The Revd Paul Desborough will be licensed as part-time Priest-in-Charge (to be known as Enabling Minister) of Sinfin Moor LEP and part-time Bishop’s Advisor for New Housing, on Sunday 18 July at 4 pm at Sinfin Moor Church, by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Acting Archdeacon of Derby.

Mrs Nikki Goodhew will exercise joint oversight of the Readers with Christine McMullen within the Peak deanery. This appointment is with immediate effect and will be for one year in the first instance.

The Revd Stella Greenwood will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Etwall and Egginton and Assistant Curate (known as Minister Responsible) of the parishes of Dalbury, Sutton on the Hill and Trusley (within the benefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton, Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne, Sutton on the Hill and Trusley), on Monday, 22 August at 6 pm at St Helen’s Etwall, by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Acting Archdeacon of Derby.

The Revd Ben Griffiths, Rector of Newbold, has been appointed Ordained Vocations Officer in the Diocese of Derby. Mr Griffiths will start his new post on Friday, 1 October with his licensing on Monday, 4 October at 9 am in the Bishop’s Chapel by the Bishop of Derby.

The Revd Jill Hancock, Assistant Curate in the East Scarsdale Team Ministry, has been appointed interim Priest-in-Charge of Chesterfield Holy Trinity and Christ Church.

The Revd Ken Johnson, Assistant Curate (SSM - known as Associate Priest) of Sandiacre, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM - to be known as Associate Priest) of Somercotes, Alfreton, and Riddings and Ironville in the same diocese.

The Revd Julie Lomas, Assistant Curate of Brampton St Mark, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Five Alive East Devon Mission Community, Diocese of Exeter. Mrs Lomas expects to be licenced in the Autumn.

The Revd Becky Mathew, Vicar of Allestree St Nicholas and Priest-in-Charge of Quarndon, has been appointed Vicar of St Paul’s Sale, Diocese of Chester. Mrs Mathew hopes to be licenced to her new post in November.

The Revd David Mouncer, Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) of Old Brampton and Great Barlow and of Loundsley Green LEP, and Assistant Curate within the deanery of North East Derbyshire, has announced his retirement. Mr Mouncer’s last day in post will be Thursday, 30 September, with his retirement taking effect from Friday, 1 October 2021. Mr Mouncer will be moving away from the diocese.

The Revd Mina Munns, Priest-in-Charge of Cresswell St Bartholomew and Lynemouth, Diocese of Newcastle, has been appointed Vicar of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh, Diocese of Derby, subject to the completion of the legal process.

The Revd Jonathan Page, Vicar of Belper Christ Church and Turnditch, has also been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Hazelwood, Holbrook and Milford in the same Diocese.

The Revd Dr Anne Phillips, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Matlock Bank and Tansley, transferred to having the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate on 2 July 2021.

The Revd Jonathan Poston, Priest-in-Charge of Wingerworth, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Rector of St John and St Mary Devizes, Diocese of Salisbury. Mr Poston hopes to take up his new role in the Autumn.

The Revd Linda Webb, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Hulland, Atlow, Kniveton, Bradley and Hognaston, Diocese of Derby, completed her curacy and moved away from the diocese to be nearer family. Her last day in post was 1 July 2021.

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Peak Deanery:

  • The Revd Canon Tony Kaunhoven, Vicar of Bakewell, Ashford in the Water with Sheldon and Rowsley, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Peak.
  • The Revd Nick Gurney, Priest-in-Charge of Dinting Vale and Pioneer Missioner to the Glossopdale Mission Community, has also been appointed Assistant Acting Area Dean in the same deanery.
  • Mrs Christine McMullen, Lay Chair of Peak Deanery, will assist with chairing the Deanery Synod and Leadership Team, and continue to provide oversight of the Readers within the deanery.
  • These appointments are with immediate effect and will be for one year in the first instance.

 

The Revd Dave Battison, Interim Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) of Walton St John, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Team Vicar of the Daventry Group, with particular responsibility for Staverton, Hellidon and Catesby, Diocese of Peterborough. Mr Battison's last day in post will be 27 June 2021. 

Lisa Hall has been appointed PA to Bishop Malcolm, the Bishop of Repton. She started in post on Wedneday 26 May. Lisa's contact details are lisa.hall@derby.anglican.org 07922 422815. 

The Revd Jane Legh has announced her resignation as Interim Priest-in-Charge of the benefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton, Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne, Sutton-on-the-Hill and Trusley, Diocese of Derby. mrs Legh's last day in this post will be 31 July 2021. Jane will continue as Assistant Curate (SSM- known as Associate Priest) in the benefice of The South Dales.

The Revd John Overton, Assistant Curate (SSM - Known as Associate Priest) of the Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has announced his retirement. Mr Overton's last day in post will be 2 August, with his retirement taking effect from 3 August 2021. His contact details will not change. 

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The Revd David Higgon, formerly Associate Priest in Crich and South Wingfield, retired on 24 April 2021. He will be granted Permission to Officiate in the North West Charge in the Diocese of Moray, Ross, and Caithness in the Scottish Episcopalian Church.

The Revd June Scott and the Revd Jenn Willis, Derby Diocesan Clergy Widows’ and Widowers’ Officers, will stand down from this role with effect from 31 May, 2021.

The Very Revd Geoffrey and Mrs Hazel Marshall have been appointed the new Derby Diocesan Clergy Widows’ and Widowers’ Officers with effect from 1 June, 2021.
Geoffrey and Hazel can be contacted at brecondeanery@btinternet.com

The Revd Paul Desborough, Assistant Curate of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh, has been appointed part-time Priest-in-Charge (to be known as Enabling Minister) of Sinfin Moor LEP and part-time Bishop’s Advisor for New Housing.

The Revd Stella Greenwood, Assistant Curate of Swadlincote and Hartshorne, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Etwall and Egginton and Assistant Curate (known as Minister Responsible) of the parishes of Dalbury, Sutton on the Hill and Trusley (within the benefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton, Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne, Sutton on the Hill and Trusley).

The Revd Nigel Elliott, Vicar of Sinfin, has announced his retirement. Mr Elliott’s last day in post will be 31 July, with his retirement taking effect from 1 August 2021. Mr Elliott will be moving away from the diocese in retirement.

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The Revd Canon Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Canon Missioner and Sub-Dean of Derby Cathedral, has been appointed Provost and Rector of St Paul’s Cathedral Dundee, Diocese of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Dr Thomson will be installed as Provost and instituted as Rector on 19 June 2021.

The Rt Revd Malcolm Macnaughton was installed as Bishop of Repton on Sunday 18 April at 5.15 pm in Derby Cathedral by Bishop Libby, following his consecration at a service at Lambeth Palace on 14 April 2021. The Revd Canon Nicky Fenton was installed as Residentiary Canon in the same service.

Mercia Deanery (posts will be for one year in the first instance):
The Revd Dr Mike Firbank, Vicar of Gresley, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Mercia.
The Revd Steve Short, Rector of Melbourne, Ticknall, Smisby and Stanton-by-Bridge, has also been appointed Assistant Acting Area Dean in the same deanery.
Mrs Maggie Fenby-Taylor, Lay Chair of Mercia Deanery, will chair the Mercia Deanery Synod.

Mrs Ruth Attwood will continue to provide oversight of the Readers within Mercia deanery.

Jo Henderson-Merrygold, who has recently completed a PhD in Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, has been appointed Lay Ministries Development Officer (to include Warden of Readers). Jo will start in post on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Mrs Christine McMullen will continue as Acting Warden of Readers until this date.

The Revd Neil Roberts, Chaplain to Repton School, has been appointed Rector of Guildford St Nicolas, Diocese of Guildford. Mr Roberts hopes to take up his new appointment in September.

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The Revd Dave Battison, previously Pioneer Minister covering Matlock Bank and Matlock St Giles, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Interim Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) of Walton St John in the same diocese. Mr Battison will be licensed on Thursday 25 March at 9am by the Bishop of Derby. 

The Revd Imogen Black, Priest in Charge of Somercotes and Assistant Curate in Alfreton, Riddings and Ironville, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Hardwick. The Revd Karen Bradley, Vicar in the East Scarsdale Team, and the Revd Rachel Gouldthorpe, Vicar of Bolsover, have also been appointed Assistant Acting Area Deans in the same deanery. These posts will be for one year in the first instance. 

The Revd Mark Broomhead, Pioneer Minister to the Order of the Black Sheep, Diocese of Derby, has been seconded to the Discipleship, Mission and Ministry Team at Church House as Pioneer Development Officer for a period of one year. Mr Broomhead will start with immediate effect. 

Mrs Halina Johnson, Senior Executive Assistant to the Bishop of Derby, will be leaving for a new post in the financial services industry. Halina's last day in the office will be Thursday 1 April. 
Bishop Libby says, ' Halina has been a much appreciated colleague in the Bishop's Office. She has made a significant impact in the time she has been with us during a period of considerable change. We are grateful for all Halina has done, and wish her well for her future. She goes with the assurance of my continuing prayers.'


Rachel Morris has decided to stand down from her position as Diocesan Secretary of the Derby Diocesan Board of Finance. She will also leave her role as Chapter Steward at Derby Cathedral.  Rachel has been with the Cathedral and latterly the Diocese for six years in which time she has led positive change.  Bishop Libby says “We are very grateful to Rachel for the faithful leadership she has given during a time of considerable change: her contribution to Diocesan life has been extensive. I have valued her partnership and friendship. We wish her well and assure her of our continuing prayers.”  Rachel said “I am grateful for the opportunities during this time and extend my heartfelt thanks to all colleagues, volunteers and partners across the Diocese and beyond who have helped achieve great things. I wish all those involved with the Cathedral and the Diocese the very best for the future.” Rachel left on February 28 with our thanks for her significant contribution and our best wishes for the future. 

Nadine Waldron of Eddowes Waldron, Solicitors, will retire as the Diocesan Registrar on 5th March 2021 in line with Section 32 Ecclesiastical Offices and Care of Church Measure 2018.  The process to appoint a new, permanent registrar is in progress. Under Section 31 of the same Measure, in her capacity as Registrar, Nadine has appointed a Deputy Registrar within Eddowes Waldron, Catherine Hackney, until a new, permanent registrar is appointed, which is hoped to be in the Autumn. Additional registrar expertise and support will be available to Catherine from a regional registrar, and sought as necessary via Eddowes Waldron. As a continuing partner, Nadine will support Catherine during this transitional period and up to and including the handover to the permanent appointment.  For any Registry matters, please contact Natalie Hutchinson, clerk: nh@ewlaw.co.uk 

The Revd Canon Peter Walley’s appointment as Acting Archdeacon of Derby has been extended until 31 December 2021 as discussions continue about the shape of a longer-term appointment.

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The Revd Kevin Ball, Rector of Calow and Sutton-cum-Duckmanton, has announced his retirement. Mr Ball’s last day in post will be 30 April, with his retirement taking effect from 1 May 2021. Mr Ball will be staying in the diocese in retirement. 

The Revd Ed Backhouse, Assistant Curate of Aston on Trent, Elvaston, Weston on Trent and Shardlow, Barrow upon Trent with Twyford and Swarkestone, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of St Oswald’s Tile Hill, Diocese of Coventry. Mr Backhouse hopes to take up his new role in the Summer. 

The Revd Dwayne Engh, Vicar of Coventry St Mary Magdalen, Diocese of Coventry, has been appointed Ordained Ministries Development Officer, Diocese of Derby. Mr Engh will start on and be licensed in his new role on Monday 26 April by the Bishop of Derby. 

The Revd Nicky Fenton will start as Chaplain to the Bishop of Derby and Residentiary Canon of Derby Cathedral, Diocese of Derby, on Monday 1 March, with her licensing as Chaplain and collation as Residentiary Canon on Wednesday 3 March by the Bishop of Derby. Mrs Fenton will be installed as Residentiary Canon at a later date. 

The Revd Charles Jefferson, Interim Priest-in-Charge of the benefices of Walton-on-Trent with Croxall, Rosliston with Linton and Castle Gresley; of Seale and Lullington with Coton-in-the-Elms; and of Stapenhill Immanuel, has announced his retirement. Mr Jefferson’s last day in post will be 31 March, with his retirement taking effect from 1 April, 2021. Mr Jefferson will be moving away from the diocese. 

Contact details for the Revd Canon Malcolm Macnaughton, Bishop of Repton-designate, are: Repton House, 39 Hickton Road, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1AF   malcolm.macnaughton@derby.anglican.org .

The Revd Carollyn McDonald, Priest-in-Charge of Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale, and Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Carsington in the diocese for a fixed term of up to six months from 14 January 2021. 

Mrs Christine McMullen, Lay Chair of Peak and Chair of the House of Laity, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Acting Warden of Readers in the same diocese for a fixed term of up to three months from 14 December 2020. 

The Revd Colin Pearson, Priest-in-Charge of Chapel-en-le-Frith and Area Dean of the Peak Deanery, has been appointed Area Dean of Salford and Leigh Deanery, Diocese of Manchester. Mr Pearson will be licensed to his new post on Sunday 6 June 2021. 

The Revd Canon David Truby, Team Rector of the Wirksworth Team Ministry, has also been appointed Assistant Area Dean of Carsington in the same diocese for a fixed term of up to six months from 14 January 2021. 

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The Revd Alan Griggs, who presently holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed Agricultural Chaplain with Rural Action Derbyshire within the Diocese of Derby. Mr Griggs will be licensed on Thursday, 28 January at 9am by the Bishop of Derby.

The funeral of the Revd Penny Goodchild took place on Friday, 8 January at Swanwick Crematorium.

Mr Alexander Learmonth has been appointed Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Derby to assist the Diocesan Chancellor, the Revd Timothy Clarke. Mr Learmonth was sworn in by the Bishop of Derby on 12th January. The Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor can be contacted through the Diocesan Registry. 

The Revd Margaret Slyfield, Assistant Curate (SSM) of the Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed, for a fixed term of up to three months, part-time Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) in the Buxton Team Ministry to provide extra ministerial support during the Team Rector’s absence on sick leave. This took effect from 23rd January 2021. 

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The Revd Penny Goodchild, Assistant Curate (OLM) of Pinxton 2011-2015 (Derby), Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest - OLM) of Pinxton 2015-2020, who retired in March 2020, died on Friday,18 December 2020. Funeral details will follow in due course

The Revd Nicky Fenton, Priest-in-Charge of Hazelwood, Holbrook and Milford, with occasional work as the Bishop’s Ordained Chaplain and on educational matters, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed by the Church Commissioners to be Chaplain to the Bishop of Derby and Residentiary Canon of Derby Cathedral in the same diocese. Mrs Fenton hopes to take up her appointment in March. Mrs Fenton will continue as Acting Retirement Chaplain and the Bishop’s Advisor in Spirituality as part of her new role.

The Revd Colin Cooper, Team Rector in the North Wingfield Team, has announced his retirement. Mr Cooper’s last day in post will be Sunday, 28 February 2021, with his retirement taking effect from Monday, 1 March 2021. Mr Cooper will be moving away from the diocese.

The Revd Sarah Watson will be licensed as Interim Assistant Curate (to be known as Enabling Minister) of Chaddesden St Philip with Derby St Mark, of Spondon, the parish of Derby St Andrew and St Osmund, the Derwent Oak Bishop’s Mission Order and the Journey Community Bishop’s Mission Order, Diocese of Derby, on Monday, 4 January 2021 at 4pm by the Bishop of Derby.

 

The following appointments have been made and will be taken up with immediate effect alongside their present roles.

Acting Director of Ordinands
The Revd Carollyn McDonald

Please email about ordinand matters using carollyn.mcdonald@derby.anglican.org

Assistant Director of Ordinands
Mr Steve Hayler

Please email about ordinand matters using steve.hayler@derby.anglican.org

The Revd Jacqueline Stober
Please email about ordinand matters using jacqueline.stober@derby.anglican.org

 

The Revd Sarah Watson, Assistant Curate of the Derwent Oak BMO (including St Philip’s Church Plant) and of Spondon, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Interim Assistant Curate (to be known as Enabling Minister) of Chaddesden St Philip with Derby St Mark, of Spondon, the parish of Derby St Andrew and St Osmund, the Derwent Oak Bishop’s Mission Order and the Journey Community Bishop’s Mission Order in the same diocese. Mrs Watson hopes to take up her new appointment in January.

The Revd Alun Rowlands, Assistant Curate (SSM - known as Associate Priest) in the benefice of Mickleover, has announced his retirement. Mr Rowlands’ last day in post will be Thursday, 4 February, with his retirement taking effect from Friday, 5 February, 2021. His contact details will not change.

 

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The Revd Canon Peter Walley, Vicar of the benefice of Mickleover, Diocese of Derby, will also be Assistant Archdeacon for the month of December 2020 and then Acting Archdeacon of Derby for three months, January – March 2021 inclusive. In that period decisions about the shape of a longer-term appointment will be made. Contact details for Canon Walley during this period will be: Email: peter.walley@derby.anglican.org Phone: 01332 388667. Mrs Cathy Luffman will act as PA to Canon Walley. Her contact details remain as: Email: pa.archdeacon@derby.anglican.org Phone: 01332 388667 (office hours Monday-Thursday).

The Revd Nigel Elliott, Priest-in-Charge of Sinfin St Stephen, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Vicar of the same benefice following the lifting of Suspension of Presentation. Mr Elliott will be collated on Wednesday, 9 December at 3.30 pm by the Bishop of Derby and inducted at a later date.

We are pleased to announce that, during the Spring term 2021, Canon Linda Wainscot, formerly Director of Education for the Diocese of Coventry, will take up the position as Interim Diocesan Director of Education for two days a week. Also, Dr Alison Brown will continue to support headteachers and schools, offering one and two days a week as required, ensuring their Christian Distinctiveness within the diocese. Both roles will be on a consultancy basis, starting in January 2021.

The Revd Keith Cocking will be collated as Rector of Elmton with Creswell and Whitwell with Steetley, Diocese of Derby, on Monday, 11 January 2021 by the Bishop of Derby. The Archdeacon of Chesterfield will induct Mr Cocking at a later date.

 

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Mr Edward Latham, Lay Chair of the deanery of Hardwick and formerly Lay Chair of the deanery of Alfreton, and Administrator of the Bishop of Derby’s Harvest Appeal for many years, died on 14th October 2020. The funeral will take place at 3 pm on Wednesday 21st October at St Leonard’s Shirland, followed by cremation at Amber Valley Crematorium Swanwick at 4 pm.

Following a review of staffing in the Bishop’s Office and after a period of consultation, Mrs Pippa Rowen, Chaplain (Lay) to the Bishop of Derby, will have her last working day in post on Friday, 30 October 2020.

Dr Alison Brown, Deputy Director of Education since 2003 and Acting Director of Education since 2019, has announced that she will be leaving to take up a new post as Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours Schools’ Programme Officer. Alison’s last day in post will be Sunday, 3 January 2021.

The Revd Richard Law, Team Vicar in the North Wingfield, Clay Cross and Pilsley Team Minister, with special responsibility Clay Cross and Danesmoor, has announced his retirement. Mr Law’s last day in post will be Monday, 30 November, with his retirement taking effect from Tuesday, 1 December, 2020. Mr Law will move away from the diocese in retirement.

The Revd Nick Grayshon, Vicar of Matlock Bath and Cromford,  has announced his retirement. Mr Grayshon’s last day in post will be Tuesday, 3 November, with his retirement taking effect from Wednesday, 4 November 2020. He will move away from the diocese in retirement.

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