The Bishops

The Diocese is led by The Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt Revd Donald Allister, assisted by the suffragan Bishop of Brixworth, the Rt Revd John Holbrook. 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 bishops and their 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.

The Bishop of Peterborough

The Bishop of Peterborough

Bishop Donald became Bishop of Peterborough in 2010. He has responsibility for all parish ministry, both lay and ordained. He oversees the work and ministry of the whole senior team. He also has responsibilities outside the diocese, most notably as a member of the House of Lords.

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The Bishop of Brixworth

The Bishop of Brixworth

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.

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Honorary Assistant Bishops

There are three retired bishops licensed in the diocese who in the main help out by leading parish services and taking confirmations. They can be contacted via the Bishops' Office.

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Bulletins, Briefing Notes and Letters from the Bishops

Bishops' Bulletins are for the clergy and focus on immediate or short term matters, and usually issued monthly. Find here all the bulletins, briefing notes and letters to clergy and lay ministers from the last twelve months.  Older documents are availabe from the Bishops' Office.

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Sermons, Talks, Reflections, Bible Teaching and Articles

Here are the recorded sermons, talks, reflections, Bible teaching and published articles by the bishops from the last twelve months.  Older recordings and articles are available from the bishops' office.

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The House of Lords

Bishop Donald joined the House of Lords in February 2014, becoming one of 26 bishops in the house representing all faith communities and their wider geographical community.

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The Bishop's Charity

Each year Bishop Donald chooses a charity to support.  Find out more about this year's charity here.

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