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Korea Church, Peterborough Diocese sign "declaration of intent" to explore links

Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:27 AM
Related Categories: church links, England, Peterborough

From the website of the Diocese of Peterborough

About 1000 people packed into Peterborough Cathedral today (29 June) for the annual St Peter’s Day celebration service, at which the new Suffragan Bishop of Brixworth was installed and a declaration of intent between the Peterborough and Seoul dioceses was signed.

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The signing of the Declaration of Intent
Photo Credit: Chrys Tremththanmor

At the signing ceremony, Bishop Paul reflected on the 130-year history of the Anglican Church in Korea and the 1400-year history of the church in Peterborough Diocese. “It’s like a young baby linking with a very old grandpa!” he said through an interpreter.

Archbishop Paul is present in the diocese for a few days with five other church leaders from Seoul. This is the first step in exploring the development of an official link between the two dioceses. Their visit follows a visit to Korea by Bishop Donald and others from Peterborough Diocese earlier this year.

Peterborough Diocese already has a link with the Diocese of Bungoma in Kenya which continues.

A briefing note about the link between the Dioceses of Peterborough and Seoul