Monday, 27 January 2020 09:26

January 2020

The Revd Carolyn Baker, Assistant Curate (SSM) in the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry from 2018 (Derby), died on Saturday, 4 January 2020. A Service of Thanksgiving for Revd Carolyn was held on Monday, 20 January 2020 at St John the Baptist Dronfield following a private family cremation.

The Revd Beth Honey, Pioneer Minister in the Derwent Ward of Derby, has also been appointed Diocesan Pioneer and Fresh Expressions Enabler in the same diocese with immediate effect.

The Revd Dr Martin Jones, Assistant Curate (OLM) of the Denby Group, has announced his retirement. Dr Jones’ last day in post will be Friday, 31 January 2020, with his retirement taking effect from Saturday, 1 February 2020. Dr Jones will be staying in the diocese and applying for Permission to Officiate.

The Revd Carollyn McDonald has been appointed Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands with immediate effect, alongside her present roles as Priest-in-Charge and Assistant Priest in the Carsington Deanery.

The Revd Alexandrina (Alex) Mann, Curate (Associate Minister) of Branston, Cannon and Huntingdon, Diocese of Lichfield, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Heath, Diocese of Derby. Mr Mann will be licensed on Monday, 6 April at 7.30 pm at All Saints Heath by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield. 

The Revd Lindsay Pearson, Assistant Curate of Chesterfield Ss Augustine, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Vicar of Blackpool St Mary's Squires Gate & School Chaplain of St George's School Blackpool, Diocese of Blackburn.

The Revd Margaret Slyfield will be licensed as Assistant Curate (SSM - to be known as Associate Priest) in the Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry, on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 7.30 pm at Christ Church Burbage by the Bishop of Repton.

The Revd Andrew Taylor-Cook, Vicar of the Benefice of the Denby Group, has been appointed Rector of St Peter's Peebles and St Andrew's Innerleithen, Diocese of Edinburgh, within the Scottish Episcopal Church. Mr Taylor-Cook hopes to take up his appointment in the spring.

The Revd April Tompkins, Assistant Curate (SSM) of St Peter, Belper, has retired. Mrs Tompkins’ last day in post was Monday, 30 December 2019, with her retirement taking effect from Tuesday, 31 December 2019. Mrs Tompkins has been granted the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement.

The Revd Rachel Williams was licensed as Assistant Curate (SSM - to be known as Associate Priest) of Bolsover, on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 by the Bishop of Repton.

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