Churchwarden-led worship


Those who are asked to lead worship on behalf of others are undertaking an important responsibility.

Clergy and Readers are licensed by the Bishop to lead worship.

Churchwardens may also lead worship.

Many churches now have groups of worship leaders who prepare and lead non-eucharistic worship.



Here are a worship resource sheet (PDF) and some orders of service that churchwardens can use if they need to lead an act of worship at short notice.  The orders of service are Word docs so they can be adapted if needed.

BCP - Morning Prayer (Word doc)

CW - Morning Prayer (Word doc)

BCP - Evening Prayer (Word doc)

CW - Evening Prayer (Word doc)

Worship for all family (Word doc)Worship for all family (Word doc)

Resource sheet for churchwardens leading worship (PDF)

Coronavirus help

Coronavirus guidance for parishes

Coronavirus guidance for parishes

The latest from the Diocese of Derby during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
Digital resources for parishes

Digital resources for parishes

Digital resources to help engage more online, navigate the legalities and receive online donations. Read More
Harvest resources in the pandemic

Harvest resources in the pandemic

Resources to help churches celebrate Harvest 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
  • 1

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


Map and parking information