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.