Biography for Peter Saunders
My first memory of Glastonbury Abbey was as a child during a wet and dismal holiday that did little to encourage me back. Having returned, however, it has been a welcome relief to discover what a marvellous place it really is and indeed it is now a privilege to be able to serve it as a trustee.
After a career spent directing Salisbury Museum, situated in the shadow of Salisbury Cathedral’s spire, it required no second thought on my part to accept an invitation to become a trustee where some of my experience could come in useful to the Abbey in an equally spectacular setting.
Trustees bring a breadth of knowledge, wisdom and skills from many walks of life to the task of governing the Abbey and collectively can help shape its vision for the future.
The maintenance of the ruins and equally their imaginative interpretation provide visitors with a means to connect with their past, Christian or otherwise, and to find inspiration in what is a great national treasure.