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Bishop of Lincoln

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The Bishop of Lincoln is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Lincoln in the Province of Canterbury.

The diocese covers the county of Lincolnshire. The see is in the city of Lincoln where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary a minster church founded around 653 and re-founded as a cathedral in 1072 when the see was moved to Lincoln from Dorchester.

The Bishop's residence is Bishop's House, Lincoln.

Identifying the origin of the diocese has posed some difficulty. The original diocese of Lindine (Lindsey), founded in 628 by the Roman missionary Paulinus had a seat placed by various commentators at Caistor, Stow, Louth or Horncastle in present-day Lincolnshire. The see was moved to Dorchester in 886 due to the threat of invasion.

The diocese of Dorchester was founded in 634 by the Roman missionary Birinus with the seat located at Dorchester-on-Thames in present-day Oxfordshire. The see of Lincoln was refounded in 954 and the seat of the diocese was moved to Lincoln in 1072.

A supposed diocese of Lindine or Syddensis (Sidnacester - identified with present-day Stow, Lincolnshire) was considered founded from the diocese of Lindisfarne by Saint Theodore Archbishop of Canterbury. Research has concluded however that the see was in fact the original foundation of 678 in Lincoln itself.

The current bishop of is the Right Reverend Dr John Saxbee, the 71st Bishop of Lincoln, who signs John Lincoln.


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


Tenure Incumbent Notes
Diocese of Lindine - See at Lincoln
678 to c.679Eadhedus
(Eadhæd)
Expelled; retired to Ripon
c.680 to 692?Ethelwinus
(Æthelwine)
?693 or 701 to 716 or 731Edgarus
(Edgar)
720 or 716 or 731 to 733Kinebertus
(Embercus; Cyneberht)
733 to 750 Alwigh
(Alwig)
750 or 751 to 765Eadulphus
(Aldwulf)
765/767 to 783 or 796Ceolulfus
(Ceolwulf)
783 to 789Unwona
789 or 796 to 836 or 839Eadulphus, Syddensis civitas episcopus
(Eadwulf)
836 or 839 to 862 or 866?Beorhtred
(Berhtred)
Last de facto Bishop of Lindsey
862 or 866 to 866 or 869EadbaldNominal bishop of Lindsey
866 or 869 to 869??BurgheardNominal bishop of Lindsey
866 or 869 to 875?or
?Eadberht
Nominal bishop of Lindsey
875? to 886?Apparent interruption to succession
Diocese of Dorchester
886 to 953?Apparent interruption to succession
953? to 971 or 975LeofwineNominal bishop of Lindsey
?996 to 1004SigeferthLast nominal bishop of Lindsey
?1009 to 1011??ÆlfstanPossible nominal bishop of Lindsey
Tenure Incumbent Notes
Diocese of Dorchester on Thames
625 or 634 to 650BirinusSent from Rome by the pope, founded missionary diocese; Saint Birinius
650 to ???Agilbertus
?660 to ???Ætla
Diocese of Leicester
737 to 764Totta
(Torhthelm)
Became 1st Bishop of Leicester
764 to 786Edbertus
(Eadberht)
786 to 801Unwona
801 to 814Werinbertus
(Wernberht)
814 to 861Rothunus
(Ræthhun)
861 to 873Aldredus
(Ealdred)
December 840 or 844 to 869 or 888CeolredSee transferred to Dorchester-on-Thames in 870s
Diocese of Dorchester on the Thames - Dioceses of Lincoln (Sidnacester) and Leicester united c.870
869 or 888 to 893 or 896Harlardus
(Alhheard)
893 or 900 to 903 or 909Wigmund
(Wilferth)
873 to 905Ceolredus
905 or c.909 to 909 or 925Ceolulfus
(Cenwulf; Kenulphus)
909 or 925 to 934 or 945Wynsige
934 or 945 to 949 or 950Æthelwald
949 to 950 to 959OsketelTranslated to York
??? to ????Wulfric
Diocese of Dorchester and Lincoln - (formerly identified as Dorchester and Sidnacester)
949 to 960Leofwynus
(Leofwine)
Bishop of Lindsey; united the sees of Dorchester and Sidnacester
960 or 971 or 975 to 967 or 975 or 979Alnothus
(Alfnoth)
967 or 975 or 979 to 994 or 23 April 1002Ascwinus
(Œswy; Æscwig)
994 or 1002 to 1004 or 1007 or 1009Alfhelmus
(Ælfhelm)
1004 or 1007 or 1009 to 18 October 1016Eadnothus
(Eadnoth)
Abbot of Ramsey; killed at the battle of Assandun
1016 to 8 December 1034Eadhericus
(Æthelric; Brihtmær)
1034 to 18/19 September 1049Eadnothus, Bishop of Dorchester, Leicester, and Sidnacester
(Eadnoth)
1052 or 1049 to 14 September 1052Ulfus Normanus
(Ulf)
Royal priest; suspended at the Council of Vercelli 1050; expelled
1053 to 1067Wulfinus
(Wufwig)
Royal priest
1070 to 1071Remigius de Fécamp
(Remigius de Feschamp)
Moved the see to Lincoln
Diocese of LincolnConstituted by William the Conqueror 1072
1072 to 1092Remigius de Fécamp
(Remigius de Feschamp)
Almoner of Fécamp, Normandy
1092 to 1123Robert Bloet
(Robert Bluet)
Lord Chancellor
1123 to 1147AlexanderArchdeacon of Salisbury
1147 to 1166Robert de Chesney
(Robert de Cheney)
alias Querceto
Died in office
1168 to 1173vacantFor 7 years
1173 to 1183Geoffrey PlantagenetResigned
1173 to 1184Walter de Constantiis
(Walter de Coutances)
Archdeacon of Oxford; translated to Rouen
1184 to 1186vacantFor 2 years
1186 to 16 November 1200Hugh, Carthusian
(Hugh of Avalon)
Prior of the Carthusians at Witham, Somerset; ordained 21 September 1181; installed 29 September 1181; died in office; canonised 1220: Saint Hugh of Lincoln
1206 to 1209vacantFor 3 years
1203 to 1206William de BloisPrebendary of Lincoln; consecrated 1203
1206 to 1209vacantFor 3 years
1209 to 1235Hugo Wallis
(Hugh de Wells)
Archdeacon of Wells; Lord Chancellor
1235 to 1253Robert Grosseteste
(Robert Grosthead; Robert Grouthed)
Archdeacon of Leicester
1254 to 1258Henry de LexingtonDean of Lincoln
1258 to 1280Benedict
(Richard de Gravesend)
Dean of Lincoln
1281 to 1300Oliver SuttonDean of Lincoln
1300 to 1320John de Dalderby
(John Aldberry; John d'Aldreby)
Chancellor of Lincoln
1320 to 1341Henry de BurghershLord Treasurer and Lord Chancellor
1341 to 1347Thomas Bek
(Thomas le Bec)
1347 to 1363John Gynwell
(John Gyndell; John Gyndwelle; John Sinwell)
Archdeacon of Northampton
1363 to 1398John Bokyngham
(John Bokingham)
Keeper of the Privy Seal
1398 to 1405Cardinal Henry BeaufortDean of Wells and Chancellor of Oxford; Lord Chancellor of
1405 to 1420Philip Repyngdon
(Philip de Repingdon)
Abbot of Leicester; Chancellor of Oxford; resigned on being elevated to Cardinal
1420 to 1431Richard Fleming
(Richard Fleyming)
Canon of Lincoln
1431 to 1436William Gray
(William Grey)
Translated from London
1436 to 1450William of Alnwick
(William Alnewick)
Translated from Norwich
1450 to 1451Marmaduke Lumley
1451 to 1452vacant
1452 to 1472John Chadworth
1472 to 1480Thomas Rotherham
1480 to 1494John Russell
1496 to 1514William Smyth
6 February 1514 to September 1515Thomas WolseyPriest; ordained 26 March 1514; translated to York
1514 to 1541William Atwater
1541 to 1547John Longland
1547 to 1552Henry Holbeach
1552 to 1554John Taylor
1554 to 1557John White
1557 to 1560Thomas Watson
1560 to 1571Nicholas Bullingham
1571 to 1584Thomas CooperLast Catholic Bishop of Lincoln
1584 to 1595William Wickham
1595 to 1608William Chadderton
1621 to 1625John Williams
1869 to ?1885Christopher Wordsworth
1956 to 1974Kenneth Riches, DD
1974 to 1987Simon Wilton Phipps, MC, MA
1987 to 2002Robert Maynard Hardy
2002 to presentDr John Saxbee

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