The office was created in 1923 at the founding of the diocese. On 29 January 2008, John Davies, Dean of Brecon Cathedral was elected Bishop. The election follows the retirement of Anthony Pierce on 16 January, who served as bishop of the diocese from 1999. Davies is 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