Robin Smith (bishop)

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Robin Smith
Bishop of Hertford
Diocese Diocese of St Albans
In office 1990–2001
Predecessor Ken Pillar
Successor Christopher Foster
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in St Albans (2001–present)
Ordination c. 1962 (deacon); c. 1963 (priest)
Consecration 1990
Personal details
Born (1936-08-14) 14 August 1936 (age 82)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Richard and Blanche
Spouse Lois Pearson (m. 1961)
Children 3 sons, 1 daughter
Profession Airman
Alma mater Worcester College, Oxford

Robin Jonathan Norman Smith (born 14 August 1936[1]) was the Bishop of Hertford from 1990 to 2001.[2]

Smith was educated at Bedford School and Worcester College, Oxford[3] before beginning his ordained ministry as a curate at St Margaret's Barking, after which he was chaplain of Lee Abbey then vicar of St. Mary's Church, Chesham, rector of Great Chesham[4] before becoming a bishop. In retirement he is an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of St Albans.


  1. ^ Family tree
  2. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992, London, Debrett's, ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  3. ^ Smith, Rt Rev. Robin Jonathan Norman, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory 1995, (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ken Pillar
Bishop of Hertford
Succeeded by
Christopher Foster