Richard Wendene

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Richard Wendene
Bishop 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 circa 1219
Died 12 October 1250
Denomination Catholic

Richard Wendene (c. 1219-1250) was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.

Wendene's family held lands between Wendover near Buckingham and Wenden in Essex,[citation needed] and he was appointed as Rector of Bromley in Kent.[1]

Wendene was advanced as bishop, being elected on 26 March 1235, and consecrated on 21 November 1238[2] in Rochester Cathedral.[3]

Wendene died on 12 October 1250,[2] at Danbury Palace in the diocesan manor of Freckenham, Suffolk.[4]


  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. ^ Faith and Fabric: A History of Rochester Cathedral 604-1994, Prof. Nigel Yates (1996)
  4. ^ 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