About the Trust

The Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust was formed in 1995. Its aim is to secure the future of the Cathedral, and all that it stands for, by raising funds to help develop and support the Cathedral’s mission, ministry and music and to preserve its ancient and historic buildings for generations to come. If you share our vision to provide refreshment in body, mind and spirit for all who visit this place, please consider making a financial gift to support our work. The Trust Patron is His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO. The current Chairman of the Trust is Peter Lawson DL, who is supported by 15 Trustees.

Peter Lawson

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Mark Smith

Vice Chairman & Corporate Fundraising Committee

Very Revd Chris Dalliston


Jimmy James

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John Higgs

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Paul Parsons

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Mr David Laing

Lord-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire

Sir Laurence Howard

Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland

Anna Spriggs

Corporate Fundraising Committee

Clare Heath


Lynne Ayres

Chair of Nominations Committee

Canon Tim Alban Jones

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Richard Barnwell

Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

Bart Hellyer


Colonel Robert Boyle

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Jane Hill

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Vice Presidents



Mrs Sharon Abbott

Lord Boswell of Aynho DL.

Mr Peter Boziot MBE

Mr R Brudenell

The Duke of Buccleugh KBE DL

Very Revd Michael Bunker

Revd Richard Coles

Sir Peter Ellwood CBE VLL

Mrs Penny Escombe MBE DL.

Mr J Ford OBE

Dr Sarah Furness PhD

Sir Ewan Harper CBE

Lady Harper

Mr J Henniker-Major

Mr M Learoyd

Lady Victoria Leatham

Mr Simon Leatham DL

Mr B Long MBE

Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland Bt

Sir John Parsons KCVO

Mr D Reynolds OBE DL

Mr M Saunders Watson DL

Mr Simon Schanschieff OBE DL

Mrs Julie Spence QPM LL

Col J Weir OBE DL



Restoration and repair of the fabric of the cathedral



Restoration of property and supporting the ministry



Providing support for the Music of the Cathedral



Preservation of the Cathedral’s treasures

Become a trustee

The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose and mission of the trust to ensure its ongoing success in the preservation and development of Peterborough Cathedral. If you believe that you have the qualities required to lead, govern and raise funds, please get in touch.