Bishop Peter is from The Wirral, read Geography at UCL and was trained for ordination at Mirfield. He is married to Sue, a landscape architect, and they have two grown up sons, Nicholas and Stephen. After two curacies in Durham Diocese Fr Peter and Sue moved to Papua New Guinea where they served three postings in Aipo Rongo Diocese. This period included a two-year break to study for an MA in Theology at Leeds University, during which time Fr Peter was Priest in Charge of Micklefield in the Diocese of York. He was Vicar of St Bartholomew's Long Benton in Newcastle Diocese for ten years until his election as Bishop of Port Moresby in 2007. Bishop Peter and Sue returned to UK in 2014.