Rev. Peter Holwell

Ministry Team Leader

Peter is the Ministry Team Leader at Trinity Church Gosforth, he moved to Newcastle in 2015 from Cardiff.

He was superintendent of the Cardiff Circuit and had been there 12 years. Peter is married to Liz and has three children all married and living in the Bristol, Sheffield and Huddersfield areas. They now have five grandchildren who are a joy and a delight.

Peter is passionate about finding ways of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and believes the biggest challenge for the Church is to keep that as the absolute main thing. In other words, how we like doing things becomes secondary to our prime purpose. Covid has really challenged us all about what is essential to our faith and how we are as Church.

Peter is the son of a Methodist minister and from 11 years old was raised in North Yorkshire. Before becoming a minister in 1992, Peter worked in farming, ending up as a Farm manager near Thirsk in North Yorkshire where the real James Herriot was one of the vets who used to call.

Peter loves walking, sailing and, when the opportunity arises, enjoys DIY.