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Please find attached our new Reader Training Programme for Autumn 2019 to Summer 2020. 

Link to programme.

Please contact Fiona Bennett to book a place on any of these courses.

All training sessions are free of charge but need to be pre-booked. 

 

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Accounts Assistant (part-time) - 18 hours per week

£10,800.00 p.a.

Based at Derby Church House

 

The finance team are responsible for the effective management of diocesan financial resources to enable the vision, mission and delivery of Derby Diocese.

The Accounts Assistant will help maintain the accounting records and management information for the Cathedral, Parishes and Church House; this will be achieved by:

  1. Administration of diocesan finance systems for the DBF and Derby Cathedral
  2. Support the preparation of the diocesan and Cathedral budgets, including assisting directors, heads of departments and boards in the preparation of their budget submissions
  3. Monitor budgetary control through the accounting systems and the provision of management information, ad-hoc analysis and reports to budget holders, boards and councils as appropriate 
  4. Providing financial management and accounting services 
  5. Support the planning and control of all investments including property and glebe
  6. Compliance with all statutory and other financial reporting requirements

 

Application closing date: 2 September 2019

Interviews: 11 September 2019

 

Accounts Assistant Job Specification

Application Form

See attached Form 11a

If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should write giving reasons for your objection to:

The Diocesan Registrar, Derby Church House, Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

so that it reaches the Registrar no later than 21 days after the day of this notice, stating your name and postal address, and whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the electoral roll of the parish or any other capacity in which you write

See attached Form 11a

If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should write giving reasons for your objection to:

The Diocesan Registrar, Derby Church House, Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

so that it reaches the Registrar no later than 21 days after the day of this notice, stating your name and postal address, and whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the electoral roll of the parish or any other capacity in which you write

Meet Dom Gavan, head chorister of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Parish Church (The Crooked Spire) has had an excellent repertoire of music since its dedication in 1234, and has upheld a sustainable and large choir for much of this time.

From huge concerts with the Philharmonic Choir to small, midweek services, the music has been nothing but exquisite and I have been fortunate to be a part of it for some six years, and have been Head Chorister since 2016. 

Sunday - Palm Sunday
Alarm at 7.00am, up, dressed, teeth, hair, church! Got to church, Cassock on, warm up, and sing. Setting today was Communion Service in A minor (Darke), and Christus Factus Est (Felice Anerio) as the communion motet. Went well, started outside with blessing of Palms and thankfully it wasn’t raining. I have a solo tonight so ultra-important I don’t get a cold! Sunday lunch with the Family, and back to church for Evensong. 

Monday
Went to church at 11am to help run the gift shop, stuck around until 2pm. Went home and chilled. Back to Church at 6pm for a choir practice. Many composers later, its time to go home. Bath and Bed, how cosy.

Tuesday
My only day off this week - Tidied my room, did my ironing for the week, looked through my music, practiced my organ pieces, and ate. Not much to say today.

Wednesday
Stressful day today - Picked up my cassock from the dry cleaners, washed my surplus, and then off for a coffee with my Mum, had a nice chat and then home for an extensive music practice for this week’s services. The pressure builds…

Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
Busy day today. Off to church at 10am to help out, sold some gifts! Back to church at 7am for the Last Supper mass with lots of music and a very atmospheric singing of Psalm 88 in the dark! The service ended with the watch until midnight, which was only spoiled by a dance show down the road. 

Friday (Good Friday)
The Good Friday afternoon liturgy began at 3pm. I caught a glimpse of the procession of witness as I walked from my bus to the Church for rehearsal. Music today was demanding at times, but fitting for Good Friday:  O Vos Omnes (Pablo Casals); Crux Fidelis (Plainsong); Popule Meus (Victoria) and Psalm 22 to my favourite Anglican Chant.

Saturday (Holy Saturday)
A very busy day today, with too much to do and not a lot of time to do it. I helped the vergers prepare all the altars for Easter. Some altars took more time than others. Once the altars were finished, it was time for breakfast - nothing beats a Pain Au Chocolat and coffee at 10am on a Saturday! Many coffees later, the church was fully furnished and ready for the Easter Vigil mass at 8.30pm. Home, bath, new set of clothes, and then back to church. After the service, the vicar invited the congregation to champagne and chocolate. I was too tired, so went home to bed.


Sunday (Easter Sunday)
Up early to get the first dibs on easter eggs! The church looked so wonderfully radiant in the glorious sunshine. The morning service was rounded off by the choristers pelting an assortment of Crème and Caramel eggs at the congregation, making sure to include the Vicar and Servers! Enjoyed the famous ‘Easter Lamb Dinner’ at my Nana’s house, filling me up ready for the evening of singing ahead. The clock in my house struck 5.30pm, meaning it was time for the last service of the term. The music this evening was magnificent, as well as being very nerve racking for the soloists. We sang Blair in B minor, and the anthem was Haec Dies, an 8-part anthem sung in canon between 2 sides, which really literally raised the roof. After the service, I went straight to bed for a nice long sleep, I had no energy to go on.

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edale walk 2019

To help mark the 50th anniversary of the Peak Centre, Edale, and to celebrate all that is good about the Chesterfield Archdeaconry, Archdeacon Carol and Ben Acty, warden at the Peak Centre, invite you to join them for a family walk on Saturday, 31st August 2019.

The walk will start at 10.30 am at the Peak Centre, S33 7ZA.

Ben will lead you on a pleasant walk around the Edale area, which will take in Edale itself, Barber Booth, and a part of the Pennine Way. 

The walk will last between two and four hours and will be tailored to suit the group on the day.

>> Book your place today - it's free!

Archdeacon Carol said: “Derbyshire has some of the most wonderful landscape in the country and we should celebrate that. The Peak District in particular has a rich diversity of wildlife, terrain and communities, and it is our responsibility to ensure we both enjoy and preserve it.

“This walk is about celebrating the scenery and communities we are privileged to walk among.

It is great to be able to use the Peak Centre in Edale as the start of our Archdeaconry walk; the centre is such a great asset for the Diocese of Derby.

“Our walk will take us on a gentle exploration of the high peaks - all ages and dogs are welcome to join us. My Jack Russell, Fudge, at 16 is definitely up for it!”

In September, the Peak Centre at Edale celebrates 50 years of helping to get people of all ages and all faiths to enjoy outdoor pursuits whilst considering the values of being a Christian - or any other faith – such as respect, teamwork and trust.

It caters mainly for primary school children and offers residential stays and day group activities.

>> Book your place today - it's free!

See attached Form 11a

If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should write giving reasons for your objection to:

The Diocesan Registrar, Derby Church House, Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

so that it reaches the Registrar no later than 21 days after the day of this notice, stating your name and postal address, and whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the electoral roll of the parish or any other capacity in which you write

See attached Form 11a

If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should write giving reasons for your objection to:

The Diocesan Registrar, Derby Church House, Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

so that it reaches the Registrar no later than 21 days after the day of this notice, stating your name and postal address, and whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the electoral roll of the parish or any other capacity in which you write

The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Libby Lane, and the Bishop of Repton, the Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, have said those affected by the partial collapse of the Toddbrook Reservoir dam will be in the prayers of the whole Diocese.

Bishop Libby said:

"Our prayers continue for all those affected by the risk of collapse of Toddbrook Reservoir Dam. We pray for those evacuated from their homes, the community of Whaley Bridge, the Emergency Services and all those working tirelessly to prevent collapse and avert the danger.

"The evacuation prompted a sense of community and care that has been wonderful to see. Those displaced from Whaley Bridge have been met with hospitality and generosity, from Chapel-en-le-Frith and beyond. People of all faiths and none have come together, in partnership with statutory providers, with practical and emotional support. We honour those who have been working, despite the risks involved, to keep the people of Whaley Bridge safe.

"We are conscious of the effect this situation must have had on all those impacted and involved. So, as we hope the danger passes and longer term solutions are found, as people return to their homes and businesses, we continue to offer our support with compassion and hope."

 

See more:

>> Derbyshire Times live updates

>> BBC News report

>> Sky News report

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The Diocese of Derby

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Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650

Email: 

enquiries@derby.anglican.org