Welcome to the Time Out Days

Friday, 10th July and Saturday 18th July 2020


It’s good to have you here. 

We hope these ideas and resources will be helpful for reflection and self-care.

Here’s the timetable for the day:

9:15           Zoom Room opens

9:30           Welcome and Worship

9:45           Bishop Libby

10:00         Space and silence (see Resources and Ideas sheet)

11:00         Reflection from Clergy Wellbeing Group

11:15         Space and Silence

12:10         Bishop Libby closing comments and blessing

12:30         Finish

Some thoughts to help you use the time well

  • Turn off your phone, unplug the doorbell – minimise technological interruption!
  • Try to explain to anyone else in your house that you’re not available during this time
  • If you’re doing this in your study, try not to sit at your desk
  • Maybe light a candle to acknowledge ‘different’ time
  • Try to gather anything you might need (ie ingredients, bits and pieces) in advance to avoid using the space in session
  • This is YOUR time, to give you space and time with God.

The Resources and Ideas sheet is a good place to start

Chaplains are available throughout the session and their details are available in the email sent by Nicky Fenton.


Time Out Resources and Ideas sheet [Word]

Here be Dragons [PDF]

Come Home to your Hub [Word]

Wheel of Awareness diagram [Word]

Self-regulation diagram [Word]

Images of the diocese for prayer [PDF]

Journey of the last three months - ideas to express your experience [Word]

Let your God love you [Word]

Poems [Word]

Seasoned by Seasons extracts [PDF]

Chartres labyrinth [PDF]

Inhabit your body meditation: Download MP3 audio file or Listen online

Bread-making video [YouTube]

Bread - ideas and recipes [PDF]

Prayer walk during Covid [Word]


Do you have a small church project that could have a big impact?

Are you looking for a relatively small grant that requires no match funding?

If so, this could be just right for you; £5,000 to fund small but not insignificant capital projects that will generate outcomes which achieve and support mission, community or growth.

There are always good ideas on the boil to enhance welcome, improve accessibility, or perhaps to make small but much needed changes to internal areas. So now is the time to make a significant impact through a small change.

Details, including a full list of criteria and downloadable application form, are available below.

2020 remaining application deadlines are:

  • 18 September for an October decision
  • 4 December for a January 2021 decision

If you are successful, you will be expected to draw on the grant within 12 months.

Please note: If you have a larger project which you are looking to fund, the Raymond Ross Large Grant Scheme will become available again shortly – watch out for announcements on this website or in E-news.

>> Download The Raymond Ross Small Grants Scheme information and criteria [PDF]

>> Download The Raymond Ross Small Grants Scheme application form [Word]

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The Sanctuary at Derby Cathedral is your #1 option for ALL church supplies including candles, communion wafers and wine, incense, baptism cards, marriage and burial registers. 

It also offers a discount of 10% on all orders over £30.00 and invoicing options are available for all churches.

Most items are in stock and available for immediate purchase.

Delivery options are also available.

The Sanctuary at Derby Cathedral is a great place to buy Christian books and a wide range of locally produced gifts.

Order your church supplies:
In Person:    The Sanctuary at Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate
                     (opposite Derby Cathedral)
Phone:          01332 227660
Email:           Office@derbycathedral.org

How your church can start taking card payments!

As fewer people carry cash, it’s becoming increasingly important for parishes to look at alternative ways to receive payments and donations.

There’s a new category on the Parish Buying website to help churches consider the different types of reader for contactless and chip and pin card payments.  

Alongside small hand-held card readers (which cost as little as £19 each) there now are more sophisticated self-service donation units available for churches to buy.

To find out more visit www.parishbuying.org.uk/contactless


>> Churches that have trialled a digital collection box have reported a 97% increase in donations! Read more (from BBC News)


How can my Church start taking card payments? card reader cathedral crop

Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/265190588

How do I download an app to use my card reader?

Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/265198072

Why should I set up products?

Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/265201230

How do I claim Gift Aid on a card donation?

Watch this short video from the National Stewardship Team: https://vimeo.com/album/5118798/video/264576213


>> See also: Parish Giving Scheme


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Coronavirus help

Coronavirus guidance for parishes

Coronavirus guidance for parishes

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Ideas and inspiration

Ideas and inspiration

Parishes share their creative ways of keeping the Church alive during the pandemic. Read More
Online services and Holy Communion

Online services and Holy Communion

Some church buildings may be closed, but there are plenty of online services to enjoy. Read More
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The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact and Find Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650



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