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diocese of St Albans


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Now conterminous with Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, the see was founded in 1877 from parts of the Rochester diocese (Herts., Essex and north Woolwich). This was a failure, and Essex and north Woolwich were removed in 1914 to form the new see of Chelmsford; in return St Albans gained Bedfordshire from Ely, a more natural liaison. The cathedral is the former abbey church, which served the parish after the dissolution.

Subjects: British History.


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