Today we are delighted to announce that Rev Peter Smyth has been appointed as the next Vicar of St David’s Childwall. Peter is currently serving in Kirkby as Team Vicar at St Andrew’s Tower Hill. We are now working to arrange a suitable date for the service of Institution at which Peter will formally become our Vicar in early 2017.
Peter has served as Team Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Tower Hill for the last four years and previously Assistant Curate in the Parish of Prescot. He trained as a chef and worked for a number of years in the catering industry before moving into the retail sector and working his way up through the ranks of management. Although a Scouser born and bred Peter lived for a number of years in County Durham; a place he now calls his second home. Peter has also lived and worked in Spain. He has an eclectic taste in music, enjoys walking, still enjoys cooking, and likes to read to unwind.
A word from Venerable Ricky Panter, Archdeacon of Liverpool:
"I'm really pleased that we have been able to make an excellent appointment to follow Robert Williams at St David's. It's been all change at St David's and All Saints with Rev Arthur Cooper recently being made vicar at All Saints Stoneycroft. My sincere thanks go to the representatives of both parishes. They have shared together in making these appointments in the strong hope that the close collaboration between the two churches will continue and grow. Peter has made it clear that he is committed to that vision. I know St David's will give Peter the warmest of welcomes."
Please pray for Peter as he prepares to join us in 2017, for the people of St Andrew’s Tower Hill as they prepare themselves to search for a new vicar, and continue to prayer and support all those who work and minister in this church.