Rev. Peter Fairbrother
This Sunday we take time and care to acknowledge the anxiety many of us have been experiencing during this time of pandemic, and we’ll give thought to ways in which we can care for our self and each other when we feel anxious. Guest minister, Rev. Peter Fairbrother, from Edinburgh, Scotland, leads us in exploration.
Peter is Minister of St. Mark’s Unitarian Church, Edinburgh, Scotland. He was ordained in 2016 (OneSpirit Interfaith Seminary), and after a short period serving as a guest service leader, was appointed minister to the church he now leads in 2018. The focus of his ministry is fostering greater understanding of the importance of self-care and exploring the defenses each of us build against love. In ministry, as in life (is there a difference?), he considers that his greatest challenge is living what he preaches.
Prior to ministry training, he worked in UK health and social services in a variety of roles, latterly in the field of addictions. Born in Northern Ireland, Peter has lived in Scotland for almost 20 years, and presently resides in a small seaside town on the outskirts of Edinburgh with his partner Phil. Among his interests are wildlife (in all its forms), a passion for the sea and coastal living, and a love of the Eurovision Song Contest.