John Arundel (bishop of Chichester)

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John Arundel
Bishop of Chichester
Arundel's tomb within Chichester Cathedral
Appointed 8 January 1459
Term ended 18 October 1477
Predecessor Reginald Pecock
Successor Edward Story
Consecration 3 June 1459
Personal details
Died 18 October 1477
Previous post Archdeacon of Richmond

John Arundel (or Arundell; died 1477) was a medieval Bishop of Chichester.


A native of Cornwall, Arundel was a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford from 1421 to 1430, and served as university proctor in 1426. He was domestic chaplain and confessor to King Henry VI, who exerted influence on his behalf to gain him preferment in the Church, though without conspicuous success. He became precentor of Hereford in 1432,[citation needed] and archdeacon of Richmond in 1457,[1] and also held prebends from Wells, Lincoln, Lichfield, Hereford, York and St Paul's; but the king failed in his attempts to have Arundel named Bishop of Durham.

He was a Canon of Windsor from 1449 - 1459.[2]

Arundel was nominated to the see of Chichester on 8 January 1459, and consecrated on 3 June 1459. He died on 18 October 1477,[3] and was buried in Chichester Cathedral.


  1. ^ Jones Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 6: Northern province (York, Carlisle and Durham): Archdeacons: Richmond
  2. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Jones, B. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 6: Northern province (York, Carlisle and Durham): Archdeacons: Richmond. Institute for Historical Research.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Reginald Pecock
Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by
Edward Story

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