constantly innovating with the harp, creating and commissioning new music for both the acoustic and electro-acoustic harps.

Eleanor has been awarded funds by The Tillett Trust, the PRS Foundation for New Music, the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Wingate Scholarship. Eleanor has composed for Ballet Wales, the legendary Lyre of Ur, radio plays and concerts. She loves collaborations and some of her most memorable have been with hip hop dancer Lizzie Gough in their ‘Elusive Symmetry’ show (Eleanor co-wrote the music with Alan Thomas), playing with acrobats in Amsterdam, improvising with Indian tabla drums and performing with the Irish fusion band Ranagrí.

Eleanor is thrilled to be working with Salvi Harps in their marketing of the brilliant new ‘Delta Harp’ and the electro-acoustic ‘Rainbow’.





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19:00A course on prayer - All Saints Church
his short programme will take place from October 2016 until March 2017 and will be led by Sister Rachel and Rev John Rackley

Where: All Saints Church, Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2UL
Time: 7pm until 9.30pm
Dates: As shown below:

October 11th
November 8th
December 13th
January 10th
February14th
March 21st

We often lack the place to have those important conversations with others where we can speak about our experience of God and prayer and where we are given both support and challenge as we work out what it might mean day by day, to hear the voice of Christ say ‘Come follow me’.

Participants in this short programme will not be ‘taught’ about prayer, neither simply ‘explore’ prayer, but will pray and with guidance, learn from their own experience and reflections. In this way, what we do will be largely experiential.

Travelling in will include:

broadening and deepening our experience of prayer (i.e. how we relate to/meet God)
exploring the way in which that experience affects how we engage with the world around us
enabling reflection on those experiences with others
providing the basic skills and tools necessary to continue meeting within a similar small group should participants so choose.

Themes for the sessions will be:

Session 1. Praying with the breath
Session 2. Praying with the Bible
Session 3. Praying with silence
Session 4. Praying with icons
Session 5. Praying with images of God
Session 6. What next?

Some basic material will be provided at the end of each session which we hope will be encourage participants to continue to pray and reflect throughout the following month and become the basis from which they begin to build up their own resources to explore further.

Our hope is that this might be a way of providing spiritual companionship for people, other than formal spiritual direction.

Who is it for?

The programme is for anyone who is interested, ordained or lay, but we do need commitment from people to be present at the sessions. Working in this way means that for the group to learn as well as it can, a steady membership is required.

Places will be limited to a maximum of 16 people.

Facilitators:

The programme will be facilitated by Sr Rachel Overton and Rev John Rackley. Sr Rachel is the Bishop’s advisor for spirituality for the diocese of Peterborough and has experience of leading retreats, spiritualmdirection and teaching. Rev John Rackley is a Baptist minister and a spiritual director who has taught on prayer throughout his ministry.

To apply please e-mail: sally.crossley@peterborough-diocese.org.uk call 01604 887049

For more information please e-mail Sister Rachel at: sister.rco@icloud.com
19:30Chinese Church
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 19:30When Faith Gets Shaken Tour coming to Peterborough
When Faith Gets Shaken Tour coming to Peterborough
Whenfaithgetsshaken
For one night only, Patrick Regan OBE will be coming to explore themes from his latest book whilst song writer Andy Flannagan will be performing songs from his highly successful album.

When: Wednesday March 22nd
Where: Bretton Baptist Church. Copeland, PE3 6YJ
Time: 7.30pm

A fantastic opportunity to join Patrick Regan OBE and singer song-writer Andy Flannagan on this limited date tour.

Patrick will be exploring themes from his latest book ‘When Faith is Shaken’, and Andy will be performing some of the songs from his highly successful album: ‘Drowning in the Shallow’.

This will be an evening that will leave you feeling challenged, refreshed and inspired.

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About Patrick

Patrick Regan OBE is the founder and CEO of urban youth work charity XLP. Founded in 1996 in response to a stabbing in a local school playground, the charity now works with over 1800 children and young people on a 1-2-1 and small group basis per week.

XLP is working to create positive futures for young people and make a serious and sustainable impact on poverty and educational failure. Patrick has travelled to over thirty countries working with and on behalf of the poorest communities and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of poverty and justice.

He received the Mayor of London Peace Award in 2010 for his valuable contribution towards peace and justice. Patrick was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from London South Bank University in 2016 for his contribution to peace and social justice.

Patrick is a passionate communicator and feels at home on the main stage at a major UK political party conference, engaging in robust debate in the media, connecting with business and community leaders, speaking to inmates in a maximum security prison or gang leaders in Jamaica.

He is on the advisory board of The Centre for Social Justice and is a UK ambassador for Compassion. Patrick lives with his wife Diane and their four children.
Thursday 23rd March 2017 18:30Fizz - kids Club
a club for young folk from age 5 years - 10 years held at PRBC
19:30When Faith gets Shaken
tour with Patrick Regan & Andy Flannagan.
looking at the reality of how to remain strong in the face of suffering. taken from personal experience, Patrick explores his own challenges and introduces you to a few of those who have journeyed with him. Andy will be performing some of the songs from his albums.
at Bretton Baptist Church Copeland Bretton PE3 6YJ
phone: 01733 268068 or email office@brettonbaptist.org.uk for further details
Friday 24th March 2017 10:00Toddlers & Co
From 0 -4 years. To include dress up, arts and crafts, home corner, baby corner, lots of toys and activities. All are very welcome to attend and only £1 per child. The morning includes tea/coffee/juice and biscuits.
19:00Cathedral by Candlelight Tour Peterborough Cathedral
Cathedral by Candlelight Tour
Peterborough Cathedral
Friday 24 March 2017 19:00 - 21:00
Peterborough Cathedral is beautiful in daylight, but even more so by candlelight. Come and enjoy this after-hours tour with one of our trained guides and let your imagination soar as you hear stories from the Cathedral's long history.

Cathedral by Candlelight Tour
A glass of wine and soft drinks will be served at the end of the tour, offering the opportunity to chat to fellow visitors or ask further questions of your guide.

Tickets
£12 (£10 conc) available online at http://shop.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/tickets or at Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.

Other special tours
Tower Tours, on selected dates from Easter 2017

The Drawing Tour, Saturday 29th April at 1.00pm

Precinct and Deanery Garden Tours, monthly from May to August 2017
19:30Guvna B coming to Peterborough
Guvna B coming to Peterborough - 24th March
GuvnaB hope
Following the success of the ‘Carve a Heart’ event, in partnership with World Vision last year, HOPE Revolution - Peterborough is excited to announce their second evangelistic youth event (11-18’s) in partnership with Kingsgate Community Church.

When: Friday 24th March
Where: Kingsgate Community Church
Time: 7.30-9.30pm (Doors open 7.15: doors close 10pm)

This event, off the back of an existing school’s week through Kingsgate, will primarily be a music gig playing host to Guvna B: a multi-award winning, record-breaking rap artist from London.

He became the first rapper in UK history to top the Official Christian & Gospel charts, and his most recent No. 1 release SECRET WORLD was the UK’s highest selling urban Christian album in 2015.
Saturday 25th March 2017 10:00Play matters! Free event
Play matters! Free event on 25th March
Spurgeons Families
Ruth and Rachael from Spurgeons Together for Families invite you to a morning of ideas, information, materials, fellowship and laughter to enhance your work with under 5’s.

When: Saturday 25th March 2017
Time: 10am to 12noon
Where: Oundle Road Baptist Church, Peterborough, PE2 9PB

It’s FREE to attend for anyone who works or volunteers with young children and families in church groups (but booking is essential by emailing Rachael)

Amongst other things, they will be looking at easy-to-make resources, Fun with Maths, Treasure Baskets, Messy Play etc. They are also keen to hear from you about what works in your groups, as well as find out what help and support might be available to offer through Together for Families.

It will be a good opportunity to get together with other leaders and volunteers in the area, there’s even a free goody bag to take away!
Sunday 26th March 2017 10:00Morning Worship
13:00Chinese Church
18:30Evening Worship
Monday 27th March 2017 12:00CPFT Spiritual Care Forum Event
CPFT Spiritual Care Forum Event - 27th March
Spiritualcareforum
The Spiritual Care Forum is organised and sponsored by CPFT Chaplaincy to promote a greater awareness of the different ways in which we can be of service to those people with mental health challenges that we care for or care about.

When: Monday March 27th
Where: Deafblind UK Conference Centre, Cygnet Road, PE7 8FD
Time: 12 noon - 2pm
Register: via Eventbrite

Each forum is a warm, friendly social space in which we are invited to gather to learn more about issues and activities that others are engaged in, to make connections and to be encouraged.

The programme for this forum:

12.00 Arrival, food and drink [provided free of charge]

12.15 A welcome and introductions with CPFT Chair, Julie Spence

12.30 Guest Speakers

- Sue Hensby of Light Project Peterborough

- Ken Pullen of Christians Against Povery

13.30 Tea and coffee break, further discussion and/or a chance to talk to your neighbour

14.00 End

Our belief is that if you feel you should join us, then you should join us!
Tuesday 28th March 2017 11:00Age UK exercise Class
Come and join in the over 55’s keep fit.
Designed to help maintain balance,
Strength and coordination.
At PRBC £3.00 per session
13:00Tuesdays Till Two - Jonatan Bougt (Guitar) 28th March
Tuesdays Till Two - Jonatan Bougt (Guitar) 28th March
Jonatan Bougt
Our second concert Tuesdays Till Two concert of 2017 features Swedish guitarist Jonatan Bougt, who will be performing both on a classical guitar, and also a romantic guitar (the precursor of the modern classical guitar). Jonatan’s programme will feature pieces by composers such as Giuliani, Turina, and Mompou.

When: Tuesday 28th March
Where: St Johns Church, Church Street, Peterborough, PE1 1XB
Time: 1pm


As ever St John’s will be open from noon, for an hour before the concert begins at 1pm, with volunteers from The Green Backyard running a café offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.

Admission is free, but we do ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £4.

Download your poster here

About Jonatan Bougt


Swedish guitarist and theorbist Jonatan Bougt currently studies guitar with Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell and theorbo with Jakob Lindberg at the Royal College of Music, London. A multiple prize winner in the UK and abroad, noteworthy awards include the Jörgen Rörby Prize (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013).

Jonatan has performed in venues such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Amaryllis Flemming Concert Hall, Britten Theatre and the Southbank Centre in London; Stockholm Concert Hall and Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Concert Hall in Sweden and Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Rio de Janeiro. In April last year, Jonatan performed the UK première of Chaya Czernowin’s ‘White Wind Waiting’ with the RCM Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Johannes Harneit. Another première was Gustav Alexandrie’s work Eyjaflallajökull with conductor Jan Risberg.

Jonatan also enjoys playing in various chamber groups as well as performing as a soloist. In 2012 his guitar duo Bougt & Bergek was given a scholarship by the Music Conservatoire of Espirito Santo (FAMES) which led to recitals in the XIX Winter Music Festival of Domingos Martins and Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Rio de Janeiro and performances on Brazilian TV-Gazeta. Other projects include work with singers such as Tobias Bennsten and Peter Ekberg Pelz, and most recently his duo with RCM pianist Irena Radic, with whom he creates new and innovative arrangements for guitar and piano. The guitar and piano duo recently won the second price in the chamber music competition at Twents Guitar Festival, Netherlands.

Prior to coming to London, Jonatan studied with Bo Hansson at Södra Latins Gymnasium’s Professional Musician Programme. His studies there were supported by the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden and the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society.
14:00Crafty Capers
Crafty Capers - a new group aimed at those who enjoy crafts
Crafty Capers
Lots of churches have a ‘knit and natter’ group. Westgate New Church have decided to start a group but wanted to encourage people to bring any craft they enjoy and spend an afternoon chatting, drinking tea and completing crafty projects. They have called their meeting ‘Crafty Capers’.

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Where: Westgate New Church, 68b Westgate (Behind the Christian Book Shop)
Time: 2pm - 4pm

There is no cost involved and you are encouraged to invite anyone who would appreciate an afternoon meeting new people and sharing a cuppa in an informal setting.

Further information from Lesley Moseley (01733 751681) or Audrey Thompson (01733 265932)
19:30Chinese Church
Wednesday 29th March 2017 10:00Discoveries Cathedral Visitor Centre, Exhibition Room
Discoveries
Cathedral Visitor Centre, Exhibition Room
Wednesday 29th March - Thursday 25th May 2017
10:00 - 16:00 (each day)
Discover more about the archaeological dig in the Cathedral Precincts in June 2016 - what was found and what do these things tell us about how people lived here in centuries past?

Discoveries
Come and discover more about the remarkable pieces found during the archaeological dig led by Access Cambridge Archaeology in the Cathedral Precincts in June 2016. They range from Roman pottery to medieval painted glass and early 20th century domestic ware.

The exhibition provides a fascinating insight into how archaeology is conducted as well as the results of further research into the objects found - it's a must for anyone who took part or who visited the site during last year’s Heritage Festival.

An excavation pit during the Cathedral archaeology digEntry
The Cathedral Visitor Centre is open 10.00am - 4.00pm Mon - Sat, 11.00am - 4.00pm Sun.
Closing time 5.00pm, from Easter onwards.

Admission is free (donations are welcome).
19:30Peterborough Theological Society
Description: The Peterborough Theological Society meetings are due to commence again in September when an interesting calendar of speakers are scheduled for the 2016/17 programme.
Where: Friends Meeting House, 21 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, , PE3 6AB (map)
When: 7:30pm - 9:15pm, 29 March 2017
Thursday 30th March 2017 16:30The Missing Generation (18-25's)
The Missing Generation (18-25's) - 30th March
Missing
A group of Church/Youth Leaders and young adults are gathering to discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities associated with reaching and working with 18-25 year olds.

Where: Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD
When: Thursday 30th March
Time: 4.30pm - 6pm

There will be a buffet tea, so please contact Chad in advance if you’d like to join in.

Email: Chad.Chadwick@peterborough-diocese.org.uk
18:30Fizz - kids Club
a club for young folk from age 5 years - 10 years held at PRBC
Friday 31st March 2017 09:30Hope Into Action Conference 2017 HIA Conference
Save the date - Hope Into Action Conference 2017
HIA Conference 2016Hope Into Action would like to invite you to join them for their third annual conference for a day of informative talks, interactive seminars, networking, inspirational testimonies and tenant awards.

When: Friday March 31st 2017
Where: Salvation Army Church, 1203 Bourges Blvd, Peterborough PE1 2AU
Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Tickets: Via Eventbrite

Guest speakers will be as follows:

Josephine Wakeling – Founder of Beyond The Streets, the organisation looking to end sexual exploitation..
Steven Clifford – General Director of the Evangelical Alliance.
Jonathan Aitken – Former Cabinet Minister, author and prison reformer
Rev'd Paul Cowley MBE – Leads Caring for Ex Offenders and supports prison work across the world.
10:00Toddlers & Co
From 0 -4 years. To include dress up, arts and crafts, home corner, baby corner, lots of toys and activities. All are very welcome to attend and only £1 per child. The morning includes tea/coffee/juice and biscuits.
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