Sigar of Wells

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Sigar of Wells
Bishop of Wells
Elected 975
Term ended c. 996
Predecessor Cynweard
Successor Ælfwine
Other posts Abbot of Glastonbury
Personal details
Died c. 996
Denomination Catholic

Sigar (or Sigegar; died c. 996) was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Wells.

Sigar was a monk at Winchester[1] before becoming abbot of Glastonbury Abbey about 970.[2] He was consecrated in 975 and died 28 June in either 996 or 997.[3]


  1. ^ Knowles Monastic Order in England p. 65 note 3
  2. ^ Knowles, et al. Heads of Religious Houses pp. 50–51
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 222


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Knowles, David (1976). The Monastic Order in England: A History of its Development from the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940–1216 (Second reprint ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-05479-6. 
  • Knowles, David; London, Vera C. M.; Brooke, Christopher (2001). The Heads of Religious Houses, England and Wales, 940–1216 (Second ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-80452-3. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Wells
975–c. 978
Succeeded by