Anglican Diocese of Peterborough


Anglican Diocese of Peterborough

Diocese
name=Diocese of Peterborough


province=Canterbury
parishes=352
churches=379
bishop=Bishop of Peterborough
cathedral=Peterborough Cathedral
archdeaconries=Northampton, Oakham
suffragans=Bishop of Brixworth
website=http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/
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.

Founded at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1541 (it was until then part of the Diocese of Lincoln), the Diocese has parishes in:
*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 have now been placed under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Peterborough, acting as an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely. [cite news
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] 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:
*The Archdeaconry of Northampton, and
*The Archdeaconry of Oakham.

The Diocese of Peterborough covered what is now the Diocese of Leicester until 1927. [LondonGazette |issue=33220 |date=12 November 1926 |startpage=7321 |endpage=7322 |supp= |accessdate=2007-09-24]

References

ee also

*Bishop of Peterborough
*Peterborough Cathedral

External links

* [http://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/ Diocese of Peterborough]


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