Bishop of Bristol takes his seat in the Lords

July 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

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The newest member of the Lords Spiritual was introduced to the House yesterday.

Right Reverend Michael Arthur Hill, the 55th Lord Bishop of Bristol, took the oath, supported by the Bishop of Newcastle and the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

26 diocesan bishops of the Church of England sit in the House of Lords.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester automatically get a seat.

The other places are taken on the basis of seniority.

Bishop Hill’s diocese covers parts of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Formerly Bishop of Buckingham, he moved to Bristol in 2003.

He was educated at Fitzwilliam College and Ridley Hall in Cambridge.

He has a blog, though it has not been updated since December 2007.

That year he recorded a video message for YouTube.

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