Pat Allerton grew up dreaming of becoming a fighter pilot or a surgeon. However, a spiritual awakening at the age of 18 turned his life upside down and his journey towards the priesthood began.
Pat was ordained as a vicar in 2010 and operates at St Peter’s Church in Notting Hill where he devotes his time to helping others explore life’s big questions.
Following the closures of places of worship as part of the nationwide lockdown in response to the Corona virus, Rev Allerton visited residential streets in London to deliver a prayer and a hymn through a speaker from his car. He has become known as the 'Portable priest' and is credited with spreading a message of hope in the city.