Downing Street has announced today that the Venerable Jane Mainwaring is to be the next Bishop of Hertford in the Diocese of St Albans. She is currently the Archdeacon of St Albans, a post she has held since March 2020.
Although Jane has spent much of her ministry in the Diocese of St Albans – as Archdeacon, a parish priest, and a rural dean – she served her curacy in Suffolk having trained for ministry on the East Anglia Ministerial Training Course.
Having grown up in London and Essex, Jane studied Theology and Religious Studies at Leeds University. She has worked for the Diocese of Southwark’s retreat centre (while volunteering in a large church youth group in Surrey), and for the YWCA in Coventry, helping young adults move on from emergency accommodation.