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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.

Graham Douglas Leonard

Graham Douglas Leonard

1921-2010
Bishop of London and of Truro
Sitter in 9 portraits
Robert Lowth

Robert Lowth

1710-1787
Biblical critic and Bishop of London
Sitter in 4 portraits
Henry Colville Montgomery Campbell

Henry Colville Montgomery Campbell

1887-1970
Bishop of London
Sitter in 13 portraits
Beilby Porteus

Beilby Porteus

1731-1809
Bishop of London
Sitter in 11 portraits
John Randolph

John Randolph

1749-1813
Bishop of London
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Robinson

John Robinson

1650-1723
Bishop of London and diplomat
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edwin Sandys

Edwin Sandys

1516?-1588
Archbishop of York
Sitter in 7 portraits
Gilbert Sheldon

Gilbert Sheldon

1598-1677
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 12 portraits
Thomas Sherlock

Thomas Sherlock

1677-1761
Bishop of London
Sitter in 5 portraits
Robert Wright Stopford

Robert Wright Stopford

1901-1976
Bishop of London
Sitter in 7 portraits
Frederick Temple

Frederick Temple

1821-1902
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sitter in 30 portraits
Richard Terrick

Richard Terrick

1710-1777
Bishop of London
Sitter in 2 portraits
Cuthbert Tunstall

Cuthbert Tunstall

1474-1559
Master of the Rolls; successively Bishop of London and Durham
Sitter in 3 portraits
Richard Vaughan

Richard Vaughan

circa 1553-1607
Bishop of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
(John) William Charles Wand

(John) William Charles Wand

1885-1977
Bishop of London
Sitter in 18 portraits
Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

1858-1946
Bishop of London
Sitter associated with 53 portraits