The Bishop of Bath & Wells Designate
On 10 December 2013, Downing Street announced the next Bishop of Bath and Wells will be the Rt Revd Peter Hancock.
His current role is Bishop of Basingstoke in the Diocese of Winchester, which he has held since September 2010.
Bishop Peter will be formally enthroned at Wells Cathedral in June 2014. He will work at the Bishop’s Palace alongside the Bishop of Taunton.
Read more about Bishop Peter here and see photos from his tour around the diocese.
The Rt Revd Peter Maurice became Bishop of Taunton in 2006.
He has responsibility for the Ministry Forum, and the School of Formation in addition to his pastoral, mission and other ministry roles.
The Bishops are assisted in their work by three Archdeacons based in Bath, Wells and Taunton.
Together with senior colleagues in the Bishops Staff, they are responsible for the life of the church in the Diocese, and for the development of the Changing Lives strategy.
The Bishops and their staff are based at the Bishops' Office in Wells.
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