Bishop of Derby
The diocese was formed from part of the Diocese of Southwell in 1927 under King George V and roughly covers the county of Derbyshire. Before this time however there had been two Suffragan Bishops of Derby whilst the bishopric was still within the Diocese of Southwell.
The bishop's seat (cathedra) or see is located in the City of Derby at The Cathedral Church of All Saints – formerly a parish church which was elevated to cathedral status in 1927. The bishop's residence is - The Bishop's House, 6 King Street, Duffield, Belper.
The current bishop is the Right Reverend Dr Alastair Redfern, the 7th Bishop of Derby, who signs + Alastair Derby. He is one of the 21 senior bishops entitled by length of tenure to sit in the House of Lords, and was introduced on 15 June 2010.
List of bishops
|Suffragan bishops of Derby|
|1889||1909||Edward Were||Translated to Stafford.|
|In 1927, the suffragan see ended with the creation of the diocesan see.|
|Bishops of Derby|
|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.|
- Crockford's Clerical Directory, 100th edition, (2007), Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
- Derby Cathedral. (Official website). Retrieved on 23 November 2008.
- Profile: Rt Rev'd Dr Alastair Redfern. (Official website). Retrieved on 23 November 2008.
- "15 Jun 2010". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (House of Lords). col. 893.