Bishop of St Albans

Bishop of St Albans

Full title

The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of St Albans


Alan Smith



Joined the Lords

3 October 2013

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

External/Private Office

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


Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Diocesan Bishop St Albans 2009-
Area Bishop Shrewsbury 2001-09
Archdeacon Stoke-on-Trent 1997-01
Diocesan Missioner Team Vicar Diocese of Lichfield Walsall St Matthew 1990-97
Chaplain Lee Abbey 1984-90
Assistant Curate Pudsey SS Lawrence & St Paul 1982-84

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Member General Synod 2009-
Joint Chair Anglican Methodist Working Party on the Ecclesiology of the Emerging Expression of Church 2009-11
Member Shropshire Strategic Partnership 2006-09
Member The Rural Bishops' Panel 2006-09
Member General Synod 1999-01

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Business, industry and consumers
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, West Midlands
Belize, Carribbean, Guyana, Italy and Sweden

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • In receipt of episcopal stipend
  • 5: Land and property

    • Residential property in Bradford-on-Avon, from which rental income is received
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Governor, Haileybury School
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Hockerill Educational Trust