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Derby Diocese E-news 7 June 2017

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New Dean for Derby Cathedral

It has been announced this morning (Monday 5th June 2017)  The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Hance has been appointed the next Dean of Derby. He succeeds The Very Revd John Davies as Dean, following his move to Wells Cathedral in 2016.

Dr Hance is to take up his position later in the year.  He currently serves as Canon Missioner of Southwark Cathedral and Director of Mission and Evangelism for the Diocese of Southwark, a position that he has held since 2013. In this role, he has taken a lead on the outward-facing aspects of Southwark Cathedral's ministry and played a key role in developing diocesan mission strategy. Read More


Book of Condolence opened for Victims of London Terror attack

The Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, has opened a book of condolence at the Council House to express sympathy and solidarity with the family and friends of victims caught up in the terror attack in London this weekend. 

The book will be available for everyone to sign in the Council House Reception.


Heritage Open Days

Running between 7 -10 September, now is the time to get involved! Register your event

The website also has free resources to help promote your events and connect them to this national project. More information is available on the heritage open day website. 


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. 


Aurora Children's Ministry Training

A training course designed for those involved in Christian children's work. It is ideal for anyone who can commit to a number of training sessions over eight months who wants to develop their practice, gain new skills and grow in confidence. 
More information 


Flower Festivals poster 

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

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