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Bishop of St Asaph

The Bishop of Saint Asaph is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Saint Asaph.

The diocese covers the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and the eastern parts of Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire. The see is in the town of St Asaph where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Asaph which was founded as a monastery around 560, becoming elevated to cathedral status in 583.

The office was created in 583 at the founding of the diocese. The current bishop is the Right Reverend John Stewart Davies, the 75th Bishop of Saint Asaph, who was consecrated in October 1999 and who signs John St Asaph.

List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Saint Asaph, Wales

Tenure Incumbent Notes
583 to ??? Kentigern
Bishop of Glasgow; Saint Kentigern / Saint Mungo
??? to ???
1143 to 1152 Gilbertus
1152 to 1154 Geoffrey of Monmouth
1154 to 1155 Richard Died in office
1155 to 1175 Godefridus
1175 to 1183 Adam Canon of Paris
1183 to 1186 Johannes
1186 to 1225 Reinerus
1225 to 1235 Abraham
1235 to 1240 Hugo
1240 to c.1247 Howel ap Ednevet
c.1247 to 1249 vacant
1249 to 1267 Enion
1267 to 1268 John
1268 to 1293 Enion
1293 to 1314 Leoline de Bromfeld Canon of St Asaph
1314 to 1352 David
1352 to 1357 John Trevaur
1357 to 1376 Leoline ap Madoc Dean of St Asaph
1376 to 1382 William de Sprinlington Dean of St Asaph
1382 to 1390 Lawrence Child Penitentiary to the pope
1390 to 1395 Alexander Bache
1395 to 1402 John Trevaur Prebendary of Hereford; deprived
1402 to 1411 David
1411 to 1433 Robert de Lancaster
1433 to 1444 John Lowe Translated to Rochester
1444 to 1450 Reginald Peacock Translated to Chichester
1450 to 1461 Thomas
1461 to 1472 Thomas
1472 to 1495 Richard Redman Translated to Exeter
1495 to 1499 Michael Dyacon
1499 to 1503 David
1503 to 1513 David Abbot of Conway
1513 to 1518 Edmund Birkhead
1518 to 1535 Henry Standish
1535 to 1536 William Barlow Translated to St David's
1536 to 1554 Robert Warton
(Robert Parfew; Robert Parfoy)
Abbot of Bermondsey; translated to Hereford
1554 to 1559 Thomas Goldwell Went into voluntary exile
1559 to 1561 Richard Davies Translated St David's
1561 to 1573 Thomas Davies
1573 to 1601 William Morgan Translated from Llandaff
1601 to 1603 William Morgan Translated from Llandaff
1603 to 1622 Richard Parry Dean of Bangor
1622 to 1629 John Hamner Prebendary of Worcester
1629 to 1651 John Owen Archdeacon of St Asaph; died in office
1651 to 1660 vacant For 9 years
1660 to 1667 George Griffith Archdeacon of St Asaph
1667 to 1669 Henry Glenham Dean of Bristol
1669 to 1680 Isaac Barrow Translated from Sodor & Man
1680 to 1692 William Lloyd Dean of Bangor; translated from Lichfield & Coventry
1692 to 1703 Edward Jones Translated from Cloynes, Ireland
1703 to 1704 George Hooper Dean of Canterbury; translated to Bath & Wells
1704 to 1708 William Beveridge Archdeacon of Colchester
1708 to 1714 William Fleetwood Canon of Windsor; translated to Ely
1714 to 1727 John Wynne Principal of Jesus College, Oxford; translated to Bath & Wells
1727 to 1731 Francis Hare Dean of Worcester and dean of St Paul's, London; translated to Chichester
1731 to 1736 Thomas Tanner Canon of Christ Church, Oxford
1736 to 1743 Isaac Maddox Dean of Wells; translated to Worcester
1743 to 1743 John Thomas Dean of Peterborough; elected but translated to Lincoln before consecration
1743 to 1748 Samuel Lisle Archdeacon of Canterbury; translated to Norwich
1748 to 1761 The Honourable Robert Drummond Prebendary of Westminster; translated to Salisbury
1761 to 1769 Richard Newcombe Translated from Llandaff
1769 to 1789 John Shipley Translated from Llandaff
1789 to 1790 Samuel Halifax Translated from Gloucester
1790 to 1802 Lewis Bagot Translated from Norwich
29 July 1802 to 4 October 1806 Samuel Horsley Translated from Rochester
15 October 1806 to 15 May 1815 William Cleaver Translated from Bangor
23 May 1815 to 21 January 1830 John Luxmore Translated from Hereford
23 February 1830 to 13 September 1846 William Carey Translated from Exeter
10 October 1846 to January 1870 Thomas Vowler Short Translated from Sodor & Man; resigned
25 May 1870 to 1889 Joshua Hughes Vicar of Llandovery
1889 to 19?? Alfred G. Edwards
19?? to 1950
1950 to 1971 David Daniel Bartlett, DD
1971 to 1982 Harold John Charles, MA
1982 to 1999 Alwyn R Jones Also Archbishop of Wales
1999 to present John Stewart Davies

Anglican Hierarchy in Great Britain
The Church of England
    Provinces Dioceses
    Canterbury Bath & Wells | Birmingham | Bristol | Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich | Chelmsford | Chichester | Coventry | Derby | Ely | Exeter | Gibraltar in Europe | Gloucester | Guildford | Hereford | Leicester | Lichfield | Lincoln | London | Norwich | Oxford | Peterborough | Portsmouth | Rochester | Saint Albans | Salisbury | Southwark | Truro | Winchester | Worcester
    York Blackburn | Bradford | Carlisle | Chester | Durham | Liverpool | Manchester | Newcastle | Ripon and Leeds | Sheffield | Sodor & Man | Southwell | Wakefield
The Church in Wales
    Wales Bangor | Llandaff | Monmouth | Saint Asaph | Saint David's | Swansea & Brecon
The Scottish Episcopal Church
    Primus Aberdeen and Orkney | Argyll & the Isles | Brechin | Edinburgh | Glasgow & Galloway | Moray, Ross & Caithness | Saint Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane
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  • Haydn's Book of Dignities (1894) Joseph Haydn/Horace Ockerby, reprinted 1969
  • Whitaker's Almanack 1883 to 2004 Joseph Whitaker & Sons Ltd/A&C Black, London
  • http://tejones.net/religion/Bishops

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  • Lists of office-holders

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