15 Dec 2015
New Bishop of Leicester announced at Loughborough
The Rt Revd Martyn Snow has been announced as the new Bishop of Leicester, at an event held at the University this morning (15 December).
Martyn, who is currently Bishop of Tewkesbury and will be installed as Bishop of Leicester in spring 2016, is spending his first day in the diocese visiting a variety of projects and places with which the Church of England is involved.
Professor Bob Allison, Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor, welcomed the guests from the local area to the University before Revd Helen Hayes announced the new Bishop. Martyn then met a number of staff and students from the University – including some of Loughborough Students’ Union Executive and members of Loughborough Students’ 1st XV Rugby Team.
From Loughborough Martyn travelled to meet mums and babies at the ‘Starting Rite’ project in Barrow on Soar and teachers and pupils at Rothley C of E Primary School.
He then went to the Beaumont Leys Food Bank at the Church of Christ the King, and met staff at St Martins house, Peacock Lane, Leicester.
Martyn is 47, married to Lynn and they have three children.