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Bishop of Chichester

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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.

The Bishop's residence is The Palace, Chichester.

Sussex has held a bishopric since 681 when the first cathedral was founded at Selsey on a site which is now probably submberged by the sea off the Sussex coast near Selsey. The seat was moved to the City of Chichester in 1075 under William the Conqueror. The current bishop is the Right Reverend John William Hind, BA, </small></small>the 102nd Lord Bishop of Chichester, who signs John Cicestr.


List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Chichester, England and its precursor offices

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)


Tenure Incumbent Notes
See at Selsey
681 to 686Wilfrid
(Wilfride)
Expelled from York; Saint Wilfrid
686 to 705Hedda
711 to 719Eadbeorht
(Eadbertus)
Abbot of Selssey
719 to 753Eolla
vacant
733 to 753Sigga
(Sigelmus; Sigfridus)
761 to 790Ealabeorht
(Alubrithus; Alubertus
790 to 817Osweald
(Osa; Bosa)
c.776 to c.783Gislhere
(Giselherus)
c.783 or 844 to c.788 or 873Tota
c.788 or 873 to c.808 or 891Withun
(Wighthun)
c.808 or 891 to c.820 or 905Æthelwulf
(Ethelulphus)
c.820 to c.840Coenred
(Coenredus)
c.840 to ???Guthheard
??? to ???Wighelm
905 or 909 to 923 or c.930Beornheah
(Beornegus)
In Haydn is placed between Ethelulphus and Coenredus)
c.930 to c.942WulfhunOmitted in Haydn
942 to 960Guthard
c.942 to c.955Ælfred
(Alfredus)
955 to ???DanielOmitted in Haydn
??? to ???Beorhthelm
??? to ???Eadhelm
980 to 1009Orifbeort
1009 to 1032Ælfmaer
1032 to 1039Æthelric I
1039 to 1047Grimcytel
1047 to 1058Heca
1058 to 1070Æthelric II
1070 to 1075StigandSee moved to Chichester
See at Chichester
1075 to 1087Stigand, Bishop of ChichesterHitherto Bishop of Selsey
1088 to 1088Godfrey
1091 to 1123 Ralph de Luffa
1125 to 1145 Seffrid I
1147 to 1169 Hilary
1174 to 1180 John of Greenford
1180 to 1204 Seffrid II
1204 to 1207 Simon of Wells
1215 to 1217 Richard Poore
1218 to 1222 Ranulf of Wareham
1224 to 1244 Ralph Nevill
1245 to 1253 Richard WichSaint Richard of Chichester
1254 to 1262 John Climping
1262 to 1287 Stephen Bersted
1288 to 1305 Gilbert of St Leonard
1305 to 1337 John Langton
1337 to 1362 Robert Stratford
1362 to 1368 William Lenn
1369 to 1385 William Reade
1386 to 1389 Thomas Rushock
1390 to 1395 Richard Mitford
1395 to 1396 Robert Waldby
1397 to 1415 Robert Reade
1418 to 1420 Henry Ware
1421 to 1421 John Kempe
1421 to 1426 Thomas Polton
1426 to 1429 John Rickingale
1431 to 1438 Simon Sydenham
1438 to 1445 Richard Praty
1446 to 1450 Adam Moleyns
1450 to 1459 Reginald Pecock
1459 to 1477 John Arundel
1478 to 1503 Edward Story
1503 to 1506 Richard FitzJames
1508 to 1536 Robert Sherburne
1536 to 1543 Richard Sampson
1543 to 1551 George Day
1552 to 1553 John Scory
1553 to 1556 George Day
1557 to 1558 John Christopherson
1559 to 1568 William Barlow
1570 to 1582 Richard Curtis
1586 to 1596 Thomas Bickley
1596 to 1605 Anthony Watson
1605 to 1609 Lancelot AndrewesTranslated to Ely
1609 to 1619 Samuel Harsnett
1619 to 1628 George Carleton
1628 to 1638 Richard Montague
1638 to 1641 Brian Duppa
1642 to 1669 Henry King
1670 to 1675 Peter Gunning
1675 to 1678 Ralph Brideoake
1679 to 1685 Guy Carleton
1685 to 1689 John Lake
1689 to 1691 Simon Patrick
1691 to 1696 Robert Grove
1696 to 1709 John Williams
1709 to 1722 Thomas Manningham
1722 to 1724 Thomas Bowers
1724 to 1731 Edward Waddington
1731 to 1740 Francis Hare
1740 to 1754 Matthias Mawson
1754 to 1797 Sir </small>William Ashburnham
1798 to 1824 John Buckner
1824 to 1831 Robert James Carr
1831 to 1836 Edward Maltby
1836 to 1840 William Otter
1840 to 1842 Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth
1842 to 1870 Ashurst Turner Gilbert
1870 to 1895 Richard Durnford
1896 to 1907 Ernest Roland Wilberforce
1908 to 1919 Charles John Ridgeway
1919 to 1929 Winfrid Oldfield Burrows
1929 to 1958 George Kennedy Allen Bell
1958 to 1974 Roger Plumpton Wilson
1974 to January 2001Eric Waldram Kemp, DDRetired
2001 to presentJohn William Hind, BABishop of the Diocese in Europe


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