In April Peter Walsh, Pauline, his wife and their children arrive and on the 25th Father Peter is instituted and inducted as the fourth vicar of the church. He is chaplain to the RNLI and also continues the tradition of welcoming both the Dunkirk and the Normandy veterans to their special services. He first meets them to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of V.E. Day on May 7th. Father Peter institutes a massive refurbishment of many areas including Halls, vestries, cellars, toilets and ambulatory over two years. Within months of his arrival he states his determination to complete the west end of the church. By the end of the year the Handbell team is restarted.
1996 A Social Team is formed and still exists . The first programme includes events as varied as Cheese and Wine Parties, a walk in the Lakes and a Treasure Hunt. Father Peter and Pauline are deeply committed to the young people of the parish, taking them on visits to Appleby, involving them in practical activities like the redecorating of the Halls and enjoying fun activities. The Group is known as the Light Society. During this year the pews are restored and provisional plans are made for a Garden of Repose , now becoming necessary as the Chapel of all Souls is almost full. In May the first Tea Dance is held. This is highly successful and remains so to the present day. The profits of that first year pay for essentials in the kitchen . A successful Stewardship Campaign is held in October. To round off the year a Mystery Trip (to Chester) takes place.