List of Cocking’s parish priests

Middle Ages

1311      Robert de Putteworth

1388      Thomas Longe

1401      John Cresse

1402      Thomas Bakere

1439      William Deye

1439      Richard Thomas

1442      Robert Mouter

1443      William Skynnere

1485      Robert Bylmore

1485      Richard Symson

1485      Thomas Beausham

1496      John Zeld

1507      John Thomas

1521      Richard Smyth

1521      Thomas Sawyer

Prior to 1540, the list of Cocking’s parish priests is incomplete as it is based on the Episcopal Registers kept by the Bishops of Chichester many of which have been lost.

Reformation onwards

1543      Thomas Spyre

1549      Anthony Redshawe

1554      Nicholas Kemys

1557      Roger Wheler

1574      Henry Blaxton

1606      Roger Andrewes

1609      William Mattock

1629      John Napper

1653      Francis Wright

1683      Josiah Pleydell

1708      James Barker

1736      Thomas Hutchinson

1769      Thomas Williams

1796      John Ashburnham

1798      Melmoth Skynner

1823      Thomas Valentine

1859      Stuart Majendie

1860      Richard Drummond Ash

1888      Henry Lawrence Randall

1927      Arthur Kennedy Cobb

1936      Harold Brelsford Lewin

1944      Bernard Richard Lucius-Smith

1952      Herbert Charles Collings

1959      Derwent William Kermode

1960      James Roland Warren Malkinson

1968      Lawrence Gordon Hallam

1972      Arthur David Charlton

1992      Roger Paul Calder

1995      Francis James Reeve Otto

2001      Colin John Bradley

2015      Linda Robertson