Richard Wendene

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Richard Wendene
Bishop of Rochester
See Diocese of Rochester
Elected 26 March 1235
Term ended 12 October 1250
Predecessor Henry Sandford
Successor Lawrence of St Martin
Other posts Rector of Bromley
Consecration 21 November 1238
Personal details
Born Wendover
Died 12 October 1250
Danbury Palace
Denomination Catholic

Richard Wendene was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.


Wendene was possibly from Wenden Lofts in Essex. He was an official of the bishop of Rochester and rector of Bromley in Kent.[1]

Wendene was elected on 26 March 1235 and consecrated on 21 November 1238[2] in Rochester Cathedral.[citation needed] He died on 12 October 1250,[2] in his episcopal manor of Freckenham in Suffolk.[3]


  1. ^ British History Online Bishops of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 267
  3. ^ Nicholas Karn, ‘Wenden, Richard of (d. 1250)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, May 2009.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henry Sandford
Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by
Lawrence of St Martin