Directory: Churches and People

The Revd Peter Garland

28 May 2015

It is with great sadness that the Bishop of Lincoln announces the death of the Revd Peter Garland, vicar of St John the Baptist Church in Spalding with Deeping St Nicholas.

Peter died at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge after an accident at home. He was 62. He leaves his wife, Frances, and three sons.

The Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, said: "It is immensely sad when someone who dedicates their life and talent to supporting their community so faithfully and energetically dies so suddenly. I was privileged to have been able to visit Peter in hospital, to anoint him, and to pray with him and his family, and my prayers will continue for the people of the churches Peter served, for the wider communities of Spalding and Deeping St Nicholas, and above all, for Frances and all of Peter's family."

Peter had been vicar of St John the Baptist, Spalding with Deeping St Nicholas since 1999. He had previously been vicar of Tongham in the Diocese of Guildford, where he also served his curacy. He studied at University College, London, and held masters degrees from both the University of West Ontario and St John's College, Durham.