The Musem of the Moon is now in Derby Cathedral!
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition and it will be with us from Monday 16th September to Sunday 6th October.
Welcome! Thank you for exploring this website where you will find lots of information about Derby Cathedral, one of Derby’s most beautiful and historic sites as well as the home of a vibrant Christian community and the venue for many exciting and innovative events today.
Worship has been offered on this site for more than a thousand years, and the present building goes back nearly three hundred years with a tower which is considerably older.
Inside the Cathedral you will find important monuments of Derby’s past, such as the tomb of Bess of Hardwick, the wrought iron screen by Robert Bakewell, and the memorial of Florence Nightingale.
You will also find a place to be still and prayerful, either by yourself – the tiny St. Katherine’s Chapel in the crypt is perfect for this – or in one of the daily services, many of which include wonderful choral music. Read more
Bishop Libby has announced that the Revd Canon Dr Elizabeth Thomson will be Acting Dean of Derby from 1 October 2019.
Canon Elizabeth has been at Derby Cathedral since 2014 as Canon Missioner, and was appointed sub-dean by the outgoing dean, the Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance.
On making the announcement, Bishop Libby said: "We are very thankful that Elizabeth is willing to take on this crucial role during the vacancy. Elizabeth has a proven track record of leadership and creative ministry in the cathedral.
"I am confident she will not only love and support the cathedral through this time of transition, but bring her gifts and experience to enabling the Cathedral to flourish and grow during this time." Read more
Dr Hance leaves the Diocese of Derby later this month to take up the post of National Lead for Evangelism and Witness for the Church of England.
In his final sermon at Derby Cathedral, he said it had been a privilege to serve as the Dean of Derby for the past two years and that good progress had been made in that time. Read more