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The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox Biography

The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox - Bishop of Sheffield


Pete Wilcox has been Bishop of Sheffield since 2017.  He has been ordained for over thirty years and has spent most of that time in the north and in urban settings. He attributes that largely to the Faith in the City report (1985), published while he was in training for the ordained ministry.

Pete has served in parish ministry on Teesside, on Tyneside and in the West Midlands, as well as on the staff of Lichfield Cathedral as a residentiary canon. Immediately before moving to Sheffield in September 2017, he spent five years as Dean of Liverpool.

Spending his childhood in India, as the son of missionary parents has left him with a love for travel, so he relishes the link which the Diocese of Sheffield has with its companion Dioceses in Kenya and Argentina.

He is married to Catherine Fox, a novelist and senior lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has two adult sons (one in banking in Bristol and one an ordinand in the Diocese of Liverpool), two daughters-in-law and three grand-daughters. Pete is a fan of all ball sports and follows the fortunes of Newcastle United especially closely.  He is the author of three books: Living the Dream (2007), Walking the Walk (2009) and Talking the Talk (2011). He is an alumnus of the 1998 October Initial Windsor Meeting and 2012 October Newly Appointed Strategic Leaders programme.

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