List of bishops in England and Wales

A list of all the English and Welsh bishops arranged alphabetically by surname. Unless otherwise stated, the year of appointment is the year of consecration and the end of tenure is the year of death. Bishops who were translated have separate entries for each bishopric held.

Source:

  • Fryde, E. B., Greenway, D. E., Porter, S., Roy, I. (1986), Handbook of British Chronology (RHS, Guides and Handbooks, 2, 3rd edn, London: Royal Historical Society).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

NameYear appointedNotes on appointmentEnd of tenureNotes on end of tenureDiocese
Gardiner, James16951705Lincoln
Gardiner, Stephen15311551deprivedWinchester
Gardiner, Stephen1553restored1555Winchester
Garnet, John1585nominated1589translatedKilmore
Garnet, John1589nominated1595Armagh
Garnet, John17521758translatedFerns
Garnet, John1758nominated1782Clogher
Gastrell, Francis17141725Chester
Gauden, John16601662translatedExeter
Gauden, John1662confirmed1662Worcester
Gest, Edmund15601571translatedRochester
Gest, Edmund1571confirmed1577Salisbury
Gibson, Edmund17161723translatedLincoln
Gibson, Edmund1723confirmed1748London
Gilbert, John17401748translatedLlandaff
Gilbert, John1748confirmed1757translatedSalisbury
Gilbert, John1757confirmed1761York
Gledstanes, George1600provided1604translatedCaithness
Gledstanes, George1604translated1615St Andrews
Glemham, Henry16671670St. Asaph
Glynn, William15551558Bangor
Godwin, Francis16011617translatedLlandaff
Godwin, Francis1617confirmed1633Hereford
Godwin, Thomas15841590Bath & Wells
Godwin, Timothy17151727translatedKilmore
Godwin, Timothy1727nominated1729Cashel
Goldsborough, Godfrey15981604Gloucester
Goldwell, Thomas15551559resignedSt. Asaph
Gooch, Thomas17371738translatedBristol
Gooch, Thomas1738confirmed1748translatedNorwich
Gooch, Thomas1748confirmed1754Ely
Goodacre, Hugh15531553Armagh
Goodenough, Samuel18081827Carlisle
Goodman, Godfrey16251640deprivedGloucester
Goodrich, Thomas15341554Ely
Gordon, Alexander15501551translatedGlasgow
Gordon, Alexander15531559translatedThe Isles
Gordon, Alexander1559translated1575Galloway
Gordon, George1568provided1586resignedGalloway
Gordon, George1586provided1588Galloway
Gordon, John16881726Galloway
Gordon, William15461577Aberdeen
Gore, Hugh16661691Waterford and Lismore
Gore, William17581762translatedClonfert
Gore, William1762nominated1772translatedElphin
Graham, Andrew15751603resignedDunblane
Graham, Archibald1680provided1702The Isles
Graham, George16111615translatedDunblane
Graham, George1615translated1638deprivedOrkney
Grave, Robert16001600Ferns
Gray, Robert18271834Bristol
Green, John17611779Lincoln
Green, Thomas17211723translatedNorwich
Green, Thomas1723confirmed1738Ely
Grey, Edward18321837Hereford
Griffith (Griffin), Maurice15541558Rochester
Griffith, Edmund16341637Bangor
Griffith, George16601666St. Asaph
Grindal, Edmund15591570translatedLondon
Grindal, Edmund1570confirmed1576translatedYork
Grindal, Edmund1576confirmed1583Canterbury
Grove, Robert16911696Chichester
Gulston, William16791684Bristol
Gunning, Peter16701675translatedChichester
Gunning, Peter1675confirmed1684Ely
Guthrie, Henry16651676Dunkeld
Guthrie, John16231638deprivedMoray