Alastair Redfern

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The Right Reverend
Alastair Redfern
Bishop of Derby
Diocese Diocese of Derby
In office 2005–present
Predecessor Jonathan Bailey
Other posts Bishop of Grantham (1997–2005)
Ordination 1976 (deacon); 1977 (priest)
by Kenneth Skelton
Consecration 1997
Personal details
Born (1948-09-01) 1 September 1948 (age 68)
Denomination Anglican
Residence Derby Church House, Derby
Spouse Jane (dec.)
Children two
Profession Lecturer, writer
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Alastair Llewellyn John Redfern (born 1 September 1948) is the current Bishop of Derby in the Church of England.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Redfern was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.[3] Redfern received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 2001.[4][5]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Redfern was ordained a deacon at Petertide 1976 (27 June)[6] and a priest the following Petertide (26 June 1977), both times by Kenneth Skelton, Bishop of Lichfield, at Lichfield Cathedral;[7] and served as a curate in Wolverhampton.[8] He then became a lecturer and later vice principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon.[9] He was also an honorary curate of Church of All Saints, Cuddesdon between 1983 and 1987.[8] From 1987 to 1997 he was the Canon Theologian of Bristol Cathedral.

Episcopal ministry[edit]

He was ordained and consecrated to the episcopate on 2 December 1997 at Southwark Cathedral,[10] to become suffragan Bishop of Grantham. In 2005, he was translated to be the Bishop of Derby.


  • The Reverend Alastair Redfern (1976–1987)
  • The Reverend Canon Alastair Redfern (1987–1997)
  • The Right Reverend Alastair Redfern (1997–2001)
  • The Right Reverend Doctor Alastair Redfern (2001–present)


  1. ^ Derby Diocese — Bishop Alastair
  2. ^ Official announcement
  3. ^ Redfern, Alastair Llewellyn John. Who's Who. 2017 (November 2016 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Church of England — Bishop of Derby
  5. ^ Thesis details
  6. ^ "Petertide ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5916). 2 July 1976. p. 8. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 May 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Petertide ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5968). 1 July 1977. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 May 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ a b "Alastair Llewellyn John Redfern". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 12 April 2017.  (subscription required)
  9. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  10. ^ "News (in brief): News suffragan for Lincoln (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#7024). 26 September 1997. p. 5. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 11 October 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Bill Ind
Bishop of Grantham
Succeeded by
Tim Ellis
Preceded by
Jonathan Bailey
Bishop of Derby