News & Forthcoming Events

Tu B’Shevat Celebration 2019


Sunday 20th January 

Sue Ryder Hospice, Thorpe Hall, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6LW.

The event will comprise a very brief service indoors, followed by the planting of a two winter-flowering shrubs, which we have donated to the Hospice. 

We will also be helping to plant another shrub, donated by individual donors. We will then be heading back indoors.  It is traditional to celebrate the festival by eating fruits and nuts.  As we are celebrating the event in the afternoon, and it will be ‘Tea time’, we thought it would be good if some of the contributions of fruits and nuts were baked  in cakes! 

Please let us know in advance if you are planning to attend as we will all be required to sign in, so please try to arrive by 2.15pm, for a 2.30pm start.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019



Thursday 24th January 2019 at 12 noon

St John the Baptist Church, Peterborough

PLJC members will be participating in this commemoration 

Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated nationally and internationally each year on the 27th January. For a number of years Peterborough has held its own commemoration during Holocaust Memorial Week, offering a public and inter-faith act of remembrance not only of the Holocaust of World War II but many other acts of genocide, discrimination and oppression throughout the world, throughout history and that continues in our lives today.

The commemoration will include readings and contributions from a number of the city’s communities and schools, as well as statutory and voluntary organisations You are invited to join us in remembering all those individuals persecuted and killed in atrocities we must never ever forget.

The event will start at 11.40am when Year 9 drama students from St John Fisher Catholic High School perform in Cathedral Square. At 11.40am The Mayors’ procession will leave the Town Hall in Bridge Street and proceed to Cathedral Square where it will pause at The Guildhall. The drama group will complete their performance and join The Mayors procession which will then continue along Church Street and into St John’s Square where it will enter St John’s Church from the West Door.


All those attending the commemoration are invited to follow the Mayor’s procession to the Holocaust Memorial Stone in St John’s Square where a wreath will be laid by the Mayor, Councillor Chris Ash

Chair of Peterborough Inter-faith Council Dr Jaspal Singh will offer a prayer.

During the laying of the wreath Mr Benjamyn Damazer JP DL will read the Memorial Prayer for the victims of the Holocaust and Mourner’s Kaddish in Hebrew and English.

After the closing prayers the Mayor and party will then return to St John’s Church for refreshments. Members of the public are also invited.


Friday 25th January 2019 at 11am

PLJC members will be participating in this commemoration 

Stamford will be commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day on at 11.00am in St Michael’s Churchyard, (corner of High Street and Maiden Lane), and everyone is welcome.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Torn from Home’ and will include readings of poetry and prose.

There will be the Laying of Daffodils by Chrissie Hassall, the playing of ‘The Last Post’, a 2 minutes silence, followed by Reveille.

There will be a Christian prayer as well as Kaddish read in Hebrew by Graham Berkman.

The outdoor proceedings will conclude with a shofar blast of ‘Tekiah Gedolah’.

Tea will then be available at the Town Hall, where you will be able to view work submitted by local students on this year’s theme. The exhibition can also be viewed in the week leading up to Memorial Day.

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