Bishop of Leicester
|Residence||Bishop's Lodge, Knighton|
|First holder||Cyril Bardsley|
The Bishop of Leicester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Leicester in the Province of Canterbury.
Through reorganisation within the Church of England, the Diocese of Leicester was refounded in 1927, and St Martin's Church became Leicester Cathedral. The present bishop's residence is Bishop's Lodge, Knighton, south Leicester. Martyn Snow became Bishop of Leicester with the confirmation of his election on 22 February 2016.
|Bishops of Leicester|
|1927||1940||Cyril Bardsley||Translated from Peterborough|
|1940||1953||Guy Smith||Translated from Willesden|
|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|
|1 September 2015||22 February 2016||John Holbrook||Bishop of Brixworth, acting bishop|
|22 February 2016||present||Martyn Snow|| Previously Bishop of Tewkesbury.|
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:
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: