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Derby Diocese E-news 20 March 2018

The next issue will be Tuesday 17 April 2018. Please send any items for inclusion to by 1pm Monday 16 April 2018. 

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Carol Coslett collated as new Archdeacon of Chesterfield

The Venerable Carol Coslett has been collated as the Archdeacon of Chesterfield.

The role will see her responsible for the northern half of the Diocese of Derby – the Chesterfield Archdeaconry - including a large area of the Peak District and the High Peak, and North East Derbyshire – a total of 131 parishes.

Archdeacon Carol was formally welcomed to the Diocese of Derby on Saturday (10 March) by the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, together with the Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton, and other senior clergy from the diocese. The service was held in the parish church of Chesterfield, St Mary and All Saints – the Crooked Spire. Read More


Vacancy in See meetings

Informal meetings across the diocese. All welcome.
All meetings 7pm for 7.30pm until 9pm.

20 March: Crooked Spire, Chesterfield

26 March: Ashbourne Church Hall

11 April: Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School

23 April: Derby Cathedra

Public Consultation with the Archbishops' and Prime Minister's Appointments' Secretaries. All welcome. 
15 May: St Thomas' Church, Brampton

The Vacancy in See Committee will then meet on 16 May 2018. 

The Crown Nominations Commission will meet on 26 September and 1-2 November 2018 


Calor launches £50k rural grant scheme

Off-grid energy supplier Calor has announced a fund for 21 individual prize pots to support rural communities throughout the UK. Launched in 2017, past submissions included funding for community centres, village halls and sporting venues, as well as the installation of fibre broadband into an off-grid village.

Applications open on 20 March however those wishing to register their interest can do so



The Revd Sally Mason , Associate Priest of Blackwell and Tibshelf, has resigned as Spiritual Director for Derby Anglican Cursillo. The Revd Ross Clayton , who holds the Bishop of Derby’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed to fill this position and took up his duties on 10th March .   


Diocesan Training Calendar

All diocesan training and learning opportunities are available under the School of Formation webpage. This complete list will make it easier to find training, it is constantly being updated with new events so do keep checking back. 


Flower Festivals

Please let us know about your flower festivals, well dressings or summer events these will be publicised on our website and in the magazine. Please email details to or call 01332 388680

Advertise with us

Get your message out to the whole diocese by advertising in our brand new diocesan magazine, Together.  To find out more please see our media pack or call 01332 388680

Reserve your copy

Free copies of Together magazine will be available in churches but to receive each issue straight through your door, why not subscribe? Subscription costs just £5 and pays for the postage and packaging for four issues. To find out more visit or call 01332 388680


Parish Photos

We'd love to see what has been taking place at your church and showcase in our brand new diocesan magazine. Please send in photographs with a brief description of what took place and we will feature as many as possible in each issue of the magazine. Please send to 


Spiritual Freedom: the Gospel for the Parish and its Future Flourishing

Dates 10, 17, 24 April; 1,8 May

Venue: St Helen’s Darley Dale. 7 for coffee for a 7.30pm start
For more information please contact 

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