John Utterton

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John Sutton Utterton was the first Bishop of Guildford (then a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Winchester)[1] in the last third of the 19th century.

Born in 1814 and educated at Oriel College, Oxford, he was perpetual curate of Holmwood, rector of Calbourne and then the Archdeacon of Surrey[2] before his ordination to the episcopate. He died on 21 December 1879, and his successor was not appointed until 1898.[3]

The oak screen in front of the Guardian Angels' Chapel at Winchester Cathedral was erected in his memory in 1892[4]


  1. ^ “Church History in Queen Victoria's Reign” Fowler, M: Whitefish Kessinger Publishing, 2005ISBN 1417973560
  2. ^ Surrey Timeline[dead link]
  3. ^ There was a gap of 9 years between Utterton's death in 1879 and his appointment > Sudden Death Of The Bishop Of Guildford The Times Monday, Dec 22, 1879; pg. 6; Issue 29757; col E
  4. ^ .”Winchester Cathedral:its monuments and memorials” Vaughan,J: London, Selwyn and Blount, 1919
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Guildford
1874 –1879
Title next held by
George Sumner