|Peter Jonathan Wilcox - Bishop of Sheffield
Pete was ordained a deacon at Petertide (28 June) 1987 and a priest the next Petertide (26
June 1988) - both times by David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham, at Durham Cathedral; his
first post was a curacy in Preston-on-Tees. From 1990 to 1993, while undertaking
post-graduate study, he was a non-stipendiary minister at St Giles' Church, Oxford and
St Margaret's Church, Oxford. He was Team Vicar of Gateshead from 1993 to 1998 when
he became the Director of the Urban Mission Centre, Cranmer Hall, Durham. He was
priest in charge of St Paul's Walsall from 1998 before becoming Canon Chancellor of
Lichfield Cathedral in 2006. He was installed as Dean of Liverpool - first among equals of
the chapter of Liverpool Cathedral and senior priest of the Diocese of Liverpool - at the
cathedral on 15 September 2012.
On 7 April 2017, it was announced that Pete Wilcox was to become the next Bishop of
Sheffield. He was elected to the See by the College of Canons of Sheffield Cathedral on 5
May 2017 and his election confirmed at York Minster on 5 June 2017. On 22 June 2017,
he was consecrated a bishop by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, at York Minster.
Bishop Pete will now also pay homage to the Queen, acknowledging her as Sovereign
and Supreme Governor, during a brief private ceremony at Buckingham Palace over the
summer. He will then be installed as Bishop of Sheffield at a service due to take place in
September 2017 at Sheffield Cathedral. He will then fully start his ministry in the diocese.
Pete Wilcox is married to Catherine Fox. Catherine is a writer and a lecturer at
Manchester Metropolitan University. Together, they have two sons.
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|Early life and education
Pete Wilcox was born in 1961 and attended
Worksop College in north Nottinghamshire
before studying at Durham University where he
was a member of St John's College. He graduated
from Durham with a Bachelor of Arts (BA)
degree in 1984. He then attended Ridley Hall,
Cambridge, where he trained for ordination and
graduated from the University of Cambridge
with a BA degree in theology in 1986.
|Later, he returned to Durham for post-graduate study and completed a Master of Arts
(MA) degree in 1991. He then attended St John's College, Oxford, and completed a Doctor
of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in 1993. His doctoral thesis was titled "Restoration,
Reformation and the progress of the kingdom of Christ: evangelisation in the thought and
practice of John Calvin, 1555–1564".
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