The Right Revd Libby Lane, Bishop of Derby, has been introduced to the House of Lords by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.
The Lord Bishop was joined by her husband, Revd George Lane, senior chaplain of Manchester airport, and her parents who live in North Derbyshire.
Also in attendance were Stephen Hance, the Dean of Derby, Rachel Morris, Diocesan Secretary, and Mark Titterton, the Executive Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance.
The Diocese of Derby has welcomed eight new deacons into ordained ministry in a service at Derby Cathedral.
Ossie’s Kitchen, the community café of Ashbourne, has officially opened its doors.
The low-cost, sociable eating space will open once month and will help tackle loneliness and social isolation by providing opportunities for local communities to forge new friendships.
Derby Cathedral will host The Knife Angel when it comes to the city later this year.
Derby has been chosen to be one of the cities across the country to host the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression.
The spectacular 27ft sculpture, made from around 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife banks during police amnesties across the country, will be based next to the Cathedral on Irongate, for 28 days in October.
The Knife Angel is being brought to Derby by a group of agencies and organisations across the city, including: Derby Cathedral, Derbyshire Police, Derby City Council, Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa and University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
More than 70 local church leaders from across the Diocese gathered together at St Werburgh’s Church in Derby on 15th May for the Diocese's first Missional Leadership Symposium.
The symposium, organised by the Mission and Ministry team, was the first of a series of gatherings designed to bring the nation's best and most creative missional thinkers together with local church leaders.
Bell ringers of all ages will be ringing bells across Derbyshire on Thursday, 6th June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Places where you can hear bell ringing in the evening include: Church Broughton, Cubley, Derby Cathedral, Eckington, Hayfield, Ilkeston, Kirk Hallam, Old Brampton, Old Glossop and Shirland. Long Eaton's bells will be ringing in the morning.
To find out more about bell ringing please visit the Bell Ringing Derbyshire Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BellRingingDerbyshire/
Image by Don Jones
In a town where so many of the residents have a connection with mining, St John the Baptist Church in Clowne is to pay a lasting tribute to the memory of the mining community with a bespoke, locally crafted mosaic.
Once completed, the mosaic will be installed on the front of the altar of the church’s Miners Chapel – which, until recently, stood unused for many years.
Bishop Libby has been installed as the eighth Bishop of Derby in a service at Derby Cathedral.
The event marked the start of Bishop Libby's ministry in the Diocese of Derby.
The service included traditions such as anointing her with oil, and she sat in the cathedra - the bishop's seat - for the first time.
There are a number of nightmare scenarios on a Friday night out… losing your keys or your wallet, losing your phone, having one too many, feeling down, feeling ill.
But if you have one of these problems in Belper, help probably won’t be too far away as some real-life angels keep watch.
Mention the Derbyshire village of Eyam, and the chances are that the word ‘plague’ will also end up being part of the conversation.
Eyam (pronounced ‘eem’, by the way!) had its extraordinary history shaped around 350 years ago when the village quarantined itself to avoid the plague spreading beyond its locale.
The Rt Revd Libby Lane legally became the Bishop of Derby on Monday, 11 February 2019.
At a service at St Mary-le-Bow in London, The Archbishop of Canterbury confirmed Bishop Libby's Election by the College of Canons.
It was attended by members of Libby's family, Bishop Jan, Archdeacon Carol and other representatives from the Diocese.
Ilkeston's first Winter Shelter is proving to be a huge success.
Based at St John's Church, Ilkeston, the shelter was originally set up to sleep 12 people each night - but demand has meant that number has expanded to 17, plus a dog, during the freezing cold nights at the end of January.
Guests not only get a warm bed for the night, they also get hot drinks, supper, breakfast and a lunch bag. They get access to a shower and the offer of clean clothes and a warm coat.
Once described as a “stone-built preaching box” St Mary’s in Cromford has evolved into a uniquely decorated Derbyshire church.
“Wow! Really impressive”, reads a comment in Cromford St Mary’s visitors’ book. It’s not untypical of the many remarks.
They are, no doubt, referring to the collection of magnificent murals painted around the inside of the church.