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Mike Hill (bishop)

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Mike Hill
Bishop of Bristol
Bishop Mike Hill (crop).jpg
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Bristol
In office2003–2017
PredecessorBarry Rogerson
SuccessorVivienne Faull
Other postsBishop of Buckingham (1998–2003)
Orders
Ordination1977 (deacon); 1978 (priest)
by Donald Coggan
Consecration1998
Personal details
Born (1949-04-17) 17 April 1949 (age 71)
Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom[1]
NationalityBritish
DenominationAnglican
ResidenceWinterbourne, Bristol
ParentsArthur and Hilda Hill
Spouse
Anthea
(m. 1973)
[1]
Childrenfive[1]
Professionformerly printing executive
Alma materFitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Michael Arthur Hill (born 17 April 1949) is an English Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Bristol[2] from 2003 until he retired effective 30 September 2017.[3]

Early life and education

Hill was born on 17 April 1949, to Arthur and Hilda Hill.[4] He was educated at Wilmslow County Grammar School, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge[5] and at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

Ordained ministry

He was ordained a deacon at Petertide 1977 (26 June)[6] and a priest the next Petertide (2 July 1978), both times by Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Canterbury Cathedral.[7] From 1977 to 1980 he was curate of St Mary Magdalene's, Addiscombe; and, from 1980 to 1983, of St Paul's Slough. From 1983 to 1990 he was priest in charge of St Leonard's Chesham Bois. In 1990 he became Rural Dean of Amersham and the Archdeacon of Berkshire in 1992.[8] From 1998 to 2003 he was the area Bishop of Buckingham; he was ordained and consecrated a bishop on 19 March 1998 at Southwark Cathedral.[9]

In December 2012, he became Chair of the Wycliffe Hall Council.[10] Hill withdrew from public ministry in June 2020 while the subject of a racism inquiry conducted by a Church of England tribunal.[11][12]

Styles

References

  1. ^ a b c Mike Hill — Bishop Mike's story
  2. ^ Communion
  3. ^ Diocese of Bristol — Bishop of Bristol announces retirement (Accessed 25 January 2017)
  4. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  6. ^ "Petertide ordinations". Church Times (#5968). 1 July 1977. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 6 May 2017 – via UK Press Online archives.
  7. ^ "Petertide ordinations". Church Times (#6021). 7 July 1978. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 6 May 2017 – via UK Press Online archives.
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  9. ^ "News (in brief): New Bishops of Lancaster and Buckingham". Church Times (#7036). 19 December 1997. p. 2. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 11 October 2015 – via UK Press Online archives.
  10. ^ http://www.wycliffehall.org.uk/press-releases/appointment-of-chair-of-council#.UMI6cKy0PTp
  11. ^ Richards, Samuel J. (September 2020). "Historical Revision in Church: Re-examining the 'Saint' Edward Colston". Anglican and Episcopal History. 89 (3): 232, 253–254.
  12. ^ "Bishop Mike Hill withdraws from public ministry during racism inquiry". www.churchtimes.co.uk. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Simon Burrows
Bishop of Buckingham
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Alan Wilson
Preceded by
Barry Rogerson
Bishop of Bristol
2003–2017
Succeeded by
Vivienne Faull
This page was last edited on 4 March 2021, at 03:21
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