The Revd Phil Selby, Assistant Curate of Trinity Church Buxton, has been appointed Rector of Stanton-by-Dale with Dale Abbey and Risley. Mr Selby will be instituted as Rector on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 7.30 pm at St Michael and All Angels, Stanton-by-Dale by the Bishop of Repton and inducted by the Archdeacon of Derby.

Notice of Retirement - The Revd Liz Kirby, Rector of Elmton with Creswell and Whitwell with Steetley, Diocese of Derby, has announced her retirement. Mrs Kirby’s last day in post will be Thursday, 30 May 2019, with her retirement taking effect from Friday, 31 May 2019. Mrs Kirby will be moving away from the diocese.

The Revd Paul Mellars, Curate-in-Charge of Stainforth, Fishlake, Sykehouse, Kirk Bramwith with Fenwick and Moss, Diocese of Sheffield, has been appointed Team Vicar in the Dronfield and Holmesfield Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby. Mr Mellars hopes to take up his new appointment in June 2019.

Notice of Death - The Revd Alan MacGregor, non-stipendiary minister of Worting 1997-2000 (Winchester), Permission to Officiate 2001-2002 (London), Permission to Officiate 2003-2008 (Salisbury), Permission to Officiate 2012-2017 (Derby), died on Saturday, 9 February 2019. A service of thanksgiving will be held on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 at 12 noon at St Stephen’s, Borrowash.

Notice of Death - The Revd Charles Roy Wilson, Curate of Kirkdale St Paul North Shore 1959-1962 (Liverpool), Curate of St Helens St Mark 1962-1966, Vicar of Wolverhampton St Matthew 1966-1974 (Lichfield), Vicar of Ripley 1974-1988 (Derby), Vicar of Willington and of Findern 1988-1995, who retired in 1995 and held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement, died on Thursday, 21 February 2019. The funeral will be held on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 1 pm at All Saints Ripley.


The Revd Naomi Barraclough, Assistant Curate of Ashbourne with Mapleton with Ashbourne St John and Pioneer Curate throughout the Carsington Deanery, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Associate Pioneer Minister in the Over Wyre Group of Parishes, Diocese of Blackburn.

The Revd Jonathan Bell, Assistant Curate of Stanton-by-Dale with Dale Abbey and Risley, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Minister of Grace Church, Highlands, Diocese of London. Mr Bell last day in his current post will be Tuesday, 9 April 2019, with his licensing taking place on Wednesday, 10 April 2019.

The Revd Geoffrey Borrowdale will be instituted as Rector of Hasland and Vicar of Temple Normanton, Diocese of Derby, on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 4 pm at St Paul’s Hasland by the Bishop of Repton (Acting Bishop of Derby) and inducted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield. The Bishop of Ebbsfleet will preside at the Eucharist.

The Revd James Durrant, Assistant Curate of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh, Diocese of Derby, will transfer his curacy and become Assistant Curate of the Cathedral Church of All Saints Derby in the same diocese with effect from Sunday, 19 May 2019. Mr Durrant’s contact details will remain the same.

The Revd Peter Hallsworth, Associate Vicar of the benefice of Clifton, Diocese of York, has been appointed half-time Assistant Curate (to be known as Pioneer Minister) in Langley Mill and Aldercar. Mr Hallsworth will be licensed on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 at 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s Langley Mill by the Bishop of Repton.

The Revd Darren Howie, Assistant Curate of Derby St Peter and Christ Church with Holy Trinity, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Pioneer Missioner for Derby Methodist Circuit, based in Derby City Centre. Mr Howie will take up his new post on Sunday, 14 April 2019 and will also have the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Derby.

The Revd Lee Martin, Priest-in-Charge of Hatton, Diocese of Derby, will retire in April 2019. Mrs Martin’s last day in post will be Sunday, 21 April 2019, with her retirement taking effect from Monday, 22 April 2019. She will continue to live in the Diocese.

The Revd Canon Michael Mitton, Priest-in-Charge of Derby St Paul, will retire with effect from Monday, 1 July 2019. Canon Mitton will be appointed Canon Emeritus of Derby Cathedral in retirement and will continue to live in the Diocese.

The Revd Lindsay Pearson, Assistant Curate in the Wirksworth Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, will transfer her curacy and become Assistant Curate of Chesterfield Ss Augustine in the same diocese with effect from Sunday, 5 May 2019.

The Revd Jane Plackett-Ferguson, Assistant Curate of the Derwent Ward Bishop’s Mission Order and of Aston on Trent, Elvaston, Weston on Trent and Shardlow, Barrow upon Trent with Twyford and Swarkestone, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Rector at St Martin’s Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas, USA. Mrs Plackett-Ferguson expects to finish her current post in May 2019. 

The Revd Kate Plant, Assistant Curate of Holbeach, Diocese of Lincoln, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Breadsall and of Morley with Smalley, Diocese of Derby. Mrs Plant will be licensed on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 7.30 pm at St John the Baptist Smalley by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Archdeacon of Derby.

Notice of Death - The Revd Dennis King, non-stipendiary minister of Chesterfield St Mary and All Saints 1976-2000, who retired in 2000 and held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement, died on Thursday, 27 December 2018. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at 11 am at St Mary and All Saints Chesterfield.

The Revd Ian Whitehead will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Crich and South Wingfield, Diocese of Derby, on Monday, 8 April 2019 at 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Crich by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.

From 10 Downing Street - The Queen has approved the nomination of The Right Reverend Elizabeth (Libby) Jane Holden Lane, MA (Oxon), Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, for election as Bishop of Derby in succession to The Right Reverend Alastair Llewellyn John Redfern, MA, PhD, following his resignation on the 31st August 2018.

The Revd Geoffrey Borrowdale, Vicar of Hayes St Anselm, Diocese of London, has been appointed Rector of Hasland and Vicar of Temple Normanton, Diocese of Derby. Mr Borrowdale hopes to take up his new post in April 2019.

The Revd Charles Jefferson, Vicar of Balderstone, Mellor and Samlesbury, Diocese of Blackburn, has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of the benefice of Walton-on-Trent with Croxall, Rosliston with Linton and Castle Gresley; of the benefice of Seale and Lullington with Coton-in-the-Elms; and the benefice of Stapenhill Immanuel, Diocese of Derby. Mr Jefferson hopes to take up his new appointment in the new year.

The Revd Ian Whitehead, Rector of Anslow, Rolleston & Tutbury, Diocese of Lichfield, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Crich and South Wingfield, Diocese of Derby. Mr Whitehead hopes to take up his new post in March 2019.

The Revd Carla Vicêncio Prior will be licensed as Team Vicar in the Wirksworth Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 at 7.30 pm at St Mary's Wirksworth by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.

The Revd Alicia Dring, Vicar of Littleover, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Blagreaves in the same diocese. Mrs Dring will be licensed to her new post on Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s Blagreaves by the Archdeacon of Derby assisted by the Area Dean of Derby City.

The Revd Dr Lida Ellsworth, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Longstone, Curbar and Stoney Middleton, Diocese of Derby, retired on 10 November 2018. Dr Ellsworth is in the process of transferring to holding the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate. Her contact details remain the same.

The Revd Carla Vicêncio Prior, Assistant Curate at Derby Cathedral (formerly at Kirk Hallam), Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Team Vicar in the Wirksworth Team Ministry. Mrs Vicêncio Prior hopes to take up her new post in February 2019.

Mrs Joan Bowles, widow of Bishop Cyril Bowles (Bishop of Derby 1969-1987) died on 19 September 2018.  She was 99.  Her funeral was held in Prestbury, Cheltenham on 11 October 2018.

The Revd Canon Nigel Johnson and Mrs Eirene Palmer have stepped down as Spiritual Direction Advisers in the Diocese of Derby. The Revd Nicky Fenton, Assistant Chaplain to the Bishop of Derby, will take on this role until a new appointment is made. Mrs Fenton’s contact details are: 01332 486100, 07811 957913, nicky.fenton@derby.anglican.org

The Revd John Wood, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland, Diocese of Derby, retired on 13 September 2018. Mr Wood is in the process of transferring to holding the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate.

The Revd Bill Day, Assistant Curate (OLM) of Derby St Barnabas, Diocese of Derby, has transferred to having the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in the same parish. There will be service to mark this transition on Wednesday 7th November at Derby St Barnabas with the Bishop of Repton.

The Revd Barbara Dale who retired in 2013, died on Sunday, 2 September 2018. Revd Barbara was Deaconess from 1981, Parish Deacon 1987-1990 of North Wingfield, Pilsley and Tupton (Diocese of Derby), Parish Deacon 1990-1994 then Team Vicar 1994-2000 of North Wingfield, Clay Cross and Pilsley; Assistant Curate of Eckington and Ridgeway 2000-2004, and Team Vicar in the East Scarsdale Team Ministry 2004-2013. Her funeral was held on 18 September 2018.

The Revd Liz England will be licensed as Team Rector-in-Charge of Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry on Tuesday, 15 January 2019 at 7.30 pm at St John the Baptist Buxton by the Bishop of Repton, assisted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.

The Revd Ian Godlington, Assistant Curate (OLM) of the benefice of Mickleover, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (OLM-to be known as Associate Priest) of the same benefice. Mr Godlington will be licensed on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 at 7.30 pm at All Saints Mickleover by the Bishop of Repton.

Dr Esther Elliott, Director of Studies, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Workplace Chaplain and Development Worker for Edinburgh West, based at Corstorphine Old Parish, Church of Scotland. Dr Elliott will leave her post on Friday, 9 November 2018.

The Revd Andrew Race, Assistant Curate of Littleover, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Vicar of Castle Donington and Lockington cum Hemington, Diocese of Leicester. Mr Race will be instituted and inducted to his new post on Tuesday, 5 February 2019.

The Revd Susan McIvor, Methodist Minister at Sinfin Moor, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed District Safeguarding Officer with the Nottingham and Derby District of the Methodist Church. Ms McIvor moved on 6 August 2018.

Mr Ben Acty has been appointed as Warden of the Peak Centre in Edale and took up his post on 10 September 2018. 
Mr Acty's contact details are The Peak Centre, Champion House, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZA. Tel: 01433 670254 Email: manager@peakcentre.org.uk

The Revd Ben Griffithsthe Revd Gill Turner-Callis and the Revd Dr David Mundy have been appointed as Assistant Diocesan Directors of Ordinands with immediate effect. Their contact details remain the same.

The Revd Judy Crane, who holds the Bishop of Derby’s Licence under Seal, will retire with effect from 1 August, 2018. Mrs Crane will continue to live within the diocese after retirement. 

The Rt Revd Roger Jupp, Vicar of Long Eaton St Laurence and Priest-in-Charge of Ilkeston Holy Trinity, Diocese of Derby, will retire with effect from 1st November 2018. Bishop Roger will be moving away from the diocese.

The Revd Trudie Morris, Vicar of the benefice of Pride Park, Wilmorton, Allenton and Shelton Lock, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Rector of All Saints, Stand, Diocese of Manchester. Mrs. Morris hopes to move to her new post in November.

The Revd Dan Leathers, Assistant Curate of Whitfield, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Vicar of Haydock St Mark, Diocese of Liverpool. Mr Leathers hopes to take up his new appointment in the Autumn. 

The Revd Jude Davis, Rector of Hathersage with Bamford and Derwent, and Grindleford, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Adviser for Women in Ministry with immediate effect.

The Revd Toby May will be collated as Vicar of the benefice of Whitfield, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday 18th September at 7 pm at St James’ Whitfield by the Bishop of Repton and inducted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.

The Revd Andy Murphie, Vicar of Hilton with Marston on Dove, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge in the Keswick Mission Community and of Crosthwaite St Kentigern, Diocese of Carlisle. Mr Murphie hopes to take up his new appointment in September.

The Revd Canon Richard Andrews, Team Rector of Dunstable Team Ministry, Diocese of St Albans, has been appointed Canon for Liturgy at Derby Cathedral, Diocese of Derby. Canon Andrews will be collated, installed and inducted on Sunday 2nd September at 3 pm at Derby Cathedral by the Bishop of Repton and installed and inducted by the Dean of Derby. 

The Revd Sue Ives-Smith, Assistant Curate of Tideswell, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed  Priest-in-Charge of Newbold de Verdun, Barlestone, Kirby Mallory and Peckleton, Diocese of Leicester. Mrs Ives-Smith hopes to take up her new post in late summer.

The Revd Fran Grant, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Etwall and Egginton, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SMM-to be known as Associate Priest) of Brailsford with Shirley, Osmaston with Edlaston and Yeaveley in the same diocese. Miss Grant was licensed on Monday 14 May 2018 by the Bishop of Derby in the Bishop’s Chapel, Duffield. Miss Grant’s contact details remain the same.

The Revd Phyllis Bainbridge, who holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed Assistant Curate (known as Interim Minister) for Hucknall, Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, for a period of six months commencing on 1 May 2018. Mrs Bainbridge will continue to hold the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate during this period. Her contact details will remain unchanged.

The Revd Toby May, Vicar of Christ Church Alsager, Diocese of Chester, has been appointed Vicar of the benefice of Whitfield, Diocese of Derby. Mr May hopes to take up his new post in September. 

The Venerable Carol Coslett, Archdeacon of Chesterfield, has new contact details: 
Email: archchesterfield@derby.anglican.org 
Archdeacon Carol is sharing a PA, Cathy Luffman, with the Archdeacon of Derby.
Cathy can be contacted on the Church House number or by using: 
PA.Archdeacon@derby.anglican.org for any matters concerning the Archdeacon of Chesterfield. 
Out of hours or in an emergency please use the home number and leave a message or use the Archdeacon’s email.

The Revd Jill Needle, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Allestree St Nicholas and Quarndon St Paul,resigned from this post with effect from 30 September 2017. Mrs Needle holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate as from 9 April 2018. Mrs Needle’s contact details remain the same.

The Revd Ruth Turner, Team Vicar of the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Vicar) of Battersea Fields, Diocese of Southwark. Miss Turner will be licensed to her new post on 4 September 2018.

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