12/03/2015

Archdeacon Peter announces his retirement

The Venerable Peter Bradley has announced that he will retire in November after 36 years of faithful service. His ‘farewell’ Service will be at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 31st October at 2.00 p.m. marking the end of the WACAttack Day.

Peter served his curacy at Up Holland (1979-83) before moving to Dovecot (1983-94) then returning to Up Holland as Team Rector (1994-2011). He was appointed Archdeacon of Warrington in 2001, a role which became a full time post in 2011. Peter has had a long and active role in the life of our diocese – including serving on General Synod for 20 years, working with GUML and Shared Ministry Teams, Chairing our Lifelong Learning Committee and holding the Safeguarding portfolio on the Bishop’s Core Group.

Peter has given plenty of notice to enable the diocese to recruit a successor, who can serve alongside Peter for few months to effect a smoother transition.  We will run an interview with Peter in October as we gain his perspective on how ministry has changed in our diocese and what the future holds for him and our diocese. But for now we wish him and Pat every blessing and pray for them as they prepare for Peter’s retirement.