Home is where the heart is for the new Vicar of Malton and Old Malton.
The Reverend Canon Peter Robinson will swap the Isle of Man for Ryedale when his ministry begins with a special service led by the Archbishop of York on December 2.
Born in Helmsley, Rev Robinson grew up in North Yorkshire and attended the Chorister School in Durham where he was Head Chorister of the Cathedral Choir.
He later trained as a teacher of PE and music and was Deputy Headteacher of a primary school in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, prior to training for ordination.
His career with the church has seen him spend the majority of his time in the Isle of Man, acting as Vicar of St Paul’s Ramsey, and later as Rural Dean in the South of the Island before his appointment as Bishop’s Chaplain and Canon Precenter of St German’s Cathedral, Peel.
But the lure of Ryedale proved to much for the Rev Robinson and his wife, Rosi, who are returning to be nearer to their three children and grandchildren.
“I’m looking forward to returning to parochial ministry in Yorkshire. The move will enable us to spend more time with family, including five grandchildren. I’m also returning to the place of my roots, having been born in nearby Helmsley, where my father was vicar.”