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Alastair Redfern

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In office  2005–present
Role  Bishop of Grantham
Books  Being Anglican
Name  Alastair Redfern
Diocese  Diocese of Derby
Spouse  Jane (dec.) Caroline
Consecration  December 2, 1997
Denomination  Anglican
Predecessor  Jonathan Bailey

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Other posts  Bishop of Grantham (1997–2005)
Ordination  1976 (deacon); 1977 (priest)
Born  1 September 1948 (age 67) (1948-09-01)
Residence  Derby Church House, Derby
Education  Christ Church, Oxford, Ripon College Cuddesdon

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


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Early life and education

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

Ordained ministry

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

Episcopal ministry

He was ordained and consecrated to the episcopate on 2 December 1997 at Southwark Cathedral, 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)
  • References

    Alastair Redfern Wikipedia