The Very Rev Pete Wilcox, Dean of Liverpool, will be the guest speaker at a pre-Advent Quiet Morning hosted by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy.
This takes place in Lisburn Cathedral on Thursday November 10, running from 10am until lunch at 1pm.
Pete trained at Ridley Hall in Cambridge after completing a degree in modern history at Durham University. He served as a curate on Teesside, and then studied for a doctorate at Oxford University, before returning to the Durham Diocese to serve as a team vicar in the Parish of Gateshead.
During this time he assisted in the training of ordinands at Cranmer Hall as Director of its Urban Mission Centre. Theological education and training remains a key area of interest for Pete, and bible teaching is his chief passion.
In 1998 he took up a new position as priest in charge of St Paul’s Church at the Crossing in Walsall – an ambitiously re-ordered town centre church combining the leadership of a Christian Social Enterprise with that of a thriving congregation.
He established a mandated ministry leadership team there, committed to empowering and facilitating the contribution of the whole people of God in mission. 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.
He is married to a writer, Catherine Fox. 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).
Pete will lead two sessions at the Quiet Morning. The first is entitled Lamentations in Advent: The cry of those who suffer violence. The second is Revelation in Advent: The fate of those who perpetrate violence. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of both sessions.
This morning is for invited clergy. If you are planning to attend, you can download a Quiet Morning Response Form here.