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

Bishop of Leicester
Martyn Snow
Ecclesiastical provinceCanterbury
ResidenceBishop's Lodge, Knighton
First holderCyril Bardsley
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]

Assistant bishopsEdit

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:


  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 & photo on Twitter (Accessed 26 February 2016)
  5. ^ Diocese of Leicester – Bishop Tim announces retirement Archived 19 November 2014 at (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. ^ ‘MORT, Rt Rev. John Ernest Llewelyn’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 1 June 2015
  • 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.