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Bishop of Selsey
Appointedbetween 772 and 780
Term endedbetween 781 and 787
Predecessor Osweald
Successor Tota
Consecrationbetween 772 and 780
Personal details
Diedbetween 781 and 787

Gislhere (died c. 785) was an English Bishop of Selsey in the eighth century.


In 780 Gislhere witnessed a charter of Ealdorman Oslac of Sussex. [1]

Gislhere was present at the Synod of Brentford, Middlesex, in 781. [2]

Gislhere was consecrated between 772 and 780, and died between 781 and 787. [3]


  1. Charters S1184 accessed on 25 August 2007
  2. Charters S1257 accessed on 25 August 2007
  3. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221

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Bishop of Selsey
flourished about 775
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