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.