The Diocese of Peterborough
The Diocese of Peterborough, founded in 1541, has 348 parishes and 379 churches covering Northamptonshire, the northern part of Peterborough and the county of Rutland. Peterborough Cathedral is our mother church. With around 200 clergy and a similar number of lay ministers, we serve a population of just under a million people.
Our worshipping community consists of over 20,000 people of all ages and backgrounds and around 12,000 people attend a service each Sunday. Almost 20,000 4-18 year olds attend over 100 church schools in the diocese.
The Diocese is led by The Bishop of Peterborough, assisted by the suffragan Bishop of Brixworth. Following the retirement of Bishop Donald Allister on 8 January, the Rt Revd John Holbrook is both the Acting Bishop of Peterborough and the Bishop of Brixworth. Find out more about the Vacancy Process for the election of our new bishop here.