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The Diocese of Bristol was established on 4 June 1542 and consisted the city of Bristol together with the county of Dorset. Before then it was a part of the Diocese of Gloucester when it was created from the medieval Diocese of Worcester in 1541. The Diocese of Bristol continued until 5 October 1836 when Dorset was annexed to the Diocese of Salisbury and the remaider, the city of Bristol, formed part of the Diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. After sixty years, a new Diocese of Bristol was created on 7 July 1897, but with different boundaries.
The area of the diocese incorporates:
The diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries:
- the Archdeaconry of Bristol
- the Archdeaconry of Malmesbury
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