Bishop Donald’s week-long residency in the House of Lords

Bishop Donald’s week-long residency in the House of Lords

Bishop Donald was in attendance in the House of Lords last week (Monday 22nd to Friday 26th January). As the designated ‘Duty Bishop’ he opened proceedings each day by leading the House in prayer. He also made two speeches during the week. On Monday, he took part in a debate on the anonymity of dead […]

Sarah Brown is installed as Canon Missioner of Peterborough Cathedral

Sarah Brown is installed as Canon Missioner of Peterborough Cathedral

Sarah Brown has been installed as the new Canon Missioner of Peterborough Cathedral. The ordination took place at an Evensong service at the Cathedral on Sunday afternoon (21st January). Despite the snowy conditions, the Cathedral was filled with worshippers and well-wishers – including some who had come in minibuses from Sarah’s previous parish of Daventry. […]

Chris Dalliston is installed as Dean of Peterborough Cathedral

Chris Dalliston is installed as Dean of Peterborough Cathedral

It was a day of celebration at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday afternoon (20th January) as the Very Revd Chris Dalliston was installed as the new Dean of Peterborough. The new Dean’s installation was attended by hundreds of worshippers, including the Mayor of Peterborough, the Lord Lieutenants of Northamptonshire and Rutland, and representatives of other faith traditions. Whilst […]

New Director of Education will be Peter Cantley

New Director of Education will be Peter Cantley

The new Director of Education for the Diocese of Peterborough from 1st January 2018 will be Peter Cantley Peter grew up in Manchester and was educated at Manchester Grammar School, Capernwray Bible School and Warwick University. In his early career, Peter gained experience of both primary and secondary teaching in Church of England schools, as […]

A new Dean has been appointed to Peterborough Cathedral

A new Dean has been appointed to Peterborough Cathedral

Downing Street has announced today (Wednesday 1st November 2017) that The Queen has approved the appointment of the Very Revd Chris Dalliston as Dean of Peterborough. Chris Dalliston is currently Dean of Newcastle, a post he has held since 2003. During his time at Newcastle he has overseen significant improvements in the Cathedral’s facilities for […]

New Canon Missioner appointment announced

New Canon Missioner appointment announced

It was announced yesterday (1st October 2017) that Bishop Donald has appointed the Revd Canon Sarah Brown as Canon Missioner, a full time residentiary post at the Cathedral which she will take up in January 2018. Sarah is currently Team Vicar of Daventry with Special Responsibility for Braunston, Welton and Ashby St Ledgers and Rural […]

Celebration of Lay Ministry

Celebration of Lay Ministry

On Saturday 23 September Peterborough Diocese held its first Celebration of Lay Ministry. From 9am until 4pm about 120 lay ministers gathered at the Bishop’s Palace, then the Cathedral, for fellowship, teaching, workshops and lunch. In the afternoon the numbers grew to over 350 for the licensing and admission of new lay ministers and readers. […]

Revd Canon Guli Francis-Dehqani as the first Bishop of Loughborough

Revd Canon Guli Francis-Dehqani as the first Bishop of Loughborough

From the Diocese of Peterborough The Bishop is very pleased to announce that The Queen has approved the appointment of the Revd Canon Guli Francis-Dehqani as the first Bishop of Loughborough, a Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of Leicester. Guli has been an outstanding Curate Training Officer in this diocese for the past six years, […]

Bishop Donald’s speech in the House of Lords on mental health

Bishop Donald’s speech in the House of Lords on mental health

My Lords, it is perplexing, given Mrs May’s commitment to mental health, that there is no mental health Bill in the Queen’s Speech, not least given the very strong commitments that were made about the need for legislation and the fact that this would happen. What there is in the Queen’s Speech about mental health […]

Petertide Ordinations

Petertide Ordinations

Last weekend the cathedral hosted two joyful ordination services.  Bishop Donald ordained ten people as deacons to serve in parishes throughout the diocese and eight people as priests to continue serving in their parishes. At both services, the sermon was given by the retreat conductor, The Revd Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. […]