The Bishop of Leicester was a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Peterborough in the Province of Canterbury.
A thousand years after it had last been used (for a diocesan Mercian bishop, 679–888) the episcopal title was resurrected as a suffragan see within the diocese of Peterborough. The suffragan Bishop of Leicester assisted the diocesan Bishop of Peterborough in overseeing the diocese.
In the modern Diocese of Leicester, there was a stipendiary (paid) Assistant Bishop of Leicester (1987–2017), until a new suffragan See of Loughborough was erected to replace the Assistant Bishop role — see Bishop of Loughborough.
|Bishops suffragan of Leicester|
|1888||1903||Francis Thicknesse||Formerly Archdeacon of Northampton|
|1903||1912||Lewis Clayton||Canon of Peterborough; became Assistant Bishop of Peterborough|
|1913||1927||Norman Lang||Resigned the See, but effectively continued in post as an assistant bishop.|
|In 1927, the suffragan see of Leicester ended with the creation of the diocesan see.|