The Diocese of Peterborough includes over 350 churches and covers Northamptonshire, Rutland and Peterborough (north of the River Nene); more than 1200 square miles with a population of 800,000.
Major diocesan gatherings and services such as the Ordination of Priests, the Renewal of Ordination Vows, the Licensing of Lay Ministers and diocesan Confirmations take place at Peterborough Cathedral. The concerns of churches across the diocese are also remembered in daily prayers.
Peterborough Diocese and Cathedral are also linked with two Anglican overseas dioceses for prayers and mutual support.
- Bungoma, Kenya
This link was first set up in 1998. Bungoma is a district of Kenya’s western province close to the Ugandan border, on the southern slopes of Mount Elgon. The Anglican Cathedral of St Matthew is in Webuye, an industrial town with a population of about 25,000. Peterborough Diocese and Cathedral have hosted visitors and provided help with certain projects set up by our sister cathedral to improve facilities for their community.
- Seoul, South Korea
Our links with South Korea are more recent. In Easter week 2011 Bishop Donald, the Dean of Peterborough and two other Diocesan representatives travelled to Korea to meet the Anglican Primate, the Most Revd Paul Kim, and to see something of the work of the Anglican Church in Korea. On a return visit to Peterborough, on 29 June 2011 Archbishop Paul and Bishop Donald signed a declaration of intent as a first step to establishing a more formal link and this has resulted in subsequent visits and discussions.