The Bishop of Bedford
The Bishop of Bedford is the Rt Revd Richard Atkinson. He was consecrated on 17 May 2012 at St Paul’s Cathedral and welcomed to the Diocese in a Service at St Paul’s Church, Bedford, on 19 May 2012.
Upon the announcement of his appointment in March, Bishop Richard said: “I am looking forward enormously to getting to know the diversity and depth of the communities of Bedfordshire and Luton. I am passionate about the Church’s capacity to change all lives and communities for the better. I am enthusiastic to enable and equip the Church to reach out in love and service to our contemporary world, and committed to speaking up for the marginalised, poor and vulnerable. I pay tribute to the work being done all over the Diocese of St Albans, but especially in Bedfordshire and Luton”