List of Church of England dioceses

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This page is a list of Church of England Dioceses, along with their geographic location and the foundation dates of those founded in the modern era, i.e. since the reign of Henry VIII. The dioceses fall into two provinces along geographic lines: Canterbury, and Province of York — these are shown in the table as C and Y.

Prov. Diocese Territory Cathedral Founded
C Bath and Wells (Bishop) Somerset Wells Cathedral 
C Birmingham (Bishop) West Midlands metropolitan county (except Coventry and Wolverhampton), North Warwickshire Birmingham Cathedral 1906, from Worcester
Y Blackburn (Bishop) Lancashire (except West Lancashire and part of Ribble Valley) Blackburn Cathedral 1926, from Manchester
Y Bradford (Bishop) Bradford, Craven, part of Ribble Valley Bradford Cathedral 1920, from Ripon
C Bristol (Bishop) Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, part of North Wiltshire Bristol Cathedral 
C Canterbury (Archbishop) Eastern Kent Canterbury Cathedral 
Y Carlisle (Bishop) Cumbria Carlisle Cathedral 
C Chelmsford (Bishop) Essex, London boroughs formerly within Essex Chelmsford Cathedral 1914, from St Albans
Y Chester (Bishop) Cheshire (except Warrington), Wirral, part of Stockport Chester Cathedral 
C Chichester (Bishop) Sussex Chichester Cathedral 
C Coventry (Bishop) Coventry, Warwickshire (except North Warwickshire) Coventry Cathedral 1918, from Lichfield
C Derby (Bishop) Derbyshire Derby Cathedral 1927, from Southwell
Y Durham (Bishop) County Durham (except Teesdale), Tyne and Wear south of the River Tyne Durham Cathedral 
C Ely (Bishop) Cambridgeshire (except Peterborough) Ely Cathedral 
C Exeter (Bishop) Devon Exeter Cathedral 
C Gibraltar in Europe (Bishop) Continental Europe, Morocco, Russia Gibraltar Cathedral 
C Gloucester (Bishop) Gloucestershire (except South Gloucestershire) Gloucester Cathedral 
C Guildford (Bishop) Surrey (except Tandridge), part of East Hampshire Guildford Cathedral 1927, from Winchester
C Hereford (Bishop) Herefordshire, South-Western Shropshire Hereford Cathedral 
C Leicester (Bishop) Leicestershire Leicester Cathedral 1927, from Peterborough
C Lichfield (Bishop) Staffordshire, Wolverhampton, North-Eastern Shropshire Lichfield Cathedral 
C Lincoln (Bishop) Lincolnshire Lincoln Cathedral 
Y Liverpool (Bishop) Merseyside (except Wirral), Warrington, West Lancashire Liverpool Cathedral 1880, from Chester
C London (Bishop) Middlesex St Paul's Cathedral 
Y Manchester (Bishop) Greater Manchester (except part of Stockport) Manchester Cathedral 1847, from Chester
Y Newcastle (Bishop) Northumberland, Tyne and Wear north of the River Tyne Newcastle Cathedral 1882, from Durham
C Norwich (Bishop) Norfolk Norwich Cathedral 
C Oxford (Bishop) Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire (except Spelthorne) Oxford Cathedral 
C Peterborough (Bishop) Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Rutland Peterborough Cathedral 
C Portsmouth (Bishop) South-Eastern Hampshire, the Isle of Wight Portsmouth Cathedral 1927, from Winchester
Y Ripon and Leeds (Bishop) Leeds, Western North Yorkshire, Teesdale Ripon Cathedral 1836, from York
C Rochester (Bishop) Western Kent Rochester Cathedral 
C St Albans (Bishop) Hertfordshire (except part of Broxbourne), Bedfordshire, part of Barnet St Albans Cathedral 1877, from London
C St Edmundsbury and Ipswich (Bishop) Suffolk Bury St Edmunds Cathedral 1914, from Ely and Norwich
C Salisbury (Bishop) Wiltshire (except Swindon and part of North Wiltshire), Dorset Salisbury Cathedral 
Y Sheffield (Bishop) Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster Sheffield Cathedral 1914, from York
Y Sodor and Man (Bishop) The Isle of Man Peel Cathedral 
C Southwark (Bishop) Greater London south of the River Thames, Tandridge Southwark Cathedral 1905, from Rochester
Y Southwell (Bishop) Nottinghamshire Southwell Minster 1884, from York
C Truro (Bishop) Cornwall Truro Cathedral 1876, from Exeter
Y Wakefield (Bishop) Wakefield, Barnsley, Kirklees, Calderdale Wakefield Cathedral 1888, from Ripon
C Winchester (Bishop) Northern and Western Hampshire, the Channel Islands Winchester Cathedral 
C Worcester (Bishop) Worcestershire Worcester Cathedral 
Y York (Archbishop) City of York, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, Eastern North Yorkshire Province of York Minster 

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