About Peter

Peter John Michael Jennings, KMCO, FRPSL, FRGS

Journalist, writer, broadcaster, photographer and PR and media consultant

Email: peter@peterjennings.co.uk

Website: www.peter@peterjennings.co.uk

Chairman and founder Peter Jennings Associates Limited, public relations

Knight of Merit with Star Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George

Has worked on the Cause for the Beatification and Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman since 1975

European Correspondent, Our Sunday Visitor 1986-1991

Press Secretary to the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, 2009 to date

Press Secretary to the Archdiocese of Birmingham 2000-date

Press Secretary to The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham, 2000-2009 – Now Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Press Secretary to the Diocesan Administrator, Bishop William Kenney, CP, 2009

Regular appearances on TV and radio including interviews and commentary on the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI, April 2005.

Editor, Birmingham Catholic News, 2002-2004.

Special edition: Pope John Paul II Silver Jubilee and Beatification of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta 2003

Concept, text and photograph World Youth Day Cologne 2005 miniature sheet Isle of Man Post Office

Publications Include:

Face to Face with the Turin Shroud (ed), 1978

The Pope in Ireland, 1979

The Come Sunday Book, 1979

The Church 2001 (ed 1982)

Pope John Paul II, 1982

The Pope in Britain – The Official Record, 1982 – presented by me to Pope John Paul II

The Pope in Poland (ed) 1983

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Newman (ed 2005)

Israel Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI May 2009; and Pope Benedict XVI Pilgrimage to the Holy Land May 2009, the Philatelic Service of the Israel Postal Company, 2009 – presented by me to Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinal Newman – The Story of a Miracle (2009)

Benedict XVI And Blessed John Henry Newman, The State Visit, September 2010, The Official Record (2010) – presented by me to Pope Benedict XVI on 15 December 2010

Lord of the Manor of Thremhall Priory, Essex

Freeman City of London, 1993

Liveryman Worshipful Company of (Stone) Masons, 1994

Liveryman Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, 2009

Member, East India Club, 2000

Members, The Farmers Club, 2010

Fellow, The Royal Geographical Society, 2003

Affiliate: The Royal Aeronautical Society

Associates Member: The Foreign Press Associate in London

Member: The Media Society

Member, Institute of Directors

Member, The Royal United Services Institute.

Fellow, Royal Philatelic Society London, 1974, Member 1966

Member, Birmingham Philatelic Society, 1962

Member, British Aerophilatelic Federation

Member, Royal Philatelic Society Cape Town

Member, India Study Circle

Concept and text, England v Australia 2009, miniature sheet, presentation pack and first day cover insert, Isle of Man Post Office, 2009.


Part-time Press Officer to The Right Reverend Hugh Montefiore, Anglican Bishop of Birmingham 1979-83

Press Secretary Junior Chamber of Commerce World Congress 1989, held in  Birmingham, UK

Principal  & Founder, IMC International Media Contacts 1994, Public Relations and Media Consultants

Launched Royal Mail: Saints’ stamps 1997

Launched Royal Mail: Endangered Species’ stamps 1998

Press Secretary Stamp ‘97 and Stamp ‘98 (both at Wembley Conference Centre) Press

Secretary Stamps of the World 1997 and 1999 (Claridge’s Hotel, London)

Press Secretary Collect ‘97 (Olympia)

Co-Founder & Chairman, Millennium Commemorative Covers Limited, known as MCC 1999

Stamp Consultant Press Association PA News, 2000

Stamp Adviser to: The Eden Project, Cornwall, 2000

Publications include:

Aerogrammes, 1973

An End to Terrorism, 1984.  (US ed 1985)

Children of the Troubles (ed), 1986

The Wonderful World of Stamp Collecting in Universal Postal Union 125 years 1874-1999, 1999

The Queen Mother’s Century Celebrated in Stamps (with Tim Graham), 2000

Also author numerous newspaper and magazine contributions including: The Times Register, Times Online.  Articles include The Queen Face to Face with her Stamps (2002)

Features articles in Gibbons Stamp Monthly include:

Diana, Princess of Wales Royal Mail stamps – The Inside Story (1998)

Interview HRH The Prince Philip (1998)

Interview HRH The Princess Royal (2002)

Atom Bomb Exploded above Tristan da Cunha during 1958: (2006)

Interview HRH King Michael of Romania (2007)

Austria Post Smash Guinness World Record for the Fastest Printing of a Postage Stamp (2008)