Bishop of Leicester

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

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

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 LeicesterEdit

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[5]
1 September 2015 22 February 2016   John Holbrook Bishop of Brixworth, acting bishop[6]
22 February 2016 present   Martyn Snow [4] Previously Bishop of Tewkesbury.[7]
Source(s):[1][2][8]

Assistant bishopsEdit

{For|those full-time Assistant Bishops of Leicester who preceded the Bishop suffragan of Loughborough|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, unable to take up the appointment.

Honorary assistant bishops — retired bishops taking on occasional duties voluntarily — have included:

SourcesEdit

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 (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. ^ "Maxwell, Harold Alexander". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  12. ^ "Advent Ordinations". Church Times. No. 3179. 28 December 1923. p. 740. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 13 February 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  13. ^ "Advent Ordinations". Church Times. No. 3231. 24 December 1924. p. 743. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 13 February 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  14. ^ "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.)
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.