Diocese of Hereford

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Diocese of Hereford
Church of England
Province: Canterbury
Arms of the Bishop of Hereford
Hereford, cathedral church of St. Mary and St. Ethelbert - geograph.org.uk - 636844.jpg

Hereford Cathedral
Bishop: Anthony Priddis
signs as: Hereford
Cathedral: Hereford Cathedral
Organisation
Archdeaconries: Hereford, Ludlow
No. of parishes: 347
No. of churches: 423
Details
Website: ttp://www.hereford.anglican.org/

The Diocese of Hereford is a diocese of the Church of England which covers Herefordshire and southern Shropshire, with a few parishes also within Radnorshire.

The seat of the Bishop of Hereford is Hereford Cathedral in the City of Hereford, a grand Norman cathedral and the most imposing building of the city. Close by the cathedral is the Bishop's official residence, The Palace.

The diocese is one of the oldest in the Church of England, having been created in 676.

The Diocese of Hereford is part of the Province of Canterbury.

Arms

The armorials of the See of Hereford are: Gules, 3 leopard's faces reversed jessant-de-lys or. These were the personal arms of Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe (d.1282).

Bishop

The current (2013) Bishop of Hereford is Anthony Priddis, the 104th Lord Bishop of Hereford.

The Bishops of Hereford have been as follows:

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office. Note: The chronology before 1012 is partly conjectural.)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Anglo-Saxon Bishops
676 to 693 or 688 Putta, Bishop of Uuestor Elih Deprived of Rochester; may not have actually held office of Bishop of Hereford but was considered to have been such by c.800
688 or 693 to 705 or 710 Tyrhtel
(Thyrtell; Tirhtullus)
710 to 727 or 731 Torhthere
(Torchtere;Tortherus)
727 or 731 to 731 or 736 Walhstod
(Walchstod; Walstodus; Wastoldus)
Abbot of Glastonbury
736 to 740 Cuthbert
(Cuthbeorht)
Abbot of Lyminge; translated to Canterbury
741 to 747 or c.758 Podda
747 or c.758 to 758 or 770 Acca
(Ecca)
758 or 770 to 770 or 777 Headda
(Ceadda)
777 or 778 to 781 or 786 Aldberht
(Aaldberht; Albertus; Alberus; Ealdbeorht)
781 or 786 to 793 or 788 or 786 Esne
(Esna)
793 or 788 or 786 to 796 or 798 or 793 Ceolmund
(Celmundus; Celmund)
c.798 or 799 or 793 to 803 or 801 Utel
(Utellus)
803 or 801 or 799 to 824 or 822 Wulfheard, Bishop of the church of Hereford
(Wulfhard; Wulfehard)
824 or 825 to c.825 or 832 Beonna
(Benna)
c.825 or 832 to 838 or 839 Eadwulf
(Eadulf; Edulph)
838 or 839 or 836 to c.857 or 866 Cuthwulf
(Cuthwolf)
c.857 or 866 to 857 or 866 Mucel
(Mucellus)
866 or 857 to 868 or 888 or 884 Deorlaf
888 to 895 or 888 or 890 Cynemund
(Cunemund; Ceynemundus)
c.901 or 890? or 888 to c.930 or 931 Edgar
(Eadgar)
c.930 or 931 to c.935 or 937, 940, 934 Tidhelm
c.935 934 or 937 or 940 to 941 934 or 937 or 940 Wulfhelm of Hereford
(Wulfehelm)
941 or 934 or 937 or 940/968 to c.966 949 or 958 or 971 Ælfric
c.966 or 971 to 1012 or 1013 Athulf
(Æthelwulf)
monk of the Old Minster, Winchester
1012 or 1013/1016 to 10 February 1056 Æthelstan
March 1056 to 16 June 1056 Leofgar
(Leovegard)
priest of Earl Harold; Saint Leovegard
1056 to 1061/1 Ealdred
or vacant
Ealdred omitted in some lists; Bishop of Hereford and Worcester, resigned and translated to York 1060
Norman / Mediaeval Bishops
1060/1 to 1079 Walter of Lorraine
(Walter of Lotharingia)
Chaplain to Queen Edith; consecrated 15 April 1061
1079 to 1095/6 Robert de Losinga
(Robert Losinga of Lorraine)
Prebendary of St Paul's, London
1096 to 1101 Gerard York
1101 to 1102 vacant
1102 Roger Henry I's larderer, died within a week of investiture
1102 to 1107 vacant
1107 to 1115 Reynelm
(Reinhelm; Reinelm)
queen
1115 to 1121 Geoffrey de Clive
(Geoffrey de Clyve)
Chaplain to Henry I
1121 to 1127 Richard de Capella Clerk of the Seal
1127 to 1131 vacant
1131 to 1148 Robert de Bethune
(Robert de Betun)
Prior of Llanthony
1148 to 1163 Gilbert Foliot Abbot of Gloucester; translated to London
1163 to 1166-7 Robert of Melun
(Robert of Melun)
Theologian and scholastic. Prior of Llanthony; died in office.
1166 to 1174 vacant
1174 to 1186 Robert Foliot Archdeacon of Oxford
1186 to 1198/1200 William de Vere Prebendary of St Paul's, London
1200 to 17 November 1215 Giles de Braose
(Giles de Bruse)
Died in office; buried in South aisle of Hereford
1216 to 1219 Hugh de Mapenor
(Hugh de Mapenore)
Dean of Hereford
1219 to 1234 Hugh Foliot Archdeacon of Salop
1234 to December 1239 Ralph de Maidstone
(Ralph Maidstone)
Dean of Hereford; resigned
1239 to 1240 Michael
election quashed
1240 to 1268 Peter of Aigueblanche
(Peter de Egueblank, Peter de Egeblaunch; Peter of Savoy; Peter D'Aquablanca)
Archdeacon of Shropshire
1268 to 1275 John de Breton
(John Breton)
1275 to 1282 Thomas de Cantilupe
(Thomas Cantilupe)
Archdeacon of Stafford; Lord Chancellor of England; Chancellor of Oxford; died in office; canonized in 1320
1283/1289 to 1316/1290 Richard Swinefield
(Richard de Swinfield)
1316 to 1327 Adam Orleton
(Adam de Orleton)
Lord Treasurer; translated to Worcester
1316??/1327 to 11 January 1344 Thomas Charleton
(Thomas Charlton)
Privy Seal to Edward II; Lord Treasurer 1328; Lord Chancellor of Ireland; died in office
1344 to 1361 John Trilleck
1361 to 1370 Lewis de Charleton
(Lewis Charlton)
Canon of Hereford; Chancellor of Oxford
1370 to 1375 William Courtenay Prebendary of York; translated to London
1375 to 1389 John Gilbert Translated from Bangor; translated to St David's
1389 to 1404 Thomas Trevenant
(Thomas Treffnant)
Canon of St Asaph and Lincoln
1404 to 1417 Robert Mascall
(Robert Maschal)
Confessor to Henry IV
1417 to 1420 Edmund Lacey
(Edmund Lacy)
Canon of Windsor; translated to Exeter
1420 to 1421 Thomas Polton Dean of York; translated to Chichester
1421 to 1448 Thomas Spofford Abbot of St Mary's, York; Bishop-elect of Rochester: removed to Hereford before consecration
1448 to 1450 Richard Beauchamp Archdean of Suffolk; translated to Salisbury
1450 to 1453 Reginald Boulers Abbot of Gloucester; translated to Lichfield & Coventry
1453 to 1474 John Stanberry
(John Stanbury)
Translated from Bangor; died in office
1474 to 1492 Thomas Mylling
(Thomas Milling)
Abbot of Westminster
1492/3 to 1502 Edmund Audley
(Edmund Touchet)
Translated from Rochester
1502/3 to 1504 Adriano Castellesi
(Adrian de Castello; Adriano of Castelli)
Prebendary of St Paul's, London; translated to Bath & Wells
1504 to 1516 Richard Mayew
(Richard Mayeu; Richard Mayo)
President of Magdalen College, Oxford
1516 to 1535 Charles Booth Prebendary of Lincoln
Post-Reformation Bishops
1535 to 1538 Edward Foxe
(Edward Fox)
Provost of King's College, Cambridge
1538 to 1539 Edmund Bonner Archdeacon of Leicester; translated to London before consecration
1539 to 1552 John Skypp
(John Skip)
Archdeacon of Dorset
1553 to 1554 John Harley Prebendary of Worcester; deprived for being married
1554 to 1557 Robert Parfew
(Robert Purfoy; Robert Wharton)
translated from St Asaph
1557 to 1558 Thomas Reynolds Nominated by Queen Mary I but set aside by Queen Elizabeth I
1559 to 1585 John Scory deprived Chichester
1585 to 1602 Herbert Westfaling Canon of Windsor
1602 to 1617 Robert Bennet Dean of Windsor
1617 to 1634 Francis Godwin Translated from Llandaff
William Juxon Dean of Worcester; elected but translated to London before consecration
Godfrey Goodman Diocese of Gloucester; elected but declined the office
March 1634 to November 1634 Augustine Lindsell Translated from Peterborough; died in office
December 1634 to December 1635 Matthew Wren
December 1635 to June 1636 Theophilus Feild Translated from St David's; died in office
1636 to 1646 George Coke
(George Cook)
Translated from Bristol; died in office
1646 to 1660 vacant
1660 to 1661 Nicholas Monck Provost of Eton
1661 to 1692 Herbert Croft Dean of Hereford
1691 to 1701 Gilbert Ironside (Yr.) Translated from Bristol
1701 to 1712 Humphrey Humphreys Translated from Bangor
1712 to 1721 Philip Bisse Translated from St David's
1721 to 1723 Benjamin Hoadly Translated from Bangor; translated to Salisbury
1723 to 1746 The Hon. Henry Egerton Canon of Christchurch, Oxford
1746 to 1787 Lord James Beauclerk Canon of Windsor; died in office
1787 to 1788 The Hon. John Harley Dean of Windsor; died in office
1788 to 1802 John Butler Translated from Oxford; died in office
1802 to 1808 Folliott Cornewall Translated from Bristol; translated to Worcester
16 July 1808 to 1815 John Luxmoore Translated from Bristol; translated to St Asaph
23 July 1815 to April 1832 George Huntingford Translated from Gloucester; died in office
4 May 1832 to 24 June 1837 The Hon. Edward Grey Dean of Hereford; died in office
5 August 1837 to 10 December 1847 Thomas Musgrave Translated to York
11 December 1847 to 23 April 1868 Renn Hampden Canon of Christchurch, Oxford; died in office
21 May 1868 to 24 December 1894 James Atlay DD Vicar of Leeds; died in office
20 February 1895 to 31 October 1917 John Percival DD Headmaster of Clifton College; resigned from Hereford
20 December 1917 to 27 July 1920 Hensley Henson translated to Durham
29 July 1920 to 5 November 1930 Linton Smith translated from Warrington; translated to Rochester
17 November 1930 to 30 September 1941 Charles Carre translated from Coventry; resigned from Hereford
1 October 1941 to 26 December 1948 Richard Parsons translated from Southwark; died in office
25 March 1949 to 15 November 1961 Tom Longworth DD translated from Pontefract; resigned from Hereford
21 November 1961 to 25 November 1973 Mark Hodson BA translated from Taunton; resigned from Hereford
5 December 1973 to 1990 John Eastaugh
1990 to 30 November 2003 John Oliver MA Retired
2004 to present Anthony Priddis MA DipTheol Suffragan Bishop of Warwick; inaugurated 26 June 2004
Source(s):[1][2][3][4]

Outside links

References

  1. "Historical successions: Hereford". Crockford's Clerical Directory. http://www.crockford.org.uk/listing.asp?id=691. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. Bishops of Hereford - Barrow, J S: Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 8: Hereford, 2002, pages=1–7}}
  3. Horn, J M - Bishops of Hereford - Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541: Volume 2: Hereford Diocese, 1962
  4. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S. et al., eds (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 217, 250–252. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Haydn's Book of Dignities (1894) Joseph Haydn/Horace Ockerby, reprinted 1969
  • Whitaker's Almanack 1883 to 2004, Joseph Whitaker and Sons Ltd/A&C Black, London
  • Church of England Statistics 2002


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