Tota (bishop)

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This article is about the 8th century Bishop of Selsey. For other uses, see Tota.
Bishop of Selsey
Appointed between 781 and 786
Term ended between 786 and 789
Predecessor Gislhere
Successor Wihthun
Consecration between 781 and 786
Personal details
Died between 786 and 789
Denomination Christian

Tota (also Thoha, Totta, or Toha[1]), was a Bishop of Selsey when Sussex was being ruled by Offa of Mercia.

Not very much is known of Tota but he is recorded as present at a church council (Synod of Calcuthiens) attended by papal legates in 786.[2][3] He was consecrated between 781 and 786.[4]

Tota died between 786 and 789.[4]


  1. ^ Heron-Allen Selsey Bill p. 113
  2. ^ Heron-Allen Selsey Bill p. 120
  3. ^ Kelly Charters of Selsey p. lxxxix
  4. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221


  • 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. 
  • Heron-Allen, Edward (1911). Selsey Bill. Historic and Prehistoric. London: Duckworth. 
  • Kelly, S. E. (1998). Charters of Selsey. Anglo-Saxon Charters VI. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-726175-2. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Selsey Succeeded by