Peterborough was once the hub of a thriving railway industry. It's population peaked around 4,000, but it was much more than just a railway town. It was a centre for wheat growing and sheep grazing, and comprised a flour mill, butter factory, brick kiln and abattoir for the international meat trade. Religion was a very important part of life for its people and Peterborough was the seat of both Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops and there were five other churches in the town.
Enjoy your tour of our Church history.