The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Peter Hancock, MA, Archdeacon of Meon, in the Diocese of Portsmouth to the Suffragan See of Basingstoke, in the Diocese of Winchester, in succession to the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, MA, on his translation to the See of Dover on 6 February 2010.
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The Venerable Peter Hancock (aged 54) studied for the ordained ministry at Oak Hill Theological College. He served his first curacy at Portsdown in Portsmouth diocese from 1980 to 1983. From 1983 to 1987 he was Curate at Radipole and Melcombe Regis in the diocese of Salisbury. From 1987 to 1999 he was Vicar of Cowplain in the diocese of Portsmouth. From 1993 to 1998 he was Rural Dean of Havant. From 2003 to 2006 he was Diocesan Director of Mission. From 1997 to 1999 he was an Honorary Canon of Portsmouth Cathedral and has been Archdeacon of Meon in the diocese of Portsmouth since 1999.
Peter Hancock is married to Jane and they have four grown-up children, Claire, Richard, Charlotte and William.
His interests include meeting people, travelling, watching sport and he has particular concerns for the environment and the work of mission and development agencies.