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Derby Diocese E-news 25 April 2017

The next issue will be Tuesday 9 May 2017. Please send any items for inclusion to by 1pm Monday 8 May 2017. 

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Thy Kingdom Come 

24 May - 4 June 2017

Resources including videos, service templates, prayers and children's activities are available 

To order your free prayer bookmarks, please email your name, address, church and number of bookmarks required to 

Bookmarks are limited so please order now to avoid disappointment! 

If you are able to collect from Derby Church House please let us know. 


Jewson's 'Building Better Communities' funding is back for 2017 

The building firm are offering regional project prizes of £500 to £10,000 and the top regional project will receive £50,000.  You can nominate any community building that is making a difference in your community and needs building support eg: a new roof or other renovation works. You can also nominate your Trade Hero who could win £50,000 to help them complete a community project.  

To find out more, or to nominate, see


The Great Get Together

Churches, faith groups and community organisations are being invited to team up with Church Urban Fund's Near Neighbours programme to host street parties, picnics and bake-offs in tribute to the late MP Jo Cox. 

Near Neighbours is encouraging people to take part in the Jo Cox Foundations 'Great Get Together' between June 16 - 18 - an opportunity to stage the biggest street party across the country since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. For more information 


Managing Messy Church

6th June 10am -1pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor. 
An event for Clergy and Messy Church leaders to explore ideas for growth and discipleship.
There is no charge for this event. Book at:


Energy Brokers and Schemes

We have recently been made aware of a rise in parishes being targeted by energy brokers. There has been serious issues with one particular broker called relating to documented mis-selling, fake renewal prices and inflated consumptions to inflate their 'saving' which actually turned out to be a premium. The Parish Buying Team ask that parishes are cautious before signing up to any scheme and use the resources on or  when looking at their energy. 
If you have any concerns over brokers or questions please contact the Parish Buying Team, 


School of Formation 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 poster 

Posters are now available. If you would like to order a copy please email your name and address 



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

The Revd Becky Mathew will be collated and inducted as Vicar of Allestree St Nicholas and licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Quarndon, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday 5th September at
7.30 pm at St Nicholas, Allestree, by the Bishop of Derby assisted by the Archdeacon of Derby. 

The Revd David Owens will be licensed as Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Minister) and Director of Mission and Evangelism to the benefice of Brampton St Thomas, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday 27th June at 7.30 pm at St. Thomas’, Brampton by the Bishop of Repton assisted by the Acting Archdeacon of Chesterfield. 


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