The Revd Phil Mann, Planting Curate at Holy Trinity Brompton, Diocese of London, will be licensed as Pioneer Minister of the Derby City Bishop's Mission Order, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday 1st August in the Bishop's Chapel, Duffield, by the Bishop of Derby. Mr Mann will be based at St Werburgh's Church, Friar Gate, Derby. The primary focus will be on young people, including students and yound professionals. 


With the support of the Bishop of Derby, the Revd Ben Allison’s curacy in the North Wingfield Team Ministry has ceased with immediate effect. He is to have a period of reflection to discern the shape of his future ministry. During that time, he will continue to be a curate in the Diocese. Please pray for Ben and his family.

The Revd Canon Jean Burgess, Priest - in - Charge of Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh, and Dean of Women’s Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Assistant Archdeacon of Derby for the period 1st May - 30th September, 2017.

The Revd Philip Brooks, Vicar of Crich and South Wingfield, Diocese of Derby, will retire with effect from 4th September 2017. 

The Revd Michael Bishop, Rector of the United Benefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton, Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne, Sutton-on-the-Hill and Trusley, Diocese of Derby, will retire with effect from 14th September 2017. 


The Revd Brian Magorrian, Vicar of Walton, Diocese of Derby, will resign with effect from 21st May 2017. 

Ms Hilary Darvill has been appointed Secretary to the Bishop of Repton, the Rt Revd Jan McFarlane. Ms Darvill will start work on Monday 27th February. It is anticipated that she will work Monday - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm. Hilary will be based in the Bishop of Derby’s Office in Duffield but has her own phone line: 01332 650583 and email: Please contact her for any matters concerning the Bishop of Repton. Outside these hours, Bishop Jan can still be contacted on: 01773 608696 or more easily by email: 


The Revd Malcolm Ainscough, Rector of Hasland and Vicar of Temple Normanton, Diocese of Derby, will retire with effect from 5th June 2017. Mr Ainscough will continue to live in the Diocese after retirement.  

The Revd David Ashton, Chaplaincy Services Manager at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Diocese of Derby, retired with effect from 18th December 2016. 


The Revd Canon Alan Harper, Priest-in-Charge of Kirk Langley and Mackworth All Saints and of Mugginton and Kedleston and Bishop's Officer for Prayer and Worship, Diocese of Derby, will retire with effect from 17 February. He will be appointed Canon Emeritus of Derby Cathedral in retirement. 


The Revd Eleanor Berry, Assistant Curate of Spondon, Diocese of Derby, will retire with effect from 21st November 2016. Her contact details will remain the same. 

The Revd Duncan Ballard will be licensed as Priest in Charge of Ashbourne with Mapleton, Ashbourne St John, Clifton and Norbury with Snelston and Area Dean for the proposed Carsington Deanery, Diocese of Derby, on Monday 16th January 2017 at 7.30 pm at St Oswald’s Ashbourne by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon Derby. 

The Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton, has new contact details:

Address: Repton House, 39 Hickton Road, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1AF


Phone: to be confirmed. If necessary, for the present time please use the Bishop of Derby’s Office number. 

The Revd Rachel Barrett, Chaplain to Derby High School for Girls, Diocese of Derby, will retire with effect from 31st August, 2016. 


The Revd John Overton, Assistant Curate of New Mills, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) of the benefice of Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry in the same diocese. 

Mr David Channon will be collated as a Lay Canon of Derby Cathedral on Sunday 11th September at 6 pm at a special Education Evensong at Derby Cathedral by the Bishop of Derby and installed by the Dean of Derby. 

The Revd Peter Barham, Vicar of Ponteland, Diocese of Newcastle, has been appointed Vicar of Allestree St Edmund and Darley Abbey St Matthew, Diocese of Derby. He will be instituted as Vicar of Allestree St Edmund and Darley Abbey St Matthew, Diocese of Derby, on Thursday 21st July at 7.30 pm at St Edmund’s Allestree by the Bishop of Derby and inducted by the Archdeacon of Derby. 


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