Bishop Alastair retired as Bishop of Derby on 31/8/18. 

When there is no bishop, the vacancy is known as a Vacancy-in-See. 

The process to appoint a new diocesan bishop is led, on behalf of the Diocese, by the Vacancy-in-See Committee, the members of which listed below.

The Archdeacon of Derby, the Venerable Dr Christopher Cunliffe, has been elected as Chair of the Committee by Bishop’s Council, and the Registrar, Mrs Nadine Waldron, has been elected Secretary. 

They will be the ones primarily involved in organising the process following guidance from the Archbishops’ Appointments’ Secretary, in this instance Mr Brad Cook, and from the Prime Minister’s Appointments’ Secretary, Mr Edward Chaplin. 

The dedicated e-mail address by which people will be able to write to the Vacancy-in-See Committee is  No individual responses will be made but views and comments will be considered as part of the process of appointing a new bishop. 


The following members elected from the Vacancy In See Committee will serve on the national body, the Crown Nominations Commission, to choose the next Diocesan Bishop for the Diocese of Derby.

The six named will serve alongside six national representatives, chosen by the General Synod of the Church of England, together with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York.

You are invited to contact any one or more of these members. Any e-mails sent to will be forwarded to all of the people listed above.


Mrs. Kat Alldread

Address:           Derby Church House, Full Street, Derby, DE1 3DR



Mrs. Molly Andrews

Address:           20 Evanston Gardens, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6RE



Revd Alicia Dring

Address:           The Vicarage, 35 Church Street, Littleover, Derby, DE23 6GF



Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance

Address:           Derby Cathedral Centre, 18/19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP



Revd Julian Hollywell

Address:           St Werburgh’s Vicarage, Gascoigne Drive, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7GL



Canon Mark Titterton 

Address:           Holly Cottage, Bun Alley, Pilsley, Bakewell, DE45 1UH


Almighty God,

the giver of all good gifts,

guide with your heavenly wisdom those who are to choose a faithful pastor for this diocese:

that we may receive one who will speak your word and serve your people according to your will;

through Jesus Christ our Lord


The Crown Nominations Commission will meet on 26 September and 1-2 November 2018

Chair:                Venerable Dr Christopher Cunliffe, Archdeacon of Derby

Clergy:               Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton

                          Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance, Dean of Derby, 

                          Venerable Carol Coslett, Archdeacon of Chesterfield (after 14.3.18)

                          Revd Tony Kaunhoven

                          Revd Neil Barber

                          Revd Mark Broomhead

                          Revd Peter Davey

                          Revd Alicia Dring

                          Revd Julian Hollywell

                          Revd Canon Dr Simon Taylor

Laity:                  Mrs Kat Alldread

                           Mrs Molly Andrews

                           Mrs Rachel Bell

                           Mr Jack Cooper

                           Mrs Hannah Grivell

                           Miss Hannah Hawkins

                           Mrs Christine Holmes-Elener

                           Mr Nigel Selby

                           Mr Mark Titterton

                           Mrs Christine McMullen

Secretary:           Mrs Nadine Waldron

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Postal address:   Derby Church House, 1 Full Street, Derby, DE1 3DR

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