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
Painter, David1547provided1558Ross
Palliser, William16931694translatedCloyne
Palliser, William1694nominated1727Cashel
Parker, John16611667translatedElphin
Parker, John1667nominated1679translatedTuam
Parker, John1679nominated1681Dublin
Parker, Matthew15591575Canterbury
Parker, Samuel16861688Oxford
Parkhurst, John15601575Norwich
Parr, Richard16351643Sodor and Man
Parry, Edward16471650Killaloe
Parry, Henry16071610translatedGloucester
Parry, Henry1610confirmed1616Worcester
Parry, Richard16041623St. Asaph
Parsons, John18131819Peterborough
Paterson, John16621679Ross
Paterson, John16751679translatedGalloway
Paterson, John1679translated1687translatedEdinburgh
Paterson, John1687translated1708Glasgow
Pates, Richard1555nominated1559deprivedWorcester
Paton, James1571nominated1584Dunkeld
Patrick, Simon16891691translatedChichester
Patrick, Simon1691confirmed1707Ely
Paul, William16631665Oxford
Pearce, Zachary17481756translatedBangor
Pearce, Zachary1756confirmed1774Rochester
Pearson, John16731686Chester
Peirs, William1632confirmed1670Bath & Wells
Pelham, George18031807translatedBristol
Pelham, George1807confirmed1820translatedExeter
Pelham, George1820confirmed1827Lincoln
Peploe, Samuel17261752Chester
Percy, Hugh1827confirmed1856Carlisle
Percy, Hugh18271827translatedRochester
Pery, William Cecil17811784translatedKillala
Philips, John16051633Sodor and Man
Philpotts, Henry18311869Exeter
Piers, John15761577translatedRochester
Piers, John1577confirmed1589translatedSalisbury
Piers, John1589confirmed1594York
Piers, William16301632translatedPeterborough
Pilkington, James15611576Durham
Pococke, Richard1765nominated1765Meath
Pole, David15571559deprivedPeterborough
Pole, Reginald15561558Canterbury
Ponet, John15501551translatedRochester
Ponet, John1551nominated1553deprivedWinchester
Ponsonby, Hon. Richard18281831translatedKillaloe
Pooley, John16971702translatedCloyne
Pooley, John1702nominated1712Raphoe
Pooley, John17951797translatedKillala
Pooley, John1797nominated1819Clogher
Porteous, Beilby17771787translatedChester
Porteous, Beilby1787confirmed1809London
post-episcopal16461660St. Davids
post-episcopal16461660Exeter
Potter, Barnabas16291642Carlisle
Potter, John17151737translatedOxford
Potter, John1737confirmed1747Canterbury
Preston, William17841787translatedKillala
Preston, William1787nominated1789Ferns
Pretyman (-Tomline), George17871820translatedLincoln
Pretyman (-Tomline), George1820confirmed1827Winchester
Price, Arthur17241730translatedClonfert
Price, Arthur1730nominated1734translatedFerns
Price, Arthur1734nominated1744translatedMeath
Price, Arthur1744nominated1752Cashel
Price, Robert16611666Ferns
Price, Thomas1667nominated1685Cashel
Prideaux, John16411650Worcester
Pritchett, John16721681Gloucester
Pullein, Tobias16941695translatedCloyne
Pullen, Samuel16611667Tuam