The Bishop of Thetford is an episcopal title which takes its name after the market town of Thetford in Norfolk, England. The title was originally used by the Normans in the 11th century, and is now used by a Church of England suffragan bishop.
Diocesan Bishops of Thetford
The Diocese of Thetford was formed when Bishop Herfast moved the episcopal see from Elmham to Thetford in 1075. This short-lived see continued until it was moved to Norwich in 1094.
|List of the Diocesan Bishops of Thetford
||Transferred the see from Elmham in 1075; died 1084
||William de Beaufeu
||Nominated 25 December 1085; died or resigned before 27 January 1091; also known as William de Beaufai
||Herbert de Losinga
||Previously Abbot of Ramsey; consecrated before 27 January 1091; became Bishop of Norwich in 1094 or 1095
|In 1094 or 1095, the see of Thetford was moved to Norwich.
Suffragan Bishops of Thetford
The present Bishop of Thetford is a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Norwich, in the Province of Canterbury, England. The title was resurrected under the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534. The Bishop of Thetford, along with the Bishop of Lynn, assists the Diocesan Bishop of Norwich in overseeing the diocese, and has particular oversight of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk.