The Business of Mission

Peterborough Theological Society

The Peterborough Theological Society Programme 2016-17.

An ecumenical society, open to all.

President: Rev Canon Jonathan Baker.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays, 7.30 – 9.15 pm,

at the Friends’ Meeting House, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6AB.

Parking is available.

Subscriptions: Annual – £20 (couples £30; unwaged students £10); Individual meetings – £4.



28 September: Rev’d Alison Gray (Tutor in Old Testament Studies, Westcott House, Cambridge)

Samson, Hero or Anti-hero? Reflections on a Near Eastern Terrorist.

26 October: Rev’d Dr. Robert MacDonald (Tutor in Christian Doctrine, Ridley Hall, Cambridge)

Starting with the Spirit: an Approach to Trinitarian Theology.


30 November: Rev’d Canon Michael Rusk (Team Rector, St. Peters Parish, Oadby)

Local and Global – Interfaith Today.



25 January: Rev’d Dr. Paul Walker (Minister, Highgate Baptist Church, Birmingham)

Peter Thomas Stanford: Birmingham’s First ‘Coloured Preacher’, 1889 – 1895.


22 February: Rev’d Andrew Hawes. (Vicar of Edenham, Warden of Edenham Regional House.)

Lost in the Labyrinth: Contemporary Trends in Christian Spirituality.


29 March: Rev’d Professor Chris Rowland (Emeritus Dean Ireland’s Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Oxford)

How William Blake . . . → Read More: Peterborough Theological Society

Open – NAM Reflection Day

Open to all NAM reflection day.

November 18th 10.00am -3.30pm, Whitehouse Baptist Church, Ipswich.

The EBA have asked Rev Jo Williams to facilitate a day for us where we explore some ways of coping with difficult people and handling conflict. We would like to invite you to join the current NAMS in exploring this subject. The reflection day costs £10 payable in advance (No cost to NAMS), drinks will be available but please bring your own lunch.

Please book by 10th November with Hayley Beckett, EBA secretary.

The Revd Jo Williams is joint minister of Sion Baptist Church in Burnley alongside husband Andy. She is a community mediator in North West England, and has extensive experience of training others in mediation.

Course – The Art of Spiritual Direction

Starting in September 2016.

For more details download the flyer.

The Art of Spiritual Direction Flyer

Equipped to Pioneer

Are you a pioneer? Or is there someone in your church who might be?

In December a new national initiative was launched which seeks to identify, release and resource 400 new Baptist Pioneers over the next five years. These are individuals, lay or ordained, who are called to “GO to where the church isn’t, DO what Jesus does, and SEE what happens.” If you, or someone in your church, would like to discuss pioneering further please look at the attached flyer and/or contact Simon Goddard, our new regional minister, who is helping to co-ordinate the Pioneer Collective (

Baptists Together are supporting this initiative and have created a training pathway called Equipped to Pioneer which will enable such individuals to become accredited pioneers. A key part of this training is the Crucible Course, and booking is now open for a weekend in May entitled “Creating New Churches”.

More information

Crucible Brochure 2013-14

Are You A Pioneer Flyer