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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in England

England
DateAscendingChange
560Diocese of Llandaff was established
597Diocese of Canterbury was established
600Diocese of York was established
601Diocese of Canterbury was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Canterbury
604Diocese of London was established
604Diocese of Rochester was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Canterbury)
630Diocese of Dunwich was established
634Diocese of Dorchester was established
634Abbacy nullius of Lindisfarne was established
656Diocese of Mercia was established (from Diocese of York)
660Diocese of Dorchester was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Winchester)
660Diocese of Winchester was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Dorchester)
664Abbacy nullius of Lindisfarne was suppressed (to Diocese of York)
669Diocese of Mercia was renamed as Diocese of Lichfield
670Diocese of Leicester was restored
673Diocese of Elmham was established (from Diocese of Dunwich)
676Diocese of Hereford was established
678Diocese of Hexham was established (from Diocese of York)
678Diocese of Lindisfarne was restored (from Diocese of York)
680Diocese of Worcester was established
681Diocese of Selsey was established
705Diocese of Sherborne was established (from Diocese of Leicester)
735Diocese of York was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of York
787Diocese of Lichfield was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lichfield
803Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lichfield was demoted as Diocese of Lichfield
870Diocese of Elmham was suppressed (to Diocese of Dunwich)
875Diocese of Leicester was renamed as Diocese of Dorchester
883Diocese of Cunecaster was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Hexham and Diocese of Lindisfarne)
883Diocese of Hexham was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Cunecaster)
883Diocese of Lindisfarne was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Cunecaster)
909Diocese of Crediton was established (from Diocese of Sherborne)
909Diocese of Ramsbury was established (from Diocese of Dorchester and Diocese of Sherborne)
909Diocese of Wells was established
931Diocese of Cornwall was established (from Diocese of Crediton)
950Diocese of Elmham was restored
971Diocese of Dorchester was renamed as Diocese of Dorchester
995Diocese of Cunecaster was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Durham)
995Diocese of Durham was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Cunecaster)
1040Diocese of Cornwall was suppressed (to Diocese of Crediton)
1050Diocese of Crediton was renamed as Diocese of Exeter
1058Diocese of Sherborne was suppressed
1070Diocese of Dunwich was renamed as Diocese of Thetford
1072Diocese of Dorchester was renamed as Diocese of Lincoln
1075Diocese of Chester was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Lichfield)
1075Diocese of Chichester was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Selsey)
1075Diocese of Elmham was suppressed
1075Diocese of Lichfield was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Chester)
1075Diocese of Ramsbury was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Sarum)
1075Diocese of Sarum was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Ramsbury)
1075Diocese of Selsey was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Chichester)
1090Diocese of Wells was renamed as Diocese of Bath
1094Diocese of Thetford was renamed as Diocese of Norwich
1102.04.18Diocese of Chester was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Coventry)
1102.04.18Diocese of Coventry was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Chester)
1109Diocese of Ely was established (from Diocese of Lincoln)
1133.04.11Diocese of Carlisle was established (from Diocese of Durham)
1197Diocese of Bath was renamed as Diocese of Bath and Glastonbury
1219Diocese of Bath and Glastonbury was renamed as Diocese of Bath
1219Diocese of Sarum was renamed as Diocese of Salisbury
1239Diocese of Coventry was renamed as Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield
1245.01.03Diocese of Bath was renamed as Diocese of Bath and Wells
1530Diocese of Llandaff was suppressed
1535Diocese of Hereford was suppressed
1539Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield was suppressed
1541Diocese of Chester was restored
1541.09.03Diocese of Gloucester was established (from former Diocese of Hereford and Diocese of Worcester)
1541.09.05Diocese of Peterborough was established
1542Diocese of Bristol was established (from Diocese of Bath and Wells)
1542.09.01Diocese of Oxford was established
1557Diocese of Salisbury was suppressed
1558Diocese of Bristol was suppressed
1558Metropolitan Archdiocese of Canterbury was suppressed
1558Diocese of Durham was suppressed
1558Diocese of Ely was suppressed
1558Diocese of Gloucester was suppressed
1558Diocese of Norwich was suppressed
1558Diocese of Oxford was suppressed
1558Diocese of Rochester was suppressed
1559Diocese of Chester was suppressed
1559Diocese of Chichester was suppressed
1559Diocese of Peterborough was suppressed
1560Diocese of Carlisle was suppressed
1560Diocese of Exeter was suppressed
1560Diocese of Winchester was suppressed
1565Diocese of Worcester was suppressed
1569Diocese of Bath and Wells was suppressed
1569Diocese of London was suppressed
1579Metropolitan Archdiocese of York was suppressed
1584Diocese of Lincoln was suppressed
1622Apostolic Vicariate of England was restored
1688.01.30Apostolic Vicariate of England was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of London District (gained territory from Diocese of Québec, and lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Midland District and Apostolic Vicariate of Northern District)
1688.01.30Apostolic Vicariate of Midland District was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of England)
1688.01.30Apostolic Vicariate of Northern District was restored (from Apostolic Vicariate of England)
1688.01.30Apostolic Vicariate of Western District was established
1840Diocese of Eastern District was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Midland District)
1840Apostolic Vicariate of Lancashire District was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Northern District)
1840Apostolic Vicariate of Wales District was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Western District)
1840.05.11Apostolic Vicariate of Yorkshire District was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Northern District)
1840.07.03Apostolic Vicariate of Midland District was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Central District
1850.09.29Apostolic Vicariate of Yorkshire District was promoted as Diocese of Beverley
1850.09.29Apostolic Vicariate of Central District was promoted as Diocese of Birmingham (lost territory to establish Diocese of Nottingham and Diocese of Shrewsbury)
1850.09.29Apostolic Vicariate of Western District was promoted as Diocese of Clifton (lost territory to establish Diocese of Plymouth)
1850.09.29Apostolic Vicariate of Northern District was promoted as Diocese of Hexham
1850.09.29Apostolic Vicariate of Lancashire District was promoted as Diocese of Liverpool (lost territory to establish Diocese of Salford and Diocese of Shrewsbury)
1850.09.29Apostolic Vicariate of Wales District was promoted as Diocese of Newport and Menevia (lost territory to establish Diocese of Shrewsbury)
1850.09.29Diocese of Eastern District was renamed as Diocese of Northampton
1850.09.29Diocese of Nottingham was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Central District)
1850.09.29Diocese of Plymouth was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Western District)
1850.09.29Diocese of Salford was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Lancashire District)
1850.09.29Diocese of Shrewsbury was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Central District, Apostolic Vicariate of Lancashire District and Apostolic Vicariate of Wales District)
1850.09.29Diocese of Southwark was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of London District)
1850.09.29Apostolic Vicariate of London District was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Westminster (lost territory to establish Diocese of Southwark)
1861.05.23Diocese of Hexham was renamed as Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
1878.12.20Diocese of Beverley was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Leeds and Diocese of Middlesbrough)
1878.12.20Diocese of Leeds was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Beverley)
1878.12.20Diocese of Middlesbrough was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Beverley)
1882.05.19Diocese of Portsmouth was established (from Diocese of Southwark)
1895.07.04Diocese of Newport and Menevia was renamed as Diocese of Newport (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Wales)
1911.10.28Diocese of Birmingham was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Birmingham
1911.10.28Diocese of Liverpool was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Liverpool
1916.02.07Diocese of Newport was suppressed (to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cardiff)
1916.02.07Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cardiff was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of Newport)
1917.07.20Diocese of Brentwood was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Westminster)
1924.11.22Diocese of Lancaster was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Liverpool and Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle)
1953.11.21Military Vicariate of Great Britain was established
1957.06.10Apostolic Exarchate of England and Wales (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1965.05.28Diocese of Arundel and Brighton was established (from Diocese of Southwark)
1965.05.28Diocese of Southwark was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Southwark (lost territory to establish Diocese of Arundel and Brighton)
1967.03.08Apostolic Exarchate of England and Wales (Ukrainian Rite) was renamed as Apostolic Exarchate of Great Britain
1968Titular Episcopal See of Mercia was established
1969Titular Episcopal See of Beverley was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Cunecaster was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Elmham was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Glastonbury was established
1969Titular Episcopal See of Lindisfarne was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Newport was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Othona was established
1969Titular Episcopal See of Ramsbury was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Saint German’s was established
1969Titular Episcopal See of Selsey was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Sidnacestre was established
1976.03.13Diocese of East Anglia was restored (from Diocese of Northampton)
1980.05.30Diocese of Hallam was established (from Diocese of Leeds and Diocese of Nottingham)
1982.05.02Diocese of Leeds lost territory to Diocese of Middlesbrough
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Great Britain was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Bishopric of the Forces in Great Britain
2011.01.15Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Anglican Rite) was established
2013.01.18Apostolic Exarchate of Great Britain (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Holy Family of London
2016.07.28Diocese of Great Britain (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established

as of 2019.11.14

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