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The Bishop of Shaftesbury was an episcopal title used by a Church of England suffragan bishop.[1] The title takes its name after the town of Shaftesbury in Dorset and was first created under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534.

There has only been one suffragan bishop, John Bradley, who was consecrated on the 23 March 1539.[2] Until 1542, Shaftsbury had been part of the diocese of Salisbury, then became part of the diocese of Bristol from 1842-1836. Since 1836, it is again part of the diocese of Salisbury.[1]

List of the Bishops of Shaftesbury

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 John Bradley 1539 ? Formerly Abbot of Milton Abbey.[3]
in abeyance ? present

References

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 288. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.  
  3. ^ The Abbey of Milton. British History Online. Retrieved on 9 October 2008.

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