The Bishops’ C of E Learning Academy
Congratulations go to Leofric for being this term's winning house!
The Bishops’ C of E Learning Academy House Teams
Conan: Red Kenstec: Yellow Leofric: Green Wulfsidge: Blue
The Bishops’ C of E Learning academy introduced a House system many years ago. The aim is to foster collective competition and provide encouragement to children within The Bishops'. Every child has been assigned one of four houses: Conan, Kenstec, Leofric and Wulfsidge. All members of staff are also put into houses. They are as competitive as the children! Each of the houses are based on four Cornish Bishops’ and some more details on each of these can be found below!
Conan was a medieval Bishop of Cornwall. Conan was nominated about 926 by King Æthelstan He was consecrated before 931. He died between 937 and 955 However, in the view of historian D. P. Kirby, it was almost certainly in 936 not 926 that Æthelstan "established Bishop Conan at St. Germans.
Kenstec was a medieval Bishop of Cornwall. Kenstec was consecrated between 833 and 870. His death date is unknown. Kenstec's seat lay in "the monastery of Dinuurrin"' which may be Bodmin. He professed obedience to the Archbishop of Canterbury, marking a stage in the incorporation of Cornwall into the English church. It is not clear whether there was only one bishop in Cornwall at this time, as there may have been another at St Germans, and it is also not clear whether Cornish bishoprics continued into the later ninth century.
Leofric (before 1016–1072) was a medieval Bishop of Exeter. Probably a native of Cornwall, he was educated on the continent. At the time Edward the Confessor was in exile before his succession to the English throne, Leofric joined his service and returned to England with him. After he became king, Edward rewarded Leofric with lands. Although a 12th-century source claims Leofric held the office of chancellor, modern historians agree he never did so. Edward appointed Leofric as Bishop of Cornwall and Bishop of Crediton in 1046, but because Crediton was a small town, the new bishop secured papal permission to move the episcopal seat to Exeter in 1050. At Exeter, Leofric worked to increase the income and resources of his cathedral, both in lands and in ecclesiastical vestments. He was a bibliophile, and collected many manuscripts; some of these he gave to the cathedral library, including a famous manuscript of poetry, the Exeter Book. Leofric died in 1072; although his remains were moved to the new Exeter Cathedral which was built after his death, their location is no longer known and the current tomb does not mark his resting place.
Wulfsidge was a medieval Bishop of Cornwall. Wulfsidge was consecrated between 959 and 963. He died between 981 and 993. His predecessor was Comoere and his successor was Ealdred of Cornwall.