All Saints’ Church, Renhold, Bedfordshire, England


On 15th January the Rev’d Ian Smith was licensed as the Parish Priest for All Saints’ Church, Renhold. During an uplifting service, Ian pledged his commitment to serve in this church.

Ian was surrounded by a congregation of approx. 120 people made up of the Bishop of Bedford, the Archdeacon and Rural Dean, Clergy from surrounding churches and those that have supported us so richly through our long vacancy, our regular congregation, Parishioners (including representatives from some of the village organisations) and some of Ian's family and friends. Some members of the Parish stepped forward to formally welcome Ian and are pictured adjacent.

The service was followed by a reception at the Village School.

Ian has already had chance to attend some functions at church, including our Carol Service and to meet lots of people. We are holding a coffee morning on 8th February which is another opportunity to say hello. If you would like to email Ian he can be contacted at

Whilst Ian settles in Jill will still be the first point of contact should you need any information