Richard Rogers (bishop)

For other people named Richard Rogers, see Richard Rogers (disambiguation).

Richard Rogers (1532/3 – 1597) was an eminent 16th Century Priest.[1]

Richard Rogers was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge.[2] In 1559, Rogers was made archdeacon of St Asaph, and on 15 May 1569 he was consecrated Suffragan Bishop of Dover.[3] After his death no more Suffragan Bishops were appointed until 1870.[4] He was Dean of Canterbury from 1584 to his death.


  1. Visits St James’, Dover
  2. "Rogers, Richard (RGRS562R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. DNB details
  4. ”Faith, History and Practice of the Church of England”: Eaton, W.E: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1957
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Godwin
Dean of Canterbury
Succeeded by
Thomas Nevile

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