Peirson succeeded John Reading as Organist of Chichester Cathedral in October 1677. He was suspended for three months in 1711 for his public assertion that "the late King William was a pickpocket... he had no more religion than a dog!". It was during Peirson's tenure of office that Renatus Harris installed the Main Organ in the cathedral. He died in office at Chichester.
of Chichester Cathedral