Our bishops

Our bishops lead and oversee the Church in the Diocese of Bristol.

Rt Revd Mike Hill, the Bishop of Bristol, is the Diocesan Bishop supported by Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, the Suffragan Bishop of Swindon. They both work across the Diocese but have community leadership roles in Bristol and Swindon respectively. They support the Church of England nationally and Bishop Mike is a member of the House of Lords.

Mike HillBishop Mike Hill
phone 01454 777728
email  bishop@bristoldiocese.org
twitter Twitter @bishopmikehill

 Blog posts
email  Bishops’ letters

link58a High Street
Bristol BS36 1JQ

Bishop LeeBishop Lee Rayfield
phone 01793 538654
email  bishop.swindon@bristoldiocese.org
twitter Twitter @leerayfield

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email  Bishops’ letters

linkMark House
Field Rise
Swindon SN1 4HP

Christine FroudeSee also: The Ven Christine Froude; Archdeacon of Malmesbury.
Full details and news from the Archdeacon →


/ Honorary Assistant Bishops

Rt Revd George Cassidy, Rt Revd Bob Evens, Rt Revd Peter Firth and Rt Revd John Neale are Honorary Assistant Bishops in the Diocese of Bristol. Bishop Bob is acting as Sponsoring Bishop in the Diocese while Bishop Lee is undergoing chemotherapy. They also occasionally conduct confirmations.

Honorary Assistant Bishops can be contacted via the Bishop of Bristol’s Office.

/ Bishop’s Staff

The Bishop’s Staff is the leadership team of the Diocese and shares responsibility with the Bishop of Bristol for setting direction for the Diocese, supporting churches and ministers and decision-making in a number of areas.

Bishop’s Staff list (click here)
Rt Revd Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol
Revd Dr Emma Ineson, Bishop’s Chaplain
Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon
Very Revd Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol
Ven Christine Froude, Archdeacon of Malmesbury
Mr Oliver Home, Bishop’s Chief of Staff

You can contact the Bishop’s Staff via Revd Dr Emma Ineson on 01454 777 728, or emma.ineson@bristoldiocese.org.


/ Bishops' Letters

Bishop Mike’s Easter letter; ‘What if…?’
Bishop’s Letter: Stepping out
Bishop’s Letter: 10,000 voices – Here I am, send me…
Bishop’s Letter; Turning the Battleground back to a Playground
Dean’s Letter: Politics and Peace
More letters →

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