Kate Godfrey, Diocesan Secretary, has resigned her position with immediate effect. Please hold Kate in your prayers.
The Revd John Hudghton, Vicar of Hayfield and Chinley with Buxworth, has announced his retirement. Revd Hudghton’s last day in post will be Thursday, 20 October 2022. The Bishop thanks the Revd Hudghton for his service and sends her very best wishes to him on his retirement.
Sian Kellogg has been appointed Senior Executive Assistant to Bishop Libby, the Bishop of Derby. She will transition from her current role as Executive Officer for Derby Diocesan Board of Finance to this new post flexibly with some joint working through October. Sian will begin full time in the Bishop's Office on November 1 2022. Her contact details will be: email: email@example.com, tel: 07922 422813.
The Revd Jenny Newman, Assistant Curate of St Werburgh's Derby BMO, recently married and will be known as Jenny Simpson with immediate effect.
The Revd Canon Dave Perkins, Vicar of Beeley and Edensor, has announced his retirement. Canon Perkins’ last day in post will be Thursday, 8 January 2023, with his retirement taking effect from Friday, 9 January 2023. Canon Perkins will remain in the diocese after retirement.
The Revd Sandra Till, Assistant Curate of Alvaston, Diocese of Derby, resigned from her curacy on 19th May 2022 due to ill health.
The Revd Aidan Watson, previously Assistant Curate of Downend, Diocese of Bristol, has been appointed Strategic Lead for Youth Ministry within the Diocesan Board of Education, Diocese of Derby. Mr Watson will start in post on Wednesday 31 August.
Rest in Peace
The Revd Canon Elaine Jones, Parish Deacon of Tottenham Holy Trinity (London) 1987-1992, Parish Deacon of Clay Hill St John the Baptist and St Luke 1992-1994, Curate of London City St Botolph Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories 1994-1996, Vicar of Hackney Wick St Mary of Eton 1996-2004, Area Dean of Hackney 1999-2004, Canon Residentiary (Canon Pastor) of Derby Cathedral (Derby) 2004-2013, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Derby St John the Evangelist 2013-2022, who retired in 2022, has died. Canon Jones’ funeral will be held on Wednesday, 31 August 2021 at 11.45 am at St John's Derby.