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The modern Bishop of Dorchester is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford, in the Province of Canterbury, England.[1] The Bishop of Dorchester, along with the Bishop of Buckingham and the Bishop of Reading, assists the Diocesan Bishop of Oxford in overseeing the diocese.

The title takes is name after the town of Dorchester-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, and was first used by the historic Bishops of Dorchester; at first for a West Saxon diocese, and later for a Mercian diocese.

List of the Suffragan Bishops of Dorchester

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 Gerald Burton Allen 1939 1952 Formerly Bishop of Sherborne
2 Kenneth Riches 1952 1956 Translated to Lincoln
3 David Goodwin Loveday 1957 1972
4 Peter Knight Walker 1972 1977 Translated to Ely
5 Conrad John Eustace Meyer 1979 1988
6 Anthony John Russell 1988 2000 Translated to Ely
7 Colin William Fletcher OBE.[2] 2000 present


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ God in the Life of Colin Fletcher. Retrieved on 5 June 2008.

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