Bishop of Coventry

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The Bishop of Coventry is the Ordinary of the England Diocese of Coventry in the Province of Canterbury.

The diocese covers most of the County of Warwickshire. The see is in the City of Coventry where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael.

The Bishop's residence is The Bishop's House, Coventry.

The former Benedictine priory in the city was the seat of a bishop from 1095 to 1129 before the merging of the diocese with the Diocese of Lichfield. The present diocese was founded in 1918 under King George V when the parish church of Saint Michael was elevated to cathedral status. The cathedral suffered under fire-bombing by the Luftwaffe on the night of 14 November 1940 and remains today as a dignified ruin adjacent to the new cathedral building consecrated on 25 May 1962. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Colin James Bennetts, the 8th Lord Bishop of Coventry, who signs Colin Coventry.

List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Coventry, England

(For bishops prior to the foundation of the present diocese, see: Bishop of Lichfield)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
1918 to 1922Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggs
1922 to 1931Charles Lisle Carre
1931 to 1943Mervyn George Haigh
1943 to 1952Neville Vincent Gorton
1952 to 1976Cuthbert Killick Norman Bardsley
1976 to 1985John Gibbs
1985 to 1998Simon Barrington Ward
April 1998 to presentColin James Bennetts


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