Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:44

Choir Supervisor

The Cathedral Choir comprises of three units: Boy Choristers, Girl Choristers and 6 professional Lay Clerks, who are often supplemented by Choral Scholars. Currently, the Girls and Boys sing Evensong on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively, the Boys and Lay Clerks/Choral Scholars on Thursdays, and the two Sunday Services are sung alternatively by the Boys and Lay Clerks/Choral Scholars and the Girls and Lay Clerks/Choral Scholars.

The Cathedral is recruiting two part time Choir Supervisors to provide support and care for the Boy and Girl choristers both in and whilst outside the Cathedral on trips.

For further information about the post and to apply please contact Carol Thomas, Head of Operations, tel: 01332 341201 or

Deadline for applications:             Monday 2nd March 2020.

Saturday, 01 February 2020 00:08

The Revd Geraldine Pond

Saturday, 01 February 2020 00:03

The Revd Dr Alan Flintham

Alan returned to Derby Cathedral in 2015, having previously been Lay Reader there in the 1990’s. In the intervening years he was an Associate Priest in the Melbourne Benefice of South Derbyshire. As Chaplain he supports the governance work of the Cathedral Chapter by advising and minuting its meetings.

Alan has a long-standing interest and involvement in education, having been a secondary school headteacher, a university honorary research fellow and an internationally recognised writer on education leadership and how school leaders may be sustained in its ethical, moral and spiritual dimensions. He is also a Churchill Fellow. Married to Jean, with two adult sons, they enjoy hill walking together.

Friday, 31 January 2020 23:58

Michael Scott

Michael joined Derby Cathedral as Head Verger in May 2019.

Michael originally comes from Jarrow in the North East and has many years experience as a Verger, having held the post of Verger at St Paul’s church Knightsbridge, St Leonard’s church Wollaton, and Salisbury Cathedral, he has also worked as Head Verger at Manchester Cathedral and most recently as Head Verger at Nottingham City Parish.
Michael is married to Karen and they have adult, identical twin daughters

Friday, 31 January 2020 23:52

Alison Andrews

Bio for Keeper of the Treasures

Alison was born in Derby and lived in the city until moving away to Bedfordshire in 2005 when her husband (Canon Richard) was appointed as Team Rector of Dunstable.  Alison worked in Derby for many years as a mental health occupational therapist, a role she continued with when living in Dunstable.  She is a keen gardener and flower arranger, as well as enjoying other creative interests such as sewing.  Since becoming a member of the cathedral congregation Alison has joined the Serving team and the Social Committee.  She is pleased to return to her home city where she still has family members.

Friday, 31 January 2020 23:42

Tim Smith

Bio for Head Server

Tim has worshipped at the Cathedral for ten years and now leads the team of lay volunteers who assist the clergy in both regular and special services. He is also involved in several other areas of Cathedral life and is currently custodian of the Bridge Chapel. Away from the Cathedral he, and his wife Carol, manage their massive garden and enjoy walking, cycling, holidays and the odd pint of real ale.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:40

Tenor and Bass Lay Clerk

Derby Cathedral Choir lies at the heart of the Cathedral’s ministry. The Cathedral has vacancies for a skilled Tenor and Bass singer to join the vibrant and hugely respected Cathedral Choir.

Derby Cathedral Choir lies at the heart of the Cathedral’s ministry. The Cathedral has vacancies for a skilled Tenor and Bass singer to join the vibrant and hugely respected Cathedral Choir.As well as singing at Cathedral services on Thursday (5.55pm to 7.30pm) and twice on Sunday (10.00am to 12.00 noon and 5.00pm to 7.10pm) you will have the opportunity to tour with the Cathedral Choir both in the UK and abroad, participate in recordings, broadcasts and concerts. There is also an active social life. Payment is £29 per attendance paid monthly.

The post is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual who:

 is a skilled musician

 has strong music sight-reading skills

 has confidence to perform at a high level with limited rehearsal time

 has excellent vocal technique

 has the ability to work with musical sensitivity as part of a musically able team

For more information or to make an application please contact

Mr Alexander Binns, Director of Musicon 01332 202231/07760 766199 or email

Deadline: Friday 20 December

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 08:46

Alexander Binns

Director of Music

Alexander joined Derby Cathedral as Director of Music in April 2019, where he is responsible for the operation of the Cathedral’s Music Department and directing the Cathedral Choir. Before moving to Derby Alexander spent three years as Assistant Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk.

Alexander is a prize winning graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied the organ with David Titterington and Susan Landale and conducting with Patrick Russill and Paul Brough. Alongside his studies at the Academy Alexander held the organ scholarships at Southwark Cathedral, the Royal Hospital Chelsea and St Marylebone Parish Church. Prior to studies in London Alexander held the organ scholarship at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. As an organist Alexander has performed at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Festival Hall, Snape Maltings and abroad in France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands. He has played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Monteverdi String Band and performed under the batons of Marin Alsop, Gianandrea Noseda and Trevor Pinnock.

Alexander is married to Dora, a professional violinist, and they have a one year old son, Peter. Dora and Alexander co-founded the Apollon Duo, a violin and organ duo which explores the repertoire for this seldom heard combination of instruments.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 21:29

The Knife Angel in Derby

The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression

Outside Derby Cathedral - until Tuesday 29 October 2019

It's a sad fact that knife crime is rising across the country.  

The Knife Angel’s presence in Derby is very much a symbol of the hard work of partners and communities across Derbyshire to halt this rise.

You can show your support and join us in standing up to knife crime. If you have any information, report it to police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you are a young person you can find out more about knife crime by visiting:  

>> See pictures from the Knife Angel civic launch on Flickr


The spectacular, 27 feet high sculpture is made from around 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife amnesties during police surrenders across the country.

The Angel was created by the British Ironwork Centre with sculptor Alfie Bradley. 

Relatives of those killed by knife crime were invited to engrave the blades with names and messages for their loved ones as part of the sculpture.

The Knife Angel has visited many cities in the UK and is in Derby throughout most of October.

Rachel Webb, whose 22-year-old son, Tom, was killled in St Peter’s Street, Derby, after being stabbed by a 16-year-old in 2016, has been instrumental in bringing the Angel to Derby.

In the year that Tom was killed, Rachel supported a knife surrender held across Derbyshire and knives from this were donated towards the creation of this sculpture.

Derby Cathedral is pleased to be hosting the sculpture for the duration of its stay in the city, but many organisations have worked together to make the visit to Derby possible.

More on the Knife Angel

>> Rachel's Story

>> FAQs

>> See pictures from the Knife Angel civic launch on Flickr

>> Thank Yous

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 09:21

Composition Competition

Click here for the competition application form

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