John Sheppey
Bishop of Rochester
Rochester Cathedral - Tomb of John de Sheppey
Appointed22 October 1352
Term ended19 October 1360
PredecessorHamo Hethe
SuccessorWilliam Whittlesey
Consecration10 March 1353
Personal details
Bornc. 1300
Died19 October 1360

John Sheppey (c. 1300 – 19 October 1360) was an English administrator and bishop. He served as treasurer from 1356 to 1360.[1] Little is known of his family and background. A Benedictine, he was ordained deacon in 1318, and later studied at Oxford. Later he became involved in royal government,[citation needed] and was made bishop of Rochester on 22 October 1352. He was consecrated on 10 March 1353. He died on 19 October 1360,[2] and was buried in Rochester Cathedral at the altar of St John the Baptist. As his will shows, he was a friend of his predecessor in the treasury, William Edington.

Sheppey is today remembered mostly for his sermons, many of which still survive.


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 105
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 267


Political offices Preceded byWilliam Edington Lord High Treasurer 1356–1360 Succeeded bySimon Langham Catholic Church titles Preceded byHamo Hethe Bishop of Rochester 1352–1360 Succeeded byWilliam Whittlesey