Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern

Bishop of Derby

Political interests:

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on international development; urban affairs; voluntary sector.

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords, 2010

To view all of the bishop’s speeches on this website click here

Full list of speeches & questions (from UK Parliament webpages):

Committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups

Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill (2014)

All Party Group membership:

British Jews

International Freedom of Religion or Belief

National Parks



Biographical Details:

Born 1948

Christ Church Oxford: BA 1970; MA 1974
Westcott House, Cambridge: 1972
Trinity College, Cambridge: BA 1974; MA 1979
Bristol University, Phd, 2001
Queens College, Birmingham: 1975.
Deacon: 1976,  Priest: 1977
Curate, Tettenhall Regis (Lichfield Diocese):1976-1979
Tutor, Ripon College, Cuddesdon: 1979-1987
Vice Principal, Ripon College, Cuddesdon: 1987-1997
Hon. Curate, Cuddesdon, Oxford: 1983-1987
Canon Residentiary, Bristol Cathedral: 1987-1997
Diocesan Director of Training: 1991-1997
Bishop of Grantham (Diocese of Lincoln): 1997-2005
Dean, Stamford: 1998-2005
Canon and Prebendary, Lincoln Cathedral: 2000-2005
Bishop of Derby: 2005 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Other Interests:

Theology, church history, walking, reading, community and voluntary work. Lecturer, teacher, writer on a variety of Christian themes.

Published works include: ‘Being Anglican’, ‘Growing the Kingdom: The Letter to the Hebrews as a Resource for Mission’, ‘Thomas Hobbes and the Limits of Democracy’ and ‘Public Space and Private Faith; A Challenge to the Churches.’


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Derby
House of Lords


The Bishop’s House
6 King Street
DE56 4EU

More information about the bishop and his ministry can be found on the Diocese of Derby website.


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