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FLACK, John Robert (born 1942), an Honorary Assistant Bishop: Diocese of Peterborough, since 2003; Diocese in Europe, since 2004; Diocese of Ely, since 2013

Banks, Norman (born 1954), Provincial Episcopal Visitor, Province of Canterbury, since 2011; an Honorary Assistant Bishop: Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, since 2011; Diocese of Norwich, since 2012; Diocese of Ely, since 2012; Diocese of Guildford, since 2012; Diocese of Chelmsford, since 2012; Diocese of St Albans, since 2013; Diocese of Lincoln, since 2015; Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe, since 2015

Allister, Donald Spargo (born 1952), Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Ely, since 2011

WATSON, Herbert Armstrong (1860 - 1937), Warden of CSSS for Ely diocese since 1928

FISHER, Michael (1918 - 2003), Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Ely, 1985–96

Seeley, Martin Alan (born 1954), an Honorary Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Ely, since 2015

KNOWLES, Graeme Paul (born 1951), Dean of St Paul’s, 2007–11; an Honorary Assistant Bishop: Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, since 2012; Diocese of Ely, since 2012

HILL, Douglas George (1912 - 1980), Canon Emeritus of Ely, since 1979; Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Ely and Director of Studies in Ely Diocese, since 1965

CUNDY, Ian Patrick Martyn (1945 - 2009), Bishop of Peterborough, since 1996; Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Ely, since 2004

WALKER, Peter Knight (1919 - 2010), Bishop of Ely, 1977–89; an Hon. Assistant Bishop, diocese of Oxford, 1989–95

WATSON, Frederick Vincent (1869 - 1954), Canon Emeritus of Ely Cathedral and Permission to officiate Diocese of Salisbury since 1952

RUSSELL, Anthony John (born 1943), Bishop of Ely, 2000–10; an Honorary Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Oxford, since 2010

TAYLOR, John Bernard (born 1929), Bishop of St Albans, 1980–95; Lord High Almoner to HM the Queen, 1988–97; Hon. Assistant Bishop: diocese of Ely, since 1995; diocese of Europe, 1998–2013

 

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The see, now roughly conterminous with Cambridgeshire, was created in 1109. King Edgar and *Æthelwold founded a monastery here in 970 to replace the double monastery, established in 673, but destroyed by the Danes in 870. When the see of Dorchester was transferred to Lincoln in 1072, the abbot's request for a bishopric was not granted until 1109, when Henry I carved the Ely diocese out of the vast see of Lincoln. Based on a rich abbey, Ely was in the first league of wealth and power. But the town for centuries had a reputation as a squalid and unhealthy place, though the cathedral, begun c.1083, rose majestically above the fens, a landmark for miles.

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