Revd Jackie

Rev. Jackie Bullen
Vicar
and Assistant
Rural Dean of
Peterborough

Church
Re-opening

At St Botolph's we welcome the announcement that places of worship may open from 15 June for supervised private prayer.

However, we, like most places of worship, have been looking towards 4 July.

We’re hoping we can bring this forward but our primary concern is safety.

There's much to be done and we are working to get things ready for opening the building as soon as possible.

Rev’d Jackie and the ministry leadership team

WW2 Memories

Friday 8th May was the 75th anniversary of VE Day. 

With the current lockdown we were unable to remember those who served in and lived through the second World War in the church building itself.

We therefore asked church members for memories and stories from their own family.  To these we have added research carried out by Imperial War Museum researcher Jane King on men with a Longthorpe connection who died in the war.

Click on this link to read the stories.  They range from the incredibly sad loss of young men killed in action to tales of stoicism and survival.  They include memories of VE Day itself when Victory in Europe was declared.

Jonathan Craymer has written some new, topical words to a well-known war-time tune, which you may like to listen to by clicking here.

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