Bishop of Salisbury

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The Bishop of Salisbury is the ordinary
Ordinary
In those hierarchically organised churches of Western Christianity which have an ecclesiastical law system, an ordinary is an officer of the church who by reason of office has ordinary power to execute the church's laws...

 of the Church of England
Church of England
The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The church considers itself within the tradition of Western Christianity and dates its formal establishment principally to the mission to England by St...

's Diocese of Salisbury
Diocese of Salisbury
The Diocese of Salisbury is a Church of England diocese in the south of England. The diocese covers Dorset and most of Wiltshire and is a constituent diocese of the Province of Canterbury. The diocese is led by the Bishop of Salisbury and the diocesan synod...

 in the Province of Canterbury
Province of Canterbury
The Province of Canterbury, also called the Southern Province, is one of two ecclesiastical provinces making up the Church of England...

.

The diocese covers much of the counties of Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wiltshire is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It contains the unitary authority of Swindon and covers...

 and Dorset
Dorset
Dorset , is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Dorchester which is situated in the south. The Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch joined the county with the reorganisation of local government in 1974...

. The see
Episcopal See
An episcopal see is, in the original sense, the official seat of a bishop. This seat, which is also referred to as the bishop's cathedra, is placed in the bishop's principal church, which is therefore called the bishop's cathedral...

 is in the City of Salisbury where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture....

.

The Diocese of Sherborne
Sherborne
Sherborne is a market town in northwest Dorset, England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, east of Yeovil. The A30 road, which connects London to Penzance, runs through the town. The population of the town is 9,350 . 27.1% of the population is aged 65 or...

, created circa AD 705 was the origin of the present diocese, St Aldhelm being the first bishop. The see was removed successively to Salisbury or Sarum (Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury, in England. The site contains evidence of human habitation as early as 3000 BC. Old Sarum is mentioned in some of the earliest records in the country...

) under the rulings of the Council of London
Council of London (1075)
The Council of London in 1075 AD was a council of the Roman Catholic church in England held by the new Norman archbishop of Canterbury Lanfranc five years after his installation. Other attendees included Gisa and William the Norman...

, and then finally to Salisbury
Salisbury
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England and the only city in the county. It is the second largest settlement in the county...

 (New Sarum) in 1227 under King Henry III
Henry III of England
Henry III was the son and successor of John as King of England, reigning for 56 years from 1216 until his death. His contemporaries knew him as Henry of Winchester. He was the first child king in England since the reign of Æthelred the Unready...

. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Nick Holtam
Nick Holtam
Nicholas Roderick "Nick" Holtam is a bishop of the Church of England. He is currently the Bishop of Salisbury.-Education and ministry:...

, the 78th Bishop of Salisbury, who was consecrated
Consecration
Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word "consecration" literally means "to associate with the sacred". Persons, places, or things can be consecrated, and the term is used in various ways by different groups...

 at St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. St Paul's sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is the mother...

 on 22 July 2011 and enthroned in Salisbury Cathedral on 15 October 2011.

List of bishops


List of the bishops of the Diocese of Salisbury and its precursor offices:
Tenure Incumbent Notes
See at Sherborne
c. 705 to 709 Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne
(Aldhelm)
Saint Aldhelm
709 to 737 Forthhere
(Fordhere
Fordhere
Forthhere was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.Forthhere was consecrated in 709. He died about 737.The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 737 reports that he undertook a pilgrimage to Rome along with Queen Frithugyth.-References:...

)
736 to between 766 and 774 Herewald
Herewald
Herewald was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 736. He died between 766 and 778.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961-External links:*...

between 766 and 774 to between 789 and 794 Æthelmod
Æthelmod (bishop)
Æthelmod was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated between 766 and 772. He died between 789 and 794.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961...

793 to between 796 and 801 Denefrith
Denefrith
Denefrith was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 793. He died between 796 and 801.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961-External links:*...

between 793 and 801 to between 816 and 825 Wilbert
Wilbert (bishop)
Wilbert was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated between 793 and 801. He died between 816 and 824. In 814 he accompanied Archbishop Wulfred of Canterbury to Rome.-References:...


(Wigheorht)
between 816 and 825 to 867 Eahlstan
Eahlstan
Eahlstan was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 824. He died in 867. In 825, after the battle of Ellendun , he was sent by King Ecgberht of Wessex with an army into Kent...


(Alfstan)
between 867 and 868 to 871 Heahmund
Heahmund
Heahmund was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 868. He died in April 871, before the 23rd.-References:...


(Saint Hamund)
Saint
between 871 and 877 to between 879 and 889 Æthelheah 
between 879 and 889 to between 890 and 900 Wulfsige of Sherborne
Wulfsige of Sherborne
Wulfsige was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated between 881 and 889. He died between 892 and 901.-References:*Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961...

(I)
between 890 and 900 to 909 Asser
Asser
Asser was a Welsh monk from St David's, Dyfed, who became Bishop of Sherborne in the 890s. About 885 he was asked by Alfred the Great to leave St David's and join the circle of learned men whom Alfred was recruiting for his court...

Menevensis
?? Swithelmus
(Sigelmus)
?? Ethelwald Died in office
909 Divided into several sees by Plegmund
Plegmund
Plegmund , after spending time as a hermit, became Archbishop of Canterbury in England from 890 to 914. He reorganised the Diocese of Winchester, creating four new sees, and worked with other scholars in translating religious works...

, Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. In his role as head of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop leads the third largest group...

c 909 to c 909 Æthelweard
c 909 to 918 or 925 Werstane
Werstane
Werstane was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated between 910 and 918. He died between 910 and 918.-References:...

c 909 or between 918 and 925 to c 909 or between 918 and 925 Ethelbald
Ethelbald (bishop)
Ethelbald was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 918. He died between 918 and 925.-References:...


(Æthelbeald)
c 909 or between 918 and 925 to between 932 and 934 Sigelmus
Sigelmus II
Sigelmus was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated between 918 and 925. He died in 933.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961...


(Sigehelm)
between 932 and 934 to between 939 and 943 Alfred
Alfred (bishop)
Alfred was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 933. He died in 943.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961-External links:*...

between 939 and 943 to between 958 and 964 Wulfine
Wulfine
Wulfine was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 943. He died in 958.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961...


(Wulfsige II of Sherborne)
between 958 and 964 to 978 Ælfweald
Ælfweald
Ælfweald was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 958. He died in 978.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961-External links:*...


(Elfwold)
between 978 and 979 to between 991 and 993 Æthelsige I
c 993 to 8 January 1002 Wulfsige III
Wulfsige III
Wulfsige was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was nominated about 993. He died on 8 January 1002.Wulfsige had a good pedigree as part of the tenth century reform movement...


1002 to between 1011 and 1012 Æthelric
(Æthelric of Sherborne)
between 1011 and 1012 to after 1014 Æthelsige of Sherborne
Æthelsige of Sherborne
Æthelsige was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated between 1009 and 1012. He died between 1014 and 1017.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961...

between 1014 and 1017 to between 1014 and 1017 Brithwyn
Brithwyn
Brithwyn was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated between 1014 and 1017. He died between 1014 and 1017.-References:...


(Beorhtwine)
1017 to probably 5 April 1023 Ælfmaer
Ælfmaer
Ælfmaer was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne.He was consecrated in 1017. He died in 1023.-References:* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961-External links:*...

1023 to probably 2 June 1045 Brihtwine II
1045 to 25 March 1058 Alfwold
Alfwold
Alfwold was a saint and Bishop of Sherborne in Dorset.-Life:Little is known of him apart from the information given by William of Malmesbury. He was at first a monk of Winchester, then was consecrated Bishop of Sherborne in 1045, succeeding his own brother Brithwyn...

Died in office
1058 to 20 February 1078 Herman
Herman (bishop)
Herman was a medieval Bishop of Ramsbury and Bishop of Sherborne.-Life:Herman was a native of Flanders. As chaplain of Edward the Confessor he was named to the see of Ramsbury shortly after 22 April 1045. He visited Rome in 1050, where he attended a papal council, along with his fellow English...

, Bishop of Sherborne
Translated from Ramsbury
Bishop of Ramsbury
This page refers to holders of the Saxon bishopric. See Bishop of Ramsbury for the modern suffragan bishop.In Saxon times the village of Ramsbury in Wiltshire was an extremely important location for the Church, and several of the early bishops went on to become Archbishops of Canterbury.The...

; in 1075 removed see to Salisbury (Old Sarum)
See at Old Sarum
1058 to 20 February 1078 Herman
Herman (bishop)
Herman was a medieval Bishop of Ramsbury and Bishop of Sherborne.-Life:Herman was a native of Flanders. As chaplain of Edward the Confessor he was named to the see of Ramsbury shortly after 22 April 1045. He visited Rome in 1050, where he attended a papal council, along with his fellow English...

, Bishop of Salisbury
(contd.)
1078 to 1099 Osmund Died in office;
1099 to 1102 vacant For two years
1102 to 1139 Roger of Salisbury
Roger of Salisbury
Roger was a Norman medieval Bishop of Salisbury and the seventh Lord Chancellor and Lord Keeper of England.-Life:...

Lord Chancellor Just. and Lord Treasurer
1140 Henry de Sully (abbot) elected but election quashed
1140 to 1141 Philip de Harcourt
Philip de Harcourt
Philip de Harcourt was a medieval Lord Chancellor of England and Bishop of Bayeux. He was also unsuccessfully elected to be Bishop of Salisbury.-Life:...

elected but election quashed
1142 to 1184 Josceline de Bohon
Josceline de Bohon
Josceline de Bohon was an English religious leader.-Life:...


(Jocelin Bohon)
Archdeacon of Winchester; died in office
1184 to 1188 vacant For four years
1188 to 1194 Hubert Walter
Hubert Walter
Hubert Walter was an influential royal adviser in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries in the positions of Chief Justiciar of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Chancellor. As chancellor, Walter began the keeping of the Charter Roll, a record of all charters issued by the...

Dean of York; translated to Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. In his role as head of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop leads the third largest group...

1194 to 1217 Herbert Poore
Herbert Poore
Herbert Poore was a medieval English clergyman who held the post of Bishop of Salisbury during the reigns of Richard I and John.-Life:...

Archdeacon of Canterbury
1217 to 1225 Richard Poore
Richard Poore
Richard Poore was a medieval English clergyman best known for his role in the construction of Salisbury Cathedral.-Early life:...

Translated from Chichester
Bishop of Chichester
The Bishop of Chichester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester in the Province of Canterbury. The diocese covers the Counties of East and West Sussex. The see is in the City of Chichester where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity...

 (previously Dean of Salisbury); removed see to Salisbury; translated to Durham
See at Salisbury
1225 to 1229 Richard Poore
Richard Poore
Richard Poore was a medieval English clergyman best known for his role in the construction of Salisbury Cathedral.-Early life:...

(contd.)
1229 to 1246 Robert de Bingham
Robert de Bingham
Robert de Bingham was the Bishop of Salisbury from 1229 to 1246.-Life:He held the prebend of Slape in the diocese of Salisbury prior to his election as bishop about 25 September 1228 and was consecrated at Wilton on 27 May 1229....


(Robert Bingham)
Consecrated 1229 at Wilton
1246 to 1256 William de York
William de York
-Life:He was provost of Beverley as well as holding prebends in the dioceses of Lincoln, London, and York. He was also a royal justice. He was elected on 10 December 1246 and consecrated on 14 July 1247. He died in January 1256, probably on the 31st.-References:...

Provost of Beverley
1256 to 1262 Giles of Bridport
Giles of Bridport
-Life:He was archdeacon of Berkshire in the diocese of Salisbury as well as Dean of Wells before he was elected bishop between 13 February and 15 April 1256 and consecrated on 11 March 1257. He died in December 1262, probably on the 13th. He founded De Vaux College in 1262 and he may have been the...

Dean of Wells
1263 to1271 Walter de la Wyle
Walter de la Wyle
Walter de la Wyle was the Bishop of Salisbury from 1263 to 1271. He was also a subcentor of Salisbury. Walter de la Wyle's is most famous for founding the St. Edmund's College and creating a new parish of St. Edmund's to serve the growing population of Salisbury...

Sub-chanter of Salisbury
1274 to 1284 Robert Wickhampton
Robert Wickhampton
-Life:He was a canon of Salisbury before he was Dean of Salisbury by 17 January 1258. He was also a papal chaplain. He had a dispensation for his election to the bishopric due to his illegitimacy. He was elected to the see of Salisbury about 6 March 1271 and consecrated on 13 May 1274. He died on...

Dean of Salisbury
1284 to 1287 Walter Scammel
Walter Scammel
-Life:He was archdeacon of Berkshire in the diocese of Salisbury, treasurer of that diocese, and finally Dean of Salisbury. He was elected to the deanery on 9 September 1271....

Dean of Salisbury
1287 to 1288 Henry Brandeston
Henry Brandeston
-Life:He held the offices of archdeacon of Wiltshire, archdeacon of Dorset, and Dean of Salisbury, all in the diocese of Salisbury.He was elected bishop on 2 January 1287 and consecrated on 1 June 1287...

Dean of Salilsbury
1288 Lawrence de Awkeburne
Lawrence de Awkeburne
Lawrence de Awkeburne was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury elect.He held the prebend of Ruscombe in the diocese of Salisbury before being elected bishop on 10 May 1288, but he died at Canterbury on 8 August 1288 before he could be consecrated.-References:* accessed on 30 October 2007...

Elected but died before consecration
1288 to 1291 William de la Corner
William de la Corner
-Life:He was a papal chaplain and proctor as well as a royal envoy. He successively held the offices of prebendary of Teinton Regis and Highworth in the diocese of Salisbury, precentor of the diocese of York, and archdeacon of Northumberland. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the bishopric of...

Elected Archbishop of Dublin but set aside by the pope
Pope Nicholas IV
Pope Nicholas IV , born Girolamo Masci, was Pope from February 22, 1288 to April 4, 1292. A Franciscan friar, he had been legate to the Greeks under Pope Gregory X in 1272, succeeded Bonaventure as Minister General of his religious order in 1274, was made Cardinal Priest of Santa Prassede and...

1291 to 1297 Nicholas Longespee
Nicholas Longespee
-Life:He was the son of William Longespee earl of Salisbury and William's wife, Eva. He was a canon of Salisbury Cathedral before 1272 and held the office of treasurer of the diocese of Salisbury before 1275. He also held the position of rector of Lacock....

Prebendary of Salisbury
1297 to 1315 Simon of Ghent
Simon of Ghent
-Life:He was a prebendary of the diocese of Salisbury and Chancellor of Oxford University, as well as Archdeacon of Oxford.He was elected bishop on 2 June 1297 and consecrated on 20 October 1297 at Canterbury He died 2 April 1315.-References:...

1315 to 1330 Roger Martival
Roger Martival
Roger Martival was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.He was elected about 11 June 1315 and consecrated on 28 September 1315. He died 14 March 1330. He has a house named for him at Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury.-References:...

Dean of Lincoln
1330 to 1375 Robert Wyvil
Robert Wyvil
Robert Wyvil was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.He was keeper of the Privy Seal of Edward, duke of Aquitaine in 1326 when he was named on 26 October Lord Privy Seal, which office he held until the early part of 1327....


(Robert Wyville)
1375 to 1388 Ralph Ergham
Ralph Ergham
Ralph Ergham was the English bishop of Salisbury from 1375 to 1388, and then bishop of Bath and Wells from 1388 to 1400....

Translated to Bath & Wells
Bishop of Bath and Wells
The Bishop of Bath and Wells heads the Church of England Diocese of Bath and Wells in the Province of Canterbury in England.The present diocese covers the vast majority of the county of Somerset and a small area of Dorset. The Episcopal seat is located in the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew in...

1388 to 1395 John Waltham
John Waltham
John Waltham , Bishop of Salisbury was Lord High Treasurer and Lord Privy Seal of England, in the reign of Richard II.-Life:...

Master of the Rolls and Lord Treasurer
1395 to 1407 Richard Mitford
Richard Mitford
Richard Mitford was an English bishop of Chichester from 17 November 1389, and consecrated on 10 April 1390 and then bishop of Salisbury. He was translated to the see of Salisbury on 25 October 1395....

Translated from Chichester
Bishop of Chichester
The Bishop of Chichester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester in the Province of Canterbury. The diocese covers the Counties of East and West Sussex. The see is in the City of Chichester where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity...

1407 to 1408 Nicholas Bubwith
Nicholas Bubwith
Nicholas Bubwith was a Bishop of London, Bishop of Salisbury and Bishop of Bath and Wells as well as Lord Privy Seal and Lord High Treasurer.Bubwith was Lord Privy Seal from 2 March 1405 to 4 October 1406...


(Nicholas Bubbewith)
Translated from London
Bishop of London
The Bishop of London is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury.The diocese covers 458 km² of 17 boroughs of Greater London north of the River Thames and a small part of the County of Surrey...

1408 to 1417 Robert Hallam
Robert Hallam
Robert Hallam was an English churchman, Bishop of Salisbury and English representative at the Council of Constance. He was Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1403 to 1405.Hallam had been educated at Oxford...

Archdeacon of Canterbury, Chancellor of Oxford
1417 to 1427 John Chandler
John Chandler (bishop)
John Chandler was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.He was elected on 15 November 1417 and consecrated on 12 December 1417. He died on 16 July 1426.-References:...


(John Chaundler)
Dean of Salisbury
1427 to 1438 Robert Neville
Robert Neville
Robert Neville was a Bishop of Salisbury and a Bishop of Durham. He was also a Provost of Beverley. He was born at Raby Castle. His father was Ralph Neville and his mother was Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt. He was thus a highly-placed member of the English aristocracyNeville was...


(Robert Nevill)
Provost of Beverley
1438 to 1450 William Ayscough
William Ayscough
William Ayscough was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.He was nominated on 11 February 1438 and consecrated on 20 July 1438....


(William Aiscough)
Clerk of the Council
1450 to 1482 Richard Beauchamp Translated from Hereford
Bishop of Hereford
The Bishop of Hereford is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Hereford in the Province of Canterbury.The see is in the City of Hereford where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Ethelbert which was founded as a cathedral in 676.The Bishop's residence is...

1482 to 1485 Lionel Woodville
Lionel Woodville
-Life:He was a younger son of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg; his siblings included Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort from 1464 to 1483....

Dean of Exeter; Chancellor of Oxford
1485 to 1493 Thomas Langton
Thomas Langton
Thomas Langton was chaplain to King Edward IV, a Bishop of St David's, a Bishop of Salisbury, a Bishop of Winchester and Archbishop of Canterbury elect....

Translated from St David's; Chancellor of the Garter; translated to Winchester
Bishop of Winchester
The Bishop of Winchester is the head of the Church of England diocese of Winchester, with his cathedra at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.The bishop is one of five Church of England bishops to be among the Lords Spiritual regardless of their length of service. His diocese is one of the oldest and...

1493 to 1500 John Blyth
John Blyth
John Blyth was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.Blyth was Archdeacon of Richmond from 1485 to 1493. He was nominated to Salisbury on 13 November 1493 and consecrated on 23 February 1494. He died on 23 August 1499. His brother Geoffrey was Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.-References:* Powicke, F....


(John Blythe)
Master of the Rolls, Chancellor of Cambridge, Chancellor of the Garter
1500 to 1501 Henry Deane
Henry Deane
Henry Deane was the Archbishop of Canterbury in England.In 1457, he is recorded as a Canon of Llanthony by Gloucester, his first appearance in the records...

Translated from Bangor
Bishop of Bangor
The Bishop of Bangor is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor.The diocese covers the counties of Anglesey, most of Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire and a small part of Montgomeryshire...

; translated to Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. In his role as head of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop leads the third largest group...

1501 to 1524 Edmund Audley
Edmund Audley
Edmund Audley was Bishop of Rochester, Bishop of Hereford and Bishop of Salisbury.-Life:Audley graduated BA in 1463 at University College, Oxford...

Translated from Hereford
Bishop of Hereford
The Bishop of Hereford is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Hereford in the Province of Canterbury.The see is in the City of Hereford where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Ethelbert which was founded as a cathedral in 676.The Bishop's residence is...

; Chancellor of the Garter
1524 to 1534 Lorenzo Campeggio
(Lawrence Campejus)
Deprived by Act of Parliament on the grounds of non-residence
1535 to 1539 Nicholas Shaxton
Nicholas Shaxton
Nicholas Shaxton was an English Reformer and Bishop of Salisbury.-Early life:He was a native of the diocese of Norwich, and studied at Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1507. M.A. in 1510, B.D. in 1521 and D.D. in 1531. He was elected a fellow of Gonville Hall in 1510. In 1520 he was appointed...

Treasurer of Sarum; resigned due to non-subscription to the Six Articles
1539 to 1557 John Capon
John Capon
John Capon, alias John Salcot was a Benedictine monk who became bishop of Bangor, then bishop of Salisbury under Henry VIII. He is often referred to as John Salcot alias Capon ....


(alias John Salcott)
Translated from Bangor
Bishop of Bangor
The Bishop of Bangor is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor.The diocese covers the counties of Anglesey, most of Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire and a small part of Montgomeryshire...

1557 to 1558 William Petow
William Petow
William Petow was an English cardinal.Though his parentage was long unknown, it is now established that he was the son of Edward Peyto of Chesterton, Warwickshire, and Goditha, daughter of Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Coughton. He was educated by the Grey Friars and took his degree of B. A...

Appointed by Pope Paul IV
Pope Paul IV
Pope Paul IV, C.R. , né Giovanni Pietro Carafa, was Pope from 23 May 1555 until his death.-Early life:Giovanni Pietro Carafa was born in Capriglia Irpina, near Avellino, into a prominent noble family of Naples...

 but refused entry to the realm by Queen Mary I
Mary I of England
Mary I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death.She was the only surviving child born of the ill-fated marriage of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Her younger half-brother, Edward VI, succeeded Henry in 1547...

1558 to 17 November 1558 Francis Mallet
Francis Mallet
Francis Mallet was an English churchman and academic, and chaplain to Mary Tudor.The son of William Mallet of Normanton, West Yorkshire, Francis Mallet graduated from the University of Cambridge, B.A. in 1522, M.A. and D.D...

Nominated by Queen Mary
Mary I of England
Mary I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death.She was the only surviving child born of the ill-fated marriage of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Her younger half-brother, Edward VI, succeeded Henry in 1547...

 14 October 1558 but not consecrated and set aside on her death
1559 to 1571 John Jewel
John Jewel
John Jewel was an English bishop of Salisbury.-Life:He was the son of John Jewel of Buden, Devon, was educated under his uncle John Bellamy, rector of Hampton, and other private tutors until his matriculation at Merton College, Oxford, in July 1535.There he was taught by John Parkhurst,...

Died in office
1571 to 1577 Edmund Gheast
Edmund Gheast
Edmund Gheast was a 16th-century cleric of the Church of England.Guest was born at Northallerton, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Geste...

Translated from Rochester
Bishop of Rochester
The Bishop of Rochester is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Rochester in the Province of Canterbury.The diocese covers the west of the county of Kent and is centred in the city of Rochester where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin...

; almoner
1577 to 1 February 1589 John Piers
John Piers
John Piers was Archbishop of York between 1589–1594. Previous to that he had been Bishop of Rochester and Bishop of Salisbury.-Life:...

Translated from Rochester
Bishop of Rochester
The Bishop of Rochester is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Rochester in the Province of Canterbury.The diocese covers the west of the county of Kent and is centred in the city of Rochester where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin...

; almoner; translated to York
Archbishop of York
The Archbishop of York is a high-ranking cleric in the Church of England, second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of York and metropolitan of the Province of York, which covers the northern portion of England as well as the Isle of Man...

1589 to 1591 vacant For 2 years
1591 to 1598 John Coldwell
John Coldwell
-Life:He was born at Faversham. He graduated B.A. at St. John's College, Cambridge in 1555, where he became a Fellow and graduated M.A. in 1558. He graduated M.D. in 1564....

Dean of Rochester
1598 to 1614 Henry Cotton
Henry Cotton (bishop)
-Life:He was a godson to Elizabeth I of England, and one of her chaplains. He was rector of Havant in 1567.He became Bishop of Salisbury in 1598. In his time as bishop, a long-running struggle by the city of Salisbury for its charter was resolved, in 1612....

Prebendary of Winchester
1614 to 1618 Robert Abbot Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Balliol College, Oxford
Balliol College , founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England but founded by a family with strong Scottish connections....

1618 to 1620 Martin Fotherby
Martin Fotherby
-Life:He was born in Grimsby, and studied at the University of Cambridge, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College.He was rector of St Mary-le-Bow, and then in 1596 a prebendary of Canterbury Cathedral...

Prebendary of Canterbury
1620 to 1621 Robert Tounson
Robert Tounson
Robert Tounson — also seen as “Townson” and “Toulson” — was Dean of Westminster from 1617 to 1620, and later Bishop of Salisbury from 1620 to 1621. He attended Sir Walter Raleigh at his execution, and wrote afterwards of how Raleigh had behaved on that occasion.-Life:He was baptised on 8 January...


(Robert Thompson)
Dean of Westminster
1621 to 1641 John Davenant
John Davenant
John Davenant was an English academic and bishop of Salisbury from 1621.-Life:He was educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge, elected a fellow there in 1597, and was its President from 1614 to 1621...

Master of Queen's College, Cambridge
1641 to 1660 Brian Duppa
Brian Duppa
Brian Duppa was an English bishop, a noted Royalist and adviser to Charles I of England.-Life:He was educated at Westminster School and Christchurch, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1609. He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1612, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1632...

Translated from Chichester
Bishop of Chichester
The Bishop of Chichester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester in the Province of Canterbury. The diocese covers the Counties of East and West Sussex. The see is in the City of Chichester where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity...

; translated to Winchester
Bishop of Winchester
The Bishop of Winchester is the head of the Church of England diocese of Winchester, with his cathedra at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.The bishop is one of five Church of England bishops to be among the Lords Spiritual regardless of their length of service. His diocese is one of the oldest and...

1660 to 1663 Humphrey Henchman
Humphrey Henchman
Humphrey Henchman was a Church of England clergyman and bishop of London from 1663 to 1675.-Early life:He was born in Burton Latimer , Northamptonshire, the son of Thomas Henchman, a skinner, and educated at Christ's College, Cambridge where he achieved BA in 1613 and MA in 1616...

Precentor of Salisbury; translated to London
Bishop of London
The Bishop of London is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury.The diocese covers 458 km² of 17 boroughs of Greater London north of the River Thames and a small part of the County of Surrey...

1663 to 1665 John Earle
John Earle (bishop)
John Earle was an English bishop.-Life:He was born at York, but the exact date is unknown. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, but moved to Merton, where he obtained a fellowship...

Translated from Worcester
Bishop of Worcester
The Bishop of Worcester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Worcester in the Province of Canterbury, England. He is the head of the Diocese of Worcester in the Province of Canterbury...

1665 to 1667 Alexander Hyde
Alexander Hyde
Alexander Hyde was an English royalist clergyman, Bishop of Salisbury from 1665 to 1667.-Life:Hyde was born at Salisbury in 1598, the fourth son of Sir Lawrence Hyde. At the age of twelve he entered Winchester College as a scholar, and matriculated 17 November 1615 at New College, Oxford. In...

Dean of Winchester
1667 to 1689 Seth Ward Translated from Exeter
Bishop of Exeter
The Bishop of Exeter is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Exeter in the Province of Canterbury. The incumbent usually signs his name as Exon or incorporates this in his signature....

; Chancellor of the Garter
1689 to 1715 Gilbert Burnet
Gilbert Burnet
Gilbert Burnet was a Scottish theologian and historian, and Bishop of Salisbury. He was fluent in Dutch, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Burnet was respected as a cleric, a preacher, and an academic, as well as a writer and historian...

Preacher at the Rolls
1715 to 1722 William Talbot Translated from Oxford
Bishop of Oxford
The Bishop of Oxford is the diocesan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford in the Province of Canterbury; his seat is at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford...

; translated to Durham
1722 to 1723 Richard Willis
Richard Willis (bishop)
-Life:He was born in Ribbesford, Worcestershire, where his father was a tanner. He was educated at Bewdley grammar school and Wadham College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1684 and graduated B.A. in 1688. He became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford....

Translated from Gloucester
Bishop of Gloucester
The Bishop of Gloucester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Gloucester in the Province of Canterbury.The diocese covers the County of Gloucestershire and part of the County of Worcestershire and has its see in the City of Gloucester where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church...

; translated to Winchester
Bishop of Winchester
The Bishop of Winchester is the head of the Church of England diocese of Winchester, with his cathedra at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.The bishop is one of five Church of England bishops to be among the Lords Spiritual regardless of their length of service. His diocese is one of the oldest and...

1723 to 1734 Benjamin Hoadly
Benjamin Hoadly
Benjamin Hoadly was an English clergyman, who was successively Bishop of Bangor, Hereford, Salisbury, and Winchester. He is best known as the initiator of the Bangorian Controversy.-Life:...

Translated from Hereford
Bishop of Hereford
The Bishop of Hereford is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Hereford in the Province of Canterbury.The see is in the City of Hereford where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Ethelbert which was founded as a cathedral in 676.The Bishop's residence is...

; translated to Winchester
Bishop of Winchester
The Bishop of Winchester is the head of the Church of England diocese of Winchester, with his cathedra at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.The bishop is one of five Church of England bishops to be among the Lords Spiritual regardless of their length of service. His diocese is one of the oldest and...

1734 to 1748 Thomas Sherlock
Thomas Sherlock
Thomas Sherlock was a British divine who served as a Church of England bishop for 33 years. He is also noted in church history as an important contributor to Christian apologetics.-Life:...

Translated from Bangor
Bishop of Bangor
The Bishop of Bangor is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor.The diocese covers the counties of Anglesey, most of Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire and a small part of Montgomeryshire...

; translated to London
Bishop of London
The Bishop of London is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury.The diocese covers 458 km² of 17 boroughs of Greater London north of the River Thames and a small part of the County of Surrey...

1748 to 1757 John Gilbert Translated from Llandaff
Bishop of Llandaff
The Bishop of Llandaff is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff.-Area of authority:The diocese covers most of the County of Glamorgan. The Bishop's seat is located in the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul , in the village of Llandaff, just north-west of the City of...

; translated to York
Archbishop of York
The Archbishop of York is a high-ranking cleric in the Church of England, second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of York and metropolitan of the Province of York, which covers the northern portion of England as well as the Isle of Man...

1757 to 1761 John Thomas
John Thomas (bishop of Winchester)
John Thomas was an English bishop.He was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. in 1719 and became Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1720....

(senior)
Translated from Peterborough
Bishop of Peterborough
The Bishop of Peterborough is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Peterborough in the Province of Canterbury.The diocese covers the counties of Northamptonshire, Rutland and the Soke of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire...

; translated to Winchester
Bishop of Winchester
The Bishop of Winchester is the head of the Church of England diocese of Winchester, with his cathedra at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.The bishop is one of five Church of England bishops to be among the Lords Spiritual regardless of their length of service. His diocese is one of the oldest and...

1761 Robert Drummond
Robert Hay Drummond
Robert Hay , known later as Robert Hay-Drummond of Cromlix and Innerpeffray, was Archbishop of York from 1761 to 1776.-Origins and birth:...

Translated from St Asaph; translated to York
Archbishop of York
The Archbishop of York is a high-ranking cleric in the Church of England, second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of York and metropolitan of the Province of York, which covers the northern portion of England as well as the Isle of Man...

1761 to 1766 John Thomas (junior)
(John Thomas II)
Translated from Lincoln
Bishop of Lincoln
The Bishop of Lincoln is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Lincoln in the Province of Canterbury.The present diocese covers the county of Lincolnshire and the unitary authority areas of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The Bishop's seat is located in the Cathedral...

1766 to 1782 John Hume
John Hume (bishop)
-Life:He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.He was rector of Barnes, London from 1747 to 1758; he was appointed bishop of Bristol in 1756. In 1758 he became bishop of Oxford and Dean of St Paul's, and in 1766 bishop of Salisbury.-Notes:...

Translated from Oxford
Bishop of Oxford
The Bishop of Oxford is the diocesan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford in the Province of Canterbury; his seat is at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford...

1782 to 1791 The Hon Shute Barrington
Shute Barrington
Shute Barrington was an English churchman, Bishop of Llandaff in Wales, as well as Bishop of Salisbury and Bishop of Durham in England.-Life:...

Translated from Llandaff
Bishop of Llandaff
The Bishop of Llandaff is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff.-Area of authority:The diocese covers most of the County of Glamorgan. The Bishop's seat is located in the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul , in the village of Llandaff, just north-west of the City of...

; translated to Durham
1791 to 1807 John Douglas Translated from Carlisle
Bishop of Carlisle
The Bishop of Carlisle is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle in the Province of York.The diocese covers the County of Cumbria except for Alston Moor and the former Sedbergh Rural District...

; died in office
30 May 1807 to 21 May 1825 John Fisher Translated from Exeter
Bishop of Exeter
The Bishop of Exeter is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Exeter in the Province of Canterbury. The incumbent usually signs his name as Exon or incorporates this in his signature....

; died within weeks of leaving office
21 May 1825 to 19 February 1837 Thomas Burgess Translated from St David's; died in office
13 March 1837 to 6 March 1854 Edward Denison
Edward Denison (bishop)
-Life:He was born at 34 Harley Street, London, on 13 March 1801. His father was John Denison of Ossington, a merchant in London; his surname was originally Wilkinson, but as first cousin of William Denison of Kirkgate, Leeds, he was left the bulk of a large property on condition that he assumed the...

Fellow of Merton College,Oxford; died in office
27 March 1854 to 1 August 1869 Walter Hamilton canon-resident and Precentor of Salisbury; died in office
14 August or 19 August 1869 to 6 July 1885 George Moberly
George Moberly
George Moberly , English divine, was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford.After a distinguished academic career he became head master of Winchester in 1835. This post he resigned in 1866, and retired to the Rectory of St. Mary's Church, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, he was also a Canon...

Canon of Chester; earlier start date of tenure given in Haydns (1969 reprint) - source of later date unknown)
3 September 1885 to 16 August 1911 John Wordsworth
John Wordsworth
The Right Reverend John Wordsworth was an English prelate. He was born at Harrow on the Hill, to the Reverend Christopher Wordsworth, nephew of the poet William Wordsworth...

Oriel Professor of Divinity, Oxford. Founder of Bishop Wordsworth's School
Bishop Wordsworth's School
Bishop Wordsworth's School is a Church of England boys' day grammar school located in Salisbury, England. In 2010, there were 748 pupils aged between 11 and 18. The school is regularly amongst the top-performing schools in England, and in 2011 was the top school performer for the English...

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1911 to 4 May 1921 Frederick Ridgeway
21 June 1921 to 7 December 1935 St Clair Donaldson
St Clair Donaldson
St Clair George Alfred Donaldson was the first Anglican archbishop of Brisbane, Australia.-Early life:Donaldson was the third son of Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson and his wife Amelia née Cowper and was born in London. He was educated at Eton, where he rowed in the eight, and at Trinity College,...

Died in office
1936 to 1949 Neville Lovett
Neville Lovett
Ernest Neville Lovett CBE served as the Bishop of Portsmouth in the Church of England from 1927 to 1936 and as the Bishop of Salisbury from 1936 to 1946.-Life:...

1946 to 1948 Geoffrey Lunt
1949 to 1963 William Anderson
1963 to 1973 Joseph Fison
Joseph Fison
Joseph Edward Fison was an Anglican bishop. He was the 74th Bishop of Salisbury.Fison was educated at Shrewsbury School and then at The Queen's College, Oxford, where he took second-class honours in Classical Moderations and Greats and a first-class honours in the Final Honour School of Theology...

1973 to 1982 George Reindorp
George Reindorp
George Edmund Reindorp was an Anglican bishop. He was the 5th Bishop of Guildford in the Church of England and subsequently the 75th Bishop of Salisbury.Reindorp was educated at Felsted School and Trinity College, Cambridge...

1982 to 1993 John Baker
30 November 1993 to 13 July 2010 David Stancliffe
David Stancliffe
David Staffurth Stancliffe was the Anglican Bishop of Salisbury from 1993 to 2010.Stancliffe was consecrated as the 77th Bishop of Salisbury at Westminster Abbey on 30 November 1993 and enthroned in Salisbury Cathedral on 9 December 1993, having previously been Provost of Portsmouth for 11 years...

15 October 2011 to present Nick Holtam
Nick Holtam
Nicholas Roderick "Nick" Holtam is a bishop of the Church of England. He is currently the Bishop of Salisbury.-Education and ministry:...


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