Bishop of Kingston to be Bishop of Bath & Wells
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 November 2001
It has been announced today that the Rt Rev Peter Price, the present Area Bishop of Kingston, is to be the new Bishop of Bath and Wells. He will succeed Bishop Jim Thompson who retires in December after ten years, and will be enthroned in Wells Cathedral on a date still to be fixed next year.
The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Tom Butler,
Bishop Peter, aged 57, became Area Bishop of Kingston in December 1997. He has been a teacher, parish priest, writer, broadcaster, Chancellor of Southwark Cathedral, chairman of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Mission, and General Secretary of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG).
Peter Price is married to Dee and they have four adult sons, David, Patrick, Neil and John-Daniel.
He has broadcast regularly on BBC World Service and Independent Radio in London, has contributed to a series for Radio 2, and has been grilled by Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight. He has written several books and his latest Undersong - Listening to the Soul is to be published by Darton, Longman and Todd in February 2002.
1n 1999 Bishop Peter was awarded the Coventry Cross of Nails for his work in reconciliation, particularly through his involvement in Northern Ireland, Latin America and Iraq.
In his spare time Bishop Peter enjoys gardening, writing and "chilling out" in the West of Ireland.
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Last updated: 13/12/04