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

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Mission and Ministry

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Director of Mission and Ministry: Revd Canon Matt Barnes

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Diocesan Director of Vocations: Revd Canon Geraldine Pond

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Vocations Administrator: 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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 Continuing Ministerial Development Officer (Clergy): Revd Canon Dr Simon Taylor

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PA to Simon Taylor: Marietta Foreman

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Director of Studies: Rev'd Dawn Glen 

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Lay Ministry Administrator: Fiona Bennett

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Parish Resource Officer: David Meredith

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The Diocese of Derby

Contact Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650 (reception)

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