Seeing what God is up to in Newbiggin; the Revd Peter Sinclair
Brian Bennett reports:
The Revd Peter Sinclair was instituted as Vicar of Woodhorn with Newbiggin-by-the-Sea on the 22nd October at St Bartholomew’s Church in a packed service led by the Assistant Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Revd Frank White, and the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, the Ven Peter Robinson.
Peter Sinclair, 60, began his working life as a Personnel Officer with ICI, the chemical company on Teesside, and was ordained into the priesthood in 2001. He initially served as curate in St Cuthbert’s, Darlington, and for the past seven years has been based in Durham Cathedral as a Minor Canon. Peter and Philippa, his wife of 34 years, have three children; Nicholas who is married to Louise, Andrew and Emily who all live and work in Newcastle.
A spokesperson for St Bartholomew’s Church said: “We are pleased that the appointment has been made having had a two year interregnum after our previous Vicar, the Rev Judith Grieve moved to St John’s Church, Whorlton.”
Peter said: “Life begins at 60 and it is a great time to start a new adventure – a new adventure in Newbiggin. I’m very excited about the prospect and looking forward to meeting the people. I want to know what people want for the church and the community and I’ll be very interested and looking forward to seeing what God is up to in Newbiggin and to join in with Him.”
He continued: “I’m looking forward to making connections with the school in Newbiggin - the Grace Darling Campus - other organisations and Christian communities in the area as I’m a great believer that we are all part of the same church.”
Pictured above, from left: Revd Dr Dagmar Winter (Area Dean of Morpeth), Revd Frank Walton (curate at St Bartholomew’s Church), Rt Revd Frank White (Assistant Bishop of Newcastle), Revd Peter Sinclair, Ven Peter Robinson (Archdeacon of Lindisfarne).
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