Anglican Diocese of Peterborough
|Diocese of Peterborough|
|Bishop||Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough|
|Suffragan||John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth|
|Archdeacons||Christine Allsopp, Archdeacon of Northampton
Gordon Steele, Archdeacon of Oakham
The Diocese of Peterborough forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England. Its seat is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, which was originally founded as a monastery in AD 655 and re-built in its present form between 1118 and 1238.
- The Soke of Peterborough (the parts of Peterborough to the south of the River Nene, formerly in the historic county of Huntingdonshire, are within the Diocese of Ely — however, these parishes were placed under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Peterborough, acting as an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely. Historically part of the Isle of Ely, Thorney is also within the boundaries of the City of Peterborough and part of the Diocese of Ely, but is unaffected by this arrangement),
- The county of Northamptonshire, and
- The county of Rutland.
The abbey became a cathedral at the Reformation, possibly because King Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, was buried there. The last abbot, John Chambers, was made the first Bishop of Peterborough.
The Diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries:
- "RELIGION: Bishops bridge boundaries aboard boat". Peterborough Evening Telegraph (Johnston Press). 2004-08-02. Retrieved 2007-03-08.[dead link]
- "Bridging the divide in a city". Diocesan website - press releases (Diocese of Ely). 2004-07-29. Retrieved 2007-03-09.
- Boundary Review Report No. 1: Dioceses of Peterborough and Ely The Dioceses Commission, January 2010
- The London Gazette: . 12 November 1926. Retrieved 2007-09-24.