The Reverend David W. Peck - Rector
Father David Peck, his wife, Dr. Cordelia Moyse, and their daughter Theodora, moved from London to Lancaster in late summer of 2008 when he became 22nd rector of Saint James.
David was ordained in 1995 in Guildford Diocese, serving in the parish of Saint James, Weybridge. In 1999, his bishop The Rt. Rev. John Gladwin asked David to become his principal adviser on matters ranging from liturgy to Parliamentary affairs, as the bishop was an active member of the House of Lords. While with the bishop, David was instrumental in developing relationships between the church in Nigeria and the Church of England, and directing a major research project funded by the British government that looked at the role of the church in supporting marriage and family life through local churches.
In 2004, the Archbishop of Canterbury asked David to begin a new ministry from Lambeth Palace in London to assist bishops in war-torn countries in Africa in their own church's contribution to peace building and national reconstruction efforts. This involved him in frequent travel to Sudan, Burundi, Angola and Zimbabwe, often helping to negotiate partnerships between churches, donors, governments and U.N. agencies in "fragile state" settings.
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