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New Bishops – Exciting times for a diocese on the move with God

2nd May 2014

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nominations of The Venerable Peter Hill as the new Bishop of Barking and The Venerable Roger Morris as the new Bishop of Colchester.

Peter Hill has served as Archdeacon of Nottingham, as an incumbent and, unusually for a priest, as diocesan secretary and chief executive.

Coupled with his proven ability to lead missional change, especially in urban areas, this wide experience will serve the exciting diversity of the Barking Area well.

Peter’s thoughtful and imaginative leadership and oversight will bring wisdom and direction during a time of change and development.

Roger Morris comes to us with great experience of ministry in rural areas. His previous ministry as diocesan director of parish development and evangelism, as rector of a number of parishes, and latterly as Archdeacon of Worcester will be a huge asset to the diocese.

Roger brings evangelistic flair and a strong teaching ministry.

He will bring energetic and creative leadership to the Colchester Episcopal Area at a time of great opportunity for the church in north Essex.

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