The Bishop of Derby is the Rt Revd Libby Lane.

Bishop Libby was installed at Derby Cathedral on 25 May 2019, having previously been the Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, in the Diocese of Chester – a post she occupied from 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
6 King Street
DE56 4EU

01332 840132 | bishop@bishopofderby.org

Download the Bishop of Derby's Office's Privacy Statement [PDF]

Senior Executive Assistant: Halina Johnson 



Chaplain: Revd Nicky Fenton



Administration & Operations Coordinator: Frances Morrison


Working together in the Diocese of Derby

Derbyshire is a place where the concept of parish and church is still at the centre of the community for many people. With a range of contexts from the agricultural villages in the west to the ex-mining communities of the East; the beautiful peak district and the urban multi-cultural centre; we minister in a number of contrasting environments.

With mission at our heart we are investing in our future to ensure we continue to grow God’s kingdom in Derbyshire.

To find out more about the diocese click here.

For more information about our current vacancies please click below...

Clergy vacancies

  • Vacant Parishes +

    The below parishes are currently vacant.  This is for information only and details regarding recruitment will be made available when known. Derby City and South Derbyshire Archdeaconry  Allestree St Nicholas and Quarndon Ambergate and Heage Boulton Longford and Long Lane Derby St Bartholomew and St Luke Derby St Peter and Christ See More
  • Priest-in-Charge of Wingerworth +

    Located in a growing village nestling near the edge of the glorious Peak District National Park, we are an established, traditional, village Church with a regular weekly congregation of 60+; one parish with a heart to grow through mission and outreach across all age-groups. See More
  • Rector of the Wirksworth Team Ministry +

    Wirksworth Team Ministry (WTM) has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and inspired Team Rector to live and serve in a rural area of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales whilst leading the Team forwards into growth. WTM offers: A supportive ministry team Enthusiastic, friendly, and active communities across the parishes A See More
  • Team Rector of the Benefice of Dronfield with Holmesfield +

    Patron: The Lord Chancellor This is a stimulating and challenging post based in north-east Derbyshire, close to Sheffield and on the edge of the Peak District. The Team comprises 5 churches: St John’s, the historic (c1135) Parish Church of Dronfield St Swithin’s, Holmesfield St Mary’s, Unstone (LEP) St Andrews, Gosforth See More
  • Interim (3 Years) Priest-in-Charge of “The Peak Five” Benefice (of Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale) (0.5 time), and Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) for Carsington Deanery (0.5 time) +

    This group of 5 rural parishes known as The Peak Five sits within the heart of Derbyshire Peak District, located to the north of the market town of Ashbourne and within the Deanery of Carsington. This is an interim fixed term post for 3 years. See More
  • Team Vicar - Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry +

    This is an exciting post for someone who has a desire to work within a collaborative team ministry. There is huge potential for growth across our six churches, creating strong and sustainable worshipping communities. We are seeking a Team Vicar to help us share the good news of the Kingdom See More
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Curacy vacancies (Title posts)

  • Title post vacancies (Curacies) +

    If you are completing ordination training in 2022 and if you have been officially released by your sponsoring diocese to look elsewhere, then please consider coming to the Diocese of Derby to serve your curacy. See More
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Parish support vacancies

  • Diocesan Secretary +

    The Derby Diocesan Board of Finance is seeking to appoint a Diocesan Secretary. Full information can be found on Church of England Pathways. See More
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External vacancies

  • Chorister Supervisor (part-time) - Derby Cathedral +

    Derby Cathedral is seeking a part-time Choir Supervisor to work 8 hours per week, providing support and care of the boy and girl choristers both in and outside the Cathedral.The successful candidate will supervise the choristers for rehearsals, services and other events both internally and externally, ensuring their wellbeing is maintained See More
  • Organist and Choir Director - Crooked Spire Chesterfield +

    With its outstanding T C Lewis organ, and enviable choral tradition, Chesterfield Parish Church (the Crooked Spire) is looking for an Organist & Choir Director to build on this wonderful heritage, enhancing the life and worship of this iconic church. You will find all the welcome and support you could See More
  • Children’s & Youthwork Leader/Coordinator - Ockbrook and Borrowash +

    Children’s & Youthwork Leader/CoordinatorThe parish of All Saints’ Ockbrook with St Stephen’s Borrowash Could you make a difference in the lives of children and young people? Could you help us advance our recently developed Shaping the Future Vision Document with an emphasis on numerical and spiritual growth across the church See More
  • Faith Community Development Worker : Multi-faith Centre +

    The Multi Faith Centre is recruiting for two Faith Community Development Workers, who will play a critical role in developing a Faith Alliance for the City of Derby. The deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday, 16 October 2022. The Multi Faith Centre is an independent charity based on See More
  • Organist and Choir Director - Old Brampton Church +

    Old Brampton Church is a village church with a long-standing musical tradition and ambitions for the future. We are looking for someone to work with us to develop music provision within our worship and, in time, to explore ways of developing stronger links with the local community through music making. See More
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There are many useful resources on the web which can be used to assist in stewardship campaigns. Select the heading to be taken to the website.


Parish Resources

This site is provided by the Church of England's National Stewardship Department and offers a wide range of resources to support all aspects of stewardship in the local church.

There are pages for those who preach and teach about stewardship, for encouraging giving in the local church, for Treasurers, Gift Aid secretaries and for those involved in seeking funding for major projects. 

There are also resources for PCC members in their role as charity trustees, guidance on registering larger PCCs with the Charity Commission, a stewardship toolkit for rural churches, a good practice guide for managing parish reserves, and a number of activities for use in teaching stewardship topics to young people.


Stewardship – transforming generosity

Provide training and resources to help churches develop a biblical perspective on money matters. You will need to register to access all the resources available. The Seasons of Giving resources give some imaginative ways to approach a stewardship programme.


The Church of Scotland National Stewardship Programme

Developed by the Church of Scotland; a flexible approach to encourage congregations to review the giving of time, talent and money or just money. Poses questions about objectives, suggests events and how to communicate with individuals.


The Parish Funding Programme – Guildford Diocese

For parishes wishing to undertake a full stewardship programme (or annual renewal) the Parish Funding Programme (PFP) has a proven record of generating increases in Planned Giving. It encourages each parish to discern its vision and future plans, as the focus for an increase in Planned Giving.


The Money Revolution – John Preston

The book and associated website gives guidance on how we should handle our money based on the premise that all we have belongs to God.


Giving in Grace

Diocese of Liverpool site, with an abundance of resources which can be mixed and matched to form a major stewardship programme or an annual review, whichever is appropriate. It is recommended that parishes should follow their programme.


TRIO (The Responsibility is Ours)

Available as a binder with the materials needed for running a programme, based on presenting the needs of the parish to the church members. Includes:

a. guidance on running a programme:

b. sample presentations:

c. sample leaflets.

Southwark Diocese makes a charge for the materials to cover their costs.


Caring for the future - Legacies

This website offers a range of resources to help people think about making or reviewing a will, and how this fits into the Christian life.


Welcoming communities at Christmas is the subject of a new video broadcast today on the Diocesan website www.derby.anglican.org

Church warden Kat Alldread from St Bartholomew, Clay Cross shares a reflection on how we prepare for Christmas in the three minute video.

She says: “All around people are preparing for Christmas dinners and parties, the streets are decorated and the shops filled with goodies, but as Christians we know Christmas is about more than that. We have the real Christmas story, the story of Jesus of coming to be with us and it’s for us to share with people in our communities.

She continues “Churches throughout the diocese are holding events to welcome their communities into church over Christmas”

A different video will be shown each week in advent featuring people from all around the Diocese and what advent means to them.

The Diocese of Derby is gearing up for one of the busiest months of the year as churches and community groups hold special events during the Advent season.


A series of posters advertising events taking place throughout Derbyshire have been released and further information is available on the diocesan website www.derby.anglican.org

A variety of events are taking place this year including Christmas Tree Festivals, Carol and Crib services, Christingles, Christmas fairs and concerts.

For further information about the events taking place you can visit: www.derby.anglican.org/index.php/home/parish-events-



Getting ready for Christmas is the subject of a new video broadcast today on the Diocesan website www.derby.anglican.org

Revd Alicia Dring from St Peter’s Church Littleover shares a reflection on how we prepare for Christmas in the three minute video – complete with special Christmas Pyjamas!

She says: “ Advent is about getting ready. Most of us seem to get ready with outward stuff for Christmas but we forget to prepare what’s going on inside. It’s not just the run up to Christmas, where we buy lots of cards and presents. Advent isn’t just opening the door of the advent calendar and eating the chocolate. Advent is supposed to help us get ready for the most exciting day ever. The day we remember God coming to Earth, not as a mighty warrior but as a tiny baby.”

She continues “ With each Chocolate ask God to bless you, with each bit of tinsel ask God to show you that he is the light of the world and with every gift remember God’s gift of Christ to the world”

A different video will be shown each week in advent featuring people from all around the Diocese and what advent means to them.

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