Please find attached our new Reader Training Programme for Autumn 2019 to Summer 2020. 

Link to programme.

Please contact Fiona Bennett to book a place on any of these courses.

All training sessions are free of charge but need to be pre-booked. 


>> more about Reader Training opportunities

Important meeting dates.

General synod, Business Committee, Education, DAC, Cathedral Chapter and more - here you can download the dates for meetings in the Diocese of Derby.



11 – 12 April 2019 ‘Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science’ - ‘ leaders’ conference  [with [with the Science and Religion Forum] St John’s College, Durham University . Registration is at 12.00 on 11th, departure after dinner at 6.00pm on 12th.

This event offers the chance for an immersion in the science-technology informing AI, and the big picture ethical, theological and public policy questions. The aim is to both engage, entertain and inform church leaders who don’t necessarily see themselves as ‘scientists’ and to demonstrate that engagement with cutting edge technology is a necessary precursor to an informed engagement with contemporary culture and the big questions informing society, the media and public policy.

There are a limited number of spaces and these will be offered on a first come first served basis. Accommodation will be provided at St John’s College, and conference fees will be covered. Anyone wishing to book a place please e-mail Clare Towns, PA to David Wilkinson, .

Faculty application closing dates 2019

Friday 4th January
Friday 22nd February
Friday 5th April
Wednesday 22nd May*
Friday 5th July
Wednesday 21st August*
Friday 11th October
Friday 22nd November 

* Early cut-off due to Bank Holiday
 To download a copy of the 2019 meeting dates please click here  

Together Magazine is a full-colour, quarterly magazine with 10,000 copies distributed to churches, individuals, church leaders and congregations throughout the County of Derbyshire.

Packed full of high-quality content to engage our audience with thought-provoking, relevant and accessible material.

Together we can showcase the work of the Church in every community.

Please visit the Together Magazine page for more details, including how to subscribe for yout own copy delivered to your door.

9 June

Venue: TBC

Pilgrimage to Northumbria, 23 - 27 July

Led by the Very Revd Geoffrey Marshall. In the footsteps of the northern saints; staying in Durham. visiting Holy Island, Chester-le-Street. Hexham and Whitby. For more information 01332 280452 or email


Breathe a contemporary youth retreat, 11 - 17 August, Edale Derbyshire

A youth retreat for secondary school, sixth form and university students includes a mixture of activities, workshops and seminars. Held at the Peak Centre. Minimum donation £299 includes all activities, food and accomodation (bursaries are available). For more information or call 07717 336183 or find on facebook / breatheyouthretreat 

Saturday 8th September Unique Eating Disorders Specialist Training Workshop for Professionals  10.00am - 4.00pm Run by: First Steps, Derbyshire’s only eating disorder charity. Lunch not included. Cost £99 per person. Please click here for full details: To book a place on a workshop contact Sarah at First Steps,, visit website or contact First Steps on 01332 367571

Wed 12th September Science Technology and Faith: A Rich Terrain for Church Engagment Day Conference 9.30 - 4.30 at Ripon College Cuddesdon OX44 9EX( includes lunch) a day of talks and workshops exploring  ways to bring together science technology and faith in the life of the Church to book go to

15th September Green Christian ‘On the Road Together’ regional event, 11-16.00 Friends Meeting House, Derby, DE1 3HY.

Free, suggested donation £10. Includes sessions on

  • The Green Christian Way of Life: a framework of 4 disciplines – Prayer, Living Gently on the Earth, Public Witness and Encouragement – by means of a dispersed Community of Companions.
  • Joy in Enough, a vision for a society dedicated to human flourishing and the common good rather than the constant pursuit of more.

Book at or tel 0345 459 8460.

21 Sept 5.00pm to 23 Sept 15.30pm 2018 -  Autumn Retreat "Where your Treasure is" at the Convent of the Holy Name, Oakwood DE21 4TB. An opportunity to share in the Community’s rhythm of daily worship, prayer and silent meals. Besides space for prayer and silence, Sister Pauline Margaret will be giving short reflective talks during the weekend, and there will also be opportunities for individuals to talk with her during the day.  Saturday afternoon will be free for rest or quiet activity. Accommodation will be in the Cottage Guest House where places are limited. Worship with the Community is at the Convent, and also main meals.Suggested donation £ book contact01332 671716


A prayer for Edwardes College School, Parachinar, Northern Pakistan


Lord of the harvest,

giver of all good gifts and fountain of life.


We pray for the children and staff who will attend the Edwardes College School,

That through education and harmonious living,

They may build mutual understanding

And bring an end to radicalisation and extremism through education. 


May all suffering and hardship cease

And may they know your healing touch.

Bring better understanding in diversity

And help them live and learn together to build a brighter future.


We make our prayer through the trinity of love,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

One God, now and for ever




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