At Choral Evensong on Tuesday, sung by the Cathedral Choristers, Bishop Richard Atkinson, the Bishop of Bedford, commissioned the Revd Atalie Gaines as the new Chaplain to Bishop Alan. Dean Jo then installed Atalie in the stall of the Chaplain to the Bishop of St Albans, which is right next to the Cathedra.  

Atalie did her curacy at St Andrew’s Church in Bedford and became Vicar of King Charles the Martyr Church in Potters Bar in 2017. Before Ordination Atalie worked for 10 years at Parkinsons UK. She has been a member of Guiding for over 25 years and enjoys amateur theatre.

Atalie’s family and friends, parishioners and colleagues from her former Deanery and previous work all joined in the celebrations. 

We pray for Atalie and the Bishop’s office staff as this new partnership in ministry begins.