The Church of England - Diocese of Chichester
The Parish and Priory Church of
St Nicholas, Arundel
The Right Reverend David Farrer, who was Vicar from 2008, retired on 18th August 2015 to return to Australia.
The Revd Canon Brian E Cook, Honorary Assistant Priest
Fr Brian studied for the priesthood at Salisbury and Wells Theological College and served his Title in the Diocese of Southwark. He moved to the Diocese of Portsmouth to be Priest-in-Charge of St Mary Magdalene, Sheet, in Hampshire and spent fifteen years as rector of the Parish of Liss. He served as Rural Dean of Petersfield and is a Canon Emeritus of Portsmouth Cathedral. He and his wife Yvette retired into the Chichester Diocese and after visiting St Nicholas' Church, Arundel, for a Mass on the Feast of Candlemas, they have never really been away for very long.
Fr Brian was a 'late' ordinand, having previously trained at RADA and worked in the theatre as an actor, director and, for ten years, as head of the Drama Department of ArtsEd. He is a member of the Society of Theatre Research and is Chairman of the Council of the Religious Drama Society.