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Derby City Deanery

Area Dean: Vacant

Acting Area Dean: Revd Dr Simon Cartwright

Deanery Administrator: Ms Jo Simister

Derby City Deanery is made up of all the parishes in the city of Derby. It also includes chaplaincies and one Bishop’s Mission Order church. At over 250,000 inhabitants, it has about a quarter of the population of the Diocese. This population is culturally diverse and many faiths are represented. The Deanery has many characteristics in common with other inner cities – for example, it includes more than half the areas of deprivation within the Diocese.

The formation of the new Deanery as a legal entity was completed in January 2018. We launched at a Festival of Life at Boulton St Mary’s in September 2016 and we are meeting as a combined Synod representing all 35 parishes (including the Cathedral), chaplaincies and BMOs.

>> Spotlights on parishes in Derby City Deanery

The parishes of:  

Allenton and Shelton Lock: St Edmund

Allestree: St. Edmund

Allestree: St. Nicolas

Alvaston: St Michael and All Angels

Blagreaves: St Andrew

Boulton: St Mary

Breadsall: All Saints

Chaddesden: St. Mary

Chaddesden: St. Philip

Chellaston: St Peter

Darley Abbey: St Matthew

Derby: St. Alkmund

Derby: St. Andrew with St. Osmund

Derby: St. Anne

Derby: St. Barnabas

Derby: St. Bartholomew and St. Luke 

Derby: St. John the Evangelist

Derby: St. Mark

Derby: St. Paul

Derby: St. Peter and Christ Church with Holy Trinity

Derby: The Cathedral Church of All Saints

Findern: All Saints

Littleover: St Peter

Littleover: TheHaven Christian Centre

Mackworth: St Francis

Mickleover: All Saints

Mickleover: St. John the Evangelist

Normanton-by-Derby: St Giles


Quarndon: St Paul

Sinfin Moor: Local Ecumenical Partnership

Sinfin: St Stephen

Spondon: St Werburgh

Walbrook Epiphany Team Ministry (incl St Augustine and St Thomas)

Willington: St Michael


And the Bishop’s Mission Order churches:

Derby: St Werburgh, Friar Gate

Derwent Oak 

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Keeping in touch via the Deanery Newsletter

We produce a newsletter approximately every two months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) and it is emailed to parishes to be printed out and/or displayed on noticeboards, etc.

If you need a number of ready-printed newsletters, perhaps for people at home, local residential homes, etc, please contact the Deanery Administrator  jo.simister@derby.anglican.org.


May 2021

March 2021

January 2021



November 2020

September 2020

July 2020

May 2020



December 2019

September 2019

July 2019

May 2019

March 2019

January 2019



November 2018

September 2018

July 2018

May 2018

March 2018

January 2018



Newsletter 004: February 2017

Newsletter 005: March 2017

Newsletter 006: May 2017

Newsletter 007: July 2017 

Newsletter 008: October 2017 

Newsletter 009 : December 2017



Newsletter 001: September 2016 

Newsletter 002: October 2016 

Newsletter 003: November 2016 news and events supplement 



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Derby City Deanery Synod

The Deanery Synod is a gathering place for clergy and lay representatives in the deanery, where we can pray and take counsel together, supporting one another in mission, and co-ordinating our service and sharing of the Gospel.

Derby City Deanery Synod comprises approximately 50 Deanery Clergy and 125 Lay Representatives from all parishes (allocated according to the number of people on each parish church’s Electoral Roll). Most business is conducted in a combined meeting, but occasionally there are separate meetings for the House of Clergy and the House of Laity. Lay Representatives  are elected within their parish to serve for three years.


Lay Chair: Mrs Madelaine Goddard

Secretary: Mr Peter Vincent

Treasurer: Mr Hugh Craig


Future Deanery Synod Dates:

Weds, 28 April 2021
Thur, 1 July 2021 TBC
Tues, 5 October 2021

 The Deanery Synod provides a vital structural bridge between parochial church councils (PCCs) and Diocesan Synods, bringing together clergy and lay people from neighbouring parishes to discuss issues relating to mission and ministry in the local area. Sometimes it will make a formal decision, sometimes by means of a vote and a local concern raised in your Deanery Synod could find its way onto an agenda for debate by your Diocesan Synod and even by the General Synod.

The Deanery Synod is an important part of the structure and culture of the Church of England. Members are elected by parishes, and the Deanery Synod in turn elects representatives to the Diocesan Synod. Deanery synod meetings are concerned with seeking God’s will for the mission of the Church locally, so it needs to be Christ-centred, prayerful and open to the Spirit speaking through all.

It can take strategic decisions to advance local mission and ministry, but it also serves the witness and mission of the wider Church.

Potentially the work that Deanery Synods do at local level can help shape the Church at national level for years to come.


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Derby City Deanery Leadership Team

This team consists of the:

Area Dean and Assistant Area Dean(s)

Lay Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of Synod

Elected Lay and Clergy Representatives of Synod

Deanery Administrator and co-opted members.

The Deanery Synod is required to have a standing committee. The first Derby City Deanery Synod (held in September 2016) approved the proposal that our Deanery Leadership Team be the standing committee. 

One of its functions is to prepare the agenda for Deanery Synod and conduct any business between meetings that is required. 

It also has two other functions.  First, as the Mission and Pastoral Committee of the Deanery, supporting parishes in vacancy and taking an overview of the needs for mission and ministry in the Deanery.  It is also in a good position to deal with the legal issues as the new Deanery comes into being.

Second, it has the role of co-ordinating the mission of the church in the Deanery, supporting and developing the missional role of the Deanery.  In this capacity, the Deanery Leadership Team will take a leading role in writing any Deanery Mission Action Plan.


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The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650



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