The Revd Rhoda Blackwell will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Newbold, Diocese of Derby, on Wednesday, 28 June 2023 at 7.30pm at St John the Evangelist Newbold, by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Archdeacon of East Derbyshire.
Lisa Hall, PA to Bishop Malcolm, the Bishop of Repton, has resigned her post. We wish Lisa success in her future endeavours. Please hold Lisa in your prayers.
The Revd Neil Barber will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Sinfin St Stephen, Diocese of Derby, on Monday 24th April at 7.30 pm at St Stephen’s Sinfin by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of Derby City and South Derbyshire. The Revd Will Eley will be licensed as Assistant Curate (known as Associate Minister) of Normanton-by-Derby and of Sinfin St Stephen, Diocese of Derby, during the same service.
The Revd Neil Griffiths will be collated as Rector of the Wirksworth Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, on Thursday 25th May at 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Wirksworth by the Bishop of Derby and inducted by the Acting Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales.
16 March 2023
A service of thanksgiving for the life of the Revd Tom Comley will be held on Friday, 14 April 2023 at 2.30 pm in Loundsley Green Church (LEP).
The Revd Rhoda Blackwell, Assistant Curate of Newbold, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of the same benefice.
Ms Stella Collishaw, Diocesan Community Action Officer and Diocesan Environment Officer, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Independent Living Coordinator at an Almshouse Complex in Beeston, Nottingham. Stella’s last day in post will be Thursday, 16 March 2023. During the interim please contact Amanda Shreeve: Amanda.Shreeve@derby.anglican.org.
The Revd Mel Hartley, Assistant Curate of Baslow and Eyam, has also been appointed Acting Bishop’s Advisor for Spirituality from Wednesday, 1 March 2023 until Thursday, 31 August 2023.
The Revd Jacqueline Stober, Priest in Charge of Kirk Langley and Mackworth and of Mugginton and Kedleston, and Area Dean for Dove and Derwent Deanery, has been appointed Senior Associate Priest of the parish of Christ Church Cathedral Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The Venerable Lee Townend will be instituted as Rector of the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, on Thursday, 11 May 2023 at 7.30 pm at St John the Baptist Dronfield by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of East Derbyshire.
9 March 2023
The Revd Tom Comley, Curate of Leadgate St Ives (Diocese of Durham) 1964-1967, Curate of Shirley St James (Diocese of Birmingham) 1967-1971, Vicar of Smethwick St Alban 1971-1976, Permission to Officiate 1976-1982, Vicar of North Wembley St Cuthbert (Diocese of London) 1982-1992, Vicar of Taddington, Chelmorton and Flagg, and Monyash (Diocese of Derby) 1992-2001, who retired in 2001 and held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, died on Thursday, 2 March 2023. Funeral details will follow.
Bishop Libby is pleased to announce that the Venerable Carol Coslett will be appointed Archdeacon Emeritus from Saturday, 1 April 2023.
The Revd Neil Griffiths, Rector of the Colsterworth Group of Churches, Diocese of Lincoln, has been appointed Rector of the Wirksworth Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby.
The Revd Jason Kennedy, Diocesan Missioner, Diocese of Derby, has announced his resignation. Jason’s last working day will be Thursday, 6 April, with his resignation taking effect from Thursday, 20 April 2023. Jason will continue in post as Assistant Curate (SSM - Associate Priest) of Littleover after his resignation.
The Revd Dawn Knight will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Cotmanhay and Shipley, Diocese of Derby, on Wednesday, 10 May at 7.30 pm at Christ Church Cotmanhay and Shipley by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Archdeacon of East Derbyshire.
The Revd Nicola McNally will be licensed as interim part-time Priest-in-Charge of ‘The Peak Five’ Benefice (comprising Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale) and interim part-time Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) for Carsington Deanery, Diocese of Derby, on Sunday, 23 July 2023 at 2 pm at St Peter’s Parwich by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Acting Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales.
The Venerable Lee Townend, until recently Archdeacon of Carlisle, Diocese of Carlisle, has, with the Lord Chancellor’s approval, been appointed Rector of the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby.