About Us

About Diocese

Who are we?

“We” are the spire or the tower in many a Derbyshire photograph, the prominent building in most Derbyshire communities, the historic centre of village and town…

“We” are also the people who worship in these buildings, who maintain them, who want to say to friends and strangers, “The people of this place are glad you are here. This place is for you.”

"We" are the Church of England’s presence in almost every village, town, suburb and city, each with a story to tell about past and present communities, culture, families, and faith.

The Bishop and people of this part of the Church of England - Derby Diocese - want to encourage you to visit and to experience the heritage, the holiness, and the peace to be found in Derbyshire's Parish Churches wherever you find them across the county.