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Bishops of London


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The Bishop of London, appointed by Her Majesty the Queen (on the advice of the Prime Minister), has pastoral responsibility for the diocese of London. The post stretches back to the 4th Century when Roman-British Restitus was Bishop of London, with the appointment of Saint Mellitus in 604 more closely resembling the current establishment. As a Spiritual Peer, they sit alongside the 26 bishops of the established Church of England, who serve the House of Lords. Since 1748, the bishop has also been appointed to the post of Dean of the Chapel Royal and has historically had influence in both the Royal palaces and at Westminster. After the London area scheme of 1979, the Bishop of London has presided over the City of London and Westminster and is assisted by 4 area bishops across the capital.

Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth

Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth

1887-1972
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 57 portraits
William Laud

William Laud

1573-1645
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter associated with 61 portraits
Nicholas Ridley

Nicholas Ridley

1500-1555
Bishop of London
Sitter in 28 portraits
Archibald Campbell Tait

Archibald Campbell Tait

1811-1882
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 36 portraits
George Abbot

George Abbot

1562-1633
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter associated with 22 portraits
John Aylmer

John Aylmer

1521-1594
Bishop of London
Sitter in 4 portraits
Richard Bancroft

Richard Bancroft

1544-1610
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 5 portraits
Charles James Blomfield

Charles James Blomfield

1786-1857
Bishop of London
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Edmund Bonner

Edmund Bonner

circa 1500-1569
Bishop of London
Sitter in 6 portraits
Robert Braybrooke (Braybroke)

Robert Braybrooke (Braybroke)

1336 or 1337-1404
Bishop of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Compton

Henry Compton

1632-1713
Bishop of London
Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Mandell Creighton

Mandell Creighton

1843-1901
Bishop of London and historian
Sitter in 9 portraits
Gerald Alexander Ellison

Gerald Alexander Ellison

1910-1992
Bishop of London
Sitter in 14 portraits
Edmund Gibson

Edmund Gibson

1669-1748
Bishop of London
Sitter in 7 portraits
Edmund Grindal

Edmund Grindal

circa 1517-1583
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Humphrey Henchman

Humphrey Henchman

1592-1675
Bishop of London
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Howley

William Howley

1766-1848
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter associated with 29 portraits
John Jackson

John Jackson

1811-1885
Bishop of Lincoln and Bishop of London
Sitter in 17 portraits
William Juxon

William Juxon

1582-1663
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 11 portraits
John King

John King

1559-1621
Bishop of London
Sitter in 10 portraits