Diocese of Derby
|Bishop||Libby Lane, Bishop of Derby|
|Suffragan||Malcolm Macnaughton, Bishop of Repton|
|Archdeacons||Carol Coslett, Archdeacon of Chesterfield|
Peter Walley, Acting Archdeacon of Derby
The Diocese of Derby is a Church of England diocese in the Province of Canterbury, roughly covering the same area as the County of Derbyshire. Its diocesan bishop is the Bishop of Derby whose seat (cathedra) is at Derby Cathedral. The diocesan bishop is assisted by one suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Repton.
The Diocese of Derby contains two archdeaconries: the Archdeaconry of Derby, which is divided into the deaneries of Derby City, Dove and Derwent, Mercia, and South East Derbyshire; and the Archdeaconry of Chesterfield, which is divided into the deaneries of Carsington, Hardwick, North East Derbyshire, and Peak.
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.
The Bishop of Derby is Libby Lane. The diocesan Bishop is assisted by a suffragan Bishop of Repton (Malcolm Macnaughton). The provincial episcopal visitor (for traditional Anglo-Catholic parishes in this diocese who have petitioned for alternative episcopal oversight) is Jonathan Goodall, Bishop suffragan of Ebbsfleet. Derby is one of the few dioceses not to license the provincial episcopal visitor as an honorary assistant bishop.
There are three former bishops licensed as honorary assistant bishops in the diocese:
- 1991–present: Bob Beak, a former assistant bishop in Marsabit/Mount Kenya East (in the All Saints diocese of the Anglican Church of Kenya), retired back to England and lives in Ashover.
- 2008–present: retired former Bishop of Sheffield Jack Nicholls lives in Chapel-en-le-Frith and is also licensed in neighbouring Diocese of Manchester.
- 2012–present: Richard Inwood, retired Bishop suffragan of Bedford, lives in Chesterfield.
Roger Jupp, a former Bishop of Popondetta, returned to parish ministry in England in 2005. He was vicar of St Laurence’s Church, Long Eaton, from 2012 until retiring in 2018. Bishop Jupp is not an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese.
- Church of England Statistics 2002
- Youngs Local Administrative Units of England
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