Walter Durdent

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Walter Durdent
Bishop of Coventry
Appointed before October 1149
Term ended 7 December 1159
Predecessor Roger de Clinton
Successor Richard Peche
Other posts Prior of Christ Church Priory, Canterbury
Consecration 2 October 1149
Personal details
Died 7 December 1159
Denomination Catholic

Walter Durdent (died 1159) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry.

Durdent was consecrated on 2 October 1149. He died on 7 December 1159.[1] He was a Benedictine monk before his elevation to the episcopate.[2] He was prior of Christ Church Priory in Canterbury when he was elected through the influence of Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury. Walter was considered an excellent theologian.[3] During his time as bishop, he forbade the practice of selling the chrism used in various ecclesiastical rituals.[4]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 253
  2. ^ Knowles Monastic Order p. 629 and footnote 3
  3. ^ Barlow English Church p. 101
  4. ^ Cheney "Recognition of Pope Alexander III" English Historical Review p. 477


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Roger de Clinton
Bishop of Coventry
Succeeded by
Richard Peche