Christopher Boyle

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Christopher Boyle
Assistant Bishop of Leicester
Diocese Diocese of Leicester
In office Since 2009
Predecessor Unknown
Other posts Bishop of Northern Malawi
Ordination 1976 (deacon); 1977 (priest)
Consecration 22 April 2001[1]
Personal details
Born (1951-11-08) 8 November 1951 (age 63)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence St Martin's House, Leicester
Spouse None
Children None
Alma mater King's College London

Christopher John Boyle (born 8 November 1951) is an Anglican bishop. He was Bishop of Northern Malawi (2001–2009) and has been Assistant Bishop of Leicester since 2009[2][3]

Early life and priestly career[edit]

Born and raised in Birmingham, Boyle studied at King's College London and was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1976. He was ordained priest a year later, one year into serving his four-year title as assistant curate at Emmanuel, Wylde Green. In 1980, Boyle became the Bishop's Chaplain in the Diocese of Birmingham until 1983, when he became Rector at St Mary and St Margaret, Castle Bromwich. While in Castle Bromwich, he also served as Area Dean of Coleshill (1992–1999), Priest-in-charge at All Saints, Shard End (1996–1997) and Honorary Canon of St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham (from 1996), until his emigration in 2001.

Episcopal career[edit]

In 2001, he became an Anglican bishop when he was consecrated Bishop of Northern Malawi, following his 2000 election to the post. He served in Africa for eight years before resigning to return to Britain – his successor as diocesan bishop was the first African bishop to served in that role. He became Assistant Bishop of Leicester, the full-time stipendiary assistant bishop who acts as suffragan in the Diocese of Leicester in 2009.


  1. ^ Saint Mary's Messenger, Pentecost 2001 p. 6 (Accessed 26 April 2014)
  2. ^ "Asst Bishop". Diocese of Leicester. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "BOYLE, Rt Rev. Christopher John". Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press. December 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Jackson Biggers
Bishop of Northern Malawi
Succeeded by
Fanuel Magangani
Preceded by
Assistant Bishop of Leicester