The Rt Revd Libby Lane, Bishop of Derby, has admitted ten new readers in a special service held at Derby Cathedral.
Seven were admitted and licensed as readers and three were admitted as readers with permission to officiate.
Speaking to them at the service, Bishop Libby Said: "I am pleased and privileged to admit you as readers in the Diocese of Derby.
"Readers are a really important part of ministry as together we seek to help more people in the diocese to know Jesus.
"May the Lord give you wisdom, courage, strength and love to do his will."
Those admitted are:
David Beale, to serve in Parish of Longstone
Caroline Carr, to serve in the Benefices of Swadlincote and Hartshorne, Gresley and Newhall
Sara Eames, to serve in the Benefice of Alvaston
Alison Henshaw, to serve in the Benefice of Chellaston
Terry Nash, to serve in the Parish of Allenton and Shelton Lock
Margaret Roberts, to serve in the Benefice of Glossop
Garry Sherwood, to serve in the Benefice of Stanton by Dale with Dale Abbey and Risley
Christine Walker, to serve in the Benefice of Matlock Bank and Tansley
Andrew Walley, to serve in the Benefice of Etwall with Egginton
Judi Witcomb, to serve in the Benefice of Mickleover and Radbourne.
Please pray for them all and for the communities where they will serve.
Readers in the Church of England are licensed lay ministers whose ministry can include a range of responsibilities including preaching, teaching and leading worship.
There are more than 8,500 readers actively involved in ministry in the Church of England today.
The new readers are welcomed by family, friends and colleagues