Visitation Services and election of churchwardens 2023

Dates and venues for the Visitation Services 2023 are:

Mercia Deanery

 Tue, 13 June

  St Mark's Winshill

Dove and Derwent Deanery

 Wed, 14 June

   St Mary's Hilton  (Marston on Dove)

South East Deanery

 Tue, 20 June

   St John's Smalley

Derby City Deanery

 Thu, 22 June

   St Philip's Chaddesden

Carsington Deanery

 Mon, 26 June

  All Saints' Matlock Bank

Peak Deanery

 Wed, 28 June

  St George's New Mills

Hardwick Deanery

 Tue, 4 July

  Christ Church Ironville

North East Deanery

 Thu, 6 July

  All Saints' Wingerworth

All services begin at 7.30pm. The doors will be open from 6.45pm for signing of the register. 

During the service the wardens will be corporately admitted, and the archdeacon will deliver his/her charge.


Attendance by all elected Churchwardens at a Visitation

There are eight visitation services across the diocese, and it should be possible for a warden to find one which is convenient. Remember, it is possible to attend a service outside the warden’s area but this must be indicated on the form. It is always preferred that they attend in their own deanery, or at least, archdeaconry if that is not possible. 

Any warden who does not attend a visitation service will not be admitted as a churchwarden unless special arrangements are made with the relevant Archdeacon’s PA.

Any such special arrangements will need to have been processed by Thursday, 31 August 2023. Please note that if special arrangements are needed, this adds significantly to the DBF costs so please make every effort to attend a visitation service.

The Archdeacons will be available after the service and will be very happy to speak with any wardens (especially those who are taking on the responsibility for the first time). 

>> Download the citation [PDF]


Certificate of Election

>> Certificate of Election 2023 [Word]

>> Visitations 2023: notes for Clergy, PCC secretaries and churchwardens [Word]

Please print this off and churchwardens should complete this form after the Annual Meeting of Parishioners. Those churches where more than two wardens are elected (e.g. a team parish) should print off and complete additional forms for all their wardens.

The completed form(s) should be returned by email to: Visitations@derby.anglican.org OR by post to: Archdeacons’ Office, Derby Church House, Full Street, Derby, DE1 3DR.

NB: if a Lay Chair is also to be sworn in as churchwarden, it is important that the election of churchwardens is chaired by someone else (e.g. Area Dean, PCC Treasurer or member of the clergy) and that person should complete and sign the section of the certificate directed at the incumbent.

Please read carefully the Visitations 2023: notes for Clergy/PCC secretaries.


See also

» All about APCMs

» Resources for churchwardens


Read the 2023 edition online See More


Last modified on Wednesday, 24 May 2023 11:35