The Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales

The Venerable Carol Coslett

Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales

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Ellie Ballard

PA to the Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales

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Archdeacon Visitations 2023

The Archdeacon Visitations for 2023 in the Archdeaconry of Derbyshire Peak and Dales are:

Dove and Derwent Deanery – Wednesday, 14 June 2023, St Mary’s, Hilton (Marston on Dove).

Carsington Deanery – Monday, 26 June 2023, All Saints, Matlock Bank.

Peak Deanery – Wednesday, 28 June 2023, St George’s, New Mills.

If you have any queries, please contact ellie.ballard@derby.anglican.org



Archdeacon Carol is responsible for the western half of the Diocese of Derby including a large area of the Peak District and the High Peak, as well as Carsington Deanery and Dove and Derwent Deanery.

She was formally welcomed to the Diocese of Derby on Saturday, 10 March 2018 at the parish church of Chesterfield, St Mary and All Saints (the Crooked Spire) as the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.

That archdeaconry ceased to be in June 2022 and on 12 June Carol was collated and installed as Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales in Derby Cathedral.

Archdeacon Carol joined the Diocese of Derby from the Diocese of Southwark, where she served as a parish priest, an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral and Acting Archdeacon.

She said: “I see myself being the eyes and ears of the Bishop in the archdeaconry, the diocese and the parishes – helping to work out problems, assisting with strategies and looking after church buildings and legalities.”

At her collation service, she emphasised that one of the priorities must be to work together to ensure the Church stays fit for the future: “I hope to support your church and one another in the community and build our Church for the next generation.

“If we are to leave a wonderful legacy for those who come after us, we have to nurture the church family to meet the needs of people whom we are serving.”

Carol is married with two grown-up children. She lists swimming, baking and walking in the Peak District as being among her interests and also enjoys amateur dramatics and singing. Carol sings with the Bel Canto choir in Baslow and enjoys playing her clarinet and her newly acquired harpsichord.


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