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Christopher John Hill (born 10 October 1945), is the Bishop of Guildford (from 2004) and the Clerk of the Closet in the Ecclesiastical Household of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom from 2005.

Hill was educated at Sebright School and at King's College London (BD, MTh, AKC). He served his first curacy at Tividale in the diocese of Lichfield from 1969 to 1973; he was then curate of Codsall from 1973 to 1974. From 1974 to 1981 he was the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assistant Chaplain for Foreign Relations and from 1982 to 1989 his Secretary for Ecumenical Affairs. From 1982 to 1989 he was also an Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. From 1987 to 1996 he was a chaplain to the Queen. In 1989 he became a canon residentiary and Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral, London. Prior to his current appointment, he had been the Bishop Suffragan of Stafford, Lichfield diocese, from 1996.

He has been continuously involved in ecumenical affairs throughout his ministry. From 1974-1981 he was Co-Secretary of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.

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