Diocese of Derby

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Diocese of Derby
Church of England
Province: Canterbury
Arms of the Bishop of Derby

The nave of Derby Cathedral
Bishop: Alastair Redfern
Cathedral: Derby Cathedral
Archdeaconries: Chesterfield, Derby
No. of parishes: 255[1]
No. of churches: 332
Website: derby.anglican.org

The Diocese of Derby is a Church of England diocese in the Province of Canterbury, covering Derbyshire. Its diocesan bishop, the Bishop of Derby has his seat at Derby Cathedral.

The Diocese of Derby contains two archdeaconries: the Archdeaconry of Derby and the Archdeaconry of Chesterfield. The former archdeaconry is divided into the deaneries of Ashbourne, Derby North, Derby South, Duffield, Erewash, Heanor, Longford, Melbourne, and Repton, and the latter into the deaneries of Alfreton, Bakewell and Eyam, Bolsover and Staveley, Buxton, Chesterfield, Glossop, and Wirksworth.

The Archdeaconry of Derby was originally part of the Diocese of Lichfield, but was moved to form part of the Diocese of Southwell when that diocese was created in 1884. On 7 July 1927 the archdeaconries of Derby and Chesterfield became the Diocese of Derby.[2][3]


The diocesan bishop is the Bishop of Derby. He is assisted by one suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Repton.

The provincial episcopal visitor (for parishes in this diocese – among twelve others in the western part of the Province of Canterbury – who reject the ministry of priests who are women, since 1994) is the Bishop of Ebbsfleet. There are four former bishops licensed as honorary assistant bishops in the diocese.

Bishops of Derby
From Until Incumbent Notes
1927 1936 Edmund Pearce Previously Master of Corpus Christi.
1936 1959 Alfred Rawlinson Previously Archdeacon of Auckland.
1959 1969 Geoffrey Allen Previously Principal of Cuddesdon College.
1969 1988 Cyril Bowles Previously Archdeacon of Swindon.
1988 1995 Peter Dawes Previously Archdeacon of West Ham.
1995 2005 Jonathan Bailey Translated from Dunwich; also Clerk of the Closet from 1997.
2005 present Alastair Redfern Translated from Grantham.

Outside links


  1. Church of England Statistics 2002
  2. Youngs Local Administrative Units of England
  3. London Gazette: no. 33290, p. 4207, 1 July 1927. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

Dioceses of the Church of England

Province of Canterbury:
Bath & Wells •
Birmingham • Bristol • Canterbury • Chelmsford • Chichester • Coventry • Derby • Ely • Exeter • Gibraltar in Europe • Gloucester • Guildford • Hereford • Leicester • Lichfield • Lincoln • London • Norwich • Oxford • Peterborough • Portsmouth • Rochester • Saint Albans • Saint Edmundsbury & Ipswich • Salisbury • Southwark • Truro • Winchester • Worcester
Province of York:
Blackburn •
Carlisle • Chester • Durham • Leeds • Liverpool • Manchester • Newcastle • Sheffield • Sodor & Man • Southwell & Nottingham • York