Fr. Peter Jenner, B.Th
Fr. Peter originates from the Medway Towns in Kent. He went to Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools, but puts most of his early Christian formation down to his "charismatic" mother and the influence of the Carmelites at Aylesford Priory.
Before entering Seminary, he worked in the computer industry in Kent and the Midlands, which has remained both a professional skill and a fascinating hobby for him. He went to prepare for priesthood at St. John's Seminary, Wonersh, and was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Southwark in 1996. For the first five years, he served as Assistant Priest at Holy Innocents, Orpington, just on the SE edge of London. In 2001, he moved to the centre of London when he was appointed Parish Priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph, Battersea Park. In August 2007 he was appointed Parish Priest of St. Catherine of Siena, Chessington.
In addition to his duties as a Parish Priest, until September 2007 he served on the National Conference of Priests of England and Wales, first as a representative of Southwark diocese from 2000, and then from 2004 as the Executive Secretary of the Conference. Since 2007 he has furthered his interest in Canon Law by becoming a member of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland and attending the CLSGBI Jurisprudential Course in 2008/2009. In 2010 he was appointed as a Defender of the Bond of the Southwark Tribunal.
His other interests include regular visits to the cinema, amateur radio (his callsign is M0PDJ), ice & roller skating, motorcycling and the playing of board games. When on holiday he has been known to fish; try to hit a golf ball; ski on snow; sail and water ski. He has an unusual interest in traditional American 'bluegrass' folk music.