The Dean of Derby, The Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance, has been appointed National Lead for Evangelism and Witness for the Church of England.
This announcement was made to the congregation at the 10.45am Eucharist service on 7th July 2019 and the Church of England made the announcement the following day.
The Dean said “I am a missioner at heart, passionate about growing the Church and helping people come to faith in Christ. My new role is all about enabling the Church of England to focus on these priorities and as such, it is one I had to say yes to. I will be sorry to leave Derby but grateful for all we have accomplished here together. The Cathedral and Diocese will remain in my heart and my prayers.
Stephen’s last service will the 10.45am Eucharist on Sunday 1 st September 2019 and will take up his new role at the end of September.