Mike Hill (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Mike Hill
Bishop of Bristol
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Bristol
In office 2003–2017
Predecessor Barry Rogerson
Successor Viv Faull (announced)
Other posts Bishop of Buckingham (1998–2003)
Ordination 1977 (deacon); 1978 (priest)
by Donald Coggan
Consecration 1998
Personal details
Born (1949-04-17) 17 April 1949 (age 69)
Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom[1]
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence Winterbourne, Bristol
Parents Arthur and Hilda Hill
Anthea (m. 1973)
Children five[1]
Profession formerly printing executive
Alma mater Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Michael Arthur "Mike" 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]

The son of Arthur and Hilda Hill,[4] Hill was educated at Wilmslow County Grammar School, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge[5] and at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. 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]



  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 (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5968). 1 July 1977. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 6 May 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  7. ^ "Petertide ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6021). 7 July 1978. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 6 May 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  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 (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#7036). 19 December 1997. p. 2. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 11 October 2015. (Subscription required (help)).
  10. ^ http://www.wycliffehall.org.uk/press-releases/appointment-of-chair-of-council#.UMI6cKy0PTp
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Simon Burrows
Bishop of Buckingham
Succeeded by
Alan Wilson
Preceded by
Barry Rogerson
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Viv Faull designate