Peter is currently the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne in the Diocese of Newcastle, a position he has held since 2008.
There, he holds responsibility as chair of the Newcastle Diocesan Board of Education, as lead for community engagement in Northumberland, and for rural delivery of the diocesan vision.
Peter worked in the oil industry before being ordained in 1995; he trained for ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham and served his curacy in North Shields.
Following his curacy, he became priest in charge at St. Martin’s, Byker - where he was highly successful in bringing together a challenging inner-city community, designing a new church building and attracting a visit from the home secretary to showcase the community’s achievement. He has also been director of the Urban Ministry and Theology project in Newcastle before his current role.
Peter said: “I feel honoured to have been appointed Dean of Derby. I look forward to working with new colleagues and to engaging with the all Derby Cathedral’s stakeholders in the city, across Derbyshire, the whole diocese and beyond."
Welcome to Derby Cathedral!
Welcome! Thank you for exploring this website where you will find lots of information about Derby Cathedral, one of Derby’s most beautiful and historic sites as well as the home of a vibrant Christian community and the venue for many exciting and innovative events today.
Worship has been offered on this site for more than a thousand years, and the present building goes back nearly three hundred years with a tower which is considerably older.
Inside the Cathedral you will find important monuments of Derby’s past, such as the tomb of Bess of Hardwick, the wrought iron screen by Robert Bakewell, and the memorial of Florence Nightingale.
You will also find a place to be still and prayerful, either by yourself – the tiny St. Katharine’s Chapel in the crypt is perfect for this – or in one of the daily services, many of which include wonderful choral music.
The Cathedral will live stream Morning Prayer Monday - Friday at 8.30am and the Sunday Eucharist at 10.45am. Full details of how to access these and other online worship resources can be found here>>
John Bell: The Consequences of Being Human
John Bell’s Holy Week Reflections are now available on the Cathedral website. We’re sorry John couldn’t be with us at Derby Cathedral but we’re hugely grateful to him for supplying the scripts of his talks. The scripts and podcasts are available here>>