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
Rainbowe, Edward16641684Carlisle
Ram, Thomas16051634Ferns
Ramsay, James16731674translatedDunblane
Ramsay, James1674translated1676The Isles
Ramsay, James1676restored1684translatedDunblane
Ramsay, James1684translated1696Ross
Randolph, John17991807translatedOxford
Randolph, John1807translated1809translatedBangor
Randolph, John1809confirmed1813London
Ravis, Thomas16051607translatedGloucester
Ravis, Thomas1607confirmed1609London
Redman, William15951602Norwich
Reid, Robert15411558Orkney
Repps (Rugge), William15361550resignedNorwich
Reynell, Carew17391743translatedDown
Reynolds, Edward16611676Norwich
Reynolds, Richard17211723translatedBangor
Reynolds, Richard1723confirmed1744Lincoln
Reynolds, Thomas1558nominated1559deprivedHereford
Richardson, John16331654Ardagh
Richmond, Richard17731780Sodor and Man
Rider, John16131632Killaloe
Ridley, Nicholas15471550translatedRochester
Ridley, Nicholas1550nominated1553deprivedLondon
Roan, John16751692Killaloe
Roberts, William16371665Bangor
Robinson, Henry15981616Carlisle
Robinson, John17101714translatedBristol
Robinson, John1714confirmed1723London
Robinson, Nicholas15661585Bangor
Robinson, Richard17521759translatedKillala
Robinson, Richard1759nominated1761translatedFerns
Robinson, Richard1765nominated1794Armagh
Rogers, Richard15691597Dover
Rollock, Peter1585provided1607resignedDunkeld
Rose, Alexander16871687translatedMoray
Rose, Alexander1687translated1720Edinburgh
Rose, Arthur16751679translatedArgyll
Rose, Arthur1679translated1679translatedGalloway
Rose, Arthur1679translated1684translatedGlasgow
Rose, Arthur1684translated1704St Andrews
Ross, John17781792Exeter
Rowlands, Henry15981616Bangor
Rudd, Anthony15941615St. Davids
Rutter, Samuel16611663Sodor and Man
Ryder, Henry16931696Killaloe
Ryder, Henry17421743translatedKillaloe
Ryder, Henry1743nominated1752translatedDown
Ryder, Henry1752nominated1775Tuam
Ryder, Henry18151824translatedGloucester
Ryder, Henry1824confirmed1836Coventry & Lichfield