Bishop of Leicester

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This article is about the modern diocesan bishops. For the ancient Bishops of Leicester, see Bishop of Lincoln. For the modern suffragan bishops, see Bishop of Leicester (suffragan).
Bishop of Leicester
Bishopric
anglican
Incumbent:
Martyn Snow
Province Canterbury
Diocese Leicester
Cathedral Leicester Cathedral
First incumbent Cyril Bardsley
Formation 1927

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, Springfield Road, Leicester. Martyn Snow became Bishop of Leicester with the confirmation of his election on 22 February 2016.[3]

Bishops of Leicester[edit]

Bishops of Leicester
From Until Incumbent Notes
1927 1940 Cyril Bardsley Translated from Peterborough
1940 1953 Guy Smith Translated from Willesden
1953 1979 Ronald Williams
1979 1991 Richard Rutt Translated from St Germans. Converted to Roman Catholicism in 1995.
1991 1999 Tom Butler Translated from Willesden; later moved to Southwark
1999 11 July 2015 Tim Stevens Translated from Dunwich[4]
1 September 2015 22 February 2016 John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth Acting bishop[5]
22 February 2016 present Martyn Snow [3] Previously Bishop of Tewkesbury.[6]
Source(s):[1][2][7]

Sources[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c "Historical successions: Leicester". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Leicester Cathedral: History. Retrieved on 22 November 2008.
  3. ^ a b Diocese of Leicester — Martyn confirmed for Leicester & photo on Twitter (Accessed 26 February 2016)
  4. ^ Diocese of Leicester – Bishop Tim announces retirement (Accessed 18 November 2014)
  5. ^ Diocese of Leicester — Interim Bishop of Leicester (Accessed 30 June 2015)
  6. ^ Diocese of Leicester — Welcome to the New Bishop of Leicester (Accessed 15 December 2015)
  7. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 252.
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.