Longest serving Anglican bishop
Longest serving Angliacn bishop The longest tenure of any Church of England bishopric is 57 years in the case of the Rt Rev. Thomas Wilson, who was consecrated Bishop of Sodar and Man on 16 Jan 1698 and died in office on 7 Mar 1755. Of English bishoprics, the longest tenures-if one excludes the unsubstantiated case of Aethelwulf, reputedly Bishop of Hereford from 937 to 1012-are those of 47 years, served by Jocelin de Bohun of Salisbury (1142-89) and Nathaniel Crew or Crewe of Durham (1674-1721).