About the Diocese - Facts and Statistics

Here are some facts and figures about the Diocese of Derby.

  • All the Anglican (Church of England) churches in the UK fall into either the province of Canterbury, or the province of York. The Diocese of Derby is in the Canterbury province. Read more about the Church of England and how it is structured on www.cofe.anglican.org
  • The geographical boundaries of the Diocese of Derby and the County of Derbyshire are virtually identical.
  • The geographical area of the Diocese is around 997 square miles.
  • Its population is around 1,010,000 (the City of Derby is around 236,260).
    (Source- Derby City Council estimated during year 2000)
  • There are 255 parishes.
  • There are c. 18,000 people on the Parish Electoral Rolls. This is not, however, a reflection of the size of the whole worshipping community in the Diocese which will be significantly higher and is difficult to estimate accurately.
  • There are 330 Church of England churches in the Diocese.
  • There are 220 licensed clergy (150 stipendiary 70 NSM).
  • There are 300+ licensed lay readers.
  • Derby was founded as a city in 1977.
  • The Collegiate and Parish Church of All Saints became a Cathedral on Thursday, 7 July, 1927, although not hallowed until Friday, 27 October, 1927. It cost £10,000 to adapt the church into a Cathedral.
  • The Diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries: Chesterfield and Derby.
  • The Diocese is divided further into 16 Deaneries: seven in the Chesterfield Archdeaconry and nine in Derby Archdeaconry.
  • Since the Diocese was legally inaugurated in 1927, there have been seven Diocesan Bishops:
    • Edmund Courtenay Pearce - appointed 1927
    • Alfred Edward John Rawlinson - appointed 1936
    • Geoffrey Francis Allen - appointed 1959
    • Cyril William Johnston Bowles - appointed 1969
    • Peter Spencer Dawes - appointed 1988
    • Jonathan Sansbury Bailey - appointed 1995
    • Alastair Llewellyn John Redfern - appointed 2005
  • There have been two suffragan (or assistant) Bishops of Derby (when Derby was part of the Southwell Diocese before 1927):
    • Edward Ash Were - appointed 1889
    • Charles Thomas Abraham - appointed 1909
  • There have been five Bishops of Repton:
    • William Warren Hunt - appointed 1965
    • Stephen Edmund Verney - appointed 1977
    • Francis Henry Arthur Richmond - appointed 1986
    • David Christopher Hawtin - appointed 1999
    • Humphrey Southern - appointed 2007

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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