John Climping

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John Climping
Bishop of Chichester
Elected 20 May 1253
Term ended 18 May 1262
Predecessor Richard of Chichester
Successor Stephen Bersted
Other posts Chancellor of Chichester
Archdeacon of Chichester
Consecration 11 January 1154
Personal details
Died 18 May 1262

John Climping[a] (died 18 May 1262) was a medieval Bishop of Chichester.


Climping was a clerk of Ranulf of Wareham by 18 July 1220.[3] By 1232 he was a canon of Chichester Cathedral and was named Archdeacon of Chichester by December 1242.[4] He was then Chancellor of Chichester by 17 July 1247 as well as rector of Climping.[5] He was elected to the see of Chichester on 20 May 1253, and consecrated on 11 January 1254[6] at Canterbury.[1]

Climping died on 18 May 1262.[6]


  1. ^ Sometimes John of Climping, John of Arundel[1] or John Bishop;[2]



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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Richard of Chichester
Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by
Stephen Bersted