Friday, 11 June 2021 14:16

June 2021

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. 

 

 

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 11:21

May 2021

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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Wednesday, 07 April 2021 11:22

April 2021

The Revd Canon Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Canon Missioner and Sub-Dean of Derby Cathedral, Diocese of Derby, 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 19th June 2021.

The Rt Revd Malcolm Macnaughton was installed as Bishop of Repton on Sunday 18th April at 5.15 pm in Derby Cathedral by Bishop Libby, following his consecration at a service at Lambeth Palace on 14th 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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Friday, 05 March 2021 10:51

March 2021

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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Friday, 05 March 2021 10:50

February 2021

The Revd Kevin Ball, Rector of Calow and Sutton-cum-Duckmanton, Diocese of Derby, has announced his retirement. Mr Ball’s last day in post will be 30th April, with his retirement taking effect from 1st 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, Diocese of Derby, 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 26th April at 9.30 am 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 1st March, with her licensing as Chaplain and collation as Residentiary Canon on Wednesday 3rd 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, Diocese of Derby, has announced his retirement. Mr Jefferson’s last day in post will be 31st March, with his retirement taking effect from 1st 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  Phone: to be confirmed. If necessary, for the present time please use the Bishop of Derby’s Office number.

The Revd Carollyn McDonald, Priest-in-Charge of Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale, and Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Carsington in the same diocese for a fixed term of up to six months from 14th 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 14th December 2020. 

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

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

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Monday, 11 January 2021 11:06

January 2021

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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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 14:03

December 2020

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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Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:00

November 2020

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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Tuesday, 13 October 2020 15:33

October 2020

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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Tuesday, 15 September 2020 11:52

September 2020

The Venerable Dr Christopher Cunliffe, Archdeacon of Derby since 2006 and Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Diocese of Derby, has announced his retirement. Dr Cunliffe’s last day in post will be Thursday, 31 December 2020, with his retirement taking effect from Friday, 1 January 2021, when he will move away from the diocese. Dr Cunliffe will be appointed Archdeacon Emeritus in retirement. Information about Christopher’s final service, and opportunity for farewell, will be circulated when plans are finalised.

The Revd David Lawrence-March, Priest-in-Charge of The Good Shepherd Lake and St Saviour on the Cliff, Shanklin, Diocese of Portsmouth, has been appointed Vicar of Long Eaton St Laurence and Priest-in-Charge of Ilkeston Holy Trinity, Diocese of Derby.  Mr Lawrence-March hopes to take up his new appointment before Christmas.

Mr David Channon has relinquished his post as Diocesan Director of Education, directorships of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust and of the Peak Centre at Champion House, and his Lay Canonry of Derby Cathedral with effect from 31 August 2020. Dave has been a highly valued Diocesan Director of Education since 2012 and was instrumental in the formation and development of the Diocesan Academy Trusts. Bishop Libby knows you will join her in thanking Dave for his years of dedicated service and for his lasting legacy to the work of the DBE and DDAT within our schools. We send him our very best wishes for the future.

The Revd Sarah Colver, Associate Vicar of St Mark Broomhill, Diocese of Sheffield, has been appointed Vicar of Old Brampton and Great Barlow and Priest-in-Charge of Loundsley Green (LEP), Diocese of Derby.

The Revd Keith Cocking, Team Vicar in the Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Rector of Elmton with Creswell and Whitwell with Steetley in the same diocese. Mr Cocking hopes to take up his new appointment in the winter.

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Friday, 14 August 2020 13:36

August 2020

The Revd Canon Matt Barnes, Rector of Brampton St Thomas and Acting Director of Mission and Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Director of Discipleship, Mission and Ministry, in the same diocese. Canon Barnes will start his new post on Tuesday, 1 September 2020 and will hold the Bishop of Derby’s licence under seal, being licensed by the Bishop on Wednesday, 2 September.

The Revd Bruce Johnson, formerly Assistant Curate of Belper Christ Church with Turnditch, Diocese of Derby, will transfer his curacy and become Assistant Curate of Ockbrook with Borrowash in the same diocese. Mr Johnson will start on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. His contact details will remain unchanged.

The Revd Gill Manley, Vicar of Blackwell and Tibshelf and Assistant Curate (Interim Minister) of Pinxton, Diocese of Derby, has announced her resignation as Interim Minister of Pinxton. Her last day in post will be Monday, 31 August 2020. Mrs Manley will continue as Vicar of Blackwell and Tibshelf.

The Revd David Hull, Curate of Mansfield Woodhouse 1990-1993 (Southwell), Priest-in-Charge of Mansfield St Lawrence 1993-2000, Vicar of Mosborough 2000-2003 (Sheffield), Vicar of Elmton 2003-2009 (Derby), Priest-in-Charge of Whitwell 2005-2009, who retired in 2010 and held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement, died on Tuesday 4th August 2020. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 18th August at Brimington Crematorium. Following current government guidance, the service will be for close family and friends only. A service of thanksgiving for David’s life and ministry will be held at St Mary Magdalene’s Creswell next year when gathering restrictions are eased.

The Venerable Dr Paul Moore will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Hathersage with Bamford & Derwent and Grindleford, Diocese of Derby, on Monday 9th November at 3 pm by the Bishop of Derby.

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Monday, 06 July 2020 14:34

July 2020

Venerable Dr Paul Moore, previously Archdeacon for Mission Development and who holds Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Winchester, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Hathersage with Bamford & Derwent and Grindleford, Diocese of Derby. Dr Moore hopes to take up his new appointment in the autumn.

Revd Ian Webb will be licensed as Team Vicar in the benefice of Dronfield with Holmesfield, with particular responsibility for Holmesfield St Swithin and Holmesdale St Philip, on Monday 2 November by the Bishop of Derby.

Revd Michael and Mrs Rachel Mookerji, Retirement Chaplains in the Diocese of Derby, stood down from this role from 1st July, 2020. Revd Nicky Fenton, Priest-in-Charge of Hazelwood, Holbrook and Milford, and Assistant Chaplain to the Bishop of Derby, will also be Acting Retirement Chaplain with immediate effect whilst a review of the role takes place.

Revd Canon Paul Morris, Vicar of St Peter and Christ Church with Holy Trinity Derby and Principal Chaplain of Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire and Derby City Centre Chaplaincy, has announced his retirement. Canon Morris’ last day in post will be Wednesday, 30 September, with his retirement taking effect from Thursday, 1 October 2020. Canon Morris will be appointed Canon Emeritus of Derby Cathedral in retirement and will move away from the diocese.

Revd Julian Hollywell, Vicar of Spondon and Priest-in-Charge of Chaddesden St Philip and Derby St Mark, has also been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Minister Responsible) of the parish of Derby St Andrew with St Osmund within the benefice of Pride Park, Wilmorton, Allenton and Shelton Lock in the same diocese. Mr Hollywell will be licensed on Thursday, 6 August by the Bishop of Derby.

Revd Ralph Lawrence, Rector of Ashover and Brackenfield with Wessington and Assistant Curate in the North Wingfield Team Ministry with specific responsibility for Handley St Mark, has announced his retirement. Mr Lawrence’s last day in post will be Wednesday, 30 September, with his retirement taking effect from Thursday. 1 October 2020.

Revd Ian Webb, Vicar of Clipstone, Edwinstowe and Perlethorpe, Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, has been appointed Team Vicar in the benefice of Dronfield with Holmesfield, with particular responsibility for Holmesfield St Swithin and Holmesdale St Philip, Diocese of Derby. Mr Webb hopes to take up his new appointment in the Autumn.

Captain Tim Rourke (CA), Pioneer Minister to the South Chesterfield Bishop’s Mission Order, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Interim Licensed Lay Worker of Chesterfield Ss Augustine, with a secondment also to the Mission and Ministry Team as Disability and Inclusion Project Officer in the same diocese. Captain Rourke will be licensed on Thursday, 16 July by the Bishop of Derby and start his new post on Monday, 20 July.

Revd Giles Orton will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge (SSM) of Derby St Anne, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday,  21 July at 11.30am by the Bishop of Derby.

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Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:50

June 2020

The Venerable Dr Peter Robinson will be licensed as Assistant Curate of the parish of All Saints, and known as Dean-designate of Derby, on Saturday 4th July, by the Bishop of Derby. The licensing will take place via Zoom because of the rules on conducting church services, and will formally allow Dr Robinson to begin work, taking a full part in the life and ministry of Derby Cathedral as it reopens its doors.
Dr Robinson’s collation as Dean of Derby will become an important milestone in that process and is provisionally set for 19th July at 4 pm: it will be livestreamed from the Cathedral.

The Revd Canon Ian Gooding, Curate of Wandsworth 1973-1977 (Southwark), Priest-in-Charge of Stanton-by-Dale with Dale Abbey 1977-1987, (Derby), Rector of the same 1987-2000, Priest-in-Charge of Risley 1994-2000, Rural Dean of Erewash 1998-2012, Rector of Stanton-by-Dale with Dale Abbey and Risley 2000-2012, Honorary Canon of Derby Cathedral 2002-2012, who retired in 2012 and held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement, died on Tuesday, 23 June 2020.

The Revd Giles Orton, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Long Eaton St Laurence and of Ilkeston Holy Trinity, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge (SSM) of Derby St Anne in the same diocese. Mr Orton hopes to take up his new post in July. 

The Revd Tom Barnfather, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Long Eaton St Laurence and of Ilkeston Holy Trinity, Diocese of Derby, has announced his retirement. Mr Barnfather’s last day in post will be Tuesday, 30 June, with his retirement taking effect from Wednesday. 1 July, 2020. Mr Barnfather will move away from the diocese after retirement.

The Revd Phil Mann, Pioneer Minister of Derby St Werburgh’s Bishop’s Mission Order, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Mackworth St Francis in the same diocese. Mr Mann will be licensed to his new post on Wednesday, 24 June by the Bishop of Derby.

The Revd Andy Bond, Associate Minister of Derby St Werburgh’s Bishop’s Mission Order, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Minister) of Mackworth St Francis in the same diocese. Mr Bond will be licensed to his new post on Wednesday, 24 June by the Bishop of Derby.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:35

May 2020

The Revd Claire Mitchell was licensed as Assistant Curate (SSM) in Glossop (with an initial placement at New Mills), on Thursday 28th May by the Bishop of Derby.

The Revd Jo Honour, who currently holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed Chaplain to HMP Sudbury, Diocese of Derby. Mrs Honour started her new post on Friday, 1 May and was licensed on Thursday, 14 May by the Bishop of Derby.

The Revd Sally-Anne Beecham, Assistant Curate of Bakewell with Over Haddon, Ashford in the Water with Sheldon and Rowsley, and Chesterfield SS Augustine, Diocese of Derby, will transfer her curacy and become Assistant Curate of Walton St John and of Chesterfield SS Augustine in the same diocese with effect from Tuesday, 1 September 2020.

The Venerable Peter Robinson, Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, Diocese of Newcastle, has been appointed Dean of Derby.
Full statement on the Derby Cathedral website.

Mrs Claire Beavis, Bishop of Derby's Personal Assistant, has resigned from her position and will be leaving her employment at the Bishop’s Office as of Wednesday, 20 May 2020. Her last working day will be Wednesday, 6 May 2020. Claire has worked in the Bishop’s Office for 9 years and has been an influential part of the team. Over the years there are many who have appreciated her care and kindness. We are immensely grateful for all her hard work and support of both Bishop Libby and Bishop Alastair’s ministries. We hope you will all join us in wishing her well with what comes next. Halina Johnson, Office Manager, will be covering the work undertaken by Claire and can be contacted by email office.manager@bishopofderby.org

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:34

April 2020

Captain David Sanderson, CA, died on 29 March 2020.  From 1990 and until his retirement in 1998, David was the Church Army’s Decade of Evangelism Officer and a member of the Decade Team in London. David had previously been a Diocesan Missioner Officer for Holiday Evangelism in the Diocese of Norwich and had a large role in the training of the Sheffield Diocesan Lay Evangelists Team. David held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement from 1999. His funeral took place on Thursday, 16 April 2020.

The Revd David Barnsley, Assistant Curate (known as Associate Vicar) of Duffield and Little Eaton, with specific responsibility for Little Eaton, has been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Minister) of Trinity Church, Buxton. Mr Barnsley will start in his new post on Monday, 1 June, and will be licensed on Tuesday, 2 June at 3 pm in the Bishop’s Chapel, Duffield, by the Bishop of Derby.

The Revd Philip Bosher, Vicar of Winshill and Bretby, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Mercia with immediate effect.

The Revd Trevor Pearce, Curate of Cheriton Street All Souls 1967-1969 (Canterbury), Curate of Willesborough with Hinxhill 1969-1973, Vicar of Devonport St Barnabas 1973-1979 (Exeter), Chaplain to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 1979-1983, Vicar of Derby St Andrew with St Osmund 1983-1984 (Derby), Chaplain to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary 1983-1992, who retired in 1992 and held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement until 2013, died on Monday, 9 March. His funeral took place on Thursday, 26 March

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Friday, 06 March 2020 13:52

March 2020

The Revd James Durrant will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Derby St Paul and Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday, 5 May at 7.30 pm in the Bishop’s Chapel, Duffield, by the Bishop of Derby. A public service of welcome will be held in the parishes when guidelines allow.

Due to the suspension of public church services, the Revd Alexandrina (Alex) Mann will now be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Heath, Diocese of Derby, in the Bishop’s Chapel, Duffield, on Monday, 6 April at 7.30 pm by the Bishop of Derby. A public service of welcome will be held in the parish when guidelines allow.

The Revd Penny Goodchild, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Pinxton and of Blackwell with Tibshelf, Diocese of Derby, has retired. Mrs Goodchild’s last day in post was 4 March, with her retirement taking effect from 5 March 2020. Mrs Goodchild will be staying in the diocese.

The Revd Helen Thake, Chaplain to HMP Sudbury, Diocese of Derby, has retired. Her last day in post was 13 February with her retirement starting on 14 February 2020. Mrs Thake is in the process of transferring to holding the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate. Her contact details remain the same.

The Revd Chris Andrew’s post as Interim Assistant Curate (known as Interim Priest) of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland, Diocese of Derby, came to an end on 25 February 2020. We very much appreciate the work Chris has done in these parishes, equipping them to move on in their mission and outreach.

The Revd Dr Simon Cartwright, Team Vicar in the Walbrook Epiphany Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Derby City with immediate effect.

Mr Julian Hodgson has been appointed Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Julian has been a key member of the Derby Church House team since joining in February 2009. During this time, he has been instrumental in raising the profile of safeguarding within the Church of England and ensuring our own policies, procedures and training meet and exceed the needs of the diocese. He has been supporting Southwell and Nottingham on an interim part-time basis since January and he will take up his new full-time role on 22 June 2020. We will start the recruitment process to fill the DSA vacancy in the Diocese of Derby very soon. We are grateful for all Julian has done and wish him well in his new role. His last day with us will be Friday 19 June 2020.

The Revd Gill Manley stepped down from her role as Area Dean from 1 March 2020. She will continue as Vicar of Blackwell and Tibshelf and, for the time being, as Assistant Curate (Interim Minister) of Pinxton.

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