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Thanksgiving service for Canon Peter Reiss

First published on: 22nd February 2024

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Canon Peter Reiss died peacefully at home on Thursday 22nd February 2024, following a long illness.

Please remember Peter’s family, colleagues and parishioners in your prayers over the coming weeks.

There will be an opportunity for all who knew Peter to give thanks for his life and his varied and distinguished ministry at a service of Thanksgiving, the details are as follows:


Details of Thanksgiving Service for Canon Peter Reiss 

Peter's family would like to extend the invitation to you to attend a service of thanksgiving for Peter, to celebrate him and his life. 

The service will be held on Friday 8th March at 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, Turton (the church where Peter was Team Rector), followed by refreshments at St James’ Church, Edgworth, which was also one of Peter's churches, directly after the service.

Parking is available on-street between both villages, but please be aware that a short walk may be required to one or both of the churches. Walking times / routes have been included in the map for convenience.

As this is a service of thanksgiving, please don't feel the obligation to wear black. 

Please note: Peter requested that visiting clergy do not robe. 

It is also Peter and his family's wish for guests not to bring flowers, rather to make a donation to Bolton Hospice, who cared for Peter at home in his last weeks. There will be a collection box at the service, or donations can be made online at:

Service: St Anne's Church Turton, High St, Chapeltown, Bolton BL7 0ER. St Anne's Church will be open from 1.30pm.

Wherever possible, please car share as there will be a lot of visitors.

Refreshments:  After the service everyone is invited to St James’ Church for tea and cake. 

St James' Church Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0PW.

St James’ is on two levels and refreshments will be available on both.

  • The roadside entrance is on the higher level.
  • However, the disabled facilities are on the lower level. 
  • People with restricted mobility normally find it easier to use the lower access from the car park.

Details of parking options:


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