The Bishop of Derby

The Bishop of Derby is the Rt Revd Libby Lane.

Downing Street made the announcement on 18 December 2018 and it is expected that Bishop Libby will take up her duties in the Diocese of Derby later in the year.

Bishop Libby is currently the Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, in the Diocese of Chester – a post she has occupied since 2015.

Libby describes Derbyshire as ‘the place that holds my heart’. She grew up in Glossop in the north-west of the county and was selected for ordination while working in the parish of St Thomas Brampton, Chesterfield.

Bishop Libby said: “I am excited and privileged to have been called to serve as Bishop of Derby.

“I grew up here and my vocation was fostered here. Derbyshire nurtured me and brought me to faith and I want to love Derbyshire back.

“I want to lead a church in Derbyshire where people find hope because they know they are loved by God in Christ, and I pray that hope sets us free to live our lives in ways that bring change for good.”

If you wish to contact the bishop's office, the contact details are listed here:

The Bishop’s Office,
King Street,
Duffield, DE56 4EU

01332 840132

Chaplain: Pippa Rowen

Assistant Chaplain: Revd Nicky Fenton

PA: Claire Beavis

Administrative assistant: Frances Morrison


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