Who We Are
We are a part of the Church of England www.churchofengland.org our national church led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby www.archbishopofcanterbury.org who also has the role of leading the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu www.archbishopofyork.org.
The country is divided into dioceses, which function a bit like counties. We are the north westernmost point in Derby Diocese which is led by the Rt. Rev’d Dr Alastair Redfern, the Bishop of Derby. Find out more about Derby Diocese on www.derby.anglican.org
The whole country is divided into parishes and everyone belongs to one. We are the Parish church covering Hadfield and Padfield, and are part of a larger group of Church of England churches which includes Charlesworth and Gamesley, Dinting and Glossop.
We describe ourselves as ‘an Evangelical family church’, which means that we value the Bible as the means through which God speaks to us today, and that we are a congregation where people of all ages can feel at home.
Our vicar is the Rev’d Felicity Walters who is also ‘Area Vicar’
On the team are 2 ‘Readers’, as our lay ministers: John Roberts and Vince Ryder.