Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith

14.03 Bishop of St Albans

Political interests:

Economy/business; education; environment

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on rural affairs / agriculture


Activity in the House of Lords

Entered the House of Lords in 2013 as the Bishop of St Albans

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

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

Biographical Details

Year of Birth: 1957

Birmingham University
Wycliffe Hall Theological College
University of Wales, Bangor
Ordained Deacon – 1981
Ordained Priest – 1982
Curate St Lawr Pudsey – 1981-82
w St Paul – 1982-84
Chaplain Lee Abbey – 1984-90
Diocesan Missionary and Executive Secretary Lichfield Diocese BMU – 1990-97
Team Vicar of St Matthew Walsall – 1990-97
Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent – 1997-2001
Canon of Lichfield Cathedral – 1997-2009
Bishop of Shrewsbury – 2001-09
Bishop of St Albans – 2009-

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Other Interests

Skiing, travelling, gardening, playing and listening to music.


The Rt Revd Dr Lord Bishop of St Albans
House of Lords


Abbey Gate House, Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL3 4HD
Tel: 01727 853 305

Twitter: @BishopStAlbans

More information about the Bishop and his ministry can be found on the Diocese of St Albans website.


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