‘Christmas Lunch on Jesus’ has happened every year since 2010  – providing Christmas boxes containing turkey, vegetables, potatoes, gravy, Christmas pudding, crackers, chocolates, cranberry sauce, mince pies… everything needed for a really enjoyable and healthy Christmas lunch.

Last year we distributed 350 boxes to families and individuals on low income, who otherwise would struggle to afford a Christmas meal – feeding 1500 people. In light of the migrant crisis, we have worked closely with the British Red Cross to provide hampers for migrant families new to our city.

Nominations for boxes were received from Social Services, GPs, Women’s Refuge, Housing Associations, Churches, and other organisations.

To celebrate our link between Derby Diocese and Calcutta Cathedral, we also provide Christmas boxes for some of the poorest people in Calcutta’s slums, containing rice, lentils, dahl, biscuits, sweets…a Christmas feast for those who live in poverty on a daily basis. They distributed 380 hampers and served lunch for 1400 people in the Cathedral!

Volunteers will be coming to St. Peter’s in the City, St. Peter’s Street to help pack vegetables on Thursday, December 21st, and then the church becomes more like a warehouse as we pack and deliver the hampers on Friday, December 22nd.

Revd. Canon Paul Morris, Vicar of St. Peter’s in the City who oversees this project, says, "Last year, one person told me they only had £2 to last them until New Year's Day – how terrible is that?  "Some people are truly living in poverty. They have nothing. That's why this hamper is always so very well received into people's homes."

One volunteer said: "The project is amazingly worthwhile from many viewpoints. Of course, there are the families who receive the lunches, many of whom would otherwise have very little to be cheerful about at Christmas. Those who deliver the boxes come back with stories of people very grateful for the generosity of all those involved. It is also a real focus of community effort, from those who donate the costs of the boxes, to those who are involved in the planning to the many people who come from all over Derbyshire to pack the boxes, to those who deliver them.”

And another volunteer said: "People have been so happy when I've offered to put their name on the hamper list and it has made them feel so relieved as well. They have worried about how they are going to get through it. They have been amazed that we are able to do this for them. I met a lady who came to me, completely broken and depressed. She burst into tears as I started to ask her about her financial situation. She had quite a lot of arrears and was surviving on just £15 a week for food. She said this was all she could afford.  I offered her a food parcel and she sobbed with relief. I couldn't stop her crying. She'd been worried sick about Christmas and its expense."

Every year we have a couple of hundred volunteers from churches, businesses, charities and others who just hear about it and want to help pack and deliver – this year they include the Bishop of Derby and the Mayor of Derby.

Revd. Canon Paul Morris, Vicar of St. Peter’s in the City

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 been appointed Archdeacon of Bolton, Diocese of Manchester. Canon Burgess hopes to take up her new post in the Spring.

 

The Revd Canon Carol Coslett will be collated as Archdeacon of Chesterfield in the Diocese of Derby on Saturday 10 th March 2018 at 2.30 pm at St Mary and All Saints, Chesterf ield. She will be installed during evensong at Derby Cathedral on Sunday 15 th April at 6 pm. People are warmly invited to attend either service, though the service at Chesterfield will be the main welcome . Clergy are invited to robe for the Chesterfield service . Please advise the parish office if you intend to robe: contact@crookedspire.org

 

The Revd Nick Green will be collated as Vicar of Walton , Diocese of Derby , on Sunday 25 th February 2018 at 2 pm at St J ohn ’ s Walton by the Bishop of Derby and inducted by the Acting Archdeacon of Chesterfield

The Bishop of Manchester has appointed Canon Jean Burgess, 55, to be the new Archdeacon of Bolton. Jean is currently Priest in Charge of the parish of St Alkmund and St Werburgh in Derby and Dean of Women’s Ministry in the Diocese of Derby.

Jean Burgess began her ordained ministry in the Diocese of Derby, when she became Assistant Curate at St George and St Mary, Gresley in 2003. In 2008 she was appointed Assistant Curate at St Alkmund and St Werburgh in Derby. She has been Priest-in-Charge there since 2013, when she also became Dean of Women’s Ministry. Jean is an Honorary Canon of Derby Cathedral and was appointed Assistant Archdeacon of Derby earlier this year. Jean also holds a Master's Degree in Theology and Pastoral Studies from Nottingham University.

The Bishop of Manchester, The Rt Revd Dr David Walker, said “I'm very much looking forward to Jean joining us as Archdeacon of Bolton. She is blessed with both a great heart and a wise head, both underpinned by a strong personal faith and a desire to learn and grow in Christ. She will be a huge asset in our leadership team, among the parishes, and in the wider community.”

The Bishop of Bolton, The Rt Revd Mark Ashcroft, said “I am delighted that Canon Jean Burgess is going to join our team as Archdeacon of Bolton. She is passionate about the mission of the Church and brings a wealth of experience of helping churches grow and thrive. Her unique and special gifts will be a great asset to the Archdeaconry of Bolton and to the wider diocese. We pray for her as she makes the transition from Derby to the Bolton Archdeaconry.”

Jean Burgess said, "I am thrilled to have been appointed Archdeacon of Bolton and I look forward to working together with the people of Manchester Diocese to enable us to embody the vision of becoming a worshipping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community."

Jean is married to Graham and has three grown up children, Emily, Charlotte and Joseph and one grandchild Alice. She expects to take up her new post in the week before Easter 2018.

Advent 2017: A special person

The Revd John Baines, Vicar of New Mills and Assistant Direct or of Ordinands , Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Priest - in - Charge of Longnor, Quarnford and Sheen, Diocese of Lichfield. Mr Baines hopes to take up his new appointment in Spring 2018.

 
The Revd Ian Webb, Assistant Curate in the Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Clipstone, Edwinstowe and Perlethorpe, Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Mr Webb hopes to take up his new appointment in March 2018
 
 
The Revd Dr Martin Jones, Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Codnor, the Benefice of Horsley and Denby, the Benefice of Loscoe and the Parish of Horsley Woodhouse (within the United Benefice of Morley with Smalley and Horsley Woodhouse), has been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) in the Benefice of Codnor, the Benefice of Horsley and Denby, the Benefice of Horsley Woodhouse and the Benefice of Loscoe in the same diocese. Dr Jones will be licensed on Tuesday 5th December at 7.30 pm at St Clement’s Horsley by the Bishop of Repton.
 
 
The Revd Jacqueline Stober will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Kirk Langley and All Saints Mackworth, and Mugginton and Kedleston, and Area Dean for the proposed joint Duffield an Longford Deanery, Diocese of Derby, on Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 7 pm at St Michael’s Kirk Langley by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of Derby.
 
Canon Dr Esther Elliott, Learning and Formation Officer and Warden of Readers, is moving into the role of Director of Studies with immediate effect. The Revd Canon Geraldine Pond has taken on the role of Warden of Readers alongside her present post as Diocesan Director of Vocations.
 
The Revd Lynn Hayler, Team Curate of the South Cotswolds Team Ministry, Diocese of Gloucester, has been appointed Vicar in the North Wingfield Team Ministry with special responsibility for Pilsley, Diocese of Derby. Mrs Hayler hopes to take up her new appointment in April 2018. Mrs Hayler’s contact details are: 5 Pips Field Way, Fairford, Gloucester GL7 4FG. 01285711698, Lynnhayler@hotmail.co.uk.
 
The Revd Nick Green, Rector of St Mary’s Episcopal Church Dunblane, Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, has been appointed Vicar of Walton St John ,Diocese of Derby. Mr Green hopes to take up his new appointment in February 2018. Mr Green’s contact details are: St Mary’s Rectory,Smithy Loan, Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 0HQ. 01786 824225, greennick@live.co.uk
 
The Revd Jane Legh will be licensed as Interim Part-Time Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton, Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne, Sutton-on-the-Hill and Trusley, Diocese of Derby, on Sunday 3rd December at 10.30 am at St John the Baptist Boylestone by the Bishop of Derby.
 
The Revd Jane Legh, Assistant Curate in the Benefice of the South Dales and in the Benefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton, Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne, Sutton-on-the-Hill and Trusley, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Interim Part-Time Priest-in-Charge of theBenefice of Boylestone, Church Broughton, Dalbury, Longford, Long Lane, Radbourne, Sutton-on-the-Hill and Trusley. Mrs Legh hopes to take up her new appointment later in the year. She will remain as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of the South Dales and her contact details will be unchanged.
 
The Revd Peter Barham,Vicar of Allestree St Edmund and Darley Abbey St Matthew, Diocese of Derby, has also been appointed Diocesan Ecumenical Officer.
 
The Revd Jacqueline Stober, Vicar of Holy Spirit Denton, Diocese of Newcastle, has been appointed Priest in Charge of Kirk Langley and Mackworth, and Mugginton and Kedleston, and Area Dean for the proposed joint Duffield and Longford Deanery, Diocese of Derby. Miss Stober hopes to take up her new post in the new year. Miss Stober’s contact details are: The Vicarage, Dunblane Crescent, Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2BE.0191 267 2058, bjstober@yahoo.com
 
The Revd Romita Shrisunder, Vicar of Chaddesden St Philip with Derby St Mark, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Bishops’ Director of Ordinands,  Diocese of Lichfield. Miss Shrisunder hopes to take up her new appointment in February 2018.
 
 
The Revd Helen Thake, who holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, was licensed as Chaplain to HMP Sudbury, Diocese of Derby, on 23rd October. Her contact details remain the same.
 
 
The Revd Ian Davis, Vicar of Hope, Castleton and Bradwell, will retire with effect from 15th November 2017. His final service will be on 15th October.
 
The Revd Andy Bond, Curate of Penge Lane Holy Trinity, Diocese of Rochester, has been appointed Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Minister) of Derby St Werburgh’s Bishop’s Mission Order, Diocese of Derby. Mr Bond was licensed to this post on Monday 18thSeptember2017. Mr Bond will continue to live in London and commute to the Diocese for the time being. His contact details are: St John’s Vicarage, St John’s Road, London SE20 7EQ, 07939 051990, email tbc.
 
The Revd Dr David Mundy, Assistant Curate ofBakewell, Ashford-in-the-Water with Sheldonand Rowsley, Diocese of Derby, will transfer his curacy and become Assistant Curate of the benefices of Glossop and Dinting Vale in the same diocese with effect from Sunday1st October 2017. Dr Mundy’s contact details will remain the same.
 
The Revd Canon Peter Walley will be Acting Archdeacon of Derby for the period 9th October until 2nd December, 2017. He should be contacted in the following manner: Email:ActingArchDDerby@derby.anglican.org Phone: 01332 388667 Mrs Rachel Shock will act as PA to Canon Walley. Her contact details remain   as:Email:pa.archdeacon@derby.anglican.org Phone: 01332 388667 (office  hours Monday-Thursday)
 
 
 
The Revd Ian Davis, Vicar of Hope, Castleton and Bradwell, will retire with effect from 16th October 2017. Mr Davis will be moving away from the diocese.
 
The Revd Dr Anne Phillips, Assistant Curate (Deacon) of Matlock Bank and Tansley, Diocese of Derby, will be ordained Priest of the same benefice by the Bishop of Derby on Wednesday 20th September at 7 pm at All Saints Matlock Bank. Dr Phillips’ contact details will remain the same.
 
 
The Revd Peter Bates, Methodist Minister at the Church on Oakwood, Diocese of Derby, has been appointed to a post in Newark and will finish at Oakwood on 31st August.
 
The Revd Neil Draper has been appointed Methodist Minister at the Church on Oakwood, Diocese of Derby. Mr Draper will start his new post on and be formally
licensed at a service of welcome on Friday 1st September at 7 pm at the Church on Oakwood. Mr Draper’s contact details are:The Vicarage, 239 Morley Road, Oakwood, Derby DE21 4TB  Tel:01332 664456, email:revnd@me.com
 
 
 
 
 

The Sandford St Martin Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of the Bishop of Repton, the Right Reverend Jan McFarlane as its new Chair. In the role she will head the Trust's work advocating and lobbying for religious literacy in broadcasting at industry, parliamentary and regulatory level, including overseeing the UK's most prestigious awards for programmes exploring religion, ethics or spirituality.  She succeeds the Rt Rev Nick Baines, Lord Bishop of Leeds, who steps down following 9 years in role.

The Rt Rev Nick Baines said: “I am delighted to hand over The Sandford St Martin Trust baton to Jan McFarlane. She is experienced in the field of media and communications, and will apply herself to this new role with enthusiasm, vigour and wisdom. It has been a privilege to chair the Trust and I know it is now in the hands of an excellent new Chair. Jan’s skills and experience will help to take the Trust’s work even further in the coming years.”

On taking up the post, Jan McFarlane said: "I am very much looking forward to becoming Chair of the highly respected Sandford St Martin Trust. At a time when we need to understand and appreciate the role of faith in our world, and when we need to understand the similarities and differences between the major world religions, the need for excellence in religious broadcasting is greater than ever before.”

The Rt Revd Jan McFarlane was one of the Church of England’s first ten female bishops. She was educated first at Sheffield University, where she trained as a Speech and Language Therapist. She trained for ordination at Cranmer Hall, Durham. Bishop Jan was among the first women to be ordained to the priesthood in 1994 and she served in the Stafford Team Ministry before becoming Chaplain of Ely Cathedral from 1996 to 1999. She went on to become Director of Communications for the Diocese of Norwich for seventeen years, combining that role with those of Chaplain to the Bishop of Norwich and Archdeacon of Norwich. She served on the General Synod from 2005-2016 and helped to see through the vote allowing women to become bishops, despite undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer at the time.

Bishop Jan was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in June 2016, becoming the 9th female bishop in the history of the Church of England. She is the Bishop of Repton, the assistant bishop serving Derbyshire. She has contributed to several books of prayer and reflection for Church House Publishing and broadcasts regularly on local radio.

The Sandford St Martin Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation. It has been making annual awards for the best programmes about religion, ethics and spirituality since 1978. The Trust engages with a wide range of media organisations as well as with individual journalists, filmmakers, broadcasters and other media figures, many of whom give their time and expertise voluntarily to support the Trust’s work. The Trust believes the media can be a powerful tool to increase understanding of different perspectives and beliefs in our world, helping create greater understanding, tolerance and thoughtfulness. The Trust is politically independent and is not affiliated with any media company or organisation.  It does not proselytise on behalf of or promote any particular religion or faith, nor does it engage in religious activities itself.

You can read more about the Trust at www.sandfordawards.org.uk

The PCC of St Wilfrid’s Church, Barrow upon Trent has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the “Transformation of St Wilfrid’s” project, it has just been announced. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to preserve and celebrate this important heritage site, transforming it into a multi-function building fit for community use, education and research, with the ability to sustain itself.  The first round pass of £597,400 includes development funding of £34,700 which has been awarded to help St Wilfrid’s PCC progress their plans to apply for the full grant at a later date. 

The project aims to carry out essential conservation and repair work, making it a welcoming place for users and visitors; restoring, enhancing and transforming the church both to conserve it against potential terminal decline but also to enhance the building’s suitability for wider community use.

St Wilfrid’s is an Anglo-Saxon parish church that was given to the Knights Hospitallers in 1165. The Knights made extensive extensions to the building, and it survives today in its structurally unchanged state since the dissolution of the Order in 1540. The project will provide an opportunity for all to explore various aspects of medieval life with workshops and activities inspired by the period.

Anne Heathcote, Project Leader, said “Thanks to the National Lottery players, not only can we now preserve our special heritage, but also make St Wilfrid’s a place for everyone to use and visit”

Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said: “We are delighted that, thanks to people who play the National Lottery, we’ve been able to support these innovative proposals. St Wilfrid’s is a wonderfully historic site, and a treasured community asset, and we look forward to seeing the final plans in due course”.

The church is a wonderful piece of Hospitaller property. Preserving it and returning it to its original purpose as a building suitable for community use, whilst investigating its past, will provide a central point for scholars and an educational resource on medieval England in what has been a hidden history.

Notes to editors

St Wilfrid’s Church, Barrow upon Trent Derbyshire, PCC and Friends committee

The Parochial Church Council has responsibility for the running and upkeep of St Wilfrid’s Church and the Friends of St Wilfrid’s consists of a very large proportion (around 50%) of the parish community, who do not worship regularly but are keen to ensure that the building is researched, retained and used by the wider population for many other community uses.

The Friends have two main objectives - to further investigate the history and heritage of the building and to further extend the building's use for everyday community purposes.  The Friends routinely support the PCC with fund-raising and physical help.

 

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk.  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLottery and #HLFsupported.

Heritage Grants programme applications are assessed in two rounds.  A first-round pass is given when HLF has endorsed outline proposals and earmarked funding. A first-round pass may also include an immediate award to fund the development of the project. Detailed proposals are then considered by HLF at second-round and as long as plans have progressed satisfactorily and according to the original proposal, an award for the project is confirmed.

For further information please contact:

Jill Scarfe on jmgscarfe@yahoo.co.uk  (07740 125990) or

Anne Heathcote, Project Lead, on anneheathcote.ah@gmail.com (01332 703915 / 07887 656948)

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring as Bishop of Derby from 31st August next year.

It is an enormous privilege to be working with you in the Diocese and I hope that this early notice will give time for prayerful discernment of God’s call into the future.

There will be more details about farewells in due course.

Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel.

Every blessing.

Yours ever,

Alastair

NEW ARCHDEACON OF CHESTERFIELD APPOINTED

The Revd Canon Carol Coslett has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Chesterfield succeeding the Venerable Christine Wilson, who is now Dean of Lincoln Cathedral.

Canon Coslett is currently Rector of the United Benefice of Betchworth and Buckland in the Diocese of Southwark, an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, as well as serving as an Acting Archdeacon, Assistant Area Dean of Reigate Deanery, and Diocesan Faith in the Countryside Rural Officer.  In these roles she has gained a great deal of experience which will assist her in her new position.

Before she was ordained, Carol gained an MA in Music Education and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Jesus College Cambridge in Music and Religious Education for Secondary.  She went on to train for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon before serving her curacy in the Diocese of Guildford.  In 2007 she became Rector of her present parishes.  Carol was appointed Faith in the Countryside Officer in 2011, which involves co-ordinating and networking across the Dioceses of Canterbury, Guildford and Chichester, as well as working across the same dioceses in her role of Chaplain for the Farming Community Network since 2012.  She has a keen interest in supporting the presence of the church in communities, and reaching out to those isolated particularly in semi-rural areas.

Carol loves walking, and is looking forward to exploring the Derbyshire countryside with her husband Martin, their two grown up children; David and Clara, and their Jack Russell (Fudge).  She also enjoys playing her clarinet, singing, reading, foreign travel, and visits to the opera, theatre and historic houses. 

Canon Coslett said, “I am very excited to be joining the Diocese of Derby, especially working with the clergy and parishes of the Chesterfield Archdeaconry.  I am particularly impressed by the new developments to use resources within the deaneries and I look forward so much to being able to visit the churches and get to know the communities in this wonderful part of Derbyshire.  It will be a real privilege to serve you as we ‘share Christ’s presence in every community’”.

The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, said: “I am delighted that Carol has accepted my invitation to join our team.  She brings an impressive range of skills and experience which will be a great gift to the future mission of our diocese.”

Canon Coslett will take up her new position in Spring 2018.

ENDS

23rd October, 2017

NEW ARCHDEACON OF CHESTERFIELD APPOINTED

The Revd Canon Carol Coslett has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Chesterfield succeeding the Venerable Christine Wilson, who is now Dean of Lincoln Cathedral.

Canon Coslett is currently Rector of the United Benefice of Betchworth and Buckland in the Diocese of Southwark, an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, as well as serving as an Acting Archdeacon, Assistant Area Dean of Reigate Deanery, and Diocesan Faith in the Countryside Rural Officer.  In these roles she has gained a great deal of experience which will assist her in her new position.

Before she was ordained, Carol gained an MA in Music Education and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Jesus College Cambridge in Music and Religious Education for Secondary.  She went on to train for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon before serving her curacy in the Diocese of Guildford.  In 2007 she became Rector of her present parishes.  Carol was appointed Faith in the Countryside Officer in 2011, which involves co-ordinating and networking across the Dioceses of Canterbury, Guildford and Chichester, as well as working across the same dioceses in her role of Chaplain for the Farming Community Network since 2012.  She has a keen interest in supporting the presence of the church in communities, and reaching out to those isolated particularly in semi-rural areas.

Carol loves walking, and is looking forward to exploring the Derbyshire countryside with her husband Martin, their two grown up children; David and Clara, and their Jack Russell (Fudge).  She also enjoys playing her clarinet, singing, reading, foreign travel, and visits to the opera, theatre and historic houses. 

Canon Coslett said, “I am very excited to be joining the Diocese of Derby, especially working with the clergy and parishes of the Chesterfield Archdeaconry.  I am particularly impressed by the new developments to use resources within the deaneries and I look forward so much to being able to visit the churches and get to know the communities in this wonderful part of Derbyshire.  It will be a real privilege to serve you as we ‘share Christ’s presence in every community’”.

The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, said: “I am delighted that Carol has accepted my invitation to join our team.  She brings an impressive range of skills and experience which will be a great gift to the future mission of our diocese.”

Canon Coslett will take up her new position in Spring 2018.

ENDS

Further information: 07540 120899

23rd October, 2017

NEW ARCHDEACON OF CHESTERFIELD APPOINTED

The Revd Canon Carol Coslett has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Chesterfield succeeding the Venerable Christine Wilson, who is now Dean of Lincoln Cathedral.

Canon Coslett is currently Rector of the United Benefice of Betchworth and Buckland in the Diocese of Southwark, an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, as well as serving as an Acting Archdeacon, Assistant Area Dean of Reigate Deanery, and Diocesan Faith in the Countryside Rural Officer.  In these roles she has gained a great deal of experience which will assist her in her new position.

Before she was ordained, Carol gained an MA in Music Education and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Jesus College Cambridge in Music and Religious Education for Secondary.  She went on to train for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon before serving her curacy in the Diocese of Guildford.  In 2007 she became Rector of her present parishes.  Carol was appointed Faith in the Countryside Officer in 2011, which involves co-ordinating and networking across the Dioceses of Canterbury, Guildford and Chichester, as well as working across the same dioceses in her role of Chaplain for the Farming Community Network since 2012.  She has a keen interest in supporting the presence of the church in communities, and reaching out to those isolated particularly in semi-rural areas.

Carol loves walking, and is looking forward to exploring the Derbyshire countryside with her husband Martin, their two grown up children; David and Clara, and their Jack Russell (Fudge).  She also enjoys playing her clarinet, singing, reading, foreign travel, and visits to the opera, theatre and historic houses. 

Canon Coslett said, “I am very excited to be joining the Diocese of Derby, especially working with the clergy and parishes of the Chesterfield Archdeaconry.  I am particularly impressed by the new developments to use resources within the deaneries and I look forward so much to being able to visit the churches and get to know the communities in this wonderful part of Derbyshire.  It will be a real privilege to serve you as we ‘share Christ’s presence in every community’”.

The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, said: “I am delighted that Carol has accepted my invitation to join our team.  She brings an impressive range of skills and experience which will be a great gift to the future mission of our diocese.”

Canon Coslett will take up her new position in Spring 2018.

ENDS

Further information: 07540 120899

23rd October, 2017

Derby Cathedral School is excited to announce the appointment of its Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

Gordon Inglis will be joining Derby Cathedral School as Headteacher Designate in January 2018 to prepare the school for opening at its temporary site at Midland House in September 2018. He leaves the highly regarded ‘The Bolsover School’ where he has successfully led the school for over ten years. Ofsted praised his leadership at the school, and in particular for engendering a strong set of values through the school where equality, tolerance and understanding lie at the heart of the curriculum.

“I have spent nearly 30 years in education, twelve as Headteacher. I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to share my knowledge and experience to help establish the Derby Cathedral School. I am eager to drive the curriculum development and instil our Christian ethos, and to work with Cathedral and Diocesan Trust colleagues to put everything in place for next autumn, including recruiting a team of equally excited and impassioned staff to make the school a success from day one.

“Choosing a child’s secondary school is one of the most important decisions that parents will make. Derby Cathedral School will have the advantage of being part of a wider Diocesan and academy trust (DDAT) family. I very much look forward to meeting parents and prospective students very soon to share my vision for Derby Cathedral School.”

Families with children due to start secondary school next September will have the opportunity to meet Gordon at open events currently being organised to take place prior to the admissions deadline on 31st October 2017. Details of the open events will be widely publicised on the school’s website and through Facebook. Parents are also encouraged to sign up to the school’s newsletter at: http://www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/receive-our-newsletter/

We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Walker MBE as the Chair of Governors of Derby Cathedral School.

Brian has been the Headteacher of West Park School (Spondon, Derby) for 20 years and is wholly committed to improving educational performance across the city of Derby. West Park School is a high-performing mathematics and computing academy and is recognised as one of the best schools in the Country.  West Park School was acknowledged in March 2017 by Nick Gibb MP as being within the top 5% of schools nationally in terms of the progress made by pupils, using the Progress 8 measure. In addition, the Real Schools Guide 2017 announced West Park as being the ‘best school in Derbyshire’.

Brian is a National Leader in Education and his knowledge of the local, regional and national education landscape will provide Derby Cathedral School with firm foundations. 

Applications for a Year 7 place at Derby Cathedral School for September 2018 are now being accepted. In the first year, Derby Cathedral School will process applications outside the normal local authority process for coordinating school offers. This means parents will need to complete their LA common application form for other choices of school in addition to the online application for Derby Cathedral School. An application to Derby Cathedral School will be considered entirely separately and will not affect any other school applications made via the LA. It is, in effect, an additional choice  of school.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2017. Those offered a place at Derby Cathedral School will receive two offers from the LA on 1st March: one from their three LA choices and an additional offer from Derby Cathedral School. They can then decide which offer to accept. 

Applications can be made online at www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/apply/

Derby Cathedral School is excited to announce the appointment of its Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

Gordon Inglis will be joining Derby Cathedral School as Headteacher Designate in January 2018 to prepare the school for opening at its temporary site at Midland House in September 2018. He leaves the highly regarded ‘The Bolsover School’ where he has successfully led the school for over ten years. Ofsted praised his leadership at the school, and in particular for engendering a strong set of values through the school where equality, tolerance and understanding lie at the heart of the curriculum.

“I have spent nearly 30 years in education, twelve as Headteacher. I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to share my knowledge and experience to help establish the Derby Cathedral School. I am eager to drive the curriculum development and instil our Christian ethos, and to work with Cathedral and Diocesan Trust colleagues to put everything in place for next autumn, including recruiting a team of equally excited and impassioned staff to make the school a success from day one.

“Choosing a child’s secondary school is one of the most important decisions that parents will make. Derby Cathedral School will have the advantage of being part of a wider Diocesan and academy trust (DDAT) family. I very much look forward to meeting parents and prospective students very soon to share my vision for Derby Cathedral School.”

Families with children due to start secondary school next September will have the opportunity to meet Gordon at open events currently being organised to take place prior to the admissions deadline on 31st October 2017. Details of the open events will be widely publicised on the school’s website and through Facebook. Parents are also encouraged to sign up to the school’s newsletter at: http://www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/receive-our-newsletter/

We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Walker MBE as the Chair of Governors of Derby Cathedral School.

Brian has been the Headteacher of West Park School (Spondon, Derby) for 20 years and is wholly committed to improving educational performance across the city of Derby. West Park School is a high-performing mathematics and computing academy and is recognised as one of the best schools in the Country.  West Park School was acknowledged in March 2017 by Nick Gibb MP as being within the top 5% of schools nationally in terms of the progress made by pupils, using the Progress 8 measure. In addition, the Real Schools Guide 2017 announced West Park as being the ‘best school in Derbyshire’.

Brian is a National Leader in Education and his knowledge of the local, regional and national education landscape will provide Derby Cathedral School with firm foundations. 

Applications for a Year 7 place at Derby Cathedral School for September 2018 are now being accepted. In the first year, Derby Cathedral School will process applications outside the normal local authority process for coordinating school offers. This means parents will need to complete their LA common application form for other choices of school in addition to the online application for Derby Cathedral School. An application to Derby Cathedral School will be considered entirely separately and will not affect any other school applications made via the LA. It is, in effect, an additional choice  of school.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2017. Those offered a place at Derby Cathedral School will receive two offers from the LA on 1st March: one from their three LA choices and an additional offer from Derby Cathedral School. They can then decide which offer to accept. 

Applications can be made online at www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/apply/

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