Bishop of Gloucester

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Bishop of Gloucester
Bishopric
anglican
Diocese of Gloucester arms.svg
Arms of the Bishop of Gloucester: Azure, two keys addorsed in saltire the wards upwards or [1]
Incumbent:
Rachel Treweek
Location
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
ResidenceBishopscourt, Gloucester
Information
First holder John Wakeman
Established1541
Diocese Gloucester
Cathedral Gloucester Cathedral

The Bishop of Gloucester is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Gloucester in the Province of Canterbury.

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The diocese covers the County of Gloucestershire and part of the County of Worcestershire. The see's centre of governance is the City of Gloucester where the bishop's chair (cathedra) is located in the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity.

The bishop's residence is Bishopscourt, Gloucester; very near the Cathedral. [2]

The office has been in existence since the foundation of the see in 1541 under King Henry VIII from part of the Diocese of Worcester. On 5 August 2014, Martyn Snow, the suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury, became acting bishop of Gloucester. [3]

On 26 March 2015, it was announced that Rachel Treweek was to become the next bishop of Gloucester (and the first woman to serve as a diocesan bishop in the Church of England); [4] she legally became the bishop of Gloucester with the confirmation of her election on 15 June 2015. [5]

List of bishops

Chronological list of the bishops of the Diocese of Gloucester.

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Bishops of Gloucester
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
15411549 No image.svg John Wakeman Previously last Abbot of Tewkesbury.
15501552 John Hooper by Henry Bryan Hall after James Warren Childe cropped.jpg John Hooper Translated to Worcester and Gloucester. [6]
15521554See dissolved and returned to Worcester diocese
15541558 No image.svg James Brooks Died in office.
15581562 See vacant
15621579 No image.svg Richard Cheyney Formerly a Prebendary of Westminster Abbey. Also held Bristol in commendam (1562–1579); died in office.
15791581See vacant
15811598 No image.svg John Bullingham Also Bishop of Bristol (1581–1589).
15981604 No image.svg Godfrey Goldsborough Formerly a Prebendary of Worcester.
16041607 Thomas Ravis portrait.jpg Thomas Ravis Formerly Dean of Queen's College, Oxford; elected 4 March 1604; translated to London.
16071610 Marcus Gheeraerts I (Attr) - Portrait of Henry Parry, Bishop of Worcester.jpeg Henry Parry Formerly Dean of Chester; translated to Worcester.
16101612 No image.svg Giles Thomson Formerly Dean of Windsor; consecrated 9 June 1611; died in office.
16121624 Miles Smith.jpg Miles Smith Formerly a Canon-resident of Hereford.
16251646 No image.svg Godfrey Goodman Formerly Dean of Rochester; sequestrated 1640 and formally deprived 1646; converted to Roman Catholicism and died in Rome in 1655.
16461660See was abolished during the Commonwealth and the Protectorate . [7] [8]
16601672 No image.svg William Nicholson Formerly Archdeacon of Brecon.
16721681 No image.svg John Pritchett Formerly Vicar of St Giles, Cripplegate.
16811690 Robert Frampton by Robert More.jpg Robert Frampton Formerly Dean of Gloucester; deprived in 1690.
16911714 Edward Fowler.jpg Edward Fowler Formerly a Prebendary of Gloucester; died in office.
17151722 Bp Richard Willis.jpg Richard Willis Formerly Dean of Lincoln; translated to Salisbury.
17221731 Joseph Wilcocks by GP Harding.jpg Joseph Wilcocks Formerly a Prebendary of Westminster; translated to Rochester.
17311733 No image.svg Elias Sydall Translated from St David's.
17341752 Bp Martin Benson.jpg Martin Benson Formerly a Prebendary of Durham.
17521759 Bp James Johnson, Hartlebury.jpg James Johnson Formerly a Canon-resident of St Paul's, London.
17591779 Bishop Warburton.jpg William Warburton Formerly Dean of Bristol and preacher of Lincoln's Inn.
17791781 Bp James Yorke.jpg The Hon. James Yorke Translated from St David's; translated to Ely.
17811789 Henry Edridge00.jpg Samuel Hallifax Translated to St Asaph.
17891802 Richard Beadon Abbott.jpg Richard Beadon Formerly Archdeacon of London; translated to Bath & Wells.
18021815 Bp George Isaac Huntingford.jpg George Huntingford Formerly Warden of Winchester College; translated to Hereford.
18151824 Bp Henry Ryder.jpg Henry Ryder Translated to Lichfield & Coventry.
18241830 ChristopherBethell.jpg Christopher Bethell Translated to Exeter.
18301836 James Henry Monk by Richard Buckner.jpg James Henry Monk Translated to Gloucester and Bristol.
Bishops of Gloucester and Bristol
Merged as a single see and diocese, 1836–1897
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
18361856 James Henry Monk by Richard Buckner.jpg James Henry Monk Translated from Gloucester; died in office.
18561861 Charles Baring portrait.jpg Charles Baring Translated to Durham.
18611863 William Thomson by A Bassano.jpg William Thomson Previously Dean of Queen's College, Oxford; translated to York.
18631897 Charles Ellicott by SA Walker (crop).jpg Charles Ellicott Previously Dean of Exeter; translated to Gloucester.
Bishops of Gloucester
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
18971905 Charles Ellicott by SA Walker (crop).jpg Charles Ellicott Hitherto Bishop of Gloucester & Bristol.
19051923 Edgar Gibson NPG.jpg Edgar Gibson
19231945 Arthur Cayley Headlam.jpg Arthur Headlam
19461953 Bishop Clifford Salisbury Woodward.jpg Clifford Woodward Translated from Bristol.
19541962 No image.svg Wilfred Askwith KCMG Translated from Blackburn.
19621975 No image.svg Basil Guy Translated from Bedford.
19751992 No image.svg John Yates Translated from Whitby.
19921993 No image.svg Peter Ball CGA Translated from Lewes.
19932003 No image.svg David Bentley Translated from Lynn.
20042014 No image.svg Michael Perham Formerly Dean of Derby.
20142015 Martyn Snow
Bishop of Tewkesbury
Acting diocesan bishop, as suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury. [3]
2015incumbent Official portrait of The Lord Bishop of Gloucester crop 2.jpg Rachel Treweek [4] Election confirmed 15 June 2015. [5]
Source(s): [9] [10] [11]

Assistant bishops

Among those who have served as assistant bishops in the diocese were:

Among those who have served as (honorary) assistant bishops in retirement have been:

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  4. 1 2 Diocese of Gloucester — The Bishop of Gloucester Designate Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 26 March 2015)
  5. 1 2 Archbishop of Canterbury — Diary: Bishop of Gloucester — Confirmation of Election (Accessed 27 May 2015)
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