diocese of Bristol

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TEMPLE, Frederick Stephen (1916 - 2000), Hon. Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Bristol, since 1983

MARSDEN, Samuel Edward (1832 - 1912), Assistant Bishop Diocese of Bristol from 1898

CASSIDY, George Henry (born 1942), Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham (formerly Bishop of Southwell), 1999–2009; an Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Bath and Wells and Diocese of Bristol, since 2009

EVENS, Robert John Scott (born 1947), Bishop Suffragan of Crediton, 2004–12; an Honorary Assistant Bishop: Diocese of Gloucester, since 2013; Diocese of Bristol, since 2013

PEACEY, John Raphael (1896 - 1971), Residentiary Canon, Bristol, 1945–66, now Canon Emeritus; Canon Missioner, diocese of Bristol, 1956–66; Rural Dean of Hurst, since 1969

ELLICOTT, Arthur Becher (1849 - 1931), Judge of County Courts Circuit, Gloucestershire, 1892–1920; Chancellor of Dioceses of Gloucester and Bristol, 1891–1919

ROGERSON, Barry (born 1936), Bishop of Bristol, 1985–2002; an Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Bath and Wells, since 2003

VAUGHAN, Peter St George (born 1930), Area Bishop of Ramsbury, 1989–98; Hon. Assistant Bishop, Dioceses of Gloucester and Bristol, 2002–11

CALCUTT, David (Charles) (1930 - 2004), Chairman, City Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, 1989–2000; a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 1978–2000; Chancellor of the Dioceses of Exeter and of Bristol, since 1971 and in Europe (formerly Gibraltar in Europe), since 1983


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The see, founded in 1542 by Henry VIII, is now roughly conterminous with the city of Bristol. Its poverty, and the need to create the Ripon and Manchester dioceses without increasing the total bench of bishops, led to its brief union with the Gloucester diocese in 1836. Rising population made this merger clearly undesirable, and the bishopric had its independence restored by an Act of 1884. The cathedral is the former St Augustine's abbey.

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