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Patrick John Douglas, a former youth worker, is to be ordained deacon by the Bishop of Derby, Alastair Redfern, on Sunday 30th June (10.45am) at Derby Cathedral. He will subsequently be taking on the role of Pioneer Curate in Walbrook Epiphany Team Ministry.
Angela Plummer, a former florist, is to be ordained deacon by the Bishop of Derby, Alastair Redfern, on Sunday 30th June (10.45am) at Derby Cathedral. She will subsequently be taking on the role of Assistant curate at St Michael with St Mary, Melbourne.
Pippa Rowen from Duffield will be joining thousands of people in a mass rally in Belfast on Saturday 15 June, calling on world leaders to act on global hunger.
The Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, the chair of the Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN), is encouraging the 85 million Anglicans in 38 Provinces to use new ACEN prayers and resources from South Africa and England in church services on or around Environment Sunday (2nd June) and World Environment Day (5th June). They include a children’s prayer (written by 10-year-old Jackie from South Africa) and are available at http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1772230/worldenvironmentday resources2013.docx.
The Diocese of Derby is launching a new, cost effective and innovative tourism toolkit and signage pack that will allow churches to engage with visitors and tourists throughout Derbyshire.
The Faith in Enterprise Award Fund was launched today at the Houses of Parliament by Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
The diocese has recently participated research which the national Church is conducting to identify the health, and otherwise, of Fresh Expressions. George Lings, from the Church Army Research Unit, contacted all those who had described themselves as having a Fresh Expression in their 2012 Annual Returns. In conversation, he explored whether their mission initiative might be considered a genuine Fresh Expression of Church and has highlighted for us the various opportunities and issues which were revealed.
The Bishop of Derby’s 2012 Harvest Appeal has been a huge success raising over £27,500.
The Appeal was in aid of the Mothers’ Union Parenting Project in Rwanda which supports vulnerable children and traumatized families.
Members of the Derby Diocesan Synod met in Chesterfield on Saturday (11 May) to discuss the governance, mission and financing of the Church of England in Derbyshire
In his presidential address, The Bishop of Derby, Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern encouraged parishes to consider the future generations of the church and the importance of the correct investment to support their growth and mission.