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Derby Diocese E-news 18 July 2017

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Bishop of Derby's Harvest Appeal 2017

The Edwardes College School Multi-Faith Education

Parachinar in Northern Pakistan is in a tribal area of high radicalisation with many refugees as it lies only twenty-five miles from the Afghan border. The people have suffered greatly because of terrorism and sectarian clashes and they need to experience healing and to discover a better way of living together harmoniously based on understanding and tolerance rather than fear and prejudice.

After eight years of negotiation with the government, Bishop Humphrey has been given a disused building and permission to open the first Church School in the area on the understanding that Muslims and Christians, boys and girls will be educated together. This timely project will help prevent further radicalisation and extremism and give children in the area hope and the possibility of a different future. 

Through your donations and support, Muslim and Christian children can build a future for themselves free from radicalisation. 

Talking about the appeal, Bishop Alastair said: "This year's Harvest Appeal offers a timely opportunity for us to bear witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to show solidarity with the Anglican Church in Pakistan. Please support it generously - so that God's grace can be a blessing through our commitment."

For further information please contact the Bishop's Office on 01332 840132


Launch of the Parish Giving Scheme 

The Parish Giving Scheme is being launched in the Diocese. The Scheme is a multi-diocesan approach to serving parishes with a professional donation management and Gift Aid service which combats the challenge of static giving by allowing donors to increase the giving in line with inflation. We are holding three launch events: 

Thursday, 5th October in Chesterfield 
More information 

Wednesday, 11th October in Buxton 
More information

Monday, 16th October in Derby 

Each event starts at 7.30 pm and ends at 9.15 pm. The events are aimed at Clergy, Churchwardens, Treasurers and Planned Giving Secretaries. Please put the dates in your diary.


Safeguarding Trainer (1 year fixed term)

Derby Church House
20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends
£16,000 p.a.

The Bishop of Derby wishes to maintain and promote the highest standards of training in the area of safeguarding children and adults in the church context across the Diocese. As part of this commitment the Diocese is seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Trainer as part of a larger safeguarding team. 

For more information, application form and job description click here



South Dales Benefice
Volunteer Post, with Honorarium

Administrator to support the Rector, other clergy and lay volunteers in the day to day running of the benefice. For more information click here



The Revd Phil Mann, Planting Curate at Holy Trinity Brompton, Diocese of London, will be licensed as Pioneer Minister of the Derby City Bishop’s Mission Order, Diocese of Derby, on Tuesday 1st August in the Bishop’s Chapel, Duffield, by the Bishop of Derby. Mr Mann will be based at St Werburgh’s Church, Friar Gate, Derby. The primary focus will be on young people, including students and young professionals. 

The Revd Canon Peter Walley, Vicar of the benefice of Mickleover, Diocese of Derby, will also be Acting Archdeacon of Derby while the Archdeacon of Derby is on study leave. This will be from 9th October until 2nd December, 2017. Contact details for Canon Walley during this period will be published in September. 


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 

We still have a few posters available if you would like a copy please email your name and address to 


"Come and See"

Looking for Jesus in the Holy Land Today.

A familiarisation pilgrimage for clergy through the Biblical Lands of Israel and Palestine.

4 - 12 January 2018
Download a brochure here 

Lightline Pilgrimages - 01992 576065 

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