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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 has been 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 particular 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


Address and map of the Diocesan Office in Peterborough

Diocesan Office
The Palace

Put PE1 1XS into your Sat Nav.


Address and map of the Diocesan Office in Northampton

Bouverie Court
6 The Lakes
Bedford Road


The wider Church

The Diocese of Peterborough 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


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

Map of the Diocese (PDF)

Archdeaconry map of Oakham (PDF)

Archdeaconry map of Northampton (PDF)

Dignity at Work Policy (PDF)