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Bishop of Selsey
See Diocese of Selsey
Appointed 1047
Term ended 1057
Predecessor Grimketel
Successor Æthelric II
Personal details
Died 1057
Denomination Catholic

Hecca (or Heca) was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Selsey. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Hecca was chaplain to Edward the Confessor and became bishop when Grimketel died in 1047.[1] He was an Englishman, and a royal clerk.[2][3] He died in 1057.[4][5]


  1. ^ Swanton Anglo Saxon Chronicle pp. 164–166. There is variance on the date of Grimketels death and Hecas accession between the various versions of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript (MS) C suggests that Grimketel died in 1047. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle MS E, MS F and MS D he could also have died in 1045, 1046 or 1047
  2. ^ Barlow Edward the Confessor p. 86
  3. ^ Barlow English Church 1000–1066 p. 76
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221
  5. ^ Swanton Anglo Saxon Chronicle p. 188. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle MS E and MS F give his date of death as 1058, the other manuscripts cite 1057.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  
  • Swanton, Michael James, ed. (1998). The Anglo Saxon chronicle. New York: Routledge.  
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Selsey
Succeeded by
Æthelric II
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