Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Facts about The Diocese of St Albans

The Diocese of St Albans is Living God’s Love by Going Deeper into God • Making New Disciples • Transforming Communities

  • We are the Church of England in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton and Barnet.
  • Over 20,000 people attend worship in our churches across the week including over 6000 children
  • Our 400 churches bring a Christian presence in every community of the diocese
  • Our clergy are available to anyone in the community
  • They conducted over 1400 marriages and blessings, 3200 christenings and baptisms of infants, children and adults and 4000 funerals in 2016
  • We have 242 stipendiary (paid) clergy, 62 self-supporting clergy and 157 Readers
  • 19 Deacons and 15 Priests were ordained last year to serve their communities
  • More than 105,000 people go to church in the diocese at Christmas
  • Our 138 schools and academies educate more than 27,500 students
  • We are a significant provider of youth services in Beds and Herts
  • Church members gave over £2.08 million to charity last year
  • We have chaplains in schools, universities, prisons, hospitals, the armed forces and … the workplace
  • The statutory work of the Church and support to the parishes is provided by the Diocesan Office staff, located in Holywell Hill, St Albans. To contact them, see our who’s who
map showing location of the Diocese of St Albans
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities