Two new honorary Cathedral Canons

20 September 2012

Two new honorary Cathedral Canons photo


TWO NEW HONORARY CANONS of Winchester Cathedral have been appointed and will be installed in the new year.

The Revd Peter Seal, Vicar of Winchester St Matthew, and the Revd Canon Steve Pittis, Rector of Michelmersh and Awbridge and Braishfield and Timsbury and Farley will be installed in their new position on Sunday 20 January 2013 during Evensong.

The Revd Peter Seal

Peter studied theology at Exeter University from 1977-1980 and trained for ordination at Lincoln Theological College and the English College in Rome.

He served as a Curate in the Wareham Team Ministry in Dorset, where he and Julia met and were married. They moved to Winchester in 1987.

Peter was Chaplain at King Alfred’s College and then Vicar of St Luke’s Stanmore for ten years. Peter served as Rural Dean of Winchester from 2000-07 and has been Rector of St Matthew’s with St Paul’s and Chaplain of Peter Symonds College since 2000.

Peter enjoys walking, cycling, golf and DIY. Peter is married to Julia have two adult children.

The Revd Canon Steve Pittis

Steve, born in 1952, was ordained in 1976 and was Curate at Christ Church Winchester until 1979, then Chaplain at the Dorset HE Institute, Bournemouth and Poole HE College and Bournemouth College of Art and Design. In 1984 he became Vicar of Woking, and in 1997 became Director of Faith Development at the Diocese of Winchester.

In 1999 he was made Diocesan Missioner and Residentiary Canon of Winchester Cathedral, before being appointed Rectory of Michelmersh, Awbridge, Braishfield and Timsbury and Farley Chamberlayne in the Romsey Deanery in September 2011. He has recently married Teresa.

PICTURED ABOVE: The Revd Peter Seal