Press release

Suffragan Bishop of Barking: Peter Hill

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Peter Hill to the Suffragan See of Barking.

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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Peter Hill, BSc, MTh, Archdeacon of Nottingham, in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, to the Suffragan See of Barking, in the Diocese of Chelmsford, in succession to the Right Reverend David John Leader Hawkins, BTh, ALCD, on his resignation on 30 March 2014.

The Venerable Peter Hill

The Venerable Peter Hill (aged 64), studied at Manchester University, then at Nottingham University and trained for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He served as curate of Porchester, in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham from 1983 to 1986 and from 1986 to 1995 was Vicar of Huthwaite. From 1995 to 2004 he was Priest-in-Charge of Calverton also in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and served as Area Dean of Southwell from 1997 to 2001. From 2004 to 2007 he was Diocesan Chief Executive. Since 2007 he has been the Archdeacon of Nottingham and is Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education. He is also currently Vice Chair of the Dioceses Commission.

Peter is married to Ellen and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. His interests include pilgrimage walking, education, rock music, all sports and especially Welsh rugby.

Published 2 May 2014