Chris joined the Cathedral in March 2014: a Parish Priest for 30 years, mostly in Salisbury Diocese, he also held a portfolio for supporting parishes in Church Music in Worship. He is a musician, having sung in numerous choirs (including Christ Church Oxford, the Tallis Scholars and the Sherborne Chamber Choir), composes music, plays the violin and piano, and has an eclectic taste in music. He is married to Liz (a primary school Headteacher). They have four grown-up children, and three grandchildren. He also enjoys walking, cycling, reading, family get-togethers, drama and travelling.
Tel: 01332 341201
Elizabeth came to Derby in 2014 from a team parish in Witney and an earlier curacy in Somerset; originally from Edinburgh, she is gradually working her way north. Before she was ordained she taught English in schools in Edinburgh and Wells. She has walked to Santiago de Compostela twice and is wondering where to walk next. Her role as Canon Missioner is to explore, begin conversations and create links.
Tel: 01332 341201
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Members of Cathedral Chapter
The Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance
Dean of Derby
The Revd Dr Elizabeth Thomson
The Revd Chris Moorsom
The Revd Dr Simon Taylor
The Revd Dr Susan Jones
Canon Mark Titterton
Lay member of Chapter
The Hon. David Legh
Lay member of Chapter
and Chapter Steward
The Revd Adam Dickens
Cathedral Bookshop Manager
Cathedral Café Manager
Interim Head of Operations
Dr Alex Rock
PA to the Chapter Steward
PA to the Dean
and Director of Music
Diary and Events Coordinator
Schools Education Officer
Keeper of the Treasures
John Howarth MBE
Dr Rosemary Annable
Cathedral and University partnership to explore the relationship between science and faith
A grant of £9,450 has been awarded by the Templeton Foundation to the University of Derby and Derby Cathedral for an exciting new project exploring the relationship between science and faith. The project, called ‘From Enlightenment to Entanglement’, draws upon the city’s long heritage of science and engineering, and aims to make connections among scientific enquiry, religious faith and working lives to explore the ‘entanglement’ of all three.
Many of the city’s great 18th century scientists and industrialists were members of church congregations, and their advancements are memorialised on the walls of the Cathedral. By exploring the relationship between their faith and the world they lived in, these pioneering Derbeians discovered hydrogen, calculated the weight of the world and built the world’s first factory. ‘From Enlightenment to Entanglement’ will provide a platform for today’s scientists and engineer to experiment and innovate while reflecting on the philosophy of their practice.
Full programme details will be announced in the spring. The project will include a series of public lectures on science and theology, hosted at the University and at Derby Cathedral, alongside smaller discussion groups, tours exploring the history of Enlightenment science in Derby, and ‘Science in the Cathedral’ sessions. Experiments during Sunday services have been promised!
If you’d like to receive up-to-date information on the project, email Dr Alex Rock (email@example.com) who will add you to the project mailing list.
The Revd Canon Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Derby Cathedral’s Canon Missioner and Project Co-Director:
“This exciting programme draws on the wealth of Derby’s innovations in science and engineering. Derby Cathedral has contributed so much to this in the past, and we cannot wait to provide space for today’s innovators to explore the relationship between science and faith.”
Professor Hugh Rollinson, Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Derby and Project Co-Director:
“The University of Derby consistently scores highly for its science provision, and we are keen to share this wealth of knowledge and experience with as many people as possible. This high-profile project will allow access to all interested to some of this country’s finest scientists, and through exploring their own relationship between their faith and their practice, we hope to inspire future generations of Derby innovation.”
A fun and creative way for your child to learn to follow Jesus!
Body: All children are welcome to join the activities of The Ark. Children who have not yet started primary school should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The Ark meets during the 10.45am Sunday Cathedral Eucharist, assembling in the north aisle near the pulpit towards the end of the first hymn. Look for the dove which is usually carried by one of the children or ask one of the welcomers.
The children go to the Beddoes Room (downstairs through the Vestry) for activities, and we aim to bring the children back up into the Cathedral to say the Lord’s Prayer together in the Court Area (near the Vestry doors) and get the children back to their parents / carers before going up for Communion.
At all times the children are supervised by a leader and helper who have both been fully DBS checked and trained in the Cathedral’s Fire Evacuation procedure. In the unlikely event of a fire the children will be taken directly out of the Cathedral via the downstairs doors and supervised closely until reunited with parents / carers in the assembly area.
Activities include the following and much more:
Drink and Snack
Programme for Autumn Term 2016
2 October Harvest Service with the Ark taking part and helping to lead
9 October Jesus brings freedom
16 October Jesus brings challenge
23 October half-term break
30 October Jesus brings salvation
6 November Making choices
13 November Flood warning! Noah's ark
20 November Rainbow promise: after the flood
Ark sessions on 27 November, 4 December and 11 December will look at the stories of John the Baptist and the birth of Jesus, and will also include rehearsal time fo:
18 December NATIVITY PLAY: an Ark take-over
21 December at 3.00 pm Journey to Bethlehem - exploring the Christmas story with activities and carols for all ages
Be a part of Derby Cathedral Choir!
Outstanding opportunities for boys in Y3+ (aged 7/8) and girls in Y5+ (aged 9/10).
Find out more, or book an audition place now by calling the Director of Music, Hugh Morris
T: 01332 202231 or 07760 766199
E: firstname.lastname@example.org (direct email)
Girls choir auditions:
Sunday 13th March, 2.00-5.00pm (contact Hugh to book an audition)
Open evening: Sunday 13th March.
Join us for Evensong at 6.00pm, followed by a presentation and Q/A session over drinks.
Boys choir auditions:
Sunday 20th March, 2.00-5.00pm
For more information, visit our Music page.