Bishop of Derby

Bishop of Derby

Lord Bishop of Derby
Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern

Parliamentary Spokesperson for:

International Development; Voluntary Sector

Overseas Partner Diocese in the Anglican Communion:

Church of North India

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords, 2010


APPG Membership

Poverty (resourced by the Salvation Army, Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty)
A link to more information on the All Party Parliamentary Group: Poverty

National Parks
A link to more information on the All Party Parliamentary Group: National Parks

Biographical Details:

Born 1948

Christ Church Oxford: BA 1970; MA 1974
Westcott House, Cambridge: 1972
Trinity College, Cambridge: BA 1974; MA 1979
Bristol University, Phd, 2001
Queens College, Birmingham: 1975.
Deacon: 1976
Priest: 1977
Curate, Tettenhall Regis (Lichfield Diocese): 1976-1979
Tutor, Ripon College, Cuddesdon: 1979-1987
Vice Principal, Ripon College, Cuddesdon: 1987-1997
Hon. Curate, Cuddesdon, Oxford: 1983-1987
Canon Residentiary, Bristol Cathedral: 1987-1997
Diocesan Director of Training: 1991-1997
Bishop of Grantham (Diocese of Lincoln): 1997-2005
Dean, Stamford: 1998-2005
Canon and Prebendary, Lincoln Cathedral: 2000-2005
Bishop of Derby: 2005 -

Other Interests:

Theology, church history, walking, reading, community and voluntary work. Lecturer, teacher, writer on a variety of Christian themes. Recent published works include: 'Being Anglican', 'Growing the Kingdom: The Letter to the Hebrews as a Resource for Mission', 'Thomas Hobbes and the Limits of Democracy' and 'Public Space and Private Faith; A Challenge to the Churches.'


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Derby
House of Lords

The Bishop's House
6 King Street
DE56 4EU

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