Bishop of Derby
The diocese was formed from part of the Diocese of Southwell in 1927 under George V and roughly covers the county of Derbyshire. Before this time however there had been two Bishops suffragan of Derby whilst the town was still within the Diocese of Southwell.
The bishop's seat (cathedra) or see is located in the City of Derby at Derby Cathedral – 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 Alastair Redfern, the seventh Bishop of 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
|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.
|chapter-url=missing title (help). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Lords. 15 Jun 2010. col. 893.