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.

Bishop Mike Hill, the Bishop of Bristol.Photographer: Barbara Evripidou/FreelanceBishop Mike Hill
phone 01454 777728

email  bishop@bristoldiocese.org
twitter Twitter @bishopmikehill
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email  Bishops’ letters

link58a High Street
Bristol BS36 1JQ

lee rayfieldBishop 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

Media enquiries:

Members of the press who would like a comment or wish to arrange an interview with Bishop Mike or Bishop Lee should contact the Diocesan Press Officer, Ben Evans 
Christine FroudeSee also: The Ven Christine Froude; Archdeacon of Malmesbury.
Full details and news from the Archdeacon →


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
Rt Revd Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol
Revd Jules Barnes, Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol
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, Diocesan Secretary
Revd Canon Derek Chedzey, Head of Ministry Development

You can contact the Bishop’s Staff via the Bishops Chaplain on 01454 252174, or jules.barnes@bristoldiocese.org.

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