Diocesan News


  • Bishop pays tribute to the Revd Billy Graham
    Bishop pays tribute to the Revd Billy Graham Speaking following the news of the death of Billy Graham, The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, said: “I join millions of others…
  • Safeguarding Audit published
    Safeguarding Audit published An independent audit of safeguarding arrangements in the Church of England Diocese of St Albans strikes a positive note about safeguarding in the Diocese. It has affirmed the…
  • Bishop’s Bill to Put Mothers’ Names on Marriage Certificates Passes First Stage
    Bishop’s Bill to Put Mothers’ Names on Marriage Certificates Passes First Stage A move to end the “historic injustice” of excluding mothers’ names from marriage certificates has passed its first parliamentary…
  • Covenant signing in Sweden
    Covenant signing in Sweden Bishop Alan visited the Diocese of Linköping, in Sweden to sign the covenant the two dioceses, Linköping and St Albans, on 21 January 2018. The sermon he preached…
  • The Bishop of St Albans’ New Year Message 2018
    The Bishop of St Albans’ New Year Message 2018 HEAR Bishop Alan speaking on Three Counties Radio on New Year’s Eve about looking back and looking forward (opens in new tab) The Bishop of…
  • Bethlehem had no walls for centuries; why are we building them?
    Bethlehem had no walls for centuries; why are we building them? asks the Bishop of St Albans READ: the whole sermon here In his Christmas sermon at St Albans Cathedral, the Bishop of St Albans, Dr…
  • How are you spending this Christmas?
    How are you spending this Christmas? Hear Bishop Alan’s Christmas message on BBC Three Counties Radio, on Christmas Day in the Morning The Bishop of St Albans Christmas Message 2017 Deck the aisles…
  • Mothers’ Union gets behind ’16 Days of Activism’
    Mothers’ Union gets behind ’16 Days of Activism’ St Albans Diocese Mothers’ Union has got behind the ’16 days of activism against gender-based violence’ which runs until 10th December. An all-day meeting…
  • Five New Canons
    Five New Canons During evensong at St Albans Cathedral on November 11th 2017, the following were installed as Honorary Canons in St Albans Cathedral: Left to right: The Revd Canon Steven Liley, Rural…
  • Church Resources for Parliament Week
    Church Resources for Parliament Week Parliament week (13-19 November) is a programme of events and activities that connects people with the UK Parliament and democracy. There is something for everyone: whether you…

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