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The DMPC & DBP Secretary role is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of the team who could make a significant difference to the mission and ministry of the Diocese for future years.

The role is a significant enabling role in promoting and supporting the pastoral and organisational changes and developments that are needed to ensure our organisational structures help to facilitate the mission and ministry of our churches, parishes, deaneries, archdeaconries, and diocese.

They will be the first point of contact for incumbents, churchwardens, patrons and others when they seek advice about pastoral reorganisation and have questions concerning the future of individual church buildings.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Salary: £30,000 per annum

Closing date: 18 February 2024
Interviews week commencing: 26 February 2024

>> Role specification [PDF]

>> Application form [Word]


As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage (UKME/GMH) candidates who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact Mandy.Francis@derby.anglican.org to discuss whether reasonable adjustments can be made.

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The Diocese of Derby is committed to becoming a greener, net zero carbon diocese as it responds to the fifth mark of mission, to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

The Diocesan Environmental Engagement Officer (part-time) will work as part of a sub-team of the Discipleship, Mission & Ministry department to support, enable and develop initiatives that inspire, encourage and support individuals, churches, schools and other Christian communities to cherish creation, cut carbon and speak up.

You will be an informed and knowledgeable advocate and champion for environmental issues across the Diocese, keeping up to date with the work of national environmental organisations and charities.

As a champion for the environment, you will promote and develop the A Rocha Eco Church & School Award Scheme, working with volunteers to establish a plan to encourage and support churches, schools and the Diocese to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Other responsibilites will include:

  • Establishing a team of volunteer environmental advocates to further the work of diocesan environmental action
  • Promoting and developing the A Rocha Eco Church & School Award Scheme, working with volunteers to establish a plan to encourage and support churches, schools and the Diocese to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
  • Leading, developing and managing the Caring for God’s Acre work, supporting groups and individuals to investigate and care for burial grounds
  • Speaking and teaching in churches and church groups to encourage a practical response to the call to cherish creation, cut carbon and speak up
  • Working with others to develop prayer, worship and other resources for local church communities and groups
  • Contributing to and helping implement the overall Diocesan vision and strategy for the environment as required.

The role of Diocesan Environment Engagement officer will be supervised by the ‘Buildings for Mission’ Team Leader, who is also the Church Buildings Support Officer.

The role is open to both lay and ordained applicants.


Applications close: 25 February 2024

Interviews: TBC


>> Download the job description [PDF] | [Word]

>> Download the application form [Word]


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Clergy vacancies

  • 1

Parish support vacancies

  • 1

External vacancies

  • 1

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.

We would welcome enquiries from people with past experience but also from those who wish to further develop their skills as Organist and Choir Director.

>> Further details are on the church website

For an informal conversation and an application pack, please contact the Vicar, Revd. Sarah Colver 07975 689403 or email: vicar@oldbramptonchurch.org.uk

Welcome to the Diocese of Derby and thanks for considering serving your curacy with us! 

If you are completing ordination training in 2024 and have been officially released by your sponsoring diocese to look elsewhere, then please consider coming to the Diocese of Derby to serve your curacy. 

If you are interested: 


Parish profiles

>> Duffield and Little Eaton

>> St Werburgh's Derby (BMO)

>> The United Benefice of Barlborough and Clowne


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Revising the Electoral Roll and Preparation of a New Electoral Roll: a brief guide

This brief guide from the Diocese of Diocese aims to help you through the steps to revise / prepare your Electoral Roll.

Full guidance and the forms you will need can be found on this page and in the APCMs section.

Additional information can also be found at the Church of England Parish Resources website: https://www.parishresources.org.uk/pccs/apcms/

Annual Meetings, Accounts and Church Electoral Rolls Guidance on New Church Representation Rules (which came into effect 01/01/2020) and subsequent amendments.

About the Electoral Roll:

  • The Church Electoral Roll is the foundation for all Church governance
  • The Electoral Roll contains the names & addresses of everyone who can vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
  • The Electoral  Roll is revised every year
  • Every six years a new Electoral Roll must be prepared (last one prepared in 2019)

To be on the Electoral Roll a person must be baptised, at least 16 years old and either:

    • living in the parish and a member of the Church of England (or a church in communion with the Church of England)
    • not resident in the parish but a member of the Church of England (or a Church in communion with the Church of England) and has regularly attended worship in the Parish during the six months prior to enrolment or
    • a member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and they are prepared to declare themselves a member of the Church of England, having regularly attended worship during the six months prior to enrolment.


Revising the Electoral Roll:

At least two weeks before the APCM, display a notice that the roll will be revised

People will need to fill in an application if:

  • They have  moved into the parish
  • They have joined the church
  • They have turned 16 (since the last revision of the Roll)


  • Each Parish should have one Electoral Roll, even if there is more than one place of worship within the parish
  • When someone leaves the Parish and the name is removed from the Electoral Roll, a notice should be sent to their new parish
  • When someone applies to be added to the Electoral Roll, a notice should be sent to their former Parish Electoral Roll Officer.
  • Announcements made in church on each of the Sundays while the notice is displayed
  • Revision of the Roll completed not less than 15 days or more than 28 days before the APCM, which must be by 30 June 2021 (originally 31st May, but extended because of lockdown).
  • After the Roll is revised, no names to be added or removed until after the APCM
  • Number certified includes members of daughter or district churches.


Preparing a New Electoral Roll (next due 2025):

  • Must be done every six years (last completed 2019)
  • Notice displayed near the main door of every church in the parish
  • At least two months before the APCM
  • Notice must stay up for at least 14 days
  • Announcements made in church during the 14 days that the notice is up to say that the roll is being prepared
  • PCC must ensure that reasonable efforts are made to let everyone on the old roll know that a new Roll is being prepared
  • Exception is anyone no longer qualified to be on the roll (e.g. someone who no longer worships regularly in the parish and lives outside the parish)
  • Members of the previous roll need to fill in applications (no one is automatically included)
  • New people may also apply by filling in an application  for enrolment
  • New roll must be complete on a fixed date between 15 and 28 days before the APCM
  • Completed new roll is posted near the main church door at least 14 days  before the APCM
  • During this time corrections may be made (e.g. correcting a misspelling) but no new names added or removed


Annually after the APCM:

  • Result of Elections completed
  • Electoral Roll Certificate (SG7) completed and signed
  • Copy sent to Diocesan Secretary (Church House, Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR or enquiries@derby.anglican.org) no later than 31 May 2022 
  • Copy of Electoral Roll Certificate posted near the principal door of the church for 14 days (and also posted at doors of any daughter churches for 14 days).


Timetable for Revising  the Electoral Roll:


When it needs to happen


Put up the notice of the revision of the

At least 14 days before the start of revision
(but not more than 28 days)


Undertake the revision

A fixed date 15 to 28 days before the APCM


Display the revised roll with a list of the
names that have been removed

At least 14 days before the APCM 
(but not more than 28 days)



By 31 May



Timetable for Preparing the New Electoral Roll:


When it needs to happen


Put up the notice that a new roll will be

At  least two months before the APCM


Announcements during services

The first two Sundays once the notice is up


PCC informs those on the previous roll

Once the notice is up


Completion of the new roll

A fixed date 15 to 28 days before the APCM


Display the completed roll

At least 14 days before the APCM



By 31st May



Electoral Roll & GDPR:

The Church Representation Rules (CRR) require publication of the Electoral Roll, so the publication of the roll will be considered a legitimate activity of a not-for-profit body under the General Data Protection Regulation. 

The CRR prescribes the relevant forms for PCC administrative matters, so the Electoral Roll forms should not be altered.   

The forms state that the names of individuals will be published on or near the church door, so if they do not object by applying to have their name entered on the roll they are consenting to the publication of their name in the manner set out.

For further guidance regarding GDPR, visit the Church of England Parish Resources website: https://www.parishresources.org.uk/gdpr/


>> Download these guidance notes as a PDF


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The Diocese of Derby consists of most of Derbyshire and a couple of parishes in Staffordshire.

The cathedral is in Derby itself.

The diocese serves a population of around one million people and has more than 300 churches.

It works in communities, schools, prisons and hospitals as well being represented in various other aspects of city and county life.

Under three archdeacons, the Archdeaconries of Derby City and South Derbyshire, Derbyshire Peak and Dales, and East Derbyshire consist of deaneries and parishes all of which work alongside Christians of other denominations.

The diocese began life as the Archdeaconry of Derby and was originally part of the Diocese of Lichfield.

It was moved to form part of the Diocese of Southwell, when that diocese was created in 1884.

In 1927 the Archdeaconries of Derby and Chesterfield became the new Diocese of Derby, as a response to population growth. 

All Saints Derby was hallowed as the Cathedral on the 28th October 1927 and the next day the first Bishop of Derby, Edmund Pearce, was installed.   

Although only founded as a separate diocese in 1927, the county has a long and rich Christian history.

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Here are some facts and figures about the Diocese of Derby.

  • All the Anglican (Church of England) churches in the UK fall into either the province of Canterbury, or the province of York. The Diocese of Derby is in the Canterbury province. Read more about the Church of England and how it is structured on www.cofe.anglican.org
  • The geographical boundaries of the Diocese of Derby and the County of Derbyshire are virtually identical.
  • The geographical area of the Diocese is around 997 square miles.
  • Its population is around 1,056,000 (the City of Derby is around 261,400).
    (Source- Population of local authorities from Census date 2021)
  • There are 255 parishes.
  • There are 330 Church of England churches in the diocese.
  • There are 220 licensed clergy (150 stipendiary 70 NSM).
  • There are 70+ licensed lay readers.
  • Derby was founded as a city in 1977.
  • The Collegiate and Parish Church of All Saints became a Cathedral on Thursday, 7 July, 1927, although not hallowed until Friday, 27 October, 1927. It cost £10,000 to adapt the church into a Cathedral.
  • The Diocese is divided into three Archdeaconries: Derbyshire Peak and Dales, East Derbyshire and Derby City and South Derbyshire.
  • The Diocese is divided further into eight Deaneries: Peak, Carsington, and Dove and Derwent in Derbyshire Peak and Dales; North East, Hardwick, and South East in East Derbyshire; Derby City and Mercia in the Archdeaconry of Derby City and South Derbyshire. 
  • Since the Diocese was legally inaugurated in 1927, there have been eight diocesan bishops
    • Edmund Pearce - 1927 - 1936
    • Alfred Rawlinson - 1936- 1959
    • Geoffrey Allen - 1959 - 1969
    • Cyril Bowles - 1969 - 1988
    • Peter Dawes - 1988 - 1995
    • Jonathan Bailey - 1995 - 2005
    • Alastair Redfern - 2005 - 2018
    • Libby Lane - 2019 - present
  • There have been two suffragan (or assistant) Bishops of Derby (when Derby was part of the Southwell Diocese before 1927):
    • Edward Ash Were - appointed 1889
    • Charles Thomas Abraham - appointed 1909
  • There have been seven Bishops of Repton:
    • William Warren Hunt - 1965 - 1977
    • Stephen Edmund Verney - 1977 - 1985
    • Francis Henry Arthur Richmond -1986 - 1999
    • David Christopher Hawtin - 1999 - 2007
    • Humphrey Southern -  2007 - 2015
    • Jan McFarlane -  2016 - 2020
    • Malcolm Macnaughton -  2021 - present
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The Revd Paul Sandford has made available his presentation from the Diocesan Synod on Saturday 4 February.

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What is the Diocesan Synod?

It is the Church's main decision making body within the Diocese.

Who are the members?

Clergy and lay people are elected to serve on the Synod from all parts of the Diocese. Both Bishops are members of the Synod and the Bishop of Derby is its President.

How does the Synod participate in leadership?

It is the main forum for debating issues of policy, finance and doctrine.

It receives proposals from the General Synod (The Church's national 'parliament') and offers a more local view.

It receives proposals originated within the Diocese, from parishes and deaneries, and can promote them on the wider (national) stage.

It gives a further opportunity for development of strategies initiated by the Bishop's Council.

It is the place where the Bishop's leadership themes (see 'The role of a Bishop') can be explained, tested, supported or challenged.

In some ways it is comparable with the House of Commons, as elected representatives engage in public debate. However, those who have experienced Synod debate will know that it is a more sympathetic process, even where issues are debated from strongly held positions.

Who is the main contact for Diocesan Synod?

Derby Church House
Full Street
Derby DE1 3DR
Tel: (01332) 388650
Fax (01332) 292969


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Parishes are at the heart of the life and work of the Church of England in the Diocese of Derby.

A parish consists of the baptised people of God in a certain geographical location.

Parishes have a combination of clergy and laity who work together to ensure that local resource are used to make words and work of Jesus known locally.

There are regular services, opportunities for baptism, weddings, funerals and blessings.

To find your local parish church – please use our search facility below.


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