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Laura Braithwaite

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 11:29

Thy Kingdom Come Service

Thy Kingdom Come

Sunday 20th May, 6.30pm in the Cathedral

Join us in this spectacular service of prayer, song and worship, forming part of the Thy Kingdom Come initiative. Derby Cathedral Choir will be joined by a wide range of musicians, including a worship band from St Werburgh's Derby.

The Archbishops have invited all Christians to pray for the coming of God’s Spirit to equip the Church to share our faith with sensitivity and boldness. Join us as we pray and worship with Christians of different communities in this exciting service. 

From Ascension Day until Pentecost we also have a prayer space for Thy Kingdom Come which can be found in St Katherine’s Chapel (accessed via steps) and a ground level prayer resource for those who require it.

Tuesday 5th June 2018, 7.30pm – Free

A world-renowned scientist-theologian, Tom McLeish published Faith & Wisdom in Science in 2014. Tom is Professor of Physics at Durham University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society. We are delighted to welcome him to Derby for the inaugural annual ‘Faith in Science Lecture’, building upon the success of 2017’s programme exploring the relationship between science and theology.

Saturday 7th July 2018, 7.30pm

 The Derwent Singers celebrate their 50th season with a spectacular evening of Baroque music. The Derwent Singers are pleased to be accompanied for this concert by a period Baroque ensemble led by Nicolette Moonen.

The programme will include Handel's 'Dixit Dominus', Bach's 'Singet Dem Herrn', plus the vibrant colour of the Latin American Baroque.

Reserved tickets: £20, £30
Unreserved tickets: £5, £10, £16. 

For more information on how to buy tickets please see the Derwent Singers Website



Sunday, 05 November 2017 08:57

Come and Sing Duruflé Requiem

Saturday 23rd June

All singers are invited to join Derby Cathedral's Voluntary Choir for an open rehearsal and performance of Maurice Duruflé’s sublime setting of the Requiem mass, in the wonderful acoustic of Derby Cathedral and with Hugh Morris accompanying on the exciting and colourful Compton Organ. The Choir’s new director, Edward Turner, will conduct the work, beginning at 10.00am with registration and workshops, culminating in an afternoon performance at 4.00pm. Admission is just £15 (£10 for under 18s) to include score hire if necessary. Lunch will not be provided, but the Cathedral Café will be open. Entrance to the performance will be free, with retiring collection. It is essential that you register for this event as places are limited.

Tickets are available from Derby LIVE (, by emailing, or telephoning 01332 202231.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 08:32

Saying Goodbye Service

Saturday 16th June 2018, 3.00pm

A service for all who have suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

All are welcome, and if you require further information please see the Saying Goodbye website


Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:05

Summer Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concert series 2018
Friday, 04 May 2018 09:25

Cathedral Tower Tours

Leaning Tower of Derby

Cathedral Tower Tours are back!

Climb the 189 steps and see Derby like never before from the top of Derby Cathedral’s 212-foot high Tudor tower. See the Smith of Derby carillon play its midday tune on the oldest working set of ten bells in the world and explore the history of the second highest bell tower in the UK!

Advance tickets (£5 adults, £4 8-16 years) on sale from Derby Live Box Office; available online here, by telephone 01332 255800, or in person.

Capacity limited to 15 each session. Tickets will be on sale two weeks prior to the tour date. Tickets include a free drink when purchasing a slice of cake or a scone in Derby Cathedral Bookshop. Tours are led by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tower historians.

The 2018 programme:

Saturday 2nd June - 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm

Saturday 7th July - 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm

Saturday 4th August - 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm

Saturday 1st September - 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm

Saturday 6th October - 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm

Saturday 3rd November - 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm

Saturday 1st December - 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm 


Friday 20th April 2018, 7.30 pm

Join one of Britain’s finest ensembles, as they tour the country with their programme of classical treats and hidden gems, headlined by Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons and accompanied by Pachelbel’s Canon.

Tickets are priced from £19 and are available by following the link here>>


W.A. Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525

Pachelbel, Canon in D P. 37

G.P. Telemann, Viola Concerto in G Major TWV 51

J.S. Bach, Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042

A. Vivaldi, “Spring” & “Summer” from The Four Seasons

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, 28 July 2017 10:39

Rainbows Abseil

Saturday 9th September 2017

Adventurous participants will get the rare opportunity to abseil from the second highest cathedral tower in the country. Those doing the abseil will climb the 189 steps of the historic 212ft high tower to the top and enjoy perhaps the finest views of Derby city center. They will then make an exciting descent back to the ground by abseiling down the outside of the tower.

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration Fee: £20

Minimum fundraising target: £100

For more information about this challenge and to discuss fundraising requirements please call the fundraising team on 0800 952 1133 or email at

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