The office was created in 1923 at the founding of the diocese. On 29 January 2008, The Very Reverend John Davies, Dean of Brecon Cathedral was elected Bishop. The election follows the retirement of the Rt Rev Anthony Pierce on January 16, who served as bishop of the diocese from 1999. The Dean will be the ninth Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, an area stretching south to the coast of Gower and north into much of mid-Wales.
List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon