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Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.

At Masses across the Diocese on 2nd and 3rd July 2023, there will be a leaving collection to support this important work.

You can donate to this year’s Peter’s Pence appeal HERE.

Saint Peter died between AD 64 and 68 on the Vatican Hill. Also known as Peter the Apostle, Peter the Rock, Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon or Cephas, he was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early Church. Based on contemporary historical data, his papacy is estimated to have spanned from AD 30 to his death, which would make him the longest-reigning pope at anywhere from 34 to 38 years, however the length of his reign was never verified.

Image: Saint Peter, by Peter Paul Rubens