ⓘ Wine (bishop)


ⓘ Wine (bishop)

Wine was a medieval Bishop of London and the first Bishop of Winchester.

The wine was consecrated the first Bishop of Winchester in 660 and possibly translated to Dorchester around 663. In 666, he was moved from Dorchester in London.

Troubles tells us that wine was ordained Bishop in the Frankish Kingdom and that king Cenwalh of Wessex installed him after disagreements with the previous Frankish Bishop, Agilbert. Wine too was forced to leave after a few years, and took refuge with Wulfhere, king of Mercia, who put him in London, after payment of Wulfhere.

In 665, while in Wessex, wine took part with two Welsh or English bishops, the ordination of Chad as Bishop of the Northumbrians, an act that was uncanonical because the other two bishops ordination was not recognized by Rome. This would lead to his being disciplined, along with Chad, Theodore of Tarsus, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, who arrived in 669. Since disaster does not list him among the miscreants at this point, he may have died before this date.

Wine died shortly before 672.