Diocese of Derby
|Diocese of Derby|
|Bishop||Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby|
|Suffragan||Humphrey Southern, Bishop of Repton|
|Archdeacon||Dr Christopher Cunliffe, Archdeacon of Derby
Christine Wilson, Archdeacon of Chesterfield
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 who has his seat at Derby Cathedral. He is assisted by the Suffragan Bishop of Repton.
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.
The suffragan See of Repton was created in 1965. Since 1994 the Bishop of Ebbsfleet (currently The Right Reverend Jonathan Goodall, consecrated in 2013) has provided 'alternative episcopal oversight' in this diocese (among twelve others in the western part of the Province of Canterbury) to those parishes which cannot in conscience accept the sacramental ministry of bishops who have participated in the ordination of women.
- Youngs Local Administrative Units of England
- The London Gazette: . 1 July 1927. Retrieved 24 February 2013.