Peter Hill (bishop)

The Right Reverend Peter Hill in 2014

Peter Hill (born 4 February 1950) is a Church of England bishop and the current Area Bishop of Barking in the Diocese of Chelmsford.[1] He was previously Archdeacon of Nottingham from 2007 to 2014.[2]

He grew up in Swansea. He studied at the University of Manchester, then the University of Nottingham. He spent eight years teaching in Manchester before training for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He was made a deacon at Petertide 1983 (3 July)[3] and ordained a priest the Petertide next (1 July 1984) — both times by Henry Mosley, Bishop of Southwell, at Southwell Minster.[4]

He was curate of St James' Church, Porchester in Nottingham from 1983 to 1986 and Vicar of All Saints' Church, Huthwaite from 1986 to 1995.[5] Appointed Priest-in-Charge of St Wilfrid's Church, Calverton in 1995 he also served as Area Dean of Southwell from 1997 to 2001. He moved from both posts in 2004 to be Diocesan Chief Executive.[6] He was consecrated a bishop on 25 July 2014, by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at St Paul's Cathedral;[7] he is also currently Vice Chair of the Dioceses Commission.[8]


  1. ^ ‘BARKING, Area Bishop of’, Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, Oct 2014 accessed 29 Jan 2015
  2. ^ "Suffragan Bishop of Barking: Peter Hill". Government Digital Service. Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Petertide ordinations". Church Times (#6281). 1 July 1983. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 26 June 2018 – via UK Press Online archives.
  4. ^ "Petertide ordinations". Church Times (#6334). 6 July 1984. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 26 June 2018 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ "Peter Hill Archdeacon of Nottingham". Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 p383 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Diocese of Chelmsford — New Bishops of Barking and Colchester consecrated at St Paul's (Accessed 26 June 2018)
  8. ^ Whitaker's Concise Almanack 2012. Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1408142309