Peter Allen – Teacher, Chaplain and Second Master at Sedbergh 1987-93 – sadly passed away on December 25th, 2018.
A Memorial Service was held in celebration of his life at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh on Friday 3rd February.
Information from the Diocese of Edinburgh can be found below.


As many will already know, the Cathedral sadly lost a most loyal congregational member, and one of its dearest friends in the Rev’d Canon Peter Allen, who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the evening of Christmas Day, after a cordial Christmas Day with his family in Somerset. There will be a private committal for Peter’s family in Somerset this Friday (18th January). To celebrate Peter’s life, the Cathedral will be hosting a Memorial Evensong for Peter on Sunday 3rd of February, at 3.30pm, followed by a reception in the Walpole Hall. All are welcome to join us for this service of thanksgiving. We would be very grateful if you could send in any of your memories or photos of Peter to, so that we can display them at the reception after the service, and incorporate them, as appropriate, in the words offered at the Memorial Evensong. We hope these and the service pay some tribute to his long life and career in Canterbury, Cambridge, Sedbergh and Edinburgh.

As well as the Cathedral service, there will also be a public Service of Thanksgiving at Holy Trinity, Sutton Montis, at 2pm on Thursday 31st January.

The number of calls and emails which have flooded into the Cathedral Office indicate the love and affection in which Peter was held, and how dearly he will be missed. Peter was a big part of many people’s lives, and we look forward to celebrating him with you in the Cathedral.