Dear All,

I wonder what you’d like to know about your Synod Moderator? Here are a few facts about me:-


  • I am a northerner being born and brought up in Rochdale, Lancashire (please no jokes from those aware of Mike Harding’s comic genius!)
  • I have studied at two universities, namely Leeds and Manchester
  • My background was in Chemistry before training for the ministry.
  • I welcomed Christ into my life when I was fourteen years old; nothing dramatic but nevertheless life changing.  I became a church member of Bamford Chapel URC when I was seventeen years old.
  • I was ordained in 1988 and served two pastorates before being appointed Moderator.  The first in the North Western Synod at Poulton-le-Fylde and Fleetwood and the second in this synod at Buxton and Tideswell.
  • I am married to Deborah Baird, the Synod's Training and Development Officer.
  • I have four children by my previous marriage to Tracey.
  • My interests outside work are music – I play the guitar and get together with friends from time to time who also play (nothing spiritual as they are all atheists!); walking my two dogs and tropical marine fish keeping.   I also belong to a “curry club”, which involves a group of friends experiencing a variety of Indian restaurants!

I greatly value serving you in the East Midlands Synod.  It’s a great synod to work in.  I am fully aware of the enormity of the task so will value your prayers for me and my family as I pray for all of you.

Revd Peter Meek


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