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 Forthcoming Events 

June 11-12th Annual Mothers' Union Service and AGM. The Forum, Bath.( Contact the Derby M.U. Office for more details.)

July 2nd  Derwent Deanery Festival. All Saints Church, Mickleover, 7.30pm.

July 8th Trustee Meeting. Derby Church House 10.15am.

July 10th  Glossop Deanery Social. St George's Church, New Mills, 7.30pm.

July 11th  Bakewell & Eyam Deanery Festival. St. Peter's Church, Hope, 2.30pm. Service is followed by afternoon tea.

August 7th  Buxton Deanery Festival. St John's Church, Buxton, 7pm.

September 11-13th  All Unit Conference. The Hayes, Swanwick

September 16th  Trustee Meeting. Derby Church House 10.15am

September 17th  Melbourne  Deanery Festival. St George's Church, Ticknall, 2pm.

October 2nd  Glossop Deanery Festival, Glossop Parish Church, 7.30pm

October 16th  Bakewell/Buxton/Glossop, 3 Deanery Event. Buxton Church Centre, a morning event with the theme

'Rural Poverty'

November 4th  Deanery Presidents' Meeting. Derby Church House 10.15am

November 19th Diocesan Council Meeting. Imperial Rooms, Matlock 10am.





How to get involved

We all have different demands on our time, so the Mothers' Union in Derby Diocese offers three types of membership.


  • Many people become members by joining a Branch which is a parish based Mothers' Union Group.
  • Indoor Members have been members for many years but are no longer able to attend meetings or join in the practical side of Mothers' Union. They give prayer support to those who are involved in projects and events.
  • Other people may not have a group nearby or commitments prevent them attending regular meetings, they choose Diocesan Membership. Diocesan Members receive information on projects, programmes and events in the diocese and also national and international events.
Members pay an annual subscription to the Mothers' Union whichever type of membership they choose. For further information about how you might be involved in the Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Derby, please contact:
The Secretary
Derby Church House, Full Street, Derby DE7 6DT.
Tel 01332 388692 (answer phone Mon- Thurs)
email: mothersunion@derby.anglican.org




Prayers and liturgical resources for the nationwide celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen are released online today, athttp://www.coronation.churchofengland.orgThey include texts adapted from the 1953 Coronation service, including the words used when The Queen received the Bible from the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland: “Here is the Wisdom; This is the royal law; These are the lively Oracles of God.”


There is a Coronation Anniversary Prayer in both modern and traditional language, written by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey with The Queen’s approval, and commended for use throughout the Church of England by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.


The modern language version reads:


Almighty God,

at the hands of priests and prophets
you anoint your chosen servants with the oil of gladness
and strengthen them with the gifts of your Holy Spirit:
accept our joyful praise as with united voice
we give thanks for the long and glorious reign
of our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth.
Renewing your blessings, pour on her your choicest gifts,
and on all your people the spirit of humility and mutual service
shown in the life and death of him who is the anointed King of all,
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Prayer Especially for Children, released by the Liturgical Commission, has also been included.These prayers feature in the resources alongside sentences of Scripture, a Greeting, an Introduction, an Act of Penitence, Collects, Gospel Acclamations, Responsories, and General Prayers.


The Queen and other members of the Royal family will themselves attend a Service of Thanksgiving at  Westminster Abbey on 4 June at 11am.



The Revd Christopher Woods, the National Worship Adviser and Secretary to the Liturgical Commission, said: “The Liturgical Commission is delighted to publish these resources for services - which can be used across the Church of England on or around 2 June to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. A coronation is first and foremost an act of worship to almighty God and there is much symbolism in the service. The anniversary gives the nation a chance to reflect on this rich symbolism as well as to celebrate the continued life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II.”


A key event in the Diocese of Derby’s calendar takes place this weekend with 6 people being ordained deacon and a further 13 candidates to be ordained priests.

It is traditional for candidates who are called to ordained ministry in the Church of England, to take part in special services known as the Petertide Ordinations.



Dr Martin David Jones, a former GP in Ripley is to be ordained deacon by the Bishop of Derby, Alastair Redfern, on Sunday 30th June (10.45am) at Derby Cathedral. He will subsequently be taking on the role of assistant curate in Horsley Woodhouse and Loscoe and Codnor, Horsley and Denby.



An event led by the Derby Diocesan Mission and Ministry Team entitled ‘Inspiring Christian Community Engagement’ will be held at Lady Manners School, Bakewell on Saturday 22 June (10am).




Paul Pritchard, retired 'Head of Learning and Development' for the JCB Group is to be ordained into the Church of England as deacon by the Bishop of Derby, Alastair Redfern at a special service in Derby Cathedral on Sunday 30th June (10.45am).



The Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, the chair of the Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN), is encouraging the 85 million Anglicans in 38 Provinces to use new ACEN prayers and resources from South Africa and England in church services on or around Environment Sunday (2nd June) and World Environment Day (5th June). They include a children’s prayer (written by 10-year-old Jackie from South Africa) and are available at http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1772230/worldenvironmentday resources2013.docx.



Members of the Derby Diocesan Synod met in Chesterfield on Saturday (11 May) to discuss the governance, mission and financing of the Church of England in Derbyshire



The Diocese of Derby’s Tourism Co-ordinator, Revd Garrie Griffiths is encouraging all churches to engage more with visitors to the region.

In a YouTube interview published today on the Diocesan website (www.derby.anglican.org), Garrie goes on to explain the importance of tourism and how the Diocese plans to encourage further visitors to the area including a new diocesan tourism website www.derbyshirechurches.org.uk .


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