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A full list of Coventry's Bishops, from a list displayed in the New Cathedral. It begins with the Bishops of Mercia way back in Saxon times, and takes us through the various reorganisations when Coventry and Lichfield, and later Worcester, became the dominant diocese.

 

Coventry's Bishops

 
 

Bishops of Mercia

656Diuma
658Ceollach
659Trumhere
663Jaruman
 
 

Bishops of Lichfield

664Ceadda (Chad)
672Wynfrith
675Seaxwulf
691Headda
721Ealdwine
737Hwita
752Hemele
765Cuthfrith
768Beorhtun
779HygebeorhtArchbishop of Lichfield after 787 to 801
802Ealdwulf
816Herewine
818Aethelweard
828Hunbeorht
836Cynefrith
844Tunbeorht
869Eadbeorht
880Wulfred
909Wigmund
925Aelfwine
941Aelfgar
949Cynesige
964Wynsige
973Aelfheah
1003Godwine
1020Leofgar
1025Beorhtmaer
1039Wulfsige
1053LeofwineFirst Abbot of Coventry 1043
1072PeterTransferred his see to Chester 1073
1096Robert de LimeseyTransferred his see to Coventry 1102
 
 

Bishops of Coventry

1102Robert de Limesey
1121Robert Peche
1129Roger de Clinton
1149Walter Durdent
1161Richard Peche
1183Hugh Nonant
1183Gerard La Pucelle
1193Geoffrey Muschamp
1214William Cornhill
1224Alexander Stavensby
 
 

Bishops of Coventry and Lichfield

1228Alexander Stavensby
1240Hugh Pateshull
1245Roger Weseham
1258Roger Longespec
1296Walter Langton
1322Roger Northburgh
1360Robert Stretton
1386Richard le Scrope
1386Walter Skirlaw
1399John Burghill
1415John Catterick
1420William Heyworth
1447William Booth
1452Nicholas Close
1453Reginald Boulers
1459John Hales
1493William Smith
1496John Arundel
1503Geoffrey Blyth
1534Rowland Leed. 1543
1543Richard Sampsond. 1554
1554Ralph BayneLast Roman Catholic Bishops of Coventry and Lichfield of Lichfield and Coventry. d. 1559
1560Thomas Benthamd. 1578
1580William Overtond. 1609
1609George Abbotd. 1633
1610Richard Neiled. 1640
1614John Overalld. 1619
1619Thomas Mortond. 1659
1632Robert Wrightd. 1643
1644Accepted Frewend. 1664
 
 

Bishops of Lichfield and Coventry

1661John Hacketd. 1670
1671Thomas Woodd. 1692
1692William Lloydd. 1717
1699John Houghd. 1743
1717Edward Chandlerd. 1750
1731Richard Smallbrooked. 1749
1750Frederick Cornwallisd. 1783
1768John Egertond. 1746
1771Brownlow Northd. 1820
1775Richard Hurdd. 1808
1781James Cornwallisd. 1924
1824Henry Ryderd. 1936
1836Samuel Butlerd. 1839
 
 

Bishops of Worcester and Coventry

1839Robert James CarrBishop of Worcester and Coventry of Worcester from 1831. d. 1841 (Coventry seceded to Worcester 1836)
1841Henry Pepysd. 1860
1861Henry Philpottd. 1892
1891John James Stewart Perowned. 1904
1891Henry Bond BowlbySuffragan Bishops of Worcester and Coventry of Coventry. d. 1894
1894Edmund Arbuthnott KnoxSuffragan Bishops of Worcester and Coventry of Coventry. d. 1937
1901Charles Gored. 1932
1905Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggsd. 1922
 
 

Bishops of the modern Diocese of Coventry

1918Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggsd. 1922
1922Charles Lisle Carrd. 1942
1931Mervyn George Haighd. 1962
1943Neville Vincent Gortond. 1955
1956Cuthbert Killick Bardsleyd. 1991
1976John Gibbsd. 2007
1985Simon Barrington-Ward
1998Colin James Bennetts
2008Christopher John Cocksworth

 
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