Archbishops of Canterbury

The year 1997 marks the 1400th anniversary of the landing of Augustine on the shores of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Kent. Augustine was an Italian Benedictine monk, sent by Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, to convert the English to Christianity. To mark this anniversary, there appears below a list of Augustine's successors in the See of Canterbury up to and including Rowan Williams, the present Archbishop, Primate of All England and Metropolitan.

You can find a similar list on the Archbishop of Canterbury's Home Page, but it does not give the number of succession.

1 Augustine 597-605
2 Laurentius 605-619
3 Mellitus 619-624
4 Justus 624-627
5 Honorius 627-653
6 Deusdedit 655-664
7 Theodore of Tarsus 668-690
8 Berhtuald 693-731
9 Taetwine 731-734
10 Nothelm 734-740
11 Cuthbert 740-758
12 Breogwine 759-762
13 Jaenberht 763-790
14 Aethelheard 790-803
15 Wulfred 803-829
16 Fleogild 829-830
17 Ceolnoth 830-870
18 Aethelred 870-889
19 Plegemund 891-923
20 Aethelm 923-925
21 Wulfelm 928-941
22 Odo 941-958
23 Aelsine 958-959
24 Dunstan 959-988
25 Aethelgar 988-989
26 Sigeric 990-994
27 Aefric 995-1005
28 Alphege 1006-1012
29 Lyfing 1013-1020
30 Aethelnoth 1020-1038
31 Eadsige 1038-1050
32 Robert of Jumièges 1051-1052
33 Stigand 1052-1070
34 Lanfranc 1070-1089
35 Anselm 1093-1109
36 Ralph de Turbine 1114-1122
37 William de Corbeuil 1123-1136
38 Theobald 1139-1161
39 Thomas Becket 1162-1170
40 Richard 1174-1184
41 Baldwin 1185-1190
42 Reginald Fitz-Jocelin 1191
43 Hubert Walter 1193-1205
44 Stephen Langton 1207-1228
45 Richard Wethershed 1229-1231
46 Edmund Rich (de Abbendon) 1233-1240
47 Boniface of Savoy 1240-1270
48 Robert Kilwardby 1273-1278
49 John Peckham 1279-1292
50 Robert Winchelsea 1293-1313
51 Walter Reynolds 1313-1372
52 Simon de Meopham 1327-1333
53 John Stratford 133-1348
54 John de Ufford 1348-1349
55 Thomas Bradwardin 1349
56 Simon Islip 1349-1366
57 Simon Langham 1366-1368
58 William Wittlesey 1368-1374
59 Simon Sudbury 1375-1381
60 William Courtenay 1381-1396
61 Thomas Arundel 1396-1414
62 Henry Chicheley 1414-1443
63 John Stafford 1443-1452
64 John Kemp 1452-1454
65 Thomas Bourchier 1454-1486
66 John Morton 1486-1500
67 Henry Deane 1501-1503
68 William Warham 1503-1532
69 Thomas Cranmer 1533-1556
70 Reginald Pole 1556-1558
71 Matthew Parker 1559-1575
72 Edmund Grindal 1575-1583
73 John Whitgift 1583-1604
73 Richard Bancroft 1604-1610
73 George Abbot 1611-1633
76 William Laud 1633-1645

See vacant 1645-1660
77 William Juxon 1660-1663
78 Gilbert Sheldon 1663-1677
79 William Sancroft 1678-1691
80 John Tillotson 1691-1694
81 Thomas Tenison 1694-1715
82 William Wake 1716-1737
83 John Potter 1737-1747
84 Thomas Herring 1747-1757
85 Matthew Hutton 1757-1758
86 Thomas Ecker 1758-1768
87 Frederick Cornwallis 1768-1783
88 John Moore 1783-1805
89 Charles Manners-Sutton 1805-1828
90 William Howley 1828-1848
91 John Bird Sumner 1848-1862
92 Charles Thomas Longley 1862-1868
93 Archibald Campbell Tait 1868-1882
94 Edward White Benson 1882-1896
95 Frederick Temple 1896-1902
96 Randall Davidson 1903-1928
97 Cosmo Gordon Lang 1928-1942
98 William Temple 1942-1944
99 Geoffrey Francis Fisher 1945-1961
100 Arthur Michael Ramsey 1961-1974
101 Frederick Donald Coggan 1974-1980
102 Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie 1980-1991
103 George Leonard Carey 1991-2002
104
Rowan Douglas Williams
2002-2012
105
Justin Welby
2013-

Other lists:

Archbishops of York
Archbishops of Utrecht (Old Catholic)

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Last updated 21 January, 2014.