Diocesan Blog - December, 2018

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The Bishop’s Christmas Message: 2018

The Bishop’s Christmas Message:  2018

Signs of Love and Hope Stories and narratives, truth and lies, honesty and deceit: was there ever a year in which it was so difficult to distinguish these things for what they are?  Was there ever a time when it was so difficult to identify integrity in public life?  Very… Read more


New Secretary for the Archdeacon

New Secretary for the Archdeacon

New Secretary for the Archdeacon From 1 January 2019 the Archdeacon will have a new secretary. Mrs Michelle Barwood has been appointed to the post. The Archdeacon, Andie Brown commented, 'I'm looking forward to Michelle providing me with secretarial support as she brings to the post her excellent organisation… Read more


Queen approves nomination of Bishop of Derby

Queen approves nomination of Bishop of Derby

Queen approves nomination of Bishop of Derby The Queen has approved the nomination of The Right Reverend Elizabeth (Libby) Jane Holden Lane, MA (Oxon), Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, for election as Bishop of Derby in succession to The Right Reverend Alastair Llewellyn John Redfern, MA, PhD, following his resignation on… Read more


Pastoral Guidance - Gender Transition

Pastoral Guidance - Gender Transition

Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition The House of Bishops has issued on how to use the Affirmation of Baptism service to celebrate a person’s gender transition. The full details of the pastoral guidance can be found following… Read more


New Diocesan President of the Mothers' Union

New Diocesan President of the Mothers' Union

New Diocesan President of the Mothers' Union We are thrilled to announce that Mrs Gail Eagles has been elected as Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union, with effect from 1 January 2019. Bishop Peter comments:  ‘I am delighted with the new appointment to be President of the Mothers’ Union for… Read more


Graih - Job Opportunity

Graih - Job Opportunity

Pilot Night Shelter Support Worker (Limited Term Contract)         Job description The Support Worker will form part of a team of four (two men, two women) providing overnight supervision for Graih’s pilot night shelter. The Support Worker’s role will be to generously welcome those who are homeless… Read more