History

Patrons and Incumbents

The incumbant is what we now refer to as the priest-in-charge. This page is still being researched.

Johannes de Longhope (in 1279)

Nicholaus de Thybertone [Tibberton] (in 1318)

Nicholaus was ordained at Newent in March 1279 by Thomas de Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford [1]. It isn't known at present when he was presented to the vicarge of Longhope.

Geoffrey Marshall (1340-)

Geoffrey was presented to the vicarage of Longhope on 1st October 1340 [4]. He was ordained as an acolyte on 3rd March 1329 by Thomas Charlton, Bishop of Hereford, at Churcham [4]. Later, in 1336, he ("Geoffrey Mareschal" [4]) was ordained as a subdeacon at Bishop's Castle Church by Bishop Charlton [4]. The patron was Monmouth Priory. Some sources available on the Internet suggest this is the year of the first traceable incumbent.

John Sabyn (1391-1419)

John Sabyn was ordained as an acolyte at Ledbury on 7th March 1349 by John de Trillek, Bishop of Hereford and presented to the vicarage of Longhope on 9th November 1391 [5]. He resigned in 1419 and was given a pension of five marks and permission to use the main part of the hall belonging to the vicarage [9].

John Bodenham (1419-1463)

Following the resignation of John Sabyn, John Bodenham was the next to become the vicar of Longhope on 3rd April 1419. The patron by this time was the prior and convent of Monmouth [9].

John Bridde/Bryde/Prydde (1463-1522)

John Bridde was presented to the vicarage of Longhope on 15th August 1463 following the death of John Bodenham [16].

Robert Jones M.A. (1522-1541)

The death of John Bridde in 1522 meant a new vicar had to be found. Robert was appointed to Longhope Vicarage on 24th October 1522 [21].

William Trigge (1541- in 1551)

William was presented to the Longhope vicarage on 7th April 1541 by John Skypp following the resignation of Robert [24]. During the visitation of Bishop Hooper of the Diocese of Gloucester in 1551 William Trigg it was recorded that he knew of the ten commandments but could not repeat all of them. However, he said they could be found in Exodus XX (correct, for those of you that didn't know). The patron was Raphael Raulyns of Gloucester on behalf of the Prior and Convent of Monmouth [24].

Henry Deyce (1561-1577)

The patron was Richard Turner.

James Mutloe (1577)

James was appointed on 4th. June 1577 by Bishop Cheyney, Bishop of Gloucester but resigned his position four months later on 15th. October 1577. The patron was John Baker.

Thomas Rudge (1577- ,in 1606)

Appointed 19th. October 1577. The patron was John Baker.

John Adamson (1618-1626)

The patron was John Cadle. John died in 4th. September 1626.

Edward Potter (1626-)

The patron was Charles I.

Thomas Smith (in 1661)

George Ditton/Dutton M.A. (1664-1700)

Appointed 15th. February 1664. The patron was the Bishop of Gloucester, William Nicolson.

Charles Hoskins M.A. (1700-1703)

The patron was Nourse Yate.

George Venn M.A. (1703-1718)

The patron was Joseph Venn.

Thomas Mantle B.A. (1718-1742)

The patrons were Francis Yate, Walter Yate and William Hodges.

Yate Bromich M.A. (1742-1774)

The patrons were Mary Yate, Lancelot Bromwich, Priscilla Bromwich (wife of Lancelot), Henrietta Yate, Arthusa Yate and Francis Yate. The Yate sisters were all spinsters and are four of the five daughters of Nourse Yate, a former patron of the church under Charles Hoskins. Rev. Bromich died in 1774.

David Jones (1774-1786)

Rev. David Jones was presented to Vicarage on 28th. June 1774 by William Matthews Esq. and Priscilla Bromwich. The patrons were William Matthews Esq. and Priscilla Bromich.

William Probyn (1786-1825)

In September 1787 William married Miss Bund, daughter of William Bund Esq. of Wick in the county of Worcester, at Great Malvern. The patron was Edmund Probyn.

Charles Dichton (1825-1827)

Appointed 10th. June 1825. The patron was John Probyn.

Edmund Probyn M.A. (1827-1837)

Robert Raikes B.A. (1838-1851)

Vernon Guise M.A. (1851-1861)

Vernon Guise is buried in the graveyard of All Saints' Church in grave 190G.

Frederick Guise M.A. (1861-1897)

George Barr M.A. (1897-1917)

Maurice Maltby (1917-1924)

Maurice Maltby is buried in the graveyard of All Saints' churchyard in grave 177G.

Edward Marsden (1925-1935)

George Howell (1936-1945)

John Reuss (1945-1946)

Reginald Taylor (1946-1951)

Edward Pulford (1952-1959)

Edward is quoted in the American newspaper Spokane Daily Chronicle, 5th. September 1953 for criticising the Duke of Edinburgh for playing the occasional game of pool or cricket on a Sunday. The quote reads: "Surely a fatherly word from the archbishop of Canterbury would be sufficient cause for the duke to realize his very fine example in other wyas is being largely canceled out by his persistence in Sunday games."

Murray Penfold (1959-1982)

Murray Penfold was ordained as a deacon in 1940 and, later, as a priest in 1942. He served a few other benefices before he was appointed as rector of Longhope in 1959. He is buried in the graveyard of All Saints' Church in grave 485G.

David Brazington (1983-1992)

David was ordained as a deacon in 1978 and as a priest in 1979. He was the priest-in-charge of Huntley from 1982. Longhope was annexed with Huntley in 1983 and, therefore, David became priest-in-charge of the benfice of Huntley and Longhope in 1983.

Anthony Minchin (1992-1999)

Anthony Minchin was ordained as a deacon in 1961 and a priest in 1962 while serving as the curate for Cheltenham St. Peters. He was eventually appointed as priest-in-charge of Huntley and Longhope in 1992.

Martin Thompson (1999-2005)

Felicity Walters (2005-2011)

Robin Mann (2011-2012)

Robin was appointed as an interim priest in 2011. He led his last service on 29th. January 2012.

Chris Sterry (2012-present)

References

  1. W. W. Capes, "The Register of Thomas de Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1275-1282)", Wilson and Phillips, Hereford.
  2. W. W. Capes, "The Register of Richard de Swinfield, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1283-1317)", Wilson and Phillips, Hereford.
  3. A. T. Bannister, "The Register of Adam de Orleton, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1317-1327)", Wilson and Phillips, Hereford.
  4. W. W. Capes, "The Register of Thome de Charlton, Bishop of Hereford (1327-1344)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1908.
  5. J. H. Parry, "The Register of John de Trillek, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1344-1361)", Wilson and Phillips, Hereford.
  6. [Lewis Charlton 1361-1370]
  7. [William Courtenay 1375-1375]
  8. J. H. Parry, "The Register of John Gilbert, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1375-1389)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1915
  9. W. W. Capes, "The Register of John Trefnant, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1389-1404)", Wilson and Phillips, Hereford.
  10. Parry, J. H., "The Register of Roberti Mascall, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1404-1416)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1918.
  11. J. H. Parry, "The Register of Edmund Lacy, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1417-1420)", Wilson and Phillips, Hereford.
  12. [Thomas Polton 1420-1421]
  13. A. T. Bannister, "The Register of Thome Spofford, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1421-1448)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1919.
  14. A. T. Bannister, "The Register of Ricardi Beauchamp, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1448-1450)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1919.
  15. A. T. Bannister, "The Register of Reginald Boulers, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1450-1453)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1919.
  16. J. H. Parry, "The Register of John Stanbury, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1453-1474)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1919.
  17. A. T. Bannister, "The Register of Thome Myllyng, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1474-1492)", Wilson and Phillips, Hereford.
  18. [Edmund Audley 1492-1502]
  19. [Adrian de Castelli 1502-1504]
  20. A. T. Bannister, "The Register of Ricardi Mayew, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1504-1516)", Canterbury and York Society, London, 1921.
  21. A. T. Bannister, "The Register of Caroli Bothe, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1516-1535)", Canterbury and York Society, London
  22. "The Register of Edwardi Foxe, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1535-1538)"
  23. "The Register of Edmundi Boner, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1538-1539)"
  24. "The Register of John Skypp, Bishop of Hereford (AD 1539-1552)"
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