Peter Burtwell 60 years a priest

Peter, Bridget and Swanage and Studland clergy present at the celebratory Choral Evensong on Sunday 16th September

Canon Peter Burtwell will celebrate 60 years as a priest on St Matthew's Day, 21st September. He was ordained deacon in Ripon Cathedral in 1957, and priest in St Margaret of Antioch, Leeds in 1958. We wish him every blessing in his continued ministry as part of the Swanage and Studland team.

Last Sunday, at choral evensong, over a hundred of Peter's and Bridget's friends attended, having been given tea and cake beforehand!  Peter spoke of his experience of the work of the Holy Spirit, of guidance, his early days in ministry, his years in Africa and Salisbury Diocese, and - of course - how they arrived in Swanage.