Church of England
are grouped together, forming a Benefice, located in South Northamptonshire and in the Diocese of Peterborough.
We hope, in the following pages, to provide all the information you may need to find and share with us.
We believe that God has begun to bring His Kingdom on earth, as it is in Heaven. Please join us,in prayer, asking that we might see more.
We look forward to welcoming you to join a service of worship or one of our many regular events.
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Peterborough Diocese takes safeguarding children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Every parish or benefice has a named Safeguarding Officer whose responsibilities include ensuring that everyone who has significant contact with vulnerable people is properly checked and monitored.
Alan Kent is the Safeguarding Officer for
St.Michael's, Bugbrooke and St.Peter and St.Paul's, Rothersthorpe.
He can be contacted on 01604 830518.
Sarah Parker is the Safeguarding Officer for St.Luke's, Kislingbury. She can be contacted on 0784 073 1451.
Penny Dickens is the Safeguarding Officer for All Saints, Harpole. She can be contacted on 01604 832847.
The Diocese works closely with the police and social services when specific concerns about children or vulnerable adults arise.
Our Diocesan Safeguarding Department
may be contacted at
The Diocesan Office,
The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB
For all safeguarding issues or concerns contact
through the safeguarding email at
For more information, go to Promoting a Safer Church
Follow the link to our safeguarding website to find out more.
Church Policy is described in a document
that may be read here Promoting a Safer Church
Archbishop of York
welcomes 'Fourth House' website
built by survivors
BY FRANCIS MARTIN AND
HATTIE WILLIAMS 28 APRIL 2022
A NEW website has been created by two
survivors of clerical abuse to support other
survivors and inform Church of England bishops,
dioceses, and the National Safeguarding Team.
The website, houseofsurvivors.org, collates guides, books,
newspaper articles, documentaries, survivor
initiatives, papers, and reviews.
The name alludes to the General Synod's
Houses of Bishops, Clergy, and Laity.
The website states: "A fourth House exists, long
unrecognised, which has done more to drive
necessary change in the Church's structures
Visit site Click Here
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For an introduction to the Rector
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From the Archdeacon,
I am delighted to announce, that following the interview, and with the agreement of Bishop Donald, and the parish representatives, The Rev. Nic Edwards, currently assistant curate of St. Peter and St. Paul, Moulton, has been offered and has accepted, the invitation to become Rector in the Bugbrooke, Harpole, Kislingbury and Rothersthorpe benefice.
The appointment of Nic is subject to the normal Church of England legal and administrative procedures.
Bishop Donald and I (Archdeacon) are very grateful to all who helped with the preparation of the profile, all the arrangements for the interview and for the continuing and encouraging ministry of the parishes in the service of Christ during the vacancy.
We pray for Nic as he completes his ministry in Moulton and as he prepares to work in the villages in the Benefice
In addition to our Sunday services other regular events are:
● Monday - Bugbrooke church is open for 'Coffee and a Chat' 10am to 12 noon.
● Wednesday - Bugbrooke church is open for private prayer 10am to 11am
● On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, Harpole Fellowship meet at 2pm in Manning Watts House, Garners Way
● Thursday - Bugbrooke Term time only Family Morning - in the Church Rooms, a time for parents and tots - 9am to 11am
● Thursday - Harpole, 11am Coffee in the Community at Manning Watts House, Garners Way
● Friday - Rothersthorpe Propeller Café 2:30 to 4:30pm
If you wish to speak to a member of the church about anything, please do not hesitate to call:
The Churches' Office 01604 830373
Office hours 9:00am to 11:30am Monday to Friday
● 1. Invitation to the Table
At Communion you will be invited to come forward to receive the 'Bread and Wine' together, by Intinction.
This is the Eucharistic practice of partly dipping the consecrated bread, or host, into the consecrated wine before consumption by the communicant.
● 2. News for the Pews
'News for the Pews', hardcopies available in each of the four Churches.
Permanent service sheets also available.
All Saints, Harpole