The Reverend Peter Bustin, formerly the Vicar of All Saints, Twickenham in the diocese of London has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Anglican Church of St Michael, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France. Fr Bustin begins his ministry on 13 February 2011, and will be formally licensed at a special service on Saturday 5th March at 10.00 am. Fr Peter is appointed in succession to the Revd Canon Dr Roger Greenacre who retired to London in August last year.
The congregation is an exciting international and ecumenical mix. The church building was consecrated in 1903 by the then Archbishop of York, Dr Maclagan, who happened to be wintering on the Italian coast at the time! At present, one of the major challenges facing the parish is the raising of funds for necessary repairs to this gem of a building in this Riviera town situated between Nice and Monaco.
Fr Peter is looking forward to the new challenges ahead and to working with this warm and gifted congregation. We wish him every blessing and welcome him to our diocese!
The website of St Michael's is here.