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.
Both bishops are supported by the Bishops' Office. Click here to find out more about the Bishops' Office and for details of how to contact the bishop and his staff.
Additionally, there are three retired bishops licensed to work as Assistant Bishops in the diocese. The retired bishops, in the main, help out by leading parish services and taking confirmations.
Bishop John joined the diocese in 2011 as suffragan (assistant) bishop. He is responsible for ordinands, curates, retired clergy including Permission to Officiate (PTO), chaplaincies, environmental matters and social issues such as modern slavery. He is currently Acting Bishop of Peterborough during our period of Vacancy.