Bishop Announces Retirement

PUBLISHED: 12:17 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 26 October 2009

Rt Rev Christopher Herbert

Rt Rev Christopher Herbert

THE Bishop of St Albans has announced his retirement. The Rt Rev Christopher Herbert will step down from the post on January 7 next year - his 65th birthday. His ministry will continue publicly and fully until November 8 this year when the diocese, which

THE Bishop of St Albans has announced his retirement.

The Rt Rev Christopher Herbert will step down from the post on January 7 next year - his 65th birthday.

His ministry will continue publicly and fully until November 8 this year when the diocese, which covers Times Territory, will say farewell to their bishop of 13 years at a service in St Albans Abbey.

Shortly after that the bishop, and his wife Jan, will begin the process of packing up at Abbey Gate House before taking a well-earned holiday.

He said: "I have always counted it a huge privilege to serve the people of the St Albans Diocese, from Bedfordshire and Luton through Hertfordshire to Barnet, helping church and civic society to know each other and God better.

"As I look ahead to these last few months I realise how vibrant the diocese is and how much I have valued the tremendous variety of people in our communities and the many ways in which they express their thriving, living faith.

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