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Laura Braithwaite

Laura Braithwaite

Monday, 23 October 2017 09:11

New Archdeacon of Chesterfield Appointed

23rd October 2017

The Revd Canon Carol Coslett has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Chesterfield succeeding the Venerable Christine Wilson, who is now Dean of Lincoln Cathedral.

Canon Coslett is currently Rector of the United Benefice of Betchworth and Buckland in the Diocese of Southwark, an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, as well as serving as an Acting Archdeacon, Assistant Area Dean of Reigate Deanery, and Diocesan Faith in the Countryside Rural Officer.  In these roles she has gained a great deal of experience which will assist her in her new position.

Before she was ordained, Carol gained an MA in Music Education and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Jesus College Cambridge in Music and Religious Education for Secondary.  She went on to train for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon before serving her curacy in the Diocese of Guildford.  In 2007 she became Rector of her present parishes.  Carol was appointed Faith in the Countryside Officer in 2011, which involves co-ordinating and networking across the Dioceses of Canterbury, Guildford and Chichester, as well as working across the same dioceses in her role of Chaplain for the Farming Community Network since 2012.  She has a keen interest in supporting the presence of the church in communities, and reaching out to those isolated particularly in semi-rural areas.

Carol loves walking, and is looking forward to exploring the Derbyshire countryside with her husband Martin, their two grown up children; David and Clara, and their Jack Russell (Fudge).  She also enjoys playing her clarinet, singing, reading, foreign travel, and visits to the opera, theatre and historic houses. 

Canon Coslett said, “I am very excited to be joining the Diocese of Derby, especially working with the clergy and parishes of the Chesterfield Archdeaconry.  I am particularly impressed by the new developments to use resources within the deaneries and I look forward so much to being able to visit the churches and get to know the communities in this wonderful part of Derbyshire.  It will be a real privilege to serve you as we ‘share Christ’s presence in every community’”.

The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, said: “I am delighted that Carol has accepted my invitation to join our team.  She brings an impressive range of skills and experience which will be a great gift to the future mission of our diocese.”

Canon Coslett will take up her new position in Spring 2018.


Friday, 09 December 2016 13:08

Derby Choral Union present Handel Messiah

Saturday 16th December 2017, 7.30 pm

Handel's Messiah performed by Derby Choral Union

Conductor Richard Dacey, accompanied by Derby Concert Camerata.

Tickets priced at £20 - £18 - £14, available from the Derby Choral Union website

Saturday, 10 December 2016 12:20

BBC Radio Derby Carol Service

Wednesday 13th December 2017, 7.30 pm (Doors 5.30pm; be seated by 7pm)

The recording of BBC Radio Derby’s carol service, broadcast Christmas Eve & Day. A free, ticketed service (Further information available from BBC Radio Derby.  Please call Reception on 01332 361111, 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday). Tickets can now be applied for on the BBC Shows website here>> 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 10:39

Derby Hospitals Choir Christmas Concert

Friday 8th December 2017, 7.30 pm.

Derby Hospitals Choir annual concert for hospital beneficiaries. Accompanied by Derwent Brass, performing all of the usual seasonal favourites.

Tickets are £15 available from Foulds Music Store, Iron Gate. Alternatively email

Saturday 9th December 2017, 7.00 pm

Becoming a staple in the Cathedral diary for Christmas, music to include:

  • Carols & Christmas-time favourites
  • Tchaikovsky Nutcracker
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Mary Poppins
  • Ivor Hodgson Fanfare

Tickets - £14 (£12 concessions) under 16's free with adult. Available from - Foulds Irongate Music Store, Orchestra members, Available on the door.


Sunday, 04 December 2016 15:05

Narnia Family Fun Day

Wednesday 20th December 2017, 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm

Step through the Cathedral’s wardrobe and experience the land of Narnia, where it’s always  winter but never Christmas. A fun-packed session of festive crafts and family-friendly activities. Tickets for 2 adults and up to 3 children £10, are now available from the Cathedral Bookshop.

Saturday 23rd December 2017, 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm

Get into the festive spirit with two Christmas classics on the big screen in the Cathedral nave. Bar available selling mulled wine and mince pies! Tickets available from Derby QUAD Box Office (01332 290606, £13 adults, £11 concessions. Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) £30; Or see both films with an £18 double-bill ticket!

Thursday, 15 December 2016 13:38

Candlelit Advent Carol Service

Sunday 3rd December 2017, 6.00 pm

Begin your journey to Christmas with music and readings for Advent. This service features a spectacular transformation as the Cathedral interior begins in darkness and ends in light.

Friday, 16 December 2016 13:29

Derwent Brass 'Christmas at the Cathedral'

Saturday 2nd December 2017, 7.30 pm

Christmas at the Cathedral! Featuring the massed bands of Derwent Brass with special guests the band of the Derby Central Salvation Army. The perfect family Christmas Concert featuring festive music and carols in the glorious surroundings of Derby Cathedral.

Tickets are priced at adults £6 (Children £3) now available from Foulds Music Store, on the door or online>>

Alternatively email or call 01773 384 121

Friday, 23 December 2016 09:56

Sō Percussion: From Out a Darker Sea

Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 7.00 pm (Doors 6.30 pm)

Brooklyn-based contemporary percussion group So Percussion present an audio-visual exploration of the social history of British coal mining in From Out a Darker Sea. For two centuries, the coal industry formed the backbone of many towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, narrative, photography, film and an original musical soundscape performed live, Sō Percussion – known for their innovative and original productions – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

Born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, From Out ...a Darker Sea is inspired by the reinvention of East Durham after the crushing loss of its mining industry. Combining live performance with community education programmes, Sō Percussion are bringing From Out a Darker Sea to sacred spaces in former coal mining areas, from Derby to Deal, this Autumn.

From Out a Darker Sea is presented at Derby Cathedral in partnership with QUAD - Derby, co-produced by the Sacred Spaces Network Project, produced by Forma and supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme, the Foyle Foundation and Unite the Union.
Tickets are just £6 and are available from Derby QUAD Box Office


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