There was a season in my life when I thought seriously about leaving ministry in the local church, and Peter's response was typical, 'I think I ought to come over and have a chat' (spoken in his soft, still evident Yorkshire brogue). His gift on this occasion, as always, though it included wise counsel, was a remarkably peaceful, non-anxious, presence. I stayed. As a regional minister colleague, his advice and friendship have been immense.
I will miss him and our chats. Rest in peace, Peter. And for Janet and the family, our prayers are with you in your loss.