Network Peterborough Celebration Event
It was a great encouragement to attend the Celebration of the Growing Church in our City organised by Network Peterborough on Saturday 9th April at the Voyager School.
As well as some inspiring talks from a number of speakers including Chris Duffet the new City Centre Chaplain, there was an opportunity to visit the many stalls manned by volunteers for some of the Christian initiatives in Peterborough.
These ranged from well established organisations like the Samaritans to pioneering groups working with young people on projects based around music and drama. A number of groups are working with offenders, both within the prison and those recently released, and others like The Well are offering counselling and support to people in all walks of life. The new soup kitchen van was on display, purchased with money raised by the sleep rough event in 2010.
Far from being a waning influence in society the message of the day was that the church is very much at the cutting edge of society with exciting initiatives such as ' Love Came down at Christmas' and the ' Open the Book' project featured at last month's T.A.F. meeting.
It was inspiring to see so many groups facing the challenge of taking the Christian message to an unchurched generation, and if you want to find out more you can do so by visiting networkpeterborough.org.uk
Alan Peasgood, St Mark's