Bishop of Gloucester
|First holder||John Wakeman|
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. 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.
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.
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);she legally became the bishop of Gloucester with the confirmation of her election on 15 June 2015.
Chronological list of the bishops of the Diocese of Gloucester.
(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
|Bishops of Gloucester|
|1541||1549||John Wakeman||Previously last Abbot of Tewkesbury.|
|1550||1552||John Hooper||Translated to Worcester and Gloucester.|
|1552||1554||See dissolved and returned to Worcester diocese|
|1554||1558||James Brooks||Died in office.|
|1562||1579||Richard Cheyney||Formerly a Prebendary of Westminster Abbey. Also held Bristol in commendam (1562–1579); died in office.|
|1581||1598||John Bullingham||Also Bishop of Bristol (1581–1589).|
|1598||1604||Godfrey Goldsborough||Formerly a Prebendary of Worcester.|
|1604||1607||Thomas Ravis||Formerly Dean of Queen's College, Oxford; elected 4 March 1604; translated to London.|
|1607||1610||Henry Parry||Formerly Dean of Chester; translated to Worcester.|
|1610||1612||Giles Thomson||Formerly Dean of Windsor; consecrated 9 June 1611; died in office.|
|1612||1624||Miles Smith||Formerly a Canon-resident of Hereford.|
|1625||1646||Godfrey Goodman||Formerly Dean of Rochester; sequestrated 1640 and formally deprived 1646; converted to Roman Catholicism and died in Rome in 1655.|
|1646||1660||See was abolished during the Commonwealth and the Protectorate .|
|1660||1672||William Nicholson||Formerly Archdeacon of Brecon.|
|1672||1681||John Pritchett||Formerly Vicar of St Giles, Cripplegate.|
|1681||1690||Robert Frampton||Formerly Dean of Gloucester; deprived in 1690.|
|1691||1714||Edward Fowler||Formerly a Prebendary of Gloucester; died in office.|
|1715||1722||Richard Willis||Formerly Dean of Lincoln; translated to Salisbury.|
|1722||1731||Joseph Wilcocks||Formerly a Prebendary of Westminster; translated to Rochester.|
|1731||1733||Elias Sydall||Translated from St David's.|
|1734||1752||Martin Benson||Formerly a Prebendary of Durham.|
|1752||1759||James Johnson||Formerly a Canon-resident of St Paul's, London.|
|1759||1779||William Warburton||Formerly Dean of Bristol and preacher of Lincoln's Inn.|
|1779||1781||The Hon. James Yorke||Translated from St David's; translated to Ely.|
|1781||1789||Samuel Hallifax||Translated to St Asaph.|
|1789||1802||Richard Beadon||Formerly Archdeacon of London; translated to Bath & Wells.|
|1802||1815||George Huntingford||Formerly Warden of Winchester College; translated to Hereford.|
|1815||1824||Henry Ryder||Translated to Lichfield & Coventry.|
|1824||1830||Christopher Bethell||Translated to Exeter.|
|1830||1836||James Henry Monk||Translated to Gloucester and Bristol.|
|Bishops of Gloucester and Bristol|
Merged as a single see and diocese, 1836–1897
|1836||1856||James Henry Monk||Translated from Gloucester; died in office.|
|1856||1861||Charles Baring||Translated to Durham.|
|1861||1863||William Thomson||Previously Dean of Queen's College, Oxford; translated to York.|
|1863||1897||Charles Ellicott||Previously Dean of Exeter; translated to Gloucester.|
|Bishops of Gloucester|
|1897||1905||Charles Ellicott||Hitherto Bishop of Gloucester & Bristol.|
|1946||1953||Clifford Woodward||Translated from Bristol.|
|1954||1962||Wilfred Askwith||Translated from Blackburn.|
|1962||1975||Basil Guy||Translated from Bedford.|
|1975||1992||John Yates||Translated from Whitby.|
|1992||1993||Peter Ball||Translated from Lewes.|
|1993||2003||David Bentley||Translated from Lynn.|
|2004||2014||Michael Perham||Formerly Dean of Derby.|
|2014||2015|| Martyn Snow |
Bishop of Tewkesbury
|Acting diocesan bishop, as suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury.|
|2015||incumbent||Rachel Treweek||Election confirmed 15 June 2015.|
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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