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Bishop of St Germans

The Bishop of St Germans is an episcopal title which was formerly used by Anglo Saxon Bishops of Cornwall. It is one of the titles available for suffragan bishops in the Church of England, currently used by a suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Truro, in the Province of Canterbury,[1] and is a Titular See of the Catholic Church.[2]

The title takes its name after St Germans, a large village in Cornwall. In the 10th and 11th centuries, St Germans Priory was effectively the seat for the bishopric of Cornwall. In 1043, dioceses of Cornwall and Crediton merged under one bishop, and eventually they moved to Exeter in 1050.[3][4]

List of Anglican bishops

Bishops of St Germans
From Until Incumbent Notes
1905 1918 John Cornish
1918 1974 in abeyance
1974 1979 Richard Rutt Translated to Leicester
1979 1985 Br Michael (Fisher) SSF
1985 1992 Richard Llewellin Translated to Dover
1993 1999 Graham James Translated to Norwich
2000 2011 Roy Screech
2013 present Chris Goldsmith [5] Consecrated 14 May, installed 19 May 2013.
Source(s): [1]

List of Catholic bishops

Bishops of St Germans
From Until Incumbent Notes
12 Feb 1970 10 Dec 1970 Pierre-Marie Théas Resigned
2 Feb 1972 31 Oct 1974 James Joseph McGuinness Succeeded to the See of Nottingham, of which he was Bishop Coadjutor
24 Jan 1976 27 Apr 2013 Joseph Peter O’Connell Died
31 Mar 2014 present Nicholas Gilbert Hudson Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster[6]
Source(s): [7]


  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory (100th ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2007. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. 
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2010, 'Sedi Titolari', p.967.
  3. ^ St Germans Group Parish. Retrieved on 10 June 2008.
  4. ^ St Germans Church, Cornwall. Retrieved on 10 June 2008.
  5. ^ "New Bishop of St Germans announced". BBC. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mgr Nicholas Hudson appointed as new Auxiliary Bishop for Westminster". Diocese of Westminster. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "St Germans, Cornubiensis (Titular See)". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 

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