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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 is with the Diocese of Seoul in the Anglican Church of Korea.


Who we are

Within the Diocese there are approximately:

  • 22,000 people (of all ages) attending 350 or so parish churches in the diocese each week.
  • 207 parish clergy, both stipendiary and self-supporting (unpaid), including curates.
  • 160 Readers
  • 80 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


Directions to the Diocesan Office

Diocesan Office
The Palace


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.

OR See an A-Z list of all churches in order of place


Archdeaconry map of Oakham (PDF)

Archdeaconry map of Northampton (PDF)

Updated: December 2017