The Diocese of Peterborough is committed to supporting the provision of clergy as a means of leading its churches into growth. This presents a great financial challenge, and did so even before the current pandemic. Many sources of income go towards realising this commitment, including the Parish Share paid by our churches, national grants, donations and investments such as Glebe land. The Diocese has a responsibility to make the best possible use of all its assets so that it can continue to support the provision of clergy.
A proper legal process is being followed to ensure that any representations regarding proposals for Glebe land in Thrapston and Titchmarsh, from their Parochial Church Councils, are given due consideration. In the event that this should lead to actual development proposals, the usual civil planning process would apply and any interested parties can comment at that stage.