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)
Orders
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.)
Caroline[1]
Children Two daughters: Elizabeth and Zoë
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.

Styles[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derby Diocese — Bishop Alastair
  2. ^ Official announcement
  3. ^ Redfern, Alastair Llewellyn John. ukwhoswho.com. 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
1997–2005
Succeeded by
Tim Ellis
Preceded by
Jonathan Bailey
Bishop of Derby
2005–present
Incumbent