Rt Rev Richard Frith, Bishop of Hull




Bishop Frith will be presenting awards at this ceremoy

The Bishop of Hull, the Rt Rev Richard Frith, took up his current post in January.


A clergyman’s son, he was born in 1949, and educated at Marlborough College, Wiltshire and Fitzwilliam College Cambridge. He began reading history, but soon realised he was running away following in the footsteps of his father and elder brother by being ordained, and switched to theology, graduating in 1972. Training at St John’s Theological College in Nottingham followed and he was ordained a deacon in 1974, then a priest the following year. In 1976 he gained his MA from Cambridge University.


His first position in the church was as an assistant curate at Mortlake with East Sheen, Southwark, which he held from 1974. In 1978 he moved to Thamesmead as team vicar and from there to Keynsham, Bath and Wells in 1983 as team rector. He was appointed Archdeacon of Taunton in 1992, which was his most recent post before moving north to Hull. Bishop Frith enjoys the mix of city, small towns and countryside in his new diocese.


He has two sons and two daughters, and enjoys watching cricket, playing squash and going to the theatre.