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    A City centre church is being bought back to life this autumn after having been closed for more than 30 years. St Werburgh’s Church on Friar Gate closed in 1986 after which part of the building became a shopping arcade and later a Chinese restaurant. It is also famous for being the wedding venue of Read More
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The Venerable Christine Wilson, Archdeacon of Chesterfield, has been appointed Dean of Lincoln – one of Europe’s great Cathedrals. Please pray for Christine and her family in this time of transition.

Lincoln press release Click here

Christine WilsonArchdeacon Christine said: “ I am excited and deeply honoured to be invited to be the next Dean of Lincoln and at the same time saddened to be leaving a diocese where I have received such warm hospitality. I have enjoyed so many opportunities to grow and develop and serve the people of Derbyshire as archdeacon of Chesterfield.

Being a Christian is about following Jesus and answering his call upon our lives.

Sometimes that call comes unexpectedly, as it did when I first responded to an invitation from Bishop Alastair to explore the role of archdeacon in the diocese of Derby back in 2010. Having lived in Sussex most of my life it was a step of faith to travel north into an unknown county.  

In responding to that sense of call and vocation, the last six years have been filled with moments of extraordinary grace and generous support and encouragement. I have loved being one of your archdeacons.

It has been a privilege to work with some outstanding colleagues, to support parishes in their work of mission and ministry to their communities and be alongside so many dedicated and hardworking clergy and churchwardens. 

Now the Church is once again calling me on to a new ministry.

 I have so often found God to be a God of surprises and the journey of faith to be an exciting adventure.  As I prepare to leave, I go with gratitude for the impact that your lives have had upon my own faith and pray that the Christian community I leave behind will journey on, responding to God’s call, continuing to share the love of God with the people of Derbyshire.”

Bishop Alastair: “Christine has been an outstanding colleague and an important part of the leadership of the diocese. I am delighted she has been given this opportunity, allowing her to follow her vocation into a new ministry. She will leave a remarkable legacy.  There will be an occasion for us to say thank you to Christine for her contribution to the life of the Diocese in July.  Details to follow.”

Today we pray for the parish of St John Baptist, Tibshelf Clergy: Gill Manley, Sally Mason, Derrick Hesketh, PCC and congregation.

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Today we pray for the parish of St Werburgh, Blackwell; Gill Manley, Sally Mason, Derrick Hesketh, Robert Needham, PCC and congregation.

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Today we pray for The Order of the Black Sheep; Mark Broomhead; Hilary Moore & those whom the Order is in contact & seeking to reach

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