Bishop of Leicester

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Bishop of Leicester
Bishopric
anglican
Incumbent:
Martyn Snow
Location
Ecclesiastical provinceCanterbury
ResidenceBishop's Lodge, Knighton
Information
First holderCyril Bardsley
Established1927
DioceseLeicester
CathedralLeicester Cathedral

The Bishop of Leicester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Leicester in the Province of Canterbury.[1]

Through reorganisation within the Church of England, the Diocese of Leicester was refounded in 1927, and St Martin's Church became Leicester Cathedral.[2][1] The present bishop's residence is Bishop's Lodge, Knighton,[3] south Leicester. Martyn Snow became Bishop of Leicester with the confirmation of his election on 22 February 2016.[4]

Bishops of Leicester[edit]

Bishops of Leicester
From Until Incumbent Notes
1927 1940 No image.svg Cyril Bardsley Translated from Peterborough
1940 1953 No image.svg Guy Smith Translated from Willesden
1953 1979 No image.svg Ronald Williams
1979 1991 No image.svg Richard Rutt Translated from St Germans. Converted to Roman Catholicism in 1995.
1991 1999 Thomas Frederick Butler June 20, 2009 by Steve Punter (cropped).jpg Tom Butler Translated from Willesden; later moved to Southwark
1999 11 July 2015 Tim Stevens in Durham (cropped).jpg Tim Stevens Translated from Dunwich[5]
1 September 2015 22 February 2016 No image.svg John Holbrook Bishop of Brixworth, acting bishop[6]
22 February 2016 present No image.svg Martyn Snow [4] Previously Bishop of Tewkesbury.[7]
Source(s):[1][2][8]

Assistant bishops[edit]

For those full-time Assistant Bishops of Leicester who preceded the Bishop suffragan of Loughborough, see Bishop of Loughborough.

Other assistant (or coadjutor) bishops of the diocese include:

Cecil de Carteret, former Bishop of Jamaica, was appointed to serve as assistant-bishop from 1932, but he died in ill-health on 3 January, unabale to take up the appointment.

Sources[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c "Historical successions: Leicester". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b Leicester Cathedral: History Archived 25 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 22 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Martyn James Snow". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b Diocese of Leicester — Martyn confirmed for Leicester Archived 17 March 2016 at Archive.today & photo on Twitter (Accessed 26 February 2016)
  5. ^ Diocese of Leicester – Bishop Tim announces retirement Archived 19 November 2014 at Archive.today (Accessed 18 November 2014)
  6. ^ Diocese of Leicester — Interim Bishop of Leicester[permanent dead link] (Accessed 30 June 2015)
  7. ^ Diocese of Leicester — Welcome to the New Bishop of Leicester (Accessed 15 December 2015)
  8. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 252.
  9. ^ "Willis, John Jamieson". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  10. ^ "Hollis, Francis Septimus". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  11. ^ "Mort, John Ernest Llewelyn". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  12. ^ "Smith, Thomas Geoffrey Stuart". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  13. ^ "Assistant bishop of Chelmsford". Church Times (#5122). 14 April 1961. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 23 October 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  14. ^ "Obituaries". Church Times (#6201). 18 December 1981. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 23 October 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
Bibliography
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.