I am aware of online comments this morning claiming that Derby Cathedral has banned the Revd. Melvin Tinker from speaking at the Derby University Christian Union Carol Service.

The Dean invites all guest preachers for services to be held at the Cathedral. This remains the Dean’s responsibility even when the service is organised jointly with another organisation. Planning a service with an outside organisation always entails some back and forth including about whom the Dean might invite to preach. It is entirely wrong to claim that anyone has been ‘banned’ simply because the Dean has not chosen to invite them on this occasion.

I am delighted that the Revd. Neil Barber, the vicar of St. Giles Normanton, who is a well regarded preacher in the Conservative Evangelical tradition, has accepted my invitation to preach at this occasion.

Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:22

Do Not Be Afraid…God & Horror at the Movies’

Canon Rachel Mann

Seminar ‘Do Not Be Afraid…God & Horror at the Movies’

Tuesday 11th September 2018





Thursday, 06 September 2018 21:07

Sermon on the QUAD in Residence Film Screenings

The Revd Dr Stephen Hance, Dean of Derby

Sermon on the Cathedral film screenings

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Thursday, 08 February 2018 21:33

Rosemary Annable

Cathedral Librarian

Bio coming soon...

Thursday, 08 February 2018 21:32

Gwyneth Shooter

Cathedral Warden and Safeguarding Link for Children 

Gwyneth has been a regular worshipper at the Cathedral since 1975 when she joined the choir as a 9 year old. Over the years she has enjoyed volunteering in various roles around the Cathedral. Currently she is a warden, child safeguarding link, and she also washes and irons some of the white linen. Also Gwyneth is a soprano of the Voluntary Choir and Derby Choristers. She is a primary school catering supervisor. Married in 1990 at the Cathedral to Robert an engineer at Rolls Royce and they now have two grown up children. 

Thursday, 08 February 2018 21:29

David MacAlister

Cathedral Warden

Dave has returned to the role of Cathedral Warden along with his roles on Ministry of Welcome and the Social Committee, he is also involved in helping the vergers department especially on the maintenance and repair tasks.

His career prior to retirement was mainly in the aerospace industry and was a director of a local engineering company. He is still an active member of the Scouting movement and being a keen walker, is involved in the organisation of competitive walking competitions for Derbyshire Scouts. He is also involved in local amateur dramatics – backstage.

Thursday, 08 February 2018 21:28

John Howarth, MBE

Head Server 

John's primary role is to organise and train the servers who assist the clergy in the Cathedral's main services. John has been involved with the Cathedral for over 50 years.A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, John worked for engineering companies in Derby until retirement and served as a Magistrate for over 20 years. He has been involved in Scouting since he was a boy and continues to assist when required. John was awarded an MBE for services to the Scouting movement in 2016. 
Thursday, 08 February 2018 21:25

Derek Limer

Keeper of the Treasures 
Derek has been a server at both the Cathedral and Bridge Chapel for over 30 years. Following his early retirement from staff of Lloyds Bank in 2003 he became a member of the Cathedral’s team of visitor guides. With the opening of the Cathedral Treasury in 2003 by HM the Queen, he has been responsible for the maintenance of the Treasury. Derek liaises with parishes in the Derby Diocese who wish to loan their silver etc for exhibition and is always available to parishes to talk about their silver and textiles conservation. A Vice President of Derby Civic Society and former Chairman of The Friends of Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derek is always keen to promote Derby’s great industrial and cultural heritage. 

T: 01332 341201 
Thursday, 08 February 2018 21:24

Viv Lawrence

Schools Education Officer
Viv joined the Cathedral staff in 2010 having worshipped at the Cathedral for more than 20 years. Born in Nottingham she is an experienced primary school teacher having worked in Derby City and County for many years as a music specialist, which she combines with her role at the Cathedral. When not teaching she enjoys singing in the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir and Derby Choristers. She loves world travel, gardening, good food and the company of family and friends. She is secretly quite fond of fast cars and Star Trek.


Thursday, 08 February 2018 21:15

Laura Fraser

Diary and Events Coordinator

Laura joined the Cathedral in June 2015 in the role of Diary and Events Coordinator. Laura’s background is in event management and she previously ran events for a number of organisations including the University of Derby.

A Fashion studies Graduate from the University of Derby, Laura still enjoys making and creating in her spare time and can often be found with a project or two on the go. Laura is from Derby originally and after spending time living in London and New York returned home a few years ago. When not working Laura likes to make the most of the local music and art scene within the city.

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