Maurice Griffith

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Maurice Griffith
Bishop of Rochester
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Rochester
Elected 1554
Term ended 1558 (death)
Predecessor John Scory
Successor Edmund Allen
Consecration 1554
Personal details
Born c. 1507
Caernarfon area
Died 20 November 1558(1558-11-20)

Maurice Griffith (or Griffin; c. 1507 – 20 November 1558) was a Welshman who became Bishop of Rochester.

Little is known of his birth but it is thought to have been in the Caernarfon area around 1507. He was a friar at Blackfriars, Oxford and in 1535 was appointed by John Hilsey, then Bishop of Rochester, to be his Vicar-General. A succession of posts in the church followed, mainly in the Diocese of Rochester but he also maintained his Welsh connection with the see of St. Asaph. Only towards the end of his career, in 1554, was he appointed to be Bishop of Rochester.

With William Glyn, Bishop of Bangor, he played a part in the founding of Friars School, Bangor.


  • Gareth Alban Davies (2007), Maurice Griffin (?-1558), Esgob Rochester in Transactions of the Caernarvonshire Historical Society, volume 68, 2007
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Scory
Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by
Edmund Allen