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John Sterne was appointed Bishop of Colchester to deputise within the Diocese of Ely under the provisions of the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534 in 1592 and held the post until his death in 1607.[1] Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge[2][3] and ordained in 1554 he was Rector of Stevenage at St Nicholas' Church, then Rickmansworth before his Consecration at All Saints Church, Fulham.[4]


  1. ^ British History on-line
  2. ^ "Sterne, John (STN560J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Brett Usher, ‘Sterne, John (c.1545–1607/8)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 18 Dec 2008
  4. ^ British History on-line