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St Albans Diocese

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Founded: 1877
Parishes: 338
Churches: 408
Geography: Hertfordshire, except for a small area in the south, in the diocese of London, and one parish in the west, in the diocese of Oxford; Bedfordshire, except for one parish in the north, in the diocese of Ely, and one parish in the west, in the diocese of Oxford; an area of Greater London
Overseas Link Dioceses: Jamaica, Guyana, NE Caribbean and Aruba (West Indies)
Population: 1917000
Area Square Miles: 1120
Full time Stipendiary Parochial Clergy: 241
Benefices: 193
Source: The Church of England Year Book. For more information visit the Diocese page on Crockford's here

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 30,000 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 1488 marriages and blessings, 3390 christenings and baptisms of infants, children and adults and 4466 funerals in 2015
  • We have 235 stipendiary (paid) clergy, 45 self-supporting clergy and 177 Readers
  • 11 Deacons and 11 Priests were ordained last year to serve their communities
  • More than 97,000 people go to church in the diocese at Christmas
  • Our 136 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