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Festival Choral Evensong

  • Sunday 24 June
    7.30 – 9.00pm
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Book of Common Prayer Choral Evensong with the St Nicholas’ Church Choir. Guest preacher: The Rt Revd Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield.

The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox has been ordained for over 25 years. He trained at Ridley Hall in Cambridge after completing a degree in modern history at Durham University. After serving as a curate on Teesside, he studied for a doctorate at Oxford University. In 1993, he returned to the Durham Diocese to serve as a team vicar in the Parish of Gateshead, while assisting in the training of ordinands at Cranmer Hall as Director of its Urban Mission Centre.

In 1998 he took up a new position as priest in charge of St Paul’s Church at the Crossing in Walsall. Between August 2006 and July 2012 he was Canon Chancellor at Lichfield Cathedral, a post which involved oversight of the Cathedral’s work in education and outreach. On 7 April 2017, it was announced that Pete would be the next Bishop of Sheffield and was installed on 23 September 2017 in Sheffield Cathedral.

He is married to the novelist, Catherine Fox and they have two adult sons. Pete is a fan of all ball sports, and follows the fortunes of Newcastle United especially closely. He is the author of three books: Living the Dream (2007), Walking the Walk (2009) and Talking the Talk (2011).

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