Peter originates from the Medway Towns in Kent. He went to Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools, but puts most of his early Christian formation down to his “charismatic” mother and the influence of the Carmelites at Aylesford Priory.
Before entering ministry, he worked in the computer industry in Kent and the Midlands, which has remained both a professional skill and a fascinating hobby for him. He studied for priesthood at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, and was ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1996.
He ministered for 19 years in R.C. parishes in South London: in Orpington, Battersea Park and Chessington. He served on the National Conference of Priests of England and Wales, first as a diocesan representative, and then as the Executive Secretary.
In 2014, following a long period of discernment, he concluded God was calling him to leave the Roman Church, and in June 2015 he was received into the Church of England and licensed to serve in the Parish of Staines.
He has a particular interest in creating outward looking Christian Communities and using modern methods of communication and social networking for the mission of the Church.
His other interests include Cinema, Amateur Radio (his call sign is M0PDJ), and English heritage. When on holiday, he has been known to fish, attend “bluegrass” festivals, try to hit a golf ball and to ski on snow.