On Wednesday 3 July, College staff past and present joined CR brethren for a dinner to mark Fr Peter Allan’s retirement as Principal of the College of the Resurrection. Fr Peter came to the College as an ordinand more than 45 years ago, joined the College staff over 30 years ago – and has served as Principal since 2011. It’s an astonishing record of commitment and sustained care.

It was a delight to welcome so many of Peter’s colleagues to wish him well as he heads to the Diocese of Lichfield for a period as House-for-Duty Assistant Priest in the Severn Loop parishes – alongside pursuing theological interests.

Fr Peter’s licensing by the Bishop of Lichfield will take place on Monday 5 August at Holy Trinity, Leaton. The Community looks forward to this opportunity to strengthen links with the Diocese during Peter’s ministry.