The Reverend Richard Lee
Richard was the Team Rector in Egremont & Haile Benefice until his retirement 2 years ago. Prior to that he had begun his ministry in County Durham then travelling the world as an RAF Chaplain. He has been a Hospital Chaplain in Germany, a staff chaplain at NATO’s Headquarters in the Netherlands and an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen. More recently he has become a Freeman of the City of London, then High Sheriff of Cumbria and now Chair of the County Priory Group of the Order of St John (Ambulance).
On his retirement, he and his wife Deb, a former Consultant Paediatrician at the West Cumberland Hospital, moved to St Bees and he has continued his church work as a member of the Priory Clergy Team. he also continues his association with the RAF as Regional Chaplain to the RAF Air Cadets.
Deb and Richard have 4 children – Jen, Michael, Peter and Andrew – also with links to St Bees having been educated at St Bees School.