The Revd Jo Honour, who currently holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed Chaplain to HMP Sudbury, Diocese of Derby. Mrs Honour started her new post on Friday, 1 May and was licensed on Thursday, 14 May by the Bishop of Derby.
The Revd Sally-Anne Beecham, Assistant Curate of Bakewell with Over Haddon, Ashford in the Water with Sheldon and Rowsley, and Chesterfield SS Augustine, Diocese of Derby, will transfer her curacy and become Assistant Curate of Walton St John and of Chesterfield SS Augustine in the same diocese with effect from Tuesday, 1 September 2020.
The Venerable Peter Robinson, Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, Diocese of Newcastle, has been appointed Dean of Derby.
Full statement on the Derby Cathedral website.
Mrs Claire Beavis, Bishop of Derby's Personal Assistant, has resigned from her position and will be leaving her employment at the Bishop’s Office as of Wednesday, 20 May 2020. Her last working day will be Wednesday, 6 May 2020. Claire has worked in the Bishop’s Office for 9 years and has been an influential part of the team. Over the years there are many who have appreciated her care and kindness. We are immensely grateful for all her hard work and support of both Bishop Libby and Bishop Alastair’s ministries. We hope you will all join us in wishing her well with what comes next. Halina Johnson, Office Manager, will be covering the work undertaken by Claire and can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captain David Sanderson, CA, died on 29 March 2020. From 1990 and until his retirement in 1998, David was the Church Army’s Decade of Evangelism Officer and a member of the Decade Team in London. David had previously been a Diocesan Missioner Officer for Holiday Evangelism in the Diocese of Norwich and had a large role in the training of the Sheffield Diocesan Lay Evangelists Team. David held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement from 1999. His funeral took place on Thursday, 16 April 2020.
The Revd David Barnsley, Assistant Curate (known as Associate Vicar) of Duffield and Little Eaton, with specific responsibility for Little Eaton, has been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Minister) of Trinity Church, Buxton. Mr Barnsley will start in his new post on Monday, 1 June, and will be licensed on Tuesday, 2 June at 3 pm in the Bishop’s Chapel, Duffield, by the Bishop of Derby.
The Revd Philip Bosher, Vicar of Winshill and Bretby, has also been appointed Acting Area Dean of Mercia with immediate effect.
The Revd Trevor Pearce, Curate of Cheriton Street All Souls 1967-1969 (Canterbury), Curate of Willesborough with Hinxhill 1969-1973, Vicar of Devonport St Barnabas 1973-1979 (Exeter), Chaplain to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 1979-1983, Vicar of Derby St Andrew with St Osmund 1983-1984 (Derby), Chaplain to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary 1983-1992, who retired in 1992 and held the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate in retirement until 2013, died on Monday, 9 March. His funeral took place on Thursday, 26 March
“Underneath are Everlasting Arms”
Lighting fires, peeling bells, eating chocolate eggs, singing hymns, giving presents, egg hunts and races, newborn lambs, Easter bunnies, feasting and rejoicing; they are all part of Celebrations on Easter day. It is only right that rejoicing should be part of the Easter festival.
The word, ‘Easter’, is derived from ‘Eostre’ who was the goddess of spring, and our Christian festival follows the tradition of ‘Eostur’ or spring festival. It is the holiest of days as we remember Jesus ‘springing’ from the tomb, and being resurrected into a new life with God. During Lent we have been in a period of reflection and we now move into the last week, Holy Week, leading us to walk the way of the cross to Jerusalem and remember the crucifixion on Good Friday.
The pain of Good Friday is symbolic of the deep depths of despair: “And being found in appearance as a man, Christ humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross” (Philippians 2: 7-8)
He was brought into the dark, the cold and lifeless tomb. He suffered not just in the flesh but also in that “inner crucifixion” of heart, mind and spirit. For some the story of that day, of utter darkness, lasts a lifetime and somehow they never make it to Easter Day. Yet the Psalmist says “He made darkness his secret place” (Ps: 18) God is there even in the darkened tomb.
Yet a Calvary stands in many places today. Wherever we are in the world, pain and suffering have carved deep wounds: those wounds in the shape of a cross. We only have to pick up a daily paper or hear the news to be reminded of the world in pain: from humanitarian crisis in Syria, violence in Yemen, outbreak of Corona virus in China, European and world leaders struggling to cope with trade agreements, climate change, and our relationships across continents with challenging political leaders.
What does the Christian say to all this? Where is the hope? For us to experience the joy of Easter and the empty tomb, we first travel to that dark place, to realise that God will be with us through the pain of the world, and is at the very heart of all existence.
When I visited Jerusalem on a Good Friday, my journey ended at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of the crucifixion in the heart of the old city. To reach the very place where Jesus died and to visit the tomb, you enter the church, turn right and go up a short flight of stairs, you find yourself in a small chapel. There are icons and lots of candles. Against one wall is an altar standing, it is said, over the exact point where the cross stood. Under the Altar is a small hole in the floor of the chapel. Many pilgrims come here to say their prayers. If you do what most of these pilgrims do, you kneel before the altar, reach beneath it and put your hand through the hole. If you do so, you will find yourself touching the rough hard cold surface of a bare rock. Touching it you have a sense that what lies beneath all our world confusions, contradictions, mixed up lives, is something greater than any of us can imagine but it is something that brings hope.
If we go there we find as Christ did, that “the eternal God is our refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27) and then we can all sing for joy on Easter Day, that “He lives, He lives! Christ Jesus Lives today, He walks with me, He talks with me along life's narrow way. You ask me how I know he live, He lives within my heart”
This year, when you celebrate Easter on April 12th I pray that you will find new life within your heart that can recharge and inspire you for the months to come!
The Venerable Carol Coslett
Archdeacon of Chesterfield
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.
“So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu,” so sing the children in The Sound of Music.
Surely one of the toughest aspects of being a priest or bishop is that from time to time you have to uproot, leave behind the people and places you have grown to love so much, and move to pastures new. As you say your farewells, you’re reminded of the privilege of having been a part of so many people’s lives, often sharing the sorrows as well as the joys, and knowing the stories behind the smiles.
For me, the most important symbol of my ministry is my pastoral staff. Not a beautifully decorated, bejewelled work of art in precious metal, but a real wooden shepherd’s crook. It’s a reminder that Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd and calls his priests and bishops to tend his flock. When I arrived in Derbyshire as a shiny new bishop in 2016, I carried a shiny new shepherd’s staff. Recently I said to my husband that I ought to give it a good polish as its beginning to look very scratched and battered. Andrew wisely said no and reminded me that every scratch and imperfection is a reminder of a pastoral encounter.
Baptisms, confirmations, licensings; sermons preached from lofty pulpits and lowly steps; the Lord’s Supper celebrated in cathedral and front room; joys and sorrows, confidences shared; stories received of the very many ways in which God is working in people’s lives; I have loved it all.
Thank you for the cards and heartfelt messages received following the announcement of our departure. We will miss you all very much indeed.
So many expressions of farewell invoke God’s blessing; from goodbye (Godbwye - God be with you) to adieu (short for ‘I commend you to God’). May God bless you all in all that lies ahead.
And pray for us, as we will surely pray for you.
The Revd Julian Hollywell, Vicar of Spondon, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Chaddesden St Philip and Derby St Mark in the same diocese. Mr Hollywell was licensed on Monday, 24 February in the Bishop’s Chapel at Duffield by the Bishop of Derby.
The Revd Cath Hollywell, Assistant Curate (known as Pioneer Curate) of Pride Park,Wilmorton, Allenton and Shelton Lock, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Pioneer Minister of the Journey Community Bishop’s Mission Order in the parish of Derby St Andrew with St Osmund. Mrs Hollywell will be licensed to her new post on Sunday, 1 March at 2.30 pm at St Osmund’s Church Hall, London Road by the Bishop of Repton.
The Revd Susie Curtis, previously licenced in the Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Interim Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Minister) of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh in the same diocese. Mrs Curtis will be licensed on Sunday, 16 February at St Alkmund’s Derby by the Bishop of Repton.
The Revd Jane Lyon, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Belper St Peter, Diocese of Derby, has announced her retirement. Miss Lyon’s last day in post will be Saturday, 14 March, with her retirement taking effect from Sunday, 15 March 2020. Miss Lyon is in the process of transferring to holding the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate.
LEARNING FROM ANGOLA
Last Advent Sunday I had the privilege of being present at the inauguration of a new diocese. I was in Angola, on my fourth visit, to join the celebrations as the diocese of Angola became a full diocese, having shown extraordinary growth both in numbers and its engagement with the pressing problems of Angolan society since it became a missionary diocese in 2002.
The inauguration service lasted almost five hours and was attended by nearly three thousand people in a, mercifully air-conditioned, conference centre. You can get an idea of the enthusiasm of the event from the fact that the Bishop of Angola was able to give an interview on national television during the offertory procession!
The new diocese is ambitious in its aspirations. Land has been secured for the building of a new cathedral and diocesan office, as well as housing, the rent from which will provide an income stream. There are also plans to build a theological college. As the diocese presently covers the whole of a country five times the size of the UK, with all the logistical problems involved, there is also an urgent need to multiply. The intention is to divide Angola into four dioceses within the next few years.
The diocese is equally ambitious in its vision. This is ‘To have Angolan society evangelised and restored to human dignity’. We, in our rather timid church, have much to learn from this forthright statement. For evangelisation and human dignity and flourishing are, or ought to be, inseparable. And it doesn’t really matter where you start. At a conference about the Angolan churches’ leadership in the campaign to eradicate malaria, we were reminded that the churches’ involvement in healthcare is good in itself, rather than a device to get people into church.
The experience in Angola is that a church which engages fully and accurately with what people are most concerned about will grow. People come to the church through God’s activity, rather than the other way around.
Please pray for the diocese of Angola and for its continued growth. To say that the challenges it faces in that country are almost overwhelming would be an understatement. But we can be inspired by the faith and courage of our brothers and sisters there as they continue to tackle them.
The Venerable Christopher Cunliffe
Archdeacon of Derby
Key Facts about the Diocese of Angola
- The Diocese was founded in 2002, but before that, from 1990, it was an Archdeaconry of Lebombo.
- Bishop André Soares was ordained Bishop in September 2003.
- In 2019, there were 205 congregations with nearly 150,000 members.
- The Ven. Christopher Cunliffe serves as a trustee for MANNA (Mozambique and Angola Anglican Association).
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.
The Revd Ian Mountford, Associate Priest of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh from 2014, Vicar-designate of the same benefice (Derby), previously Curate of Chilwell 1996-2000 (Southwell) and Team Vicar of Thame 2000-2014 (Oxford), died on Saturday, 7 December, 2019. Funeral details to follow.
The Revd Canon Geraldine Pond, recently retired as Diocesan Director of Vocations with responsibility for clergy well-being and Warden of Readers, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed interim Chaplain to the Cathedral Church of All Saints Derby for a period of one year. Canon Pond will start in post on Sunday, 15 December 2019.
Mr John Spreadborough will be ordained deacon in the parish of Elton within the Wirksworth Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, on Sunday, 15 December at 3 pm at All Saints Elton by the Bishop of Repton.
The Revd Louise Petheram will be licensed as House for Duty Priest-in-Charge of Hope, Castleton and Bradwell, Diocese of Derby, on Wednesday, 22 January at 7.30 pm at St Peter’s Hope by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.
The Revd Rachel Williams, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Bolsover, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM - to be known as Associate Priest) in the same benefice. Mrs Williams will be licensed in the new year. Her contact details will not change.
Mr Alistair Langton, Diocesan Youth Adviser, Diocese of Derby, will resign in January 2020. His last day in post will be Friday, 31 January 2020. Mr Langton will continue in a voluntary capacity as a Vocations Adviser and member of the Vocations Reference Group as well as a Facilitator for the Certificate in Theology, Mission & Ministry.
The Revd Peter Davey, Vicar of Cotmanhay and Shipley, Diocese of Derby, has announced his retirement. Mr Davey’s last day in post will be Thursday, 30 January 2020, with his retirement taking effect from Friday, 31 January 2020. Mr Davey will move away from Diocese.
The Revd Owain Mitchell will be instituted as Vicar of New Mills, Diocese of Derby, on Thursday, 6 February 2020 at 7pm at St George’s New Mills by the Bishop of Derby and inducted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.
The Revd Marcia Bown, Assistant Curate (known as Associate Minister) of the North Wingfield Team Ministry, with special responsibility for Tupton, Diocese of Derby, has announced her retirement. Mrs Bown’s last day in post will be Monday, 23 December 2019 with her retirement taking effect from Tuesday, 24 December 2019. Mrs Bown will continue to live in the Diocese after retirement.
The Revd David Horsfall, Rector of Chesterfield Holy Trinity and Christ Church, Diocese of Derby, has announced his retirement. Mr Horsfall’s last day in post will be 30 May 2020 with his retirement taking effect from 31 May 2020. Mr Horsfall will continue to live in the Diocese after retirement.
The Revd Susie Curtis, Interim Assistant Curate (known as Associate Minister) of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh, Diocese of Derby, has resigned from her post. Mrs Curtis’ last day in post was Sunday, 3 November with her resignation taking effect from Monday, 4 November 2019
The Revd Phyllis Bainbridge, who holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed Rector of Anslow, Rolleston and Tutbury, Diocese of Lichfield. Mrs Bainbridge will be licensed to her new post on Saturday, 14 December 2019.
The Revd Owain Mitchell, Vicar of the United Benefice of Brigg, Wrawby and Cadney-cum-Howsham, with the benefices of Worlaby and Bonby, Diocese of Lincoln, has been appointed Vicar of New Mills. Mr Mitchell hopes to take up this post in the New Year.
Listed below are the interim arrangements in the Mission and MinistryTeam. Each person will take on these responsibilities alongside their current posts.
The Venerable Dr Christopher Cunliffe
Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands
The Revd Gill Turner-Callis
Deputy Diocesan Director of Ordinands
07838 881307 or 01332 388672
The Revd Canon Karen Hamblin
Convenor, Clergy Wellbeing reference group
01246 913688 or 01332 388699
The Revd Duncan Ballard
Convenor, Licensed Ministry reference group (Warden of Readers)
The Revd Canon Matt Barnes
Director of Curate Training
Fiona Bennett, Marietta Forman and Clare Lewcock continue to offer administrative support.
The Revd Louise Petheram, Priest-in-Charge of Youlgreave, Middleton, Stanton-in-Peak and Birchover, has been appointed House for Duty Priest-in-Charge of Hope, Castleton and Bradwell in the same Diocese. Mrs Petheram hopes to take up her new post in 2020.
The Revd Sarah Watson, Assistant Curate in the Walbrook Epiphany Team Ministry, will transfer her curacy and become Assistant Curate of the Derwent Oak BMO (including St Philip’s Church Plant) and of Spondon in the same diocese with effect from 1 November 2019.
The Revd Peter Green, Vicar of Old Brampton and Great Barlow and Priest-in-Charge of Loundsley Green LEP, has been appointed Vicar of the benefice of The Abbey Group of Parishes, Diocese of Lincoln.
The Revd Richard Benson, Vicar of the White Peak Group, retired with effect from 31 August 2019. Mr Benson will move away from the Diocese after retirement.
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The Revd Nick Gurney was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Dinting Vale and Pioneer Missioner to the Glossopdale Mission Community, on Wednesday, 25 September at Holy Trinity Dinting Vale by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.
The Revd Paul Desborough, Assistant Curate of Boulton, will transfer his curacy and become Assistant Curate of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh, in the same diocese.
The Revd Canon Geraldine Pond, Diocesan Director of Vocations with additional responsibility for clergy well being and Warden of Readers, retired in October 2019. Canon Pond’s last day in post was 6 October, with her retirement taking effect from 7 October. Canon Pond will be appointed Canon Emeritus of Derby Cathedral in retirement and will move away from Diocese.
The Revd Rob Heeley, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the benefice of Charlesworth and Gamesley, of the benefice of Dinting Vale, of the benefice of Glossop and the benefice of Hadfield (with particular responsibility for Dinting Vale), retired in September 2019. Mr Heeley’s last day in post was 29 September, with his retirement taking effect from 30 September. He will continue to live in the Diocese.
The Revd Nicola Pepper, Assistant Curate (SSM) of New Mills, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM-to be known as Associate Priest) of Glossop. Mrs Pepper was licensed to this post on Sunday, 14 July 2019 by the Bishop of Repton.
The Revd Andrew Baguley will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Ilkeston St Mary and of Ilkeston St John, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 7.30 pm at Ilkeston St Mary by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of Derby.
The Revd Ian Price, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Eckington and Ridgeway, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM - to be known as Associate Priest) in the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry, in the same diocese.
The Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance, Dean of Derby, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed National Lead for Evangelism and Witness for the Church of England. Dr Hance will take up his new role at the end of September. His final service will be on Sunday, 1 September 2019 at 10.45 am at Derby Cathedral.
The Revd Dr Graham Rutter, Priest-in-Charge of Swadlincote, Assistant Curate (known as Minister Responsible) for the parish of Hartshorne within the benefice of Hartshorne and Bretby, Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) of Gresley and of Newhall and Area Dean of Mercia, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Tutor of Old Testament at St Mellitus North West. Dr Rutter hopes to take up his new post in the autumn.
The Revd Hilary Moore, Assistant Curate (SSM) of Chesterfield Ss Augustine, of Brampton St Mark and with The Order of the Black Sheep, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM-to be known as Associate Priest) of Chesterfield Ss Augustine, Brampton St Mark, Brampton St Thomas, Walton St John, and Chesterfield St Mary and All Saints and Associate Pioneer Minister to the Order of the Black Sheep in the same diocese. Miss Moore will be licensed on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 9.30 am at Ss Augustine by the Bishop of Repton.
The Revd Nick Gurney, Vicar of Boulton, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Dinting Vale and Pioneer Missioner to the Glossopdale Mission Community in the same diocese. Mr Gurney hopes to start his new post in the autumn.
Mr David Meredith, Parish Resource Officer in the Diocese of Derby, will be leaving the Board of Finance at the end of September. His last working day will be Friday, 27 September 2019 (morning only).
The Revd Julian Penfold, Assistant Curate (SSM) in the benefice of Alfreton and of Riddings and Ironville, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM-to be known as Associate Priest) of the benefice of Alfreton, of Riddings and Ironville and of Somercotes in the same diocese. Mr Penfold was licensed on Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 7 pm at St James’ Riddings by the Bishop of Repton.