We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new vicar, Rev Patrick Allerton, who will be taking up his post at St Peter’s Church in September. However, there will be a chance to meet Patrick (or Pat as he prefers to be known) and hear him preach before then, as he will be the guest speaker at our St Peter’s weekend celebrations on 25th June 2017 at the 10.30 Morning Service. This is a great opportunity to invite friends, neighbours and former church members to join us in this celebration.
Ordained in 2010, Pat is currently the Associate Vicar at St. Dionis in Parsons Green. Pat joined the team there in 2014 with the objective of establishing an evening service, primarily aimed at people in their 20’s and 30’s. This service now has a regular congregation of 110. Prior to this, Pat served as a curate at Holy Trinity Brompton.
Pat is a gifted preacher and teacher who loves to share God’s word. He likes to do this in all settings from the front of Church to a congregation or one to one over a coffee.
Pat’s passion is reaching out to the “unchurched” and seeing people come to Christ with all the blessings that this brings. He leads the St Dionis Men’s Mission and started the “Burning Man” initiative designed to offer the best Bible teaching to men of different churches, showing what the Bible means and how to use and benefit from it. Pat also felt called to launch the “7:14 Prayer Movement”, initially in Parliament Square in 2010 but since then in various cities and towns across the country and internationally, to publicly pray for God to move at key times in the nation’s life.
Pat has an MA in Divinity from Edinburgh University and an MA in Contemporary Ecclesiology from King’s College London as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from City University. Prior to ordination, Pat worked for a Global Financial PR agency. He has also worked with our Bishop Graham Tomlin when he was Director of St Mellitus College, helping establish a new service at Courtfield Gardens.
Pat enjoys all sport be it playing, watching or talking about it, but especially football. He also loves the cinema, travelling and catching up with friends. Pat felt called to the area and knows it well having family and friends here. He has often walked past St Peter’s and wondered what was going on. In fact, Pat is the great great grand nephew of Thomas Allom who built St Peter’s!
Pat Allerton says:
“I am thrilled to be joining St Peter’s, Notting Hill as Vicar in September! I believe that God has big plans for this Church and am excited about all He’s going to do. Together with the existing Church family, and others He will call, we’re in for a real adventure of seeing God’s Kingdom breaking in and lives being changed!”
Please click here, to hear from Revd Pat.