Serving, Enabling and Encouraging God’s Mission

The Mission and Ministry Team exists to serve the Diocese of Derby as it seeks to share in God’s mission and further the Kingdom. Our primary focus is the churches of the diocese, and the individuals within them, but we will work with all who share in God’s kingdom values

Our Purpose

As a Team we seek to serve, enable and encourage individuals and churches to become more faithful and effective in fulfilling God’s call to be a missionary people. This will lead to transformation in the diocese and our vision is to see . . .

  • A deepening love for God, expressed in prayer, worship and discipleship
  • A growing openness to change and transformation, and a willingness to embrace the implications
  • The formation of leaders, lay and ordained, as they respond to God’s call on their lives
  • A more meaningful engagement by churches with their communities
  • Numerical growth in worshipping communities
Our Values

We shall seek to fulfil these purposes by . . .

  • Faith in God, who brings transformation and builds the Kingdom
  • Being rooted in present realities and having a vision for God’s future
  • Being open to new possibilities and responding with flexibility and creativity
  • Valuing each individual, believing that they are responsible for their own growth and development
  • Balancing ‘being’ and faithfulness with ‘doing’ and effectiveness
  • Listening well – to others, to contexts and to God
  • Working collaboratively
  • Speaking with respect and honesty

For more information on the team click here

Mission and Ministry

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Director of Mission and Ministry
& Continuing Ministerial Development Officer (Clergy): Revd Canon Matt Barnes

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PA to Matt Barnes: Marietta Foreman

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Diocesan Director of Vocations: Revd Gill Turner-Callis

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PA to DDO, Clergy Wellbeing and Vocations: Clare Lewcock

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Learning and Formation Officer: Kat Alldread

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Learning and Formation Officer: Ellie Ballard

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Diocesan Missioner: Revd Jason Kennedy

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Community Action Officer: Stella Collishaw

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Community Projects Development Officer: Gareth Greenwood

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Interim Warden of Readers: Revd Duncan Ballard

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Director of Studies: Rev'd Dawn Glen 

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PA to Warden of Readers and Director of Studies: Fiona Bennett

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The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact and Find Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650


Map and parking information