Bishop Peter Price - biography and publications
Bishop Peter became the 78th Bishop of Bath & Wells in 2002. He retired in June 2013 after nearly 11 years in the post.
Having trained as a teacher at Redland College, Bristol, Peter Price spent six years teaching before studying for the ministry at Oak Hill College. His first parish base was in the Portsmouth Diocese, and included a community chaplain role on an overspill housing estate.
He is married to Dee and they have four adult sons.
For two years he was Chaplain of the Scargill Community in Yorkshire before being appointed Vicar of Addiscombe, Croydon, in 1980.
After eight years in that substantial parish, he became Chancellor of Southwark Cathedral and Chairman of the Diocesan Board of Mission.
In 1992 he was appointed General Secretary of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG), visiting more than 20 countries in that work. He has been a core team member of New Way of Being Church. He became Area Bishop of Kingston in the Diocese of Southwark in 1997.
He has written a number of books, and has a particular interest in small Christian communities and contextual biblical reflection. He is active in issues of reconciliation, and has made contributions to peacemaking in Northern Ireland, Iraq, and in Zimbabwe. He was awarded the Coventry Cross of Nails for this work in 1999.
In 2008, Bishop Peter became one of the 24 Anglican Bishops who serve in the House of Lords.
Bishop Peter retired as Bishop of Bath and Wells on 22 June 2013. A farewell service was held in Wells Cathedral to mark the occasion. Find out more about the farewell service here.
Bishop Peter and his wide Dee have now moved to Dorset. Bishop Peter has become the Chair of Concilliation Resources, a peacebuilding NGO supporting people at the heart of conflicts who are striving to find solutions.
Among Bishop Peter Price's publications are:
|Undersong||Darton Longman and Todd|
|Playing the Blue Note||Darton Longman and Todd|
|Changing Communities (with Jeanne Hinton)||Churches Together in Britain and Ireland|
He has also contributed extensively to a range of booklets produced by New Way of Being Church, including Reflections on Matthew, Mark and Luke's Gospels for Lectionary Years A, B and C.
These books are avalable on free loan from our Resource Centre.
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