Peterborough Cathedral COVID-19 support

Coronavirus update 4/5/2020

26 Year 12 & 13 students from Kings School have offered to call one person each week from the Cathedral congregation for a chat & support & to make them feel less isolated.

Helping the homeless

The Cathedral community has been asked to help with the resourcing and feeding of 20 (at present) rough sleepers who have been placed in temporary accommodation for self-isolation but who have no basics and no support network to help them get those basics.

The request is that we find a way to assemble first a starter pack for each newly confined person and then a weekly food drop. Light Project Peterborough will deliver to the two locations without entering the building and residents will distribute within the area of isolation.

We propose to assemble the packs in the Cathedral itself and would request that any donations should if possible be brought there. We may need to review this as COVID-19 restrictions tighten.

It is hoped that we can get packs together for starting delivery. What we need in order to do that is as follows:

  • (One of each starter item for each person) wine box sized cardboard boxes with  cups/mugs, glasses, cereal bowls, plates, knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons, tin openers, saucepans, frying pans, kitchen cloths or wipes, soap, shower gel, loo roll, toothbrushes, toothpaste, washing up liquid.

Then food wise the essentials are as follows:

  • Biscuits

  • Sliced bread

  • Cereals

  • Porridge

  • Chocolate bars

  • Squash

  • Long life milk

  • Pasta

  • Pot noodles

  • Soups

  • Sugar

  • Teabags

  • Baked beans, tinned hotdogs, savories, custard, rice pudding, fruit etc Microwave meals Fresh fruit.

Who to contact

01733 355315 01733 355315
Peterborough Cathedral

Where to go

Peterborough Cathedral, Cathedral Office
Minster Precincts
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The Cathedral has accessible doors and wheelchair accessible toilets.

There are two parking spaces for blue badge holders within the Cathedral Precincts. Drive through the barrier* into the Precincts and turn left. The blue badge holders' parking spaces are along the wall on your left, next to the small hut.

If you need advice, or if further provision is required, please call the Cathedral Office on 01733 355315. If you have problems once on site, please let any of our staff know, for example a Welcomer at the main entrance, or a Verger or Security Guard.

* You will need a security code to exit through the vehicle barrier at the end of your visit. A Welcomer or other staff member can provide you with this.

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