The Diocese of Peterborough covers about 1200 square miles and includes the northern part of Peterborough, the whole of Northamptonshire and Rutland.
The remainder of Peterborough falls within the Diocese of Ely, but since November 2011 Bishop Donald has been given authority to speak on behalf of all Anglican Christians in the City of Peterborough. Read more
The Diocese of Peterborough is home to some 800,000 people and is designated as an area for considerable housing development and population growth.
Like most dioceses in the Church of England, we have links with overseas Anglican dioceses. Our link with the Diocese of Bungoma, in the Anglican Church of Kenya, was established over ten years ago and we are in the process of developing a link with the Diocese of Seoul in the Anglican Church of Korea.
Who we are
Within the Diocese there are approximately:
- 19,600 people (of all ages) attending 350 or so parish churches in the diocese each week (2009 figures).
- 190 parish clergy, both stipendiary and self-supporting (unpaid), including curates.
- 140 Readers
- 70 Lay Pastoral Ministers
- 23 Licensed Evangelists
- 103 Church Schools
The wider church
The Peterborough Diocese is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England.
About 1.7 million people take part in a Church of England service each month, a level that has been maintained since the turn of the millennium. Approximately one million participate each Sunday. For more facts and stats about the Church of England nationally visit www.churchofengland.org/about-us/facts-stats.aspx
Directions to the Diocesan Office
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Find a Church
To find a parish church in Peterborough Diocese enter a place name (village or town), or leave the box blank and select a Deanery for an alphabetical list of churches in that area.
Updated: August 2015