Many congratulations to Canon Peter Wilkie who has just celebrated his 70th anniversary of ordination as a priest!
Canon Peter was ordained on 4th June 1953 at St Agatha’s in Kingston-on-Thames by Archbishop John Henry King, who went over specially to his home parish to celebrate the ordination. Many will remember him from his ministry at St Swithun’s, Southsea, the Cathedral, St Joseph’s, Bracknell, Sacred Heart, Bournemouth, St Bernard’s, Holbury, St James’, Reading, St Edward’s, Chandlers Ford, Our Lady of Sorrows and St Philip Benizi, Fordingbridge, and St Francis of Assisi, Milford-on-Sea. In addition, he was Chaplain to Winchester Prison for 20 years. He became a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in 1989.
When he was at Beaumont College, he played cricket against the Oratory at Lords. – the only Portsmouth priest to do so! So, congratulations to Canon Peter – ad multos annos!