Visitation Services and election of churchwardens

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

Dates and venues for the Visitation Services 2024 are:

Derby City Deanery (Derby City and South Derbyshire Archdeaconry)
Monday, 10 June 2024
Sinfin Moor Church

Hardwick Deanery (East Derbyshire Archdeaconry)
Wednesday, 12 June 2024
St Barnabas, Danesmoor

Dove and Derwent Deanery (Derbyshire Peak and Dales Archdeaconry)
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
St Alkmunds, Duffield

Mercia Deanery (Derby City and South Derbyshire Archdeaconry)
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
St Wystans, Repton

Peak Deanery (Derbyshire Peak and Dales Archdeaconry)
Monday, 24 June 2024
St Peter, Fairfield

Carsington Deanery (Derbyshire Peak and Dales Archdeaconry)
Tuesday, 25 June 2024
All Saints, Brailsford

North East Deanery (East Derbyshire Archdeaconry)
Wednesday, 26 June 2024
St Thomas, Brampton

South East Derbyshire Deanery (East Derbyshire Archdeaconry)
Wednesday, 3 July 2024
St Andrew, Langley Mill

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

PLEASE NOTE: To be admitted as a church warden, the relevant paperwork (see 2. below) should be completed and signed AND a Visitation service must be attended. Both are essential elements.


1. 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 Friday, 30 August 2024. 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]


2. Certificate of Election

>> Certificate of Election 2024 [Word]

>> Certificate of Election 2024 [PDF]

>> Visitations 2024: notes for Clergy, PCC secretaries and churchwardens [PDF]

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.


Important - Data Forms

We are aware there are some gaps (and old information) on our CMS system relating to church wardens

This is because the data form has not been completed by every warden, and without this, we cannot include their details on the contact management system.

To ensure we have all warden information up to date on CMS,  we would be extremely grateful if every warden this year could complete and return the data form included in this email, along with their certificate of election. In forthcoming years, this will be applicable to new wardens only’.

>> Diocese of Derby Data Form [PDF]

>> Diocese of Derby Data Form [Word]

See also

» All about APCMs

» Resources for churchwardens

Read the 2024 edition online See More


Last modified on Monday, 08 July 2024 13:37

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