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.